Registered Nurse - Veterans Health Education Coordinator
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: San Diego, California
Internal Number: 668743100
The VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) is a Level 1a major interdisciplinary teaching healthcare system, offering a variety of Inpatient and Outpatient services to Veterans at the medical center in La Jolla and at the six Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Chula Vista, Escondido, Imperial Valley, Kearny Mesa, Oceanside, Sorrento Valley, and Rio Clinic. The VASDHS provides high quality care with advanced technologies and a commitment to friendly, compassionate service. 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: Master's Degree Fund Control Point Expertise Experience in the development and delivery of Veterans Health Education and Information Experience functioning as the designated focal point, coordinator, advocate and liaison for all Veterans and health family education initiatives, programs, and activities Possess the ability and or experience to serve as a TEACH, Motivational interviewing and Clinical Coaching facilitator Participation in regulatory initiatives including The Joint Commission, CARF, OIG and other accreditation requirements Ability and or experience to act as a consultant for patient centered outcome measures related to health education and information including but not limited to discharge instructions, safety initiatives and outpatient measures that affect patient health outcomes Evidence of presentation skills Experience with strategic planning, reports, action plans Experience with health promotion and disease prevention Two to Three years acute care experience Grade Determinations: he 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. 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: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. 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 Occupational Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA- vehicles. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards\nThe Veterans Health Education Coordinator provides care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, or health counseling.\nThe VHEC assumes the following major functions/duties and responsibilities expected of the role: Duties may include but are not limited to: Collaborates with Associate Nurse Executive (ANE) Nursing Education & Research, Nurse Manager (NM) Nursing Education, ANEs, NMs, Assistant Nurse Managers (ANMs), Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs) and Clinical Nurse Educators to provide clinical leadership for the Veterans Health Education & Information (VHEI) Program. Responsible for the implementation, coordination, and oversight for the development and delivery of VHEI Program. Serves as resource person and consultant for problem solving in VHEI organizational programs. Approving official for Patient Education Fund Control Points. Serves as the principal point of contact for all Veterans health education communications and reporting within the facility, among the facilities in the VISN, with the national office of VHEI, and other VHA program offices. Functions as the designated focal point, coordinator, advocate and liaison for all Veterans and family health education initiatives, programs, and activities. Consultant for patient centered outcome measures related to Veteran's health education and information including but not limited to discharge instruction, patient safety initiatives, and inpatient and outpatient measures that affect patient health outcomes. Provides leadership and serves as a mentor for evidence-based practice to VASDHS staff. Coordinates and provides hospital wide nursing educational programs and activities as needed. Serves as a consultant to unit-based committees and other interdisciplinary task forces and committees as appropriate. Actively participates on National Center of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP) Integration and VHEI calls. Actively participates in workshop / continuing education programs designed for career advancement. Functions in classroom teaching environments, clinical arenas, and as a group facilitator during training and implementation of changes in nursing related Veteran's health education and information including computer applications. Serve as chair or member for VASDHS councils, task forces and committees as appropriate. Member of the VASDHS Health Promotion Disease Prevention Committee, Professional Development and Education Council, Get Well Network Workgroup, Flu Planning Committee, Pain Council, Whole Health Steering Committee, Veterans Experience Council, and other committees as assigned. May serve in leadership role such as chair or co-chair. Serves as a facilitator for the following staff education programs: Patient Education for Success: TEACH, Motivational Interviewing, and Clinician Coaching facilitator. Participates in regulatory initiatives including The Joint Commission (TJC), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), Office of Inspector General (OIG) and other accreditation bodies and initiatives. Disseminates accreditation standards and ensures staff compliance with TJC and other regulatory agency requirements related to VHEI program. Serves as a consultant in chart audits and reviews in conjunction with performance improvement and develops documentation in electronic health record (EHR) with Clinical Informatics. Collaborates and participates with VASDHS staff in the selection and process of performance improvement projects. DUE TO TEXT LIMITATIONS, THIS IS NOT THE ENTIRE TEXT FROM THE POSITION DESCRIPTION. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REVIEW THE ENTIRE DUTIES SECTION, PLEASE CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES POC LISTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (JOA). Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): North Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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.