RN Clinical Educator - Various Areas

Location
Los Angeles, CA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 29, 2017
Closes
Sep 28, 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is seeking highly skilled and experienced Registered Nurses to function as Nurse Educators for the following areas:

Critical Care Educator - CT Surgery

Critical Care Educator - General

Ambulatory and Primary Care Educator

Geriatrics and Rehabilitative Care Educator

Duties include, but are not limited to:

* Assess, plan, coordinate, implement, and evaluate the Nursing Orientation Program

* Coordinate, facilitate and monitor the Nursing Staff Competency Program

* Consult with individual nursing sections to provide in-service and continuing education activities to improve the delivery of care

* Align programs and learning activities with the operations plan and key initiatives of the Service, the Medical Center, VISN and VHA

* Assume a leadership role in the implementation of programs to improve the delivery of patient care such as ACLS, BLS, and other Simulated Training

* Foster and promote an environment conductive to lifelong learning that promotes critical and reflective thinking

* Facilitate an atmosphere of trust, respect, excellence, compassion, and caring, while facilitating constructive working relationships with all levels of staff to meet the mission of VA Greater Los Angeles

* Facilitate the implementation, development and maintenance of Nursing Service policies, procedures, and standards and actively participates in updates to reflect latest evidence-based practice

* Provide ongoing assistance to staff on patient care issues through consultation and education

* Use the expertise of other human resources, outside professionals, and multi- or interdisciplinary teams in providing learning opportunities

* Apply adult teaching/learning theories in development, implementation and evaluation of educational programs

* Collect and analyze relevant data to identify knowledge gaps and to monitor effectiveness of education efforts

* Evaluate and document the effectiveness of educational interventions through formal or informal means utilizing the nursing process as a framework

* Provide just-in-time training at the bedside to nursing staff in the clinical setting

* Demonstrate leadership in active committee and/or task force activities as assigned

* Collaborate with other departments and disciplines to improve educational products with the goal of delivering highly care to Veterans

* Utilize and promote research and evidence based findings in clinical practice

* Provide relief to clinical staff to allow staff participation at educational and professional practice development events

* Promote leadership development

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

Work Schedule: 7:00am to 3:30pm (8 hour shift) or 6:00am-4:30pm (10 hour shift)

*May include some early morning, evenings, and/or nights and weekends due to training for other shifts

Functional Statement: Consultant Nurse

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

* U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

* Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required

* 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. 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)

* 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.

* English Language Proficiency

Education/Experience Requirements:

* BSN preferred

Preferred Experience:

All Clinical Educators:

* Possess a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from one of the following providers: American Heart Association-Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers or the Military Training Network (MTN) Provider Certificate/Card

* National certification and/or Specialty certification preferred

* At least 3 years of recent direct care experience in the hospital setting in the area of interest

* Demonstrated expertise in: physical assessment, application of nursing process, critical thinking, and creating lesson plans and writing curriculum in a timely manner

* Excellent computer skills (electronic health record, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point, SharePoint, etc.)

Critical Care Educator (Cardiothoracic):

* Possess a current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification

* Recent (within the last 5 years ) direct care experience as a staff nurse in an ICU with cardiothoracic patients

* Recent teaching experience of clinical staff in a hospital setting preferred

Critical Care Educators (General):

* Possess a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from one of the following providers: American Heart Association-Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers or the Military Training Network (MTN) Provider Certificate/Card

* Possess a currentAdvanced CardiacLife Support (ACLS) certification fromthe American Heart Association-Advanced CardiacLife Support for Healthcare Providers

* National certification and/or Specialty certification preferred

* At least 3 years of recent direct care experience in the hospital setting in the area of interest

* Demonstrated expertise in: physical assessment, application of nursing process, critical thinking, and creating lesson plans and writing curriculum in a timely manner

* Excellent computer skills (electronic health record, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point, SharePoint, etc.)

Physical Requirements:

The population of male and female Veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. VAGLAHS is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients. There is a large outpatient mental health/psychiatric population at GLA. Patients with mental health co-morbidities may visit the Emergency Department and require admissions for medical co-morbidities or admission to Mental Health units The incumbent may be exposed to patients who are aggressive or combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or mental health/psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, individual using critical thinking and capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. The incumbent must be able to work in close proximity with others. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially prolonged periods of frequent walking, standing, stooping, sitting, kneeling, bending, pulling, and pushing. (as outlined in the Functional Requirements section) Transferring patients and objects may be required and use of Safe Patient Handling equipment must be used for employee safety. The incumbent may be exposed to patients with infections or communicable diseases or exposed to contaminated or hazardous materials. The incumbent may be required to wear protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures or around hazardous materials. The incumbent may be exposed to second hand smoke.

Ref: OF178-09 (OPM) Conditions of Medical exam.

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:

*Cover Letter
*DD-214
*Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
*OF-306
*Other
*Other Veterans Document
*SF-15
*SF-50
*Transcript

VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (required) Available at the VA Forms website: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=10-2850&tkey=&Action=Search

Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1898684.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.