Clinical Nurse Leader

Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 02, 2019
Closes
Oct 02, 2019
Specialty
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The practice of the CNL is expected to impact patient outcomes for the acute care areas and for the facility at large with the emphasis on patient flow, length of stay,readmission rates and patient satisfaction. The CNL provides direct care to specific patient populations admitted to the unit/s assigned. It is expected that the CNL applies all aspects of the nursing process and care management principles within a collaborative,interdisciplinary practice setting and demonstrates leadership in improving patient care and enhance staff education and professional development using evidence-based practice. The CNL provides leadership in the application of the nursing process to client care, organizational processes and/or systems, improving outcomes at the program or service level. The CNL will act as a resource to staff implementing the medical center policies, Patient Care Service procedures and memorandums at the unit level and guides staff in compliance with patient safety goals.

Major Duties:
  • Initiates interdisciplinary projects to improve organizational performance and uses professional standards of care and practice to evaluate programs and/or services activities.
  • Implements an educational plan to meet changing program or service needs for self and others, maintaining knowledge of current techniques, trends and professional issues.
  • Coaches colleagues in team building and makes sustained contributions to health care by sharing expertise within and/or outside the facility.
  • Provides leadership in identifying and addressing ethical issues that impact clients and staff, including and participating in ethical consultations.
  • Uses group process to identify, analyze and resolve care problems.
  • Collaborate with others in research activities to improve care.
  • Manage program resources i.e., financial, material or informational to facilitate safe, effective and efficient care.

Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Tour may rotate due to patient care needs.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
This is a bargaining unit position.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:
  • 1-2 Years experience in a Clinical Nurse Leader Role
  • 3-5 Years experience as a Registered Nurse

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.

**PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL BE RATED INITIALLY BASED ON YOUR POSSESSION OF THE CLINICAL NURSE LEADER (CNL) CERTIFICATION. YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR CURRENT, FULL CERTIFICATION FOR CONSIDERATION!**

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 (35 pounds and over); heavy carrying (35 pounds and over); straight pulling (2-4 hours); pushing (2-4 hours); reaching above shoulders (1-2 hours); use of fingers; both hands required; walking (4-6 hours); standing (4-6 hours); repeated bending (2-4 hours); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; both eyes required; ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of color;hear (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability.None

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

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.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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