VHA Mission Statement: Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. VHA Vision Statement: VHA will continue to be the benchmark of excellence and value in health care and benefits by providing exemplary services that are both patient centered and evidence based. Core Values - "I CARE" Integrity Commitment Advocacy Respect Excellence VHA Nursing brochure https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Careers/Nursing/ Since 1946 Richmond VAMC has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. Services are available to more than 200,000 Veterans coming from 52 cities and counties covering 22,515 miles of central and southern Virginia. Leadership page linked. Community-Based Outpatient Clinics: We offer services in our Fredericksburg, Charlottesville and Emporia CBOCs. The Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE) is a skilled professional who provides staff development expertise as an educator, facilitator, change agent, leader, and researcher. The CNE supports the development nurses and other healthcare providers. This occurs through the facilitation of the educational process through assessment, development, planning, implementation and evaluation of competency assessment, continuing education, and leadership development. In addition, he/she is a role model of professional behavior and is instrumental in creating a professional climate to meet the needs of the diverse patient population. The CNE works within the Education department and supports a broad scope of clinical education. This position requires flexibility in schedule and assignments as deemed necessary. The incumbent must be poised and articulate in communicating with people of varied educational levels and varied ethnic backgrounds and willing to work cooperatively as a member of a team in all assignments. He/she will make caring for the veteran his/her priority while in the work setting and demonstrates customer service principles in all aspects of work. Organizing delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning; Using advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes, Functioning as an expert in clinical practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities, Systematically evaluating current practice, and formulating outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within an area of expertise, Guiding, developing, and supporting staff from a leadership perspective, and Using professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities. Duties include but are not limited to: Oversight of the REdI programs and instructors, tracking and maintenance of all equipment used for training, and compliance tracking for training. Provides program management in the application of the nursing process to client care, organizational processes and/or systems, improving outcomes at the program or service level. Provides program management in identifying and addressing ethical issues that impact clients and staff, including initiating and participating in ethics consultations. Manages program resources (financial, human, material, or informational) to facilitate safe, effective, and efficient care. Implements an educational plan to meet changing program or service needs for self and others. Maintains knowledge of current techniques, trends, and professional issues. Uses professional standards of care and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities. Uses the group process to identify, analyze, and resolve care problems. Coaches colleagues in team building. Makes sustained contributions to health care by sharing expertise within and/or outside the medical facility. Initiates interdisciplinary projects to improve organizational performance. Collaborates with others in research activities to improve care. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Authorized Telework schedules: Not authorized Virtual work schedules: Not authorized FLSA: Nonexempt BU Status: BU Recruitment Incentives: NOT authorized Relocation Expenses: NOT authorized Financial Disclosure Report: NOT required Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses: will not be paid PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not authorized Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Receive 13 to 26 days paid time off per year, including 10 paid federal holidays; 13 sick days annual with no limitation on accumulation. 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). For More Information on Benefits: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Benefits/EmploymentBenefits Functional Statement RN I, II, III FS# 000000 VHA Nursing brochure https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Careers/Nursing/
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.