18 days old
2017-11-282017-12-30

REGISTERED NURSE, Clinical Nurse Leader 4K

Temple, TX

This is a bargaining unit position

Tour of Duty: To be determined by service. Primary tour of duty is days (7:30 am - 4:00pm), however, rotation to non-administrative tours to include evenings, nights, and weekends may be indicated on occasion to impact desired outcomes.

DUTIES:Administratively responsible to the Nurse Manager on 4K,and is responsible and accountable for the coordination of care for a culturally diverse veteran population. The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process and care management principles within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting, which will then enable effective implementation of health promotion and prevention practices, management of acute and chronic illnesses, and attainment of appropriate lengths of stay and most effective level of care on the assigned patient care unit(s). Will demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide cost effective care. This includes understanding changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population. The CNL meets all mandatory requirements for assigned area and will perform activities that reflect the educational, experiential and competency requirements.

The (CNL) develops a high level of clinical practice, leadership and skills to improve/coordinate patient care for an adult population.The practice of each CNL is based on knowledge, experience, and research, expected to impact patient outcomes in the assigned area and for the facility. Executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches in the management of complex patient care.

The Clinical Nurse Leader will design, initiate and evaluate individualized systems of care using multiple data sources that include:

o Holistic assessments

o Problem identification

o Application of acute and chronic care/management models, theories and concepts

o Communication with interdisciplinary team members

o Performance metrics and regulatory standards

The Clinical Nurse Leader assumes accountability for patient care outcomes related to nursing care provisions.

The Clinical Nurse Leader demonstrates ability to perform, teach, delegate and mentor nursing and other staff.

The Clinical Nurse Leader functions as a leader and partner in the interdisciplinary team.

The Clinical Nurse Leader demonstrates the ability to perform, teach, delegate and supervise nursing procedures with safety and competence.

Preferred Experience/Education: MSN prepared and one or more years of experience as a Clinical Nurse Leader. Will consider BSN/MSN with the expectation of obtaining CNL certification within 18 months.

Two to three years of recent acute medical-surgical or critical care experience.








graph of estimated pay ranges
$62,745

$106,098





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/16/2017



Application Close Date

12/1/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

Current permanent VA Employees Nation Wide, Current permanent Federal Employees, & U.S. 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. 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:

      1. BSN and approximately 2-3 years of experience; or

      2. MSN and approximately 1-2 years of experience; Masters in a field related to nursing and a BSN and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or

      3. Doctoral degree in nursing, or in a field related to nursing and no experience.

      4. Two to three years of recent acute medical-surgical or critical care experience.

      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.


      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.





  • 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.

      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 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 Friday, December 01, 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: AG3818103-Bbo-2024167-BU




      This is a bargaining unit position

      Tour of Duty: To be determined by service. Primary tour of duty is days (7:30 am - 4:00pm), however, rotation to non-administrative tours to include evenings, nights, and weekends may be indicated on occasion to impact desired outcomes.

      DUTIES:Administratively responsible to the Nurse Manager on 4K,and is responsible and accountable for the coordination of care for a culturally diverse veteran population. The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process and care management principles within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting, which will then enable effective implementation of health promotion and prevention practices, management of acute and chronic illnesses, and attainment of appropriate lengths of stay and most effective level of care on the assigned patient care unit(s). Will demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide cost effective care. This includes understanding changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population. The CNL meets all mandatory requirements for assigned area and will perform activities that reflect the educational, experiential and competency requirements.

      The (CNL) develops a high level of clinical practice, leadership and skills to improve/coordinate patient care for an adult population.The practice of each CNL is based on knowledge, experience, and research, expected to impact patient outcomes in the assigned area and for the facility. Executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches in the management of complex patient care.

      The Clinical Nurse Leader will design, initiate and evaluate individualized systems of care using multiple data sources that include:

      o Holistic assessments

      o Problem identification

      o Application of acute and chronic care/management models, theories and concepts

      o Communication with interdisciplinary team members

      o Performance metrics and regulatory standards

      The Clinical Nurse Leader assumes accountability for patient care outcomes related to nursing care provisions.

      The Clinical Nurse Leader demonstrates ability to perform, teach, delegate and mentor nursing and other staff.

      The Clinical Nurse Leader functions as a leader and partner in the interdisciplinary team.

      The Clinical Nurse Leader demonstrates the ability to perform, teach, delegate and supervise nursing procedures with safety and competence.

      Preferred Experience/Education: MSN prepared and one or more years of experience as a Clinical Nurse Leader. Will consider BSN/MSN with the expectation of obtaining CNL certification within 18 months.

      Two to three years of recent acute medical-surgical or critical care experience.







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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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