RN (Endocrinology)

Location
Denver, CO
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 06, 2018
Closes
Mar 06, 2018
Specialty
Miscellaneous
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This position is located within the Medicine Service of the Denver VA Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. The position is aligned under the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes and reports directly to the Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Section and Chief, Medical Service. This position has a collaborative relationship with all specialty care services within the network.

The Endocrinology Clinical Diabetic Educator (CDE) practices in the inpatient and outpatient settings at the Denver VA Medical Center and helps coordinate Endocrinology Diabetes education within the VISN. The CDE is academically and clinically prepared to perform a broad spectrum of patient and staff diabetic education at the expert level.

The position applies in depth knowledge and skills in the provision of diabetes self-management education and ongoing support to those affected by diabetes. Working in a collaborative practice setting, the CDE or BC-ADM will work closely with Endocrine faculty, advanced nurse practitioners, and program support staff as well as individual veterans in the outpatient and inpatient setting.

The CDE or BC-ADM is responsible for creating, delivering, scheduling, and planning a diabetes educational series for programs such as SCAN ECHO and PEERs. These type of series support the professional development of diabetes educators and other healthcare professionals including nurses, dieticians, pharmacists, primary care providers locally and nationally.

The Certified Diabetes Education is an experienced health care professional with a strong background in diabetes education and willingness to commit to Endocrine management of patients, families and provider education. The CDE is academically and clinically prepared to perform a broad spectrum of patient/provider education at the expert level. The position will incorporate in person and remote education through direct patient care as well as case discussion to nurses, pharmacists and local and remote primary providers via TELE Endo and the the Glucose Education team (GET) consults inpatient, outpatient diabetes management. The CDE will help the NPs with E-consults on endocrine disorders and diabetes management. The CDE will work closely with Endocrine faculty, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Endo CDE and program support administrators to ensure implementation and optimization of inpatient and outpatient diabetes education and care as well as educational programs. In addition, the CDE will have responsibility to provide educational resources (provider and patient) for the Transition of Care Program for veterans with diabetes leaving the hospital. The CDE is responsible for coordinating, scheduling, and planning educational series based on requests from providers.

Certification by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators is required.

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri various hours
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.
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: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position may require potentially long periods of continued standing. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, requiring the shifting of priorities based on emerging and changing needs of the Program, Service or ECHCS.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume
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
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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