Clinical Nurse Leader - Registered Nurse

Location
Chillicothe, OH
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 16, 2019
Closes
Nov 15, 2019
Specialty
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The CNL is RN with a Master's Degree in Nursing who desire to stay in the direct care setting.The CNL addresses and improves the following at the unit level: cost/financial outcomes such as length of stay, patient flow, readmission rate and registered nurse (RN) turnover; patient satisfaction, staff satisfaction and retention; quality/internal process outcomes such as medication management, patient safety, and prevention of nosocomial infections; practice model transformation such as evidence-based and collaborative, interdisciplinary practice. Practice is an advanced generalist role with a broad scope of practice and more complex level of responsibility for specific patient care units. The CNL possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process and care management principles within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting, which will then enable effective implementation of health promotion and prevention practices, management of acute and chronic illnesses, and attainment of appropriate lengths of stay and most effective level of care. The CNL will demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide cost effective care. This includes understanding changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population.
  • Practice is an advanced generalist role with a broad scope of practice and more complex level of responsibility for specific patient care units.
  • The CNL possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process and care management principles within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting, which will then enable effective implementation of health promotion and prevention practices, management of acute and chronic illnesses, and attainment of appropriate lengths of stay and most effective level of care.
  • The CNL will demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide cost effective care.
  • This includes understanding changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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.

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.

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.

**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!**None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Clinical Nurse Leader Certificate
  • 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
  • Clinical Nurse Leader Certificate
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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