Job Overview

Summary

Experienced RN for position as Information Management & Outcome Coordinator

OUR MISSION: 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.

NOTE:  Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected. 

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.
The incumbent for this position is not eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.  Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information. Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Duties

Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder Management of Information and Outcomes (MIO) Coordinator is a professional nurse with broad-based clinical knowledge and Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder patient care experience .The MIO Coordinator utilizes nursing processes in managing, developing, implementing, and evaluating treatment plans in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team to attain specific clinical outcomes management processes during both the assessment and planning phases of inpatient, and outpatient rehabilitation  treatment.  The incumbent must demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of outcomes information and complex patient care and possess excellent computer and interpersonal skills. This position reports clinically to the SCI/D Nurse Manager and administratively to the SCI/D Director. This position is primarily Monday through Friday, although some off-tour or weekend tours of duty may be expected.

Responsibilities:

·         The MIO Coordinator is responsible for full participation in and the management and oversight of programs related to continuous readiness, accreditation, peer review and data collection and reporting for the Spinal Cord Injury population. 

·         Development of outcome-driven interdisciplinary treatment plans.

·         Coordination of Information and Outcomes Management for both inpatient and outpatient SCI/D rehabilitation programs, pressure ulcer monitoring and prevention, Clinical Reminders for the External Peer Review Program (EPRP), the VA Nursing Outcomes Database indicators, resource management and System-wide Ongoing Assessment and Review Strategy.

·         Coordination and implementation of quality and performance improvement activities and measures, including a sound knowledge of VA regulations, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), Joint Commission, and other related accreditation standards.

·         The MIO Coordinator uses sound clinical judgment and organizational skills and takes a leadership role with interdisciplinary team members in facilitating the information and outcomes management process, during both the assessment and care planning phases of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care patient/resident treatment.

·         Development of staff education and clinical competencies regarding SCI/D clinical outcomes

Qualifications:  Applicants should possess the following:

1.      Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree in Nursing is required, master’s degree preferred. Specialty certification in Rehabilitation nursing (CRRN) or related specialty is also preferred.

2.      Minimum of 3 years of continuous and sustained demonstrated professional nursing practice required.

3.      Advanced skills and abilities related to outcomes data collection, analysis, aggregation, and reporting.  Proficiency using advanced proficiency using Microsoft Office suite and related statistical software used for data collection for ongoing regulatory readiness.

4.      Advanced knowledge regarding conducting and reporting quality improvement measures, including a sound knowledge of Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and Joint Commission accreditation standards. 

5.      Progressive leadership and demonstrated advanced critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and self-direction skills.

6.      Effective interpersonal communication skills and ability to establish effective working relationships with all levels of staff and lead interdisciplinary groups.