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Job Title:Clinical Excellence Coordinator

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:Bu-13-LAK-955851

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$49,925.00 to $94,991.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, September 05, 2013 to Thursday, September 19, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

VN-0610-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Indianapolis, IN United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 955851

 

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

 

WHO WE ARE

We are people who take great pride and deep satisfaction in providing America's veterans with the best clinical care, the most innovative technology, and the most comprehensive array of benefits America has to offer.

 

In Indianapolis, it's so easy to do so much offering big-city amenities in a convenient, easy-to-navigate package wrapped in a friendly, inviting atmosphere.
 
The nation's 13th largest city has gone through a dramatic revitalization and a stunning renaissance that makes it a different place than it was just a decade ago. Indy is the perfect balance of cosmopolitan style and small-town charm that makes it a successful destination for leisure travel, conventions and group tours, catering to more than 21 million visitors a year.
 

 

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  

 

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.

 

Job Summary: The Clinical Excellence (CE) Coordinator is responsible for quality initiatives asassigned within the service and/or by the Chief of Staff or Director's office.    The prime focus of these initiatives will be the coordination of Safe Patient Handling (SPH) practices for the medical center and the placement of all admissions and transfers in accordance with medical center and unit specific guidelines. The incumbent collaborates with physician and nursing staff to prioritize performance initiatives, SPH, admissions and transfers based on the medical needs of patients. The coordinator communicates with all departments as appropriate to maximize efficiency and expedite the admission and transfer process, SPH process or other assignments.  The incumbent coordinates referrals with outside medical facilities, physician, and nursing staff to ensure patients are placed in the appropriate venue of care. The Bed Coordinator reports to the Chief of Staff with a matrixed reporting relationship to the Director and the Chief of Clinical Excellence. The Coordinator will identify and evaluate bed availability in all patient care departments to facilitate effective utilization of inpatient beds, evaluate SPH practices and facilitate effectiveness of the program. The CE Coordinator attends daily bed briefing, SPH meetings  and other meetings and communication processes as needed for ongoing, effective communication with multiple services & staff.    The incumbent will participate in collecting, monitoring, and analyzing data related to bed availability, the bed control process, SPH and other initiatives as assigned.  

 

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourage persons with disabilities to apply. 

 

SALARY RANGE:   Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.

DUTIES:

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1. Facilitates processes to promote the efficient allocation and utilization of beds throughout the medical center and ensure patients are in the appropriate care venue and facilitates processes to promote SPH.

2. Communicates with all level of staff, within and without medical center to ensure effectiveness of assigned programs.

3. Attends meetings and provides information, data regarding assigned programs.  

4. Monitors the average daily census and available beds on the wards, ICUs and in remote telemetry throughout the day. Updates the bed log on an ongoing basis and identifies the need for an additional bed team availability meeting.  Monitors the SPH practices and documents in required data bases for tracking, trending purposes.

5.  Prepares meaningful reports according to service policy as designated by the service chief.

6. Develops and implements an educational plan for all applicable medical center staff regarding processes and procedures of assigned initiatives.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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  • Citizen of the United States
  • 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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

  • 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.  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.
  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English
  • Minimum two to three years of exemplary professional nursing practice with demonstrated leadership skills are preferred.

Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.   Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows: Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization, Professional Development: performance, education/career development, Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality, Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.     Education/Experience Requirements: 

·         Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.

·         Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience.

·         Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience.

·         Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience. 

·         Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience. 

 

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE IN YOUR RESUME, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC  AND CONSIDER THE ABOVE DIMENSIONS/CRITERIA. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE WHEN SETTING YOUR SALARY.

 

 

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www1.va.gov/vapubs/viewPublication.asp?Pub_ID=464&FType=2


 

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.)  Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html  all education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.  If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. 

 

      Physical Requirement:

            This position involves considerable amount of standing, walking, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting, and turning. It requires restraining confused clients, repositioning patients, assisting with transfers from wheel chairs/stretchers and transporting them to other departments or facilities. Mechanical devices are available and are required to be used for heavy or difficult to lift clients. The work may involve pushing or lifting in excess of 50 pounds and going up and down flights of stairs. The position requires visual and auditory acuity at a level to provide safe and effective nursing care. The position requires the nurse to work for periods of time with arms above shoulder level or with neck in a fully flexed or extended position and the ability to physically control or defend against emotionally ill clients.   The position also requires ability to work on computers for extended periods of time.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.   You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at:

http://www4.va.gov/jobs/job_benefits/benefits.asp

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis.  Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 



HOW TO APPLY:

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All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, September 19, 2013 to receive consideration.

1.     To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

2.     Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.  

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·DD-214
   ·Other
   ·Other Veterans Document
   ·SF-15
   ·SF-50



VA Form 10-2850a
- Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (Available http://vaww4.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf)

 
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1.     To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdfand provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 955851.

2.     Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, September 19, 2013to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1.     Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2.     Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.  

3.     Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Lydia King
Phone: (317)988-2328
Email: LYDIA.KING@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Indianapolis VAMC
Department of Veterans Affairs
Richard L Roudebush VAMC HRMS
PLEASE DO NOT MAIL APPLICATIONS
Indianapolis, IN
46202

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.   Then the qualified candidates will be forwarded to the Selecting Official. You will be notified via email when this qualification process has been completed. The Selecting Officials then sets up and conducts their own interviews.  After a selection has been made an email will be sent to each candidate on the determination of selection. 


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Job Announcement Number:

Bu-13-LAK-955851

Control Number:

350973300