Registered Nurse (Educator - ED/4NW)
The Nurse Educator is directly responsible to the Associate Chief, Nursing Education who is organizationally aligned under the Associate Director, Patient Care and Nursing Services. Provides leadership in the development, coordination and implementation of educational programs that foster staff development and enhance the quality and process of patient care.
Possess a broad-based clinical and educational knowledge necessary to effectively apply all aspects of the educational process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting. Collaborates with others in the facility to ensure that educational activities are based upon assessed learning, competency needs of staff and trainees, workforce development and priorities identified by facility leaders, Nursing Education, and Nursing Services. Provides educational activities and products that are high quality, cost-effective, timely and follow principles of adult learning and customer service. Assist in improving service/organizational performance by evaluating, monitoring and reporting program outcomes
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 hour shift, tour of duty may change due to facility's needs.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required.
- 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.
- At least 5 years RN experience; 2-4 years in long term/Gero care experience
- Academic or Clinical teaching experience
- BLS/ACLS certifications
- ITS/Computer skills: Excel, Word, and Power Point. (SPSS desirable)
- Proficient with Physical assessment and interrelatedness of body systems during health crisis/illness, nursing process, critical thinking/clinical reasoning/clinical judgment, performance measures, performance improvement models & theoretical frameworks that support evidence based practice.
- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
- 2-3 years' experience with Discharge Planning and or Utilization Management
- National Certification and/or Specialty Certification
- Expertise in computerized records systems specific to VA: CPRS, BCMA, VISTA, Care Fusion, ICCA
- Active involvement in professional organizations
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