Registered Nurse (Informatics/Performance Improvement)

Location
Loma Linda, CA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 30, 2018
Closes
Feb 28, 2018
Specialty
Informatics
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Informatics Performance Improvement (PI) Nurse, executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care. The (NI/PI) registered nurse is an EXPERT nurse, "with enormous background experience, who has an intuitive grasp of each situation and zeros in on accurate region of the problem without wasteful consideration of a large range of unfruitful, alternative diagnoses and solutions" (Benner). The incumbent demonstrates performance and leadership that is broad enough to improve the care for a group of patients. The incumbent is responsible for the documented outcomes at the program or service level. Program or service level outcomes must be broad and complex and can be demonstrated at any organizational level within the facility, VISN, or VACO. Program is defined as substantial coordinated group of activities impacting patient and/or employees. The registered nurse demonstrates (a) Leading an organizing delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning; (b) Using advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes, (c) Functioning as an expert in clinical practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities, (d) Systematically evaluating current practice, and formulating outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within an area of expertise, (e) Guiding, developing, and supporting staff from a leadership perspective, and (f) Using professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities (VA Handbook 5505/27, App G-6. II-G612). The Informatics/Performance Improvement (PI) Nurse is accountable for adhering to establish policies and standards of care/practice. The Incumbent demonstrates leadership in developing and implementing programs to improve the delivery of patient care. The Incumbent conducts independent and collaborative studies/reviews of care for patients generally ranging in age from 17 through the geriatric years, taking into consideration diagnoses and physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural needs. The Incumbent has the ability to provide quality data review and analysis and utilizing electronic data bases to extract and report quality data.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8 hour shifts, no weekends or holidays. Hours may vary to accommodate facility needs.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

Basic 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.
Preferred Experience:
-Master's degree and or BSN with a master degree in a related field.
-Informatics board certification highly desirable
-Interacts with members of the Medical Center interdisciplinary team to identify areas for improvement in the patient care process and facilitate implementation of change resulting in a positive impact/improvement across the organization.
-Proficient in utilizing professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and informatic practice to evaluate programs and/or services.
-Ability to provide quality data review and analysis utilizing electronic data bases to extract and report quality data.
-Experience in tracking trends, and interprets data to predict the impact of mandates on productivity of program, service, and staff.
-Initiates action, which results in improvement of program or service activities.
-Ability to use a wide variety of Microsoft Office applications. Data Warehouse, SQL, and VA data applications preferred.

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.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting (45 lbs. and over); Moderate Carrying (15-44 pounds); Straight Pulling; Pushing; Reaching above Shoulder; Walking; Standing; Repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Hearing aid (permitted); Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Depth perception; Both eyes required; Both legs required; Use of fingers and both hands required.For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

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:

  • Resume
VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

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.
  • Resume

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