Registered Nurse (Peer Review Coordinator)
The Interdisciplinary Peer Review Specialist is a registered nurse accountable for coordination, development and implementation of the Interdisciplinary Peer Review Program in the organization. The incumbent performs duties directly contributing to the administrative management of the facility health care delivery system and is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, managing, and evaluating components of risk management at the facility level.
Major duties include, but are not limited to:
- Coordinates Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee activities. This includes examining cases that meet occurrence screens, preparing summary document for peer review and tracking review through the process, coordinating meetings, agendas, and minutes.
- Creates peer review summaries that are relevant, accurate, focused, and written for intended audience the majority of which are Licensed Independent Practitioners.
- Completes/contributes quarterly reports for organization, VISN, and VHA related to interdisciplinary Peer Review Activities at KCVA.
- Assumes a leadership role in the assessment and evaluation of data collected through the screening activities and compiles data in a usable form for all clinical and administrative staff.
- Collaborates with all medical center staff, community, external agencies, etc. to achieve optimum cooperation and to maximize effectiveness of organizational Interdisciplinary Peer Review Activities.
- Makes clinical judgments and draws conclusions from chart review to identify patient care issues/trends that require intervention to improve patient care and/or obviate risk situations. Communicates findings and analysis to appropriate disciplines for action as indicated.
- Safeguards and maintains confidentiality in all aspects of Risk Management/Peer Review activities according to Confidentiality Regulations.
- Collaborates with organizational attorneys on tort cases filed to ensure Peer Reviews and Management Advisory Opinions are completed timely and shared with organizational counsel.
Functional Statement Title/#: Peer Review Specialist RNBasic Requirements:
- 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
- 10-2850A, RN License
- VA Benefits Letter