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Registered Nurse-MDRO Prevention Program Coordinator-Community Living Center

VA Medical Center


Location:
Battle Creek, MI
Date:
12/08/2017
2017-12-082018-01-18
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  • Medical/Surgical
  • Home Health
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  • Infection Control
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Job Details


DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

The Multiple Drug Resistant Organism (MDRO) Prevention Program Coordinator leads and manages the Infection Control (IC) and MDRO prevention program within the Community Living Center (a long term care setting). He/she evaluates the quality and effectiveness of the IC program which includes the systematic collection and analysis of infection data using current epidemiological principles.

The CLC MDRO Prevention Program Coordinator serves as an educational resource for all Extended Care Service employees regarding infection prevention and management and provides expert knowledge and guidance to interdisciplinary team members about infection control.

The MDRO Prevention Program Coordinator RN nurse also serves as a staff nurse in the CLC. The staff nurse provides direct and indirect nursing care to residents and families in the CLC. He/she is accountable for adhering to established policies, standards of care, and standards of practice. The staff nurse demonstrates leadership when providing and improving resident care. The incumbent reports directly to the Nurse Manager of the resident care unit/area. The staff nurse serves as a role model when functioning as team leader or charge nurse under the supervision of the Nurse Manager or designee. The CLC staff RN in this position admits residents to the CLC, passes medications and administers medicated treatments, documents the provision of nursing care, and participates as a member of the interdisciplinary care team on the unit. He or she may also code the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI)/Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessments.

CLC Staff nurses typically provide care for residents with complex, mixed chronic medical and/or psychiatric conditions, residents with cognitive impairments, and residents who are terminally ill. The CLC staff nurse utilizes the Nursing process when assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating, and documenting Nursing care provided. He/she works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team when planning and providing care to Nursing Home residents and their families. The staff nurse functions independently as a charge Nurse on the unit, organizing and delegating care activities to other RNs, LPNs, and NAs and providing feedback to the Nurse Manager regarding the practice of others to improve care. He/she may either direct the care of other staff members or provide direct resident care depending on the needs of the unit. The CLC staff nurse participates in Quality Improvement activities in the CLC and/or Medical Center with the objective of improving resident care outcomes. He/she takes an active role in identifying his/her own educational needs and continually updating clinical skills.

Work Schedule:

Candidate preferences and available options will be discussed during the interview process. The candidate can be rotated to the other tours as needed to provide coverage for peer away from duty. Rotation occurs on a fair and equitable basis.

Functional Statement Title/#: RN MDRO Community Living Center

The incumbent for this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure report.








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Job Details



Application Open Date

12/8/2017



Application Close Date

12/22/2017




Organization

Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Full Time




























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    • It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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




  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

      • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
      • 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.
      • 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.

      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 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's 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 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.

      Preferred Experience:

      • Experience as a Registered Nurse in a long term care setting, acute care medical/surgical setting, assisted living facility, or home health care.
      • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
      • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
      • At least 1 year of nursing experience in a long term care setting, acute care medical/surgical setting, home health or home hospice care, or freestanding inpatient hospice facility.

      Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.





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    • VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

      Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.




  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section

    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

      To apply for this position, you must complete theView 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) onFriday, December 22, 2017 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 Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: 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.




  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: 1


      Job Position: BI-18-532-MRH-2026535-BU




      DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

      The Multiple Drug Resistant Organism (MDRO) Prevention Program Coordinator leads and manages the Infection Control (IC) and MDRO prevention program within the Community Living Center (a long term care setting). He/she evaluates the quality and effectiveness of the IC program which includes the systematic collection and analysis of infection data using current epidemiological principles.

      The CLC MDRO Prevention Program Coordinator serves as an educational resource for all Extended Care Service employees regarding infection prevention and management and provides expert knowledge and guidance to interdisciplinary team members about infection control.

      The MDRO Prevention Program Coordinator RN nurse also serves as a staff nurse in the CLC. The staff nurse provides direct and indirect nursing care to residents and families in the CLC. He/she is accountable for adhering to established policies, standards of care, and standards of practice. The staff nurse demonstrates leadership when providing and improving resident care. The incumbent reports directly to the Nurse Manager of the resident care unit/area. The staff nurse serves as a role model when functioning as team leader or charge nurse under the supervision of the Nurse Manager or designee. The CLC staff RN in this position admits residents to the CLC, passes medications and administers medicated treatments, documents the provision of nursing care, and participates as a member of the interdisciplinary care team on the unit. He or she may also code the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI)/Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessments.

      CLC Staff nurses typically provide care for residents with complex, mixed chronic medical and/or psychiatric conditions, residents with cognitive impairments, and residents who are terminally ill. The CLC staff nurse utilizes the Nursing process when assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating, and documenting Nursing care provided. He/she works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team when planning and providing care to Nursing Home residents and their families. The staff nurse functions independently as a charge Nurse on the unit, organizing and delegating care activities to other RNs, LPNs, and NAs and providing feedback to the Nurse Manager regarding the practice of others to improve care. He/she may either direct the care of other staff members or provide direct resident care depending on the needs of the unit. The CLC staff nurse participates in Quality Improvement activities in the CLC and/or Medical Center with the objective of improving resident care outcomes. He/she takes an active role in identifying his/her own educational needs and continually updating clinical skills.

      Work Schedule:

      Candidate preferences and available options will be discussed during the interview process. The candidate can be rotated to the other tours as needed to provide coverage for peer away from duty. Rotation occurs on a fair and equitable basis.

      Functional Statement Title/#: RN MDRO Community Living Center

      The incumbent for this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure report.







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