Registered Nurse- Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) Coordinator
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Internal Number: 616880100
BCMA Coordinator is a designated full-time role across VA in Level 1C facilities. It is essential to maintaining safety in medication administration, teaching new employees this safety system, coordinating medication delivery systems with Pharmacy and administering staff. The BCMA coordinator is responsible for measuring compliance with scanning identification bands and medications. Duties include but are not limited to the following: The BCMA Coordinator is a registered nurse who is responsible and accountable for the integrated BCMA program that crosses clinical, service, and discipline lines. The incumbent responsibilities include strategic management throughout the entire BCMA project lifecycle, such as planning, implementation, utilization, maintenance, customer support, and implementation of ongoing monitors to measure, assess and improve solutions. He/she works collaboratively with Information Technology (IT), Biomedical, Pharmacy, Nursing, and other services, as appropriate, to ensure a seamless interface of BCMA into the workflow of the Asheville VAMC. The BCMA Coordinator serves as a point of contact between VISN and the National Bar Code Program Office. The BCMA coordinator also is responsible for BioPoint software to manage patient identification bands. BCMA coordinator is also responsible for expansion of Bar Code use to outpatient areas such as Oncology Infusion Center and ED. The BCMA coordinator is responsible for maintenance of all Workstations on Wheels used for portable documentation on clinical units. The BCMA Coordinator is responsible and accountable for the provision of information, education, training, and technical support for all nursing and allied health staff, related to electronic documentation and the coordination and direction of BCMA. He/she collaboratively interacts with Information Technology (IT) personnel in order to provide expert nursing knowledge and information that will result in comprehensive patient care outcomes. The BCMA Coordinator possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting. He/she works in collaboration with all disciplines and services affected by the BCMA computer software program throughout the Asheville VA HealthCare Center. The BCMA Coordinator is responsible for coordination of all patient care activities related to BCMA. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, knowledge of administrative manuals and policies, and the BCMA Contingency plan. The BCMA Coordinator functions as a resource person and consultant for clinical issues related to BCMA, in an effort to ensure that patient care needs are provided in a safe environment and in a timely manner. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 07:30am-4:00pm Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.