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2017-11-282017-12-28

Registered Nurse (Quality and Performance Specialist)

Fayetteville, AR

The Registered Nurse (RN), Quality and Performance Specialist (QPS RN), is responsible for utilizing the nursing process and practice principles to ensure delivery of safe high quality, patient centered care at Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO). The QPS RN is responsible for providing substantial and continuous oversight, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of clinical care across all service lines and disciplines. The QPS RN is responsible for influencing the organizational culture in its continued mission to provide safe, quality healthcare for our Veteran service population. He or she adheres to established policies, standards of care, and standards of practice and demonstrates leadership in developing policies and procedures to improve holistic, safe, quality care by facilitating collaborative strategies with others. programs which will improve the delivery of care. The QPS RN will function in an extended role; clinical, administrative, educational, and research based. He or she executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to the management of complex client care as it relates to clinical practice.

  • Takes role of leader in identifying and evaluating issues to improve quality of care.
  • Communicates approved recommendations to appropriate personnel.
  • Demonstrates expertise in developing effective monitors in relation to gathering and trending data to ensure compliance.
  • Evaluates accreditation standards relating to clinical practice, service line, and program policies/procedures to ensure these local directives are following standards of practice and are compliant with external mandates.
  • Makes quality improvement decisions based on professional standards, patient safety, quality health care information (i.e. National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG), Nurse Practice Act, American Nurses Association (ANA), Office of Inspector General (OIG), The Joint Commission standards (TJC), etc.).
  • Proficient in preparing reports and data to assure resources are efficiently and effectively used in the provision of safe, high quality, patient centered care.
  • Evaluates available options, and selects a course of action which will result in the safest and most favorable patient or organizational outcomes.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills to maintain expertise in area of practice.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient/employee information, electronic and print.
  • Leads and facilitates educational activities to improve clinical knowledge, enhance skills, and develop other's performance.
  • Initiates and participates in quality improvement activities that result in improved outcome metrics.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in computer literacy.
  • Leads and participates as a member of a professional and/or health related group within the community, Veterans Integrated System Network (VISN), and or nation.
  • Can work independently prioritizing, planning, and determining methods to accomplish work assignments within the parameters of existing policies, procedures, and operating instructions.
  • Develops standard operating procedures to facilitate data collection, aggregation, and presentations that enhance data utilization to drive care improvement initiatives.
  • Facilitates collecting reports from service lines for the monthly QSV Committee reviews.
  • Collects and accurately enters data into IPEC and other data bases within the required reporting dates.
  • Supports the Accreditation Coordinator role by entering assigned assessments into TJC application sites, OIG reporting sites, or other external review sites as needed.
  • Provides a structure and review mechanism for the assigned Joint Commission standards chapters.
  • Collaborates with the Accreditation Coordinator, Mental Health services, Nursing services, and Social Work services on the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) survey process.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT TITLE/#: Registered Nurse II/III / 000000








graph of estimated pay ranges
$54,000

$111,546





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/21/2017



Application Close Date

12/5/2017




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. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.

      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.

      PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

      • Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years of
        nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3
        years of nursing practice/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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 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.

      Education/Experience Requirements: Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration, and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrates essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows:

      Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization;

      Professional Development: performance education/career development;

      Collaboration: collaboration, collegiality;

      Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.

      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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  • 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 Tuesday, December 05, 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.

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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: KT-18-KSC-2024694




      The Registered Nurse (RN), Quality and Performance Specialist (QPS RN), is responsible for utilizing the nursing process and practice principles to ensure delivery of safe high quality, patient centered care at Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO). The QPS RN is responsible for providing substantial and continuous oversight, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of clinical care across all service lines and disciplines. The QPS RN is responsible for influencing the organizational culture in its continued mission to provide safe, quality healthcare for our Veteran service population. He or she adheres to established policies, standards of care, and standards of practice and demonstrates leadership in developing policies and procedures to improve holistic, safe, quality care by facilitating collaborative strategies with others. programs which will improve the delivery of care. The QPS RN will function in an extended role; clinical, administrative, educational, and research based. He or she executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to the management of complex client care as it relates to clinical practice.

      • Takes role of leader in identifying and evaluating issues to improve quality of care.
      • Communicates approved recommendations to appropriate personnel.
      • Demonstrates expertise in developing effective monitors in relation to gathering and trending data to ensure compliance.
      • Evaluates accreditation standards relating to clinical practice, service line, and program policies/procedures to ensure these local directives are following standards of practice and are compliant with external mandates.
      • Makes quality improvement decisions based on professional standards, patient safety, quality health care information (i.e. National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG), Nurse Practice Act, American Nurses Association (ANA), Office of Inspector General (OIG), The Joint Commission standards (TJC), etc.).
      • Proficient in preparing reports and data to assure resources are efficiently and effectively used in the provision of safe, high quality, patient centered care.
      • Evaluates available options, and selects a course of action which will result in the safest and most favorable patient or organizational outcomes.
      • Demonstrates knowledge and skills to maintain expertise in area of practice.
      • Maintains confidentiality of patient/employee information, electronic and print.
      • Leads and facilitates educational activities to improve clinical knowledge, enhance skills, and develop other's performance.
      • Initiates and participates in quality improvement activities that result in improved outcome metrics.
      • Demonstrates proficiency in computer literacy.
      • Leads and participates as a member of a professional and/or health related group within the community, Veterans Integrated System Network (VISN), and or nation.
      • Can work independently prioritizing, planning, and determining methods to accomplish work assignments within the parameters of existing policies, procedures, and operating instructions.
      • Develops standard operating procedures to facilitate data collection, aggregation, and presentations that enhance data utilization to drive care improvement initiatives.
      • Facilitates collecting reports from service lines for the monthly QSV Committee reviews.
      • Collects and accurately enters data into IPEC and other data bases within the required reporting dates.
      • Supports the Accreditation Coordinator role by entering assigned assessments into TJC application sites, OIG reporting sites, or other external review sites as needed.
      • Provides a structure and review mechanism for the assigned Joint Commission standards chapters.
      • Collaborates with the Accreditation Coordinator, Mental Health services, Nursing services, and Social Work services on the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) survey process.

      WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

      FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT TITLE/#: Registered Nurse II/III / 000000







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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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