Registered Nurse (HPDP) (HCC)

Location
Harlingen, TX
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 08, 2017
Closes
Oct 08, 2017
Specialty
Ambulatory Care
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Join the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VATVCBHCS) as a Registered Nurse for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) in Education Service.

Dutiesinclude:

  • Serves as a facility content expert related to health promotion and disease prevention
  • Oversees the integration of health promotion and disease prevention services into the Patient Care throughout the facility and affiliated Community Based Outpatient Clinics
  • Is knowledgeable about health promotion and disease prevention, as well as all outreach and local community resources.
  • Performs statistical reporting, evaluation, consultation and collaboration with non-VA facilities as well as other VA health care professionals and administrators.
  • Comprehends and maintains knowledge of current VA guidelines, policies, Federal regulations, and laws governing medical benefits for Veterans.
  • Possesses effective public speaking skills, and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of individuals and organizations.
  • Is comfortable in the role of administrator, educator, and direct services provider, as the needs of the program require be capable of providing strong leadership.
  • Advises facility and primary care leadership on clinical and administrative issues related to health promotion and disease prevention, including clinical preventive services.
  • Advocates for policy and program development and resource allocation to support health promotion and disease prevention programs and services for Veterans.
  • Leads the effort to identify health promotion/disease prevention challenges, priorities for improvement, and opportunities for disseminating and sustaining best practices.
  • Primary facility point of contact for local, VISN and national health promotion campaigns and events, ensuring local implementation and participation.
  • Facilitates the dissemination of the VHA Clinical Preventive Services (CPS) Guidance Statements for implementation and evaluation of the services as defined in guidance statements.
  • Responsible for effective management of resources allocated by the facility to health promotion and disease prevention programs and services.
  • Provides leadership in the development or modification of service delivery processes to support the successful implementation of health promotion and disease prevention programs and services.
  • Designs and organizes evidence-based HPDP outreach events including strategies to evaluate outcomes of events.
  • Develops or coordinates the development of user-friendly tools to assist in successful implementation of health promotion and disease prevention programs and services.
  • Ensures that educational opportunities are provided to clinical and administrative staff to support and enhance their involvement in and delivery of local health promotion and disease prevention programs, services and activities.
  • Incorporates training in evidence based health promotion and disease prevention into new employee orientation for primary care and other relevant nursing staff.
  • Serves as an educational resource for issues related to evidence based health promotion and disease prevention.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Alternate schedules may be necessary to meet the needs of the organization.

Functional Statement Title/#:Registered Nurse (Health Promotion and Disease Prevention)

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • 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.
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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.

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.

Physical Requirements: Moderate Lifting (15-44 lbs); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs); Straight Pulling (up to 0.5 hours); Pushing (up to 0.5 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Walking (up to 5.3 hours); Standing (up to 5.3 hours); Repeated bending (up to 5.3 hours); Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted).

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Other(VA Form 10-2850A Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists)
*Resume

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

*Cover Letter
*DD-214
*OF-306
*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 2006754.

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.

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