Job Title: RN Clinical Applications Coordinator (CAC)Job Announcement Number: VU-14-SFH-1001213
Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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/ Per Year
Friday, November 22, 2013 to
Friday, December 06, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Minneapolis, MN View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1001213
The Tele-ICU CAC is a member of a collaborative care team who is responsible for providing critical care tele-nursing to a diverse population of critically ill adults across multiple ICUs at various hospitals. As part of the duties, the CAC will be expected to work shifts in the Tele-ICU in order to have a working knowledge of the system and how it operates.
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.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
- Must pass pre-employment examination.
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
DUTIES:Back to top
Minneapolis VA Medical Center (VISN 23) is looking for a Clinical Applications Coordinator (CAC) for the Tele-ICU. The Tele-ICU CAC is a member of a collaborative care team who is responsible for providing critical care tele-nursing to a diverse population of critically ill adults across multiple ICUs at various hospitals. As part of the duties, the CAC will be expected to work shifts in the Tele-ICU in order to have a working knowledge of the system and how it operates. The duty site is Minneapolis, MN. The CAC reports to the Tele-ICU Operations Director.
Duties Specific to the CAC Role:
- Acts as a liaison between OIT, Biomed, the Director of Education, and other clinical and administrative services in the interface of support for clinical computer applications within Tele-ICU.
- Contributes to the implementation and analysis of processes related to software functionality that impact efficient operations of clinical areas, documentation, and data validation.
- Develops strategies to manage change for the integration of new technologies into clinical practice.
- Contributes to patient care delivery and its documentation through interpretation of patient care standards, medical record standards, and medical center goals and policies. --Assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, and evaluates technology based, education programs and activities.
- Demonstrates knowledge of clinical practice and the administrative aspects of health care delivery to evaluate and accommodate service ADPAC, clinician, and administrator needs.
- Enhances customer service.
Duties Specific to the Tele-ICU RN:
The Tele-ICU RN will be responsible for the following duties:
- Data collection and assessment
- Critical thinking with diagnosis and intervention
- Periodic re-evaluation of diagnoses, care plans and outcomes
- Prioritization of clinical problems
- Effective responsiveness, decision making and problem resolution, including reporting
- Patient and family advocacy and confidentiality
- Communication of assessments to Intensivist
- Independent problem solving, including monitoring of Intensivists caseload
- Prevention of clinical problems from occurring
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
- U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
- 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). 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. 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)
- 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.
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.
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.
- Bachelors degree preferred.
- Minimum five years recent experiences as a staff nurse in adult critical care.
- Current ALS certification.
- Evidence of ability to be a team player
- Evidence of ability to cope well with change
The criteria are as follows:
Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard.
- Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization;
- Professional Development: performance, education/career development;
- Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality;
- Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
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 Requirements: Light to moderate lifting (1-44 lbs); Light carrying (up to 15 lbs); Straight Pulling (up to .5 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 1 hours); Standing (up to 2 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13 to 16; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of color; Hearing (aid permitted)
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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.