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2017-11-282017-12-28

Associate Director for Research - Registered Nurse

North Little Rock, AR

The Associate Director Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) for Research (AD/R) provides leadership in research that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for the development, coordination and evaluation of an ongoing research program in the GRECC. The AD/R executes leadership in an integrated research program that crosses service and/or discipline lines and is related to complex health care issues that influence the VHA mission, older Veterans' health care, and policy development. The AD/R obtains funding at the Merit Review (RO1 or equivalent) level. He/she must establish and maintain strong, effective collaborative relationship with universities, network, and national research centers in VHA. The AD/R provides leadership on local, network, and national advisory boards and scientific review panels. He/she directs or provides a leadership role in VHA, National Institutes of Health, or foundation-funded centers of excellence. He/she functions as an administrator, educator, and consultant utilizing management theory in collaboration with CAVHS Geriatrics and Extended Care, Research and Development Service and other services. The AD/R assumes a leadership role in overseeing the professional growth and career development of junior investigators within the GRECC. This includes serving as a mentor to junior investigators in the conduct, dissemination, and utilization of research. The AD/R works with the GRECC Director to help develop clinical, administrative, research and educational expectations and standards to support junior investigator career development. Additionally, adequate time will be allowed for him/her to meet and maintain licensure and certification requirements for clinical practice.

Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday.
Functional Statement Title/#: 00000








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$152,429





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/18/2017



Application Close Date

12/1/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Full Time




























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    • 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:

      • Nurse IV - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 4-5 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 3-4 years 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 Education:

      • Doctoral degree is strongly preferred.


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




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    • 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 01, 2017 to receive consideration.
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  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: 1


      Job Position: RQ-18-CH-2024434




      The Associate Director Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) for Research (AD/R) provides leadership in research that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for the development, coordination and evaluation of an ongoing research program in the GRECC. The AD/R executes leadership in an integrated research program that crosses service and/or discipline lines and is related to complex health care issues that influence the VHA mission, older Veterans' health care, and policy development. The AD/R obtains funding at the Merit Review (RO1 or equivalent) level. He/she must establish and maintain strong, effective collaborative relationship with universities, network, and national research centers in VHA. The AD/R provides leadership on local, network, and national advisory boards and scientific review panels. He/she directs or provides a leadership role in VHA, National Institutes of Health, or foundation-funded centers of excellence. He/she functions as an administrator, educator, and consultant utilizing management theory in collaboration with CAVHS Geriatrics and Extended Care, Research and Development Service and other services. The AD/R assumes a leadership role in overseeing the professional growth and career development of junior investigators within the GRECC. This includes serving as a mentor to junior investigators in the conduct, dissemination, and utilization of research. The AD/R works with the GRECC Director to help develop clinical, administrative, research and educational expectations and standards to support junior investigator career development. Additionally, adequate time will be allowed for him/her to meet and maintain licensure and certification requirements for clinical practice.

      Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday.
      Functional Statement Title/#: 00000







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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.

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Associate Director for Research - Registered Nurse

VA Medical Center
North Little Rock, AR

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