Staff Nurse (Adverse Events and Coding Specialist)

Expiring today

Location
Albuquerque, NM
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 15, 2019
Closes
Oct 15, 2019
Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The primary function of the Staff Nurse (AECS) includes, but is not limited to the following:
  • Clinical evaluation, coding, validation and follow-up for adverse events and serious adverse events using the MedDRA and working with site personnel to accurately document and follow-up on events reported at the sites.
  • Clinical evaluation, coding, validation and follow-up for medication listings using the WHO Drug Dictionary (WHO).
  • Pharmacovigilance services, including comprehensive data searches on clinical trials materials and alerts on all product recalls and labeling changes.
  • Reviewing serious adverse event case report forms for completeness and consistency.
  • Identify missing data needed for accurate coding and interpretation of the event.
  • Works with the data and statistical coordinating center data management personnel and study site personnel to get missing data and review or clarify data submitted.
  • Obtains data changes from the participant sites using the study's data edit mechanism,
  • Develop familiarity with adverse event and serious adverse event documentation requirements for each clinical trial being conducted.
  • Communicate study specific documentation requirements and answers questions on these requirements from site personnel in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Provide expertise and guidance on safety issues arising in multicenter clinical trials to members of the Regulatory and Clinical Compliance group, other Clinical Research Pharmacy personnel, statistical and data coordinating center personnel, and study site personnel.
  • Serve as a resource to the Project Directors of the Division of Study Design and Management (DSDM) and RACC on matters related to patient safety and their application to clinical trials.
  • Advise on the development of patient case report forms and works with study team to review study specific monitoring procedures/methods/guidelines.
  • Communicate with site personnel to ensure complete and accurate documentation of adverse events and serious adverse events.
  • Communicate with statistical and data coordinating center and site personnel to answer questions needed for complete and accurate documentation in order to evaluate and code adverse event data.
  • Develops data summaries and reports to be used by study personnel.

Work Schedule: Full Time, M - F, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic 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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted.None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • VA Form 10-2850a
  • 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. Required

Current New Mexico VA Health Care System employees will be given first consideration. (Recent SF-50 Required)

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
  • VA Form 10-2850a
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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