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2017-11-282017-12-28

RN - Clinical Nurse Leader (ICU)

Dallas, TX

Applications are now being accepted for a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) service of VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), Dallas Campus. The candidate must possess a full, active, and unrestricted license as a professional RN from a program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Must have a minimum of 2 years of ICU experience. A Masters of Science in Nursing with a Clinical Nurse Leader major, and full and current board certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader from a VA approved certifying body is required.

The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) functions within both the micro and macro system to assume accountability for healthcare outcomes for a specific group of clients through the assimilation and application of research-based information, to design, implement, and evaluate client plans of care. The CNL is a provider and a manager of care at the points of care to individuals and cohorts. The CNL designs, implements, and evaluates client care by coordinating, and supervising the care provided by the interdisciplinary healthcare team. As a change agent, the CNL promotes an environment that embraces new knowledge, innovations and improvements. Fundamental aspects of the CNL role include: leadership in the care of patients; standardization of care; identification, delegation and oversight of care delivery and outcomes

Duties:

The CNL executes a position responsibility that demonstrates leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care by:

a. Leading and organizing delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning;

b. Using advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcome

c. Functioning as an expert in clinical practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities

d. Systematically evaluating current practice, and formulating outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within an area of expertise,

e. Guiding, developing, and supporting staff from a leadership perspective

f. Using professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities

Tour of duty:Days/evenings with rotating weekends and holidays

Recruitment/Relocation incentive is not authorized for this position.

***Please see the "Required Documents" located underneath the "How to Apply" button to ensure you have submitted all documentation***








graph of estimated pay ranges
$54,423

$118,991





Job Details



Application Open Date

9/30/2017



Application Close Date

3/30/2018




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

    • 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

    • Minimum Qualifications:

      A Masters of Science in Nursing with a Clinical Nurse Leader major, and full and current board certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader from a VA approved certifying body is required.

      1. Citizen of the United States.

      2. 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 (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 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. 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.

      3. Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

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

      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. Education/Experience Requirements:

      Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.

      Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience.

      Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience.

      Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience.

      Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience.

      IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

      Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD

      Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Pushing and pulling (up to 4 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Both hands required; Walking (up to 4 hours); Standing (up to 4 hours); Kneeling (up to 5 hours); Repeated bending (up to 2 hours); Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted) and Emotional and Mental Stability.

      Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities.





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    • Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/index.asp.




  • 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 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, March 30, 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 USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
      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: AH-18-JRK-2015844-BU




      Applications are now being accepted for a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) service of VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), Dallas Campus. The candidate must possess a full, active, and unrestricted license as a professional RN from a program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Must have a minimum of 2 years of ICU experience. A Masters of Science in Nursing with a Clinical Nurse Leader major, and full and current board certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader from a VA approved certifying body is required.

      The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) functions within both the micro and macro system to assume accountability for healthcare outcomes for a specific group of clients through the assimilation and application of research-based information, to design, implement, and evaluate client plans of care. The CNL is a provider and a manager of care at the points of care to individuals and cohorts. The CNL designs, implements, and evaluates client care by coordinating, and supervising the care provided by the interdisciplinary healthcare team. As a change agent, the CNL promotes an environment that embraces new knowledge, innovations and improvements. Fundamental aspects of the CNL role include: leadership in the care of patients; standardization of care; identification, delegation and oversight of care delivery and outcomes

      Duties:

      The CNL executes a position responsibility that demonstrates leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care by:

      a. Leading and organizing delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning;

      b. Using advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcome

      c. Functioning as an expert in clinical practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities

      d. Systematically evaluating current practice, and formulating outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within an area of expertise,

      e. Guiding, developing, and supporting staff from a leadership perspective

      f. Using professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities

      Tour of duty:Days/evenings with rotating weekends and holidays

      Recruitment/Relocation incentive is not authorized for this position.

      ***Please see the "Required Documents" located underneath the "How to Apply" button to ensure you have submitted all documentation***







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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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