Registered Nurse-Quality Safety & Value Electronic Health Record Modernization Consultant
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Internal Number: 710916600
The Quality RN Consultant is a registered professional nurse who is accountable to Quality, Safety & Value (QSV) Leadership. In collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders, and using nursing process and process improvement principles, the RN Consultant practices in the QSV Department by providing coordination, implementation, and evaluation QSV program goals and other quality activities within the hospital and thirteen outpatient Community Clinics as assigned. Basic requirements must be met by the time of application. 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: Masters Degree in Nursing. 5 years of recent nursing experience. Experience in data systems management, nursing informatics, Lean Six Sigma, process improvement, and leading people. Grade Determinations: The 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. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. 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: The population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. The VA Medical Center is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, and mental health inpatients and outpatients. 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. Must be able to lift at least 45 pounds. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. 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. This position requires heavy lifting, 45 pounds heavy carrying, 45 pounds straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); use of fingers; both hands required; walking & standing 8-12 hours; repeated bending 12 hours; both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable @ 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aide permitted). Transferring patients and objects may be required. ["The incumbent will also serve as a the primary QSV RN Consultant for the Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) deployment in concert with end-users and other QSV program staff to identify, report, and facilitate correction of patient safety concerns. Major duties include but are not limited to: Facilitate and lead teams for key organizational initiatives related to organizational performance metrics, driving improvement initiatives from problem identification to sustainment of corrective actions. Promotes a culture of high reliability and psychological safety within the system and partners with clinical and operational leaders and staff to ensure that standards and regulatory requirements are met in an environment of continual readiness efficacy. Continually evaluates and improves processes, activities, learning, and communication within these programs. Research and design advanced development opportunities for both employees and leaders at all levels. Skilled in development of plans to measure, analyze, and report results of related data. Self-starter who works independently with minimal supervision, demonstrates expertise in management of tight deadlines, and utilization of resources to meet organizational initiatives. Experience in preparing and presenting information, formal presentations, and education, to all sizes of audiences from frontline staff to Executive and/or VISN leadership. Builds knowledge and abilities of MVAHCS staff to support and improve patient safety, Readiness, and High Reliability. Chairs and /or participates on assigned organizational committees and teams, assuring fulfillment of committee charter/functions, and acting as quality liaison. Active change agent and mentor related to Continuous Readiness, Process Improvement, and High Reliability continuously seeking out ways to improve processes and patient care. Partners with the local and regional counterparts to identify and implement best practices. Utilizes Lean principals, evidence-based practice, and other VHA-endorsed processes to promote process improvement. Audits, investigates, and responds to confidential queries from internal and external stakeholders related to quality concerns. Serves as back-up coverage to other QSV programs as assigned by supervisor. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, Days Telework: ADHOC-May be authorized (Employee who Telework on an occasional, episodic, or short-term, and have completed required telework training and telework agreement). This is not a virtual position. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.