Registered Nurse (Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program Manager)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Durham, North Carolina, North Carolina
Internal Number: 721630500
The Durham VA Health Care System is seeking a dedicated Registered Nurse to serve as the Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program Manager (HPDP-PM) position within the Durham VA Health Care System. The (HPDP-PM) will serve as a facility content expert related to health promotion and disease prevention and oversee the integration of health promotion and disease prevention services throughout the Durham VA Health Care System. 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: Prior experience working in public health/health promotion and disease prevention Documentation of excellence and experience in program development, implementation, and evaluation Documented leadership in committees, councils, or programs at the service or organizational level Minimum 5 years successful nursing practice Prior VA experience Documented evidence of successful professional nursing practice in progressively complex positions/levels Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills (written and oral communication) and collaboration with other disciplines Evidence of effective teamwork with measurable outcome achievement 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 Public health education at the undergraduate or graduate level Preferred Education: MSN or BSN with Masters' in related field Doctoral Degree in Nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years' experience Public health education at the undergraduate or graduate level Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. The full performance level of this vacancy is Nurse III. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of Nurse I to Nurse III. 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: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, and sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands, both legs and repeated bending. Heavy lifting (45 lbs. and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs. and over); Straight Pulling (up to 4 hours); Pushing (up to 4 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 8 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Repeated bending (up to 8 hours); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Specific visual requirement: Read typed Chapters; Correctable vision :20/40 in one eye; Ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted). The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders; Emotional and Mental Stability: The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The HPDP-PM must be knowledgeable about Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Veterans Health Administration (VHA)-specific guidelines and policies related to health promotion and disease prevention as well as other public health-related Federal regulations and laws. The RN must also be comfortable in the role of administrator, educator, and direct services provider, as the needs of the program require. The HPDP-PM must be capable of providing strong leadership. The RN must possess effective public speaking skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of individuals and organizations. The HPDP-PM is required to perform statistical reporting, evaluation, consultation and collaboration with other VA health care professionals and administrators as well as non-VA facilities. The HPDP-PM will provide clinical services as an advanced practice registered nurse and may be involved in nurse training. Roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Advises facility and primary care leadership on clinical and administrative issues related to health promotion and disease prevention (HPDP), including clinical preventive services Develops and maintains content expertise in HPDP through published peer-reviewed literature, CDC guidance, national HPDP conference calls and educational offerings, United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines, U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) public health guidance, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) public health guidance, and professional meetings Responsible for strategic planning, program development and implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of HPDP programs and services across the Durham VA health care system Advocates for policy and program development and resource allocation to support HPDP programs and services for Veterans that align with evidence-based guidelines Serves as the primary facility point of contact for local, VISN, and national health promotion campaigns and events, ensuring local implementation and participation Establishes, maintains, and chairs a facility interdisciplinary Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Committee Responsible for effective management of resources allocated by the facility to HPDP programs and services, including leading the development or modification of service delivery processes to support the successful implementation of the HPDP programs and services Collaborates with facility staff and relevant stakeholders to ensure HPDP programs and services are provided to Veterans Facilitates the dissemination of the VHA Clinical Preventive Services (CPS) Guidance Statements for implementation and evaluation of the services as defined in guidance statements Collaborates with facility staff and relevant stakeholders to ensure local policies, procedures, protocols, clinical reminders, and standardized templates are consistent with VHA Clinical Practice Guidance Statements Designs and organizes evidence-based HPDP outreach events including strategies to evaluate outcomes of events Contributes to systems improvement projects regarding HPDP programs and services Leads the effort to identify HPDP challenges, priorities for improvement, and opportunities for disseminating and sustaining best practices Develops or coordinates the development of user-friendly tools to assist in successful implementation of HPDP programs and services Ensures educational opportunities are provided to clinical and administrative staff to support and enhance their involvement in and delivery of local HPDP programs, services, and activities. Collaborates with the Health Behavior Coordinator/Program Manager, MOVE! Coordinator, and other members of the Healthy Living Team for public health-related projects and initiatives Performs activities in an ethical manner with a sensitivity to diversity and without judgement or discrimination 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, 8:00am-4:30pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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