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Staff Nurse (Nurse Educator)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Long Beach, CA
Date:
11/28/2017
2017-11-282018-01-09
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The Nurse Educator reports directly to the Supervisor, Patient & Clinical Education. The Nurse Educator will serve as a content expert in assessing learning needs, developing, implementing, coordinating, maintaining and evaluating programs throughout the facility and Community Based Outpatient Clinics. The incumbent is required to demonstrate the ability to develop and coordinate education programs to improve the quality of care and the organizational process. The incumbent provides consultation to the Healthcare Groups (HCG) and plans, develops, implements, coordinates, maintains and evaluates educational programs/activities to meet their educational needs. Ensures all training activities are based upon assessed learning needs of the HCG, nursing staff and educational priorities identified by the Network, Veteran Health Administration and facility.

The incumbent ensures the developed training programs are aligned with the priorities of the Healthcare System and the Network, and ensures that training activities and products are of high quality, provided in a timely manner, and follow principles of customer service. Additional duties of the position require that the incumbent work effectively with all levels of staff, to include collaborative efforts with other health professionals, providing leadership in improving patient care, and maintaining standards of care. The incumbent will be able to direct and teach personnel in a variety of settings, utilizing adult learning techniques and simulation. The position may entail other educational duties, as assigned and deemed reasonable to accomplish the needs of the facility.

The incumbent develops and maintains excellent working relationships with internal and external customers, and will be expected to qualify for an academic appointment (clinical and teaching). The incumbent will participate in health fairs, educational fairs and facility events to promote Nursing Education. The incumbent will work with assigned inpatient and/or outpatient units to determine Nursing Education learning needs and develop programs to meet these needs. The incumbent will work with external customers and will assist and participate in facility product education.

The incumbent is required to perform statistical reporting, evaluation, consultation and collaboration with other VA health care professionals and administrators. The incumbent must be able to comprehend and maintain knowledge of current VA guidelines, VA directives, policies, Federal regulations, and laws governing the development of programs to meet these needs.

The incumbent must possess effective public speaking skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of individuals and organizations. The incumbent must also be comfortable in the role of administrator, educator, and direct services provider, as the needs of the program require. The incumbent must be capable of providing strong and effective leadership, possess decision making, project management and change concept skills.

DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.

We are a 24/7 medical center with various tours of duty and incumbent may be required to work off tours, nights, holidays and/or weekends to meet the mission of caring for the Veterans








graph of estimated pay ranges
$71,969

$123,100





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/27/2017



Application Close Date

12/11/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Full Time




























  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section

    • 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

      English language proficiency

      Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.

      Registration Current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. The RN must maintain a current, full active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with the VA

      Educational requirements can be met as follows:

      (1) Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed: a) The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC); or b) The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). OR

      (2) 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. OR

      (3) 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.

      Must maintain a full active and unrestricted drivers license and the ability to drive a vehicle.

      The following requirements are preferred for this position:

      At a minimum, applicants should possess experience as an RN that is determined to be sustained and consistently at or above an acceptable level of quality. This may include experience as a Graduate Nurse Technician (GNT) provided that candidate was utilized as a professional nurse and passed the State licensing (board) examination on the first attempt, and experience as Nurse Technician Pending Graduation provided the candidate possessed an active, current registration to practice nursing in a State and was utilized as a professional nurse. Professional nursing experience should be documented on the Application for Employment Nurse and Nurse Anesthetists (VA Form 10-2850a).

      ANCC certification.

      ER/ICU/Critical care experience is preferred for this position.

      Master's degree in Nursing is highly preferred.

      References: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G6, NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated March 17, 2009.

      Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

      PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Light Lifting, under 15 pounds, light carrying, under 15 pounds, pulling hand over hand 1.5 hours (varies), pushing, 1 hour (varies), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, walking (12 hours-varies), Standing (12 hours-varies), repeated bending (4 hours varies), climbing, legs only (.2 hours-varies), both legs required (prosthetics OK), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 12" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, must have good vision in one eye. Hearing (aid permitted).





  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section

    • 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.

      Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.




  • 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 View 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) on Monday, December 11, 2017to 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: VR-2025322-T38-18-02-MWF




      The Nurse Educator reports directly to the Supervisor, Patient & Clinical Education. The Nurse Educator will serve as a content expert in assessing learning needs, developing, implementing, coordinating, maintaining and evaluating programs throughout the facility and Community Based Outpatient Clinics. The incumbent is required to demonstrate the ability to develop and coordinate education programs to improve the quality of care and the organizational process. The incumbent provides consultation to the Healthcare Groups (HCG) and plans, develops, implements, coordinates, maintains and evaluates educational programs/activities to meet their educational needs. Ensures all training activities are based upon assessed learning needs of the HCG, nursing staff and educational priorities identified by the Network, Veteran Health Administration and facility.

      The incumbent ensures the developed training programs are aligned with the priorities of the Healthcare System and the Network, and ensures that training activities and products are of high quality, provided in a timely manner, and follow principles of customer service. Additional duties of the position require that the incumbent work effectively with all levels of staff, to include collaborative efforts with other health professionals, providing leadership in improving patient care, and maintaining standards of care. The incumbent will be able to direct and teach personnel in a variety of settings, utilizing adult learning techniques and simulation. The position may entail other educational duties, as assigned and deemed reasonable to accomplish the needs of the facility.

      The incumbent develops and maintains excellent working relationships with internal and external customers, and will be expected to qualify for an academic appointment (clinical and teaching). The incumbent will participate in health fairs, educational fairs and facility events to promote Nursing Education. The incumbent will work with assigned inpatient and/or outpatient units to determine Nursing Education learning needs and develop programs to meet these needs. The incumbent will work with external customers and will assist and participate in facility product education.

      The incumbent is required to perform statistical reporting, evaluation, consultation and collaboration with other VA health care professionals and administrators. The incumbent must be able to comprehend and maintain knowledge of current VA guidelines, VA directives, policies, Federal regulations, and laws governing the development of programs to meet these needs.

      The incumbent must possess effective public speaking skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of individuals and organizations. The incumbent must also be comfortable in the role of administrator, educator, and direct services provider, as the needs of the program require. The incumbent must be capable of providing strong and effective leadership, possess decision making, project management and change concept skills.

      DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.

      We are a 24/7 medical center with various tours of duty and incumbent may be required to work off tours, nights, holidays and/or weekends to meet the mission of caring for the Veterans







Best Care / Best Careers

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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