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    Summary

    First Area of Consideration will be given to current VA Northern Indiana HCS employees.

    The Registered Nurse- Quality Management Surgical Coordinator is a self-directed professional at the organizational level of VA Northern Indiana Health Care System (VANIHCS), who reports to the Assistant Chief of Quality Management/Patient Safety Service.

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    Responsibilities

    The Surgical Quality Registered Nurse Coordinator is a Registered Nurse who conducts and provides oversight for appropriateness of clinical reviews based on 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, health counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and reviewing medical regimens carried out by a licensed or otherwise legally authorized provider (including administering medications and prescribed treatments). The Surgical Quality Registered Nurse Coordinator's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community (ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses). The main objective of this role is to enhance seamlesstransition from all points of entry to the appropriate level of care at NIHCS to ensure synchronization and continuity of care. The role is to collaborate with appropriate disciplines to manage acute care patient flow at this healthcare system. The incumbent will be responsible for providing assistance and education with staff in all services/facilities that perform invasive procedures (ER, ICU, Primary Care (all sites), Dermatology, all Surgical Services (including Dental/Optometry/Ophth), Pain Clinic, Physiatry. Acts as a resource for Surgery in preparation and participation in the survey process and helps with development of action plans in response to recommendations from surveying bodies. The incumbent will be responsible for working with staff at the unit-level on surgical performance improvement. This individual will be conducting tracers for all areas aligned under Surgery Service.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - TRAVEL WILL BE REQUIRED BETWEEN STATIONS AND CBOC's

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    00

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/533772300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.