This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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. A nurse practitioner must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE, and maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected. Preferred Experience: Stroke/neurology experience is preferred Experience with quality management is preferred. 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 and approximately 2-3 year's 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. Physical Requirements: This position may require potentially long periods of continued Heavy lifting of 45 pounds and over, Heavy carrying of 45 pounds and over, Pushing for 4 hours, Reaching above shoulders, Use of fingers, Both hands required, Walking for 2 hours, Standing for 7 hours, Kneeling for 1 hour, Both legs required, Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, Ability to distinguish basic colors, Hearing (aid permitted) Mental and emotional stability. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Stroke Program Coordinator is fundamental to the development, implementation, and evaluation of the stroke program directed towards the provision of quality services for patients who are experiencing stroke from a multi-disciplinary perspective throughout the continuum of care. This individual works collaboratively with the Stroke Program Medical in a mutually supportive relationship which is essential to the success of the program. The Stroke Program Coordinator is an expert nurse practitioner who provides leadership for the organization of services and systems necessary for a collaborative approach to stroke care. The Stroke Program Coordinator will assume the day-to-day responsibilities of process and performance improvement activities as they relate to nursing, and ancillary personnel and assist in carrying out the same functions for all staff. The Stroke Program Coordinator plans, implements and evaluates clinical programs to achieve high quality, patient-focused outcomes which advance patient and family care and nursing practice in stroke care. The Stroke Program Coordinator is responsible for the Stroke Program development, quality assessment, improvement and inter/intra disciplinary communications.\nThe Stroke Program Coordinator will work collaboratively with all hospital and clinic personnel on shared system and performance improvement projects. Clinical responsibilities\n- Perform clinical evaluations of stroke patients post-hospital admission\n- Attend chemo denervation clinics (Botulinum toxin) for migraine headaches. Program Management Responsibilities\n- Develops and establishes operational and strategic goals and objectives consistent with the American Heart and Stroke Association, The Joint Commission for Accreditation, and UW Health including Performance Improvement and a Patient Safety program.\n- Coordinates the development, implementation, review, and revision of Stroke Program standards, policies, procedures, and protocols.\n- Incorporates knowledge of AHA Guidelines as well as emerging science and evidence based practice into Stroke program standards.\n- Assists in coordination of the Telestroke Program.\n- Leads and participates in performance improvement processes. Administrative Responsibilities\n-Assists in the development of annual budgets and capital equipment requests.\n-Monitors the Operational Efficiency of the Stroke Program.\n-Promotes marketing efforts for the Stroke Program to internal and external audiences that will support the Program image to the community.\n-Education Responsibilities\n-Develop and deliver acute stroke continuing education programs. Plans, coordinates and evaluates Stroke education for nursing, residents and providers related to the care and management of a stroke a patient in collaboration with Stroke Program Directors.\n-Provides stroke related education to internal and external audiences, including planning and participating in educational programs targeting hospital personnel, EMS providers in the local and regional communities.\n-Participate in educational opportunities appropriate to professional goals.\nMay be assigned special clinical reviews/projects as needed. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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