RN - Critical Care Staff Development and Education Coordinator
The Critical Care Staff Development Coordinator is accountable for the effective provision of professional development activities including assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating educational activities according to standards established by the various professional continuing education standards, OSHA, The Joint Commission, and other regulatory bodies. The incumbent demonstrates a high degree of integrity, professionalism, and interpersonal communication skills to work effectively with a full range of health care staff, clinicians and administrators. Duties include but not limited to:
- Assesses, plans, coordinates, implements, and evaluates critical care education programs and activities.
- Develops, implements, and evaluates clinical mandatory training to insure safe patient care.
- Maintains education records for Training for all staff in assigned services. Ensures privacy of education records.
- Consults with individual clinical groups to provide inservice and continuing education activities to improve the delivery of care.
- Coordinator, Basic Critical Care Program
- Coordinator, Basic Rhythm Interpretation Program
- Coordinator, 12 Lead EKG Interpretation Program
- Coordinator, IV Moderate Sedation Certification Program
- Coordinator, Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Programs
- Coordinator, REDI site
- Coordinator, Medical Center Public Access Defibrillation Program
- Co-chair, CPR committee
- Provides expert consultation and guidance in assisting individuals, departments, organizations, and other entities in designing and facilitating professional educational activities.
- Maintains acive involvement and provides support for facilities Simulation Program
- Follows ANCC Guidelines for Continuing Education Credit application and acts as a Nurse Planner.The nurse planner in an approved provider unit, you must: have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in nursing, have a current unencumbered license as a registered nurse and have experience in adult education and knowledge of the teaching/learning process. The nurse planner will have active involvement in all aspects of planning, implementation, and evaluation of a continuing nursing education activity. The Nurse Planner is responsible for ensuring that appropriate educational design principles are used and processes are consistent with the requirements of the ANCC Accreditation Program. The Nurse Planner will participate with the primary nurse planner in assessing and evaluating the overall effectiveness of the provider unit. The Nurse Planner should lead the CE process for the planning committee.The nurse planner is accountable to the primary nurse planner.
- Assumes a leadership role in the development and implementation of programs to improve the delivery of patient care.Prepares and supports the UEC in his/her role in staff education, orientation, and competency assessment.
- Participates in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating programs for all VASLCHCS employees as assigned by Director, HRL&E and Manager for the Center for Learning Excellence.
- Serves as an instructor for courses/programs as assigned by Director, HRL&E and Manager, Center for Learning Excellence.
- Fosters effective collegial relationships with other educators/staff development specialists in the facility and the larger health care community.
- Collects data for and assists in the preparation of reports as required and/or requested by HRL&E, VASLCHCS Administration, and Central Office:
- Teaches effectively and creatively.
- Demonstrates operating knowledge of A/V equipment and arrangement of classroom to accommodate learner and presenter needs.
- Actively participates in committee and task force activities as assigned.
- Provides career guidance to employees for continuing and academic education.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only 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. 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.
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.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
- Cover Letter
- Other Veterans Document