18 days old
2018-01-302018-03-04

Registered Nurse (Peer Review Coordinator)

Kansas City, MO

Summary

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Kansas City VA is embarking on a journey of moving beyond performance measure and becoming the Healthcare System Veterans Trust and Choose.

Our patients depend on us and we depend on professionals like you.

If you are interested in being a part of a LEAN organization and putting other's needs before your own this may be the organization for you. Yours might be the first face they see when they come through our doors. Yours might be the voice they hear right after a surprise diagnosis. Yours might be the eyes they look into as they are pushed in a wheelchair to a frightening procedure. Your attitude reflects us and everything we are proud of in this organization. By applying for this position you have chosen to help serve our patients and we appreciate you.

With the initiation of cultural change, along with knowledge and tools for change, the Kansas City VA will continue to move towards a practice of continuous improvement. In the endeavor, we recognize that this change will not occur suddenly, that dedicated individuals like yourself will be required, that leadership involvement is necessary, and employee engagement paramount.

As a 157 bed medical, surgical, and psychiatric facility, the Kansas City VA provides comprehensive health care through primary care and tertiary care in subspecialty medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is also a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri Kansas City. Take a closer look at Kansas City at www.thinkkc.com.


Duties

The Interdisciplinary Peer Review Specialist is a registered nurse accountable for coordination, development and implementation of the Interdisciplinary Peer Review Program in the organization. The incumbent performs duties directly contributing to the administrative management of the facility health care delivery system and is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, managing, and evaluating components of risk management at the facility level.
Major duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee activities. This includes examining cases that meet occurrence screens, preparing summary document for peer review and tracking review through the process, coordinating meetings, agendas, and minutes.
  • Creates peer review summaries that are relevant, accurate, focused, and written for intended audience the majority of which are Licensed Independent Practitioners.
  • Completes/contributes quarterly reports for organization, VISN, and VHA related to interdisciplinary Peer Review Activities at KCVA.
  • Assumes a leadership role in the assessment and evaluation of data collected through the screening activities and compiles data in a usable form for all clinical and administrative staff.
  • Collaborates with all medical center staff, community, external agencies, etc. to achieve optimum cooperation and to maximize effectiveness of organizational Interdisciplinary Peer Review Activities.
  • Makes clinical judgments and draws conclusions from chart review to identify patient care issues/trends that require intervention to improve patient care and/or obviate risk situations. Communicates findings and analysis to appropriate disciplines for action as indicated.
  • Safeguards and maintains confidentiality in all aspects of Risk Management/Peer Review activities according to Confidentiality Regulations.
  • Collaborates with organizational attorneys on tort cases filed to ensure Peer Reviews and Management Advisory Opinions are completed timely and shared with organizational counsel.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30pm
Functional Statement Title/#: Peer Review Specialist RN






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$49,194

$95,110





Job Details



Application Open Date

1/26/2018



Application Close Date

2/8/2018




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

    • 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 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.
      Preferred Experience: BSN, MSN strongly preferred with 2-3 years of clinical experience.

      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.
      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





  • 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 02/08/2018 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: CBDA-18-AMR-10124567-QSV-BU




      The Interdisciplinary Peer Review Specialist is a registered nurse accountable for coordination, development and implementation of the Interdisciplinary Peer Review Program in the organization. The incumbent performs duties directly contributing to the administrative management of the facility health care delivery system and is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, managing, and evaluating components of risk management at the facility level.
      Major duties include, but are not limited to:

      • Coordinates Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee activities. This includes examining cases that meet occurrence screens, preparing summary document for peer review and tracking review through the process, coordinating meetings, agendas, and minutes.
      • Creates peer review summaries that are relevant, accurate, focused, and written for intended audience the majority of which are Licensed Independent Practitioners.
      • Completes/contributes quarterly reports for organization, VISN, and VHA related to interdisciplinary Peer Review Activities at KCVA.
      • Assumes a leadership role in the assessment and evaluation of data collected through the screening activities and compiles data in a usable form for all clinical and administrative staff.
      • Collaborates with all medical center staff, community, external agencies, etc. to achieve optimum cooperation and to maximize effectiveness of organizational Interdisciplinary Peer Review Activities.
      • Makes clinical judgments and draws conclusions from chart review to identify patient care issues/trends that require intervention to improve patient care and/or obviate risk situations. Communicates findings and analysis to appropriate disciplines for action as indicated.
      • Safeguards and maintains confidentiality in all aspects of Risk Management/Peer Review activities according to Confidentiality Regulations.
      • Collaborates with organizational attorneys on tort cases filed to ensure Peer Reviews and Management Advisory Opinions are completed timely and shared with organizational counsel.

      Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30pm
      Functional Statement Title/#: Peer Review Specialist RN





Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Engineering
  • CRNA
  • Psychiatry
  • Quality Assurance / Safety
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • Therapy - Others

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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