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2017-11-282018-01-09

RN Staff Nurse - Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) Clinical Coordinator

Los Angeles, CA

The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System is seeking to find anexperienced Registered Nurse (RN) to function as the Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) Clinical Coordinator. The SPHM Clinical Coordinator provides leadership and assumes continuing responsibility for the development, implementation, coordination, maintenance, and evaluation of the Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Program at the facility level. This includes integrated programs that cross service and/or discipline lines and influence organizational mission, vision, values, and strategic priorities. The incumbent is assigned to a unit or section in Nursing Service. The unit or section description and patient population served isdefined in applicable Scope of Service. The SPHM Clinical Coordinator provides leadership, which facilitates delivery of quality nursing care for a group of patients through the utilization of the nursing process. This nurse works effectively with all levels of staff, to include collaborative efforts with other health professionals. This nurse provides leadership in improving patient care, maintaining standards of care, and directing and teaching personnel in a variety of setting. This position will report to the Deputy Nurse Executive.

Major duties include, but not limited to the following:

1. Provides leadership in the application of the nursing process (assessment, outcome identification, planning, implementing and evaluation) in the provision of SPH throughout the facility.

2. Analyzes, interprets and prioritizes ergonomic data, including employee and patient injuries related to SPHM and offers solutions to improve deficiencies.

3. Coordinates remediation of equipment issues with manufacturers and facility contracting, facilities management, facilities contracting and other applicable.

4. Develops the Unit Peer Leader program to facilitate facility-wide implementation of the SPH program.

5. Identifies and assesses resource utilization and safety issues related to the provision of SPH in collaboration with the Safety and Patient Safety Officers.

6. Participates in the leadership in the development and sustainability of SPHM to include and stakeholders in pressure ulcer prevention, falls prevention, early mobility, HAP, CAUTI.

7. Attends national conferences and participates in conference calls to stay current with SPH technology trends and professional issues e.g. National Facility Champion, VISN SPHM POC conference call, National SPHM SharePoint resources, SPHM Guidebooks, TMS and special projects/performance improvement/LEAN.

8. Collaborates with Facilities and Engineering Management, Acquisitions & Materials Management, Facility Operations, OWCP, Safety and related departments regarding facility SPH needs.

9. Provides expertise and oversight of facility SPHM Bariatric issues.

10. Uses quality improvement findings to provide guidance and direction in the provision of SPH throughout the VHAGLA.

11. Evaluates compliance with the Joint Commission and OSHA standards where applicable.

12. Incorporates evidenced based research finding into clinical practice especially as it relates to SPH.

Duty Location: VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - 11301 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles CA 90073

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8 hour shifts 7:30 am to 4:00 pm; 80 hours/pay period required.
Functional Statement Title: Staff Nurse








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Job Details



Application Open Date

3/18/2017



Application Close Date

12/31/2017




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 position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.





  • 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.
      • 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
      • 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 AND degree equivalency documentation 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)
      • English Language Proficiency

      Preferred Experience:

    • BSN preferred
    • Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education

    • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from one of the following: American Heart Association - Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers OR the Military Training Network (MTN) Provider Certificate/Card
    • At least3-5 years of recent, successful Registered Nursing practice preferred
    • Masters degree in Nursingpreferred, PhD or DNP highly desirable.
    • Demonstrates advanced leadership skills in the nursing process such as coordinating, assessing, implementing and evaluating hospital-wide initiative/programsis highly desirable.
    • Experience in providing direction and education for all staff including other services preferred
    • Experience in research and implementation of hospital-wide projects preferred.
    • Experience in executing and maintaining Unit Peer Leader Programs highly desirable.
    • Ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams preferred.
    • Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data for process improvement projects 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.

      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.

      Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Title 38 Registered Nurses employed by the Veterans Affairs earn annual leave at a rate of8 hours per pay period and earn sick leave at a rate of 4 hours per pay period.

      VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.





  • 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 Sunday, December 31, 2017 to received 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.

      This announcement is for an immediate opening. Candidates notified of tentative selection will be required to complete a physical examination, background investigation to include fingerprinting, and VetPro credentialing. For all requirements, additional information may be required and candidates will be provided one to five business days to meet these requirements. For tentative selectees who fail to report for a physical, fail to submit additional information regarding the physical, fail to complete the on-line background investigation and/or submit the signature pages required to complete the investigation within the five day period may have their name removed from further consideration for this vacancy. These candidates may apply for future vacancies as they are posted on USAJobs.





  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: Few


      Job Position: RN-17-TRP-1926627-BU




      The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System is seeking to find anexperienced Registered Nurse (RN) to function as the Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) Clinical Coordinator. The SPHM Clinical Coordinator provides leadership and assumes continuing responsibility for the development, implementation, coordination, maintenance, and evaluation of the Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Program at the facility level. This includes integrated programs that cross service and/or discipline lines and influence organizational mission, vision, values, and strategic priorities. The incumbent is assigned to a unit or section in Nursing Service. The unit or section description and patient population served isdefined in applicable Scope of Service. The SPHM Clinical Coordinator provides leadership, which facilitates delivery of quality nursing care for a group of patients through the utilization of the nursing process. This nurse works effectively with all levels of staff, to include collaborative efforts with other health professionals. This nurse provides leadership in improving patient care, maintaining standards of care, and directing and teaching personnel in a variety of setting. This position will report to the Deputy Nurse Executive.

      Major duties include, but not limited to the following:

      1. Provides leadership in the application of the nursing process (assessment, outcome identification, planning, implementing and evaluation) in the provision of SPH throughout the facility.

      2. Analyzes, interprets and prioritizes ergonomic data, including employee and patient injuries related to SPHM and offers solutions to improve deficiencies.

      3. Coordinates remediation of equipment issues with manufacturers and facility contracting, facilities management, facilities contracting and other applicable.

      4. Develops the Unit Peer Leader program to facilitate facility-wide implementation of the SPH program.

      5. Identifies and assesses resource utilization and safety issues related to the provision of SPH in collaboration with the Safety and Patient Safety Officers.

      6. Participates in the leadership in the development and sustainability of SPHM to include and stakeholders in pressure ulcer prevention, falls prevention, early mobility, HAP, CAUTI.

      7. Attends national conferences and participates in conference calls to stay current with SPH technology trends and professional issues e.g. National Facility Champion, VISN SPHM POC conference call, National SPHM SharePoint resources, SPHM Guidebooks, TMS and special projects/performance improvement/LEAN.

      8. Collaborates with Facilities and Engineering Management, Acquisitions & Materials Management, Facility Operations, OWCP, Safety and related departments regarding facility SPH needs.

      9. Provides expertise and oversight of facility SPHM Bariatric issues.

      10. Uses quality improvement findings to provide guidance and direction in the provision of SPH throughout the VHAGLA.

      11. Evaluates compliance with the Joint Commission and OSHA standards where applicable.

      12. Incorporates evidenced based research finding into clinical practice especially as it relates to SPH.

      Duty Location: VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - 11301 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles CA 90073

      Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8 hour shifts 7:30 am to 4:00 pm; 80 hours/pay period required.
      Functional Statement Title: Staff Nurse







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 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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