This Quality Assurance/Reusable Medical Device Coordinator (QA/RMD) Registered Nurse position is with the Nursing Service located in the West Roxbury location. West Roxbury will be the primary duty station with travel to the Jamaica Plain campus, Brockton campus, and CBOCs will be required. This is a full-time position at 40 hours per week. 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. Education: 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. Licensure: 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 Experience: A minimum of three years of medical/surgical nursing experience with at least two years of recent infection control, Sterile Processing, or QM experience as a Registered Nurse. Demonstrated ability to effectively utilize various health system software programs and applications to capture, analyze, and trend data for meaningful use. Demonstrated leadership, motivation, self-direction, and initiative in relation to patient safety management in clinical activities and programs. Demonstrated ability to work independently within his/her scope of practice and in accordance with policies, training, and accepted VA practice. Ability to work in a collegial and collaborative relationship with members of the interdisciplinary team. Strong organizational skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with professional and administrative staff. Demonstrated excellent computer documentation abilities. Applies problem-solving skills, using the team approach to identify, analyze and resolve problems. 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 requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, bending, pulling, pushing, and sitting at a keyboard. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs and able to manage work activities in a highly technological integrated work environment. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Duties:\nThe Quality Assurance/Reusable Medical Device Coordinator (QA/RMD) Registered Nurse applies clinical expertise and knowledge of health care programs. The incumbent bridges issues between clinical and administrative leaders, coordinates the accomplishment of various projects, and serves as a liaison with the VISN office on RMD issues. The incumbent develops, implements, integrates and maintains a performance program to: evaluate and improve the quality of the RMD program; promote quality in clinical practice by collaborating in the development of guidelines, criteria, and models for the set-up, use and maintenance of RMD; improve health system operations which can be exported for use in other VA facilities; and develop a systematic approach in assisting and providing technical guidance among the Health System's services. The incumbent is responsible for modification in clinical and administrative programs, activities and work processes in order to achieve maximum utilization of hospital and health care resources. The incumbent tracks progress of services, hospital-wide committees, and performance improvement teams to provide guidance and direction to hospital-wide team efforts. The incumbent monitors the unit-level performance improvement programs for compliance with policy, patterns and/or trends and ensures that the findings of RMD activities, including the annual assessment of staff competency, are used to modify and improve the program and facilitate accomplishment of the hospital's goals and objectives. The incumbent is responsible for the establishing and maintaining a computerized database and tracking system for QM data. The incumbent serves as a member of hospital-wide committees and in that role assesses health system processes that impact the quality of patient care delivery and follows through with appropriate actions. The incumbent will participate in performing major process assessment, will follow through with recommendations and will track all performance improvement activities for resolution. Work Schedule: Days, Monday through Friday (7:30am-4:00pm)\nCompressed/Flexible: May be Authorized\nTelework: May be Authorized\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required Notifications: This is a NAGE Bargaining Unit position. Current or former employees must submit copies of their most recent Sf-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held. This position is in the Excepted Service. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments based on the candidate's education and experience. For internal selectees being promoted, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy. Veterans preference does not apply for other current permanent Federal agency employees."]
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