The Eastern Colorado Veterans' Health Care System is recruiting for a Post-Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Residency (PBRNR) Program Staff/Clinical Faculty Nurse, under the direction of the Program Director (PD), and Designated Education Officer (DEO) coordinate and support activities associated with the PBRNR program. The RN will help facilitate the transition of new graduate nurses into competent, professional registered nurses. Hiring consideration given to ECHCS employees, then the public. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Preferred Experience: 3+ years of recent clinical experience; Preceptor/Clinical Scholar; Experience with nursing evaluation. Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required. Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience. Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience. Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required. Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Applicants must possess the mental and physical ability to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment. Physical requirements may involve lifting, carrying, pulling, pushing, reaching above shoulder, walking, standing, sitting, kneeling, and repeated bending. ["The Post-Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Residency (PBRNR) Program Staff/Clinical Faculty Nurse will, under the direction of the Program Director (PD), and Designated Education Officer (DEO) coordinate and support activities associated with the PBRNR Program. The Staff Nurse is a professional nurse who helps facilitate the transition of new graduate nurses into competent, professional registered nurses. The RN is actively involved in the development, implementation, evaluation of the PB-RNR nurse residency program and the accreditation process. The RN serves as a resource and supports nurse residents, program preceptors (clinical faculty) and mentors through clinical guidance and evaluation review. The Staff Nurse integrates and monitors Veteran centric content and experiential clinical experiences that will enhance nursing curriculum content, delivery, and the overall trainee/nurse experience. Appropriate understanding of clinical applications and reporting systems including but not limited to CPRS, Essentris, BCMA, and other ECHCS patient care, safety, and medication administration technologies is required. The incumbent promotes a model of continuous learning through participation in education, consultation, role modeling, and research. This position may include other clinical or administrative assignments necessary to meet the mission and goals of the Program. Responsibilities include, but not limited to: Support the mission, goals, and objectives of the PBRNR Program in accordance with the Commission of Collegiate Nurse Education (CCNE) Standards for Accreditation of Entry-to-Practice Nurse Residency Programs (Amended 2021), VA Office of Academic Affiliation (OAA) requirements, and ECHCS requirements. Participate in monthly OAA updates and education calls and meetings. Actively engage in professional development opportunities with ECHCS and the PBRNR Program academic affiliate to enhance core competencies, educational, mentoring and research skills. Assist the PBRNR team with PBRNR Program scheduling. Involved in didactic instruction and mentorship surrounding resident Quality Improvement projects. Attends residency faculty meetings and participates in faculty development measures. Serve as a point of contact for all PBRNR residents' training, competencies, and fulfillment of didactic requirements. Maintain situational awareness of all resident activities. Champion success of all residents with thoughtful and constructive feedback, support and awareness of residents' development and coping with stressors during residency. All other assigned responsibilities of the position. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm Compressed/Flexible: May be available Telework: Yes Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.