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Registered Nurse, QM Behavioral Health Consultant Nurse

VA Medical Center


Location:
Temple, TX
Date:
07/10/2018
2018-07-102018-08-09
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Summary
Duties
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Quality Management (QM) Clinician Nurse Consultant is a member of Quality Management aligned under the office of Quality, Safety and Value (QS&V) Service, and is responsible for providing leadership, collegiality, experience, and sound management approaches in the execution of quality management initiatives. The QM Clinician Consultant is accountable to the Chief of Quality Management, in leveraging timely execution quality management activities organization-wide, including clinics, community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) for CTVHCS accredited programs and to meet organizational priorities.

The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant is responsible for oversight, ensuring continual survey readiness and the sustainment and spreading of the core concepts of clinical quality management throughout the CTVHCS, including Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant will possess a broad and comprehensive knowledge of various regulatory and oversight bodies to which CTVHCS are subject. These include, but are not limited to: Survey Readiness, The Joint Commission (TJC), VA Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Office of Medical Inspector, (OMI), Long Term Care Institute (LTCI) Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The individual selected will possess a thorough knowledge of the various standards and regulations that these organizations apply to the organization through oversight reviews.

The Quality Management (QM) Clinician Nurse Consultant actively supports the Chief, Quality Management in promulgating and promoting the directions, functions, objectives, and strategies of the Quality Management Section of the Quality Safety and Value Service. The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant uses extensive knowledge, expertise and experience in accreditation and regulatory compliance to plan, lead and execute in quality management or accreditation readiness activities. Provide on-site consultation, education and technical assistance to various staff and interdisciplinary teams.

The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant will plan, coordinate, facilitate, lead and participate in all phases of accreditation and/or regulatory review activities (pre-survey, during survey, post-survey) including, TJC, OIG), (OMI), LTCI, CARF, and other internal/external review/accrediting bodies. Provide consultative support to, senior managers, staff and committees regarding accreditation, internal/external reviews and continuous readiness activities. Lead, facilitate, promote and champion transformation. Serve on various committees.

The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant will prepare and present effectively to diverse audiences in conveying complex information with an understanding of audience knowledge and priorities and alter approach as necessary to better meet audience's needs. Communicate clearly and precisely both orally and in writing; attention to detail; tailor messages to intended audience(s); recognize and speak to audience's goals and needs; support position with facts or data.

The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant will use leverage statistical tools and techniques to analyze, interpret and display data to support decision- making. Present data related to accreditation and regulatory compliance in user-friendly, easy-to-understand formats to support decision-making. Critically appraise published research for validity, reliability and applicability in improving health outcomes and reducing variations in care.

The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant provides direct support to assists service chiefs, managers, and others in planning, designing, integrating, implementing, modifying, and evaluating the effectiveness of committees, regulatory accredited program components, and/or services to improve the quality of patient care and appropriateness, access, and timeliness of services.

The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant is responsible for providing clinical and administrative recommendations for accredited programs, committees, and services related to the Quality Management system. Provide on-site consultation, education and technical assistance to CTVHCS Staff, and other assigned areas. Assist the organizations to meet regulatory requirements and improve patient care outcomes.

Collaborate with QM Clinicians Nurse Consultant, service line managers, medical staff, nursing staff and other organizational staff to carry out corrective action plans, post survey activities and care enhancement actions.Work collaboratively with internal administrative staff to generate leads, develop proposals and pursue consultation/education engagements. Responsible for conducting accurate assessment in identifying risks points, including for accrediting and regulatory compliance.

Functional Statement Title: Quality Management (QM) Clinician (Nurse)
graph of estimated pay ranges
$50,784
$99,772
Job Details
Application Open Date
6/19/2018

Application Close Date
7/20/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
None

Status
None


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) is one of the largest integrated health care systems in the Department of Veterans Affairs and includes facilities in Temple, Waco, and Austin, TX. Community-Based Outpatient Clinics are located in Brownwood, Cedar Park, Palestine, and Bryan-College State. NO STATE TAXES!

      "Veterans' preference does not apply for current permanent Federal agency employees as long as they are listed as part of the area of consideration."

      Newly licensed Registered Nurses working in their first RN position will be required to participate in the RN Transition to Practice Program. The RN Transition to Practice Program is a comprehensive 12-month standardized curriculum that has both didactic and clinical components. The program is designed to assist the new RN to transition from entry-level, advanced beginner nurse to competent professional RN.

      Physical Requirements: This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. 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.

      Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

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

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

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

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

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      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.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • 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.
      • 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.
      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.
      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.

      Preferred Experience:
      • Experience in Quality Management, at least 3-5 years recent and direct experience in critical care, emergency care, rehabilitation, and acute care.
      • Experience in accreditation and/or regulatory preparation
      • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
      • Effective team management skills with proven ability to promote teamwork, delegate tasks, resolve conflict, set goals and evaluate performance.
      • Effective negotiation skills
      • Ability to successfully steer and coach multidisciplinary groups to achieving efficacious outcomes
      • Ability to influence others accomplish objectives
      • Demonstrate high degree of leadership, motivation, self-direction and initiative to achieve organizational priorities.
      • Self-motivated, able to work independently and stay organized and effective as well as collaborate with others.
      • Exuberant interpersonal approaches with a dedication to advancing best practice in healthcare.
      • Excellent communicator of technical regulations
      • Possess and maintain current knowledge of health care trends.
      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.
  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section
  • 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 the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 07/20/2018~ 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 USA JOBS 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 USA JOBS 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 USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS 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: CBAW-10238977-18-Nsi-320

      Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

      The Quality Management (QM) Clinician Nurse Consultant is a member of Quality Management aligned under the office of Quality, Safety and Value (QS&V) Service, and is responsible for providing leadership, collegiality, experience, and sound management approaches in the execution of quality management initiatives. The QM Clinician Consultant is accountable to the Chief of Quality Management, in leveraging timely execution quality management activities organization-wide, including clinics, community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) for CTVHCS accredited programs and to meet organizational priorities.

      The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant is responsible for oversight, ensuring continual survey readiness and the sustainment and spreading of the core concepts of clinical quality management throughout the CTVHCS, including Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant will possess a broad and comprehensive knowledge of various regulatory and oversight bodies to which CTVHCS are subject. These include, but are not limited to: Survey Readiness, The Joint Commission (TJC), VA Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Office of Medical Inspector, (OMI), Long Term Care Institute (LTCI) Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The individual selected will possess a thorough knowledge of the various standards and regulations that these organizations apply to the organization through oversight reviews.

      The Quality Management (QM) Clinician Nurse Consultant actively supports the Chief, Quality Management in promulgating and promoting the directions, functions, objectives, and strategies of the Quality Management Section of the Quality Safety and Value Service. The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant uses extensive knowledge, expertise and experience in accreditation and regulatory compliance to plan, lead and execute in quality management or accreditation readiness activities. Provide on-site consultation, education and technical assistance to various staff and interdisciplinary teams.

      The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant will plan, coordinate, facilitate, lead and participate in all phases of accreditation and/or regulatory review activities (pre-survey, during survey, post-survey) including, TJC, OIG), (OMI), LTCI, CARF, and other internal/external review/accrediting bodies. Provide consultative support to, senior managers, staff and committees regarding accreditation, internal/external reviews and continuous readiness activities. Lead, facilitate, promote and champion transformation. Serve on various committees.

      The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant will prepare and present effectively to diverse audiences in conveying complex information with an understanding of audience knowledge and priorities and alter approach as necessary to better meet audience's needs. Communicate clearly and precisely both orally and in writing; attention to detail; tailor messages to intended audience(s); recognize and speak to audience's goals and needs; support position with facts or data.

      The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant will use leverage statistical tools and techniques to analyze, interpret and display data to support decision- making. Present data related to accreditation and regulatory compliance in user-friendly, easy-to-understand formats to support decision-making. Critically appraise published research for validity, reliability and applicability in improving health outcomes and reducing variations in care.

      The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant provides direct support to assists service chiefs, managers, and others in planning, designing, integrating, implementing, modifying, and evaluating the effectiveness of committees, regulatory accredited program components, and/or services to improve the quality of patient care and appropriateness, access, and timeliness of services.

      The QM Clinician Nurse Consultant is responsible for providing clinical and administrative recommendations for accredited programs, committees, and services related to the Quality Management system. Provide on-site consultation, education and technical assistance to CTVHCS Staff, and other assigned areas. Assist the organizations to meet regulatory requirements and improve patient care outcomes.

      Collaborate with QM Clinicians Nurse Consultant, service line managers, medical staff, nursing staff and other organizational staff to carry out corrective action plans, post survey activities and care enhancement actions.Work collaboratively with internal administrative staff to generate leads, develop proposals and pursue consultation/education engagements. Responsible for conducting accurate assessment in identifying risks points, including for accrediting and regulatory compliance.

      Functional Statement Title: Quality Management (QM) Clinician (Nurse)

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To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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