Registered Nurse (Quality Management Coordinator)
RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED
RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED
Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, Day Shift (8 hour shifts)
The incumbent is responsible for working closely with Service Leadership to develop and implement a performance improvement plan and related activities. The incumbent is responsible for the following: monitoring, trending and analyzing data, interpreting The Joint Commission standards, interpreting VA handbooks and directives regarding Quality Management/Performance Improvement/Patient Safety issues; collaborating with the facility Patient Safety Officer; and monitoring progress of reviews and follow-up action items to ensure completion in a timely manner.
The incumbent is responsible for utilizing a comprehensive, organized, continuous readiness program to review and identify opportunities for improvement in order to achieve excellence in the quality and safety of the care, treatment, and services provided to patients.
The incumbent supports facility activities in the coordination and development of data collection and analysis techniques, primarily in the areas of specific Performance Measures, ORYX, and Performance Improvement indicators.
The incumbent reviews all performance improvement data for assigned areas and assists responsible staff in initiating/facilitating appropriate action based on VA guidance documents.
The incumbent conducts various patient care studies based on areas assigned, including review of patient incident reports, medical record reviews for evidence of required documentation as well as reviews for the quality and safety of care, treatment, and services provided. The incumbent provides clinical expertise and consultation to assist in data driven decision making and performance improvement matters. The incumbent conducts tracers and operational assessments, participates in the design and analysis of special studies to define the cause and scope of issues or trends, and assists in the identification of appropriate criteria for problem resolution. Analysis includes monitoring, tracking, and trending along with other statistically valid techniques to assist in focusing program efforts. The incumbent participates in the development of innovative approaches to the establishment, enhancement, modification, and/or improvements in a variety of facility programs related to performance improvement/quality management.
- Quality Management and Performance Improvement experiencepreferred
- Joint Commission's Hospital Standards experience preferred
- Inpatient hospital experience preferred
- Life Safety and Environment of Care experience preferred
- Mental Health experience preferred
- BSN required
- MSN preferred
Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.
Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse
* 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 agencyAND 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 course work 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.
* Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel.
The criteria are as follows:
* Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization;
* Professional Development: performance, education/career development;
* Collaboration: collaboration, collegiality;
* Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD
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.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1.CV or Resume.(Required)
2.Occupational Questionnaire. (Required)
3.OF 306, Declaration for Federal Employment (Required) (Available at
4. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
5.If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
6.Any and all supporting documents submitted will be forwarded to the selecting official (no photos accepted).
Current, Permanent VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Employees need only submit their resume, last Non-Award SF-50, and last performance evaluation.
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, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
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.