RN MDS COORDINATOR GEC

Location
Dallas, TX
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 09, 2019
Closes
Dec 09, 2019
Specialty
Hospice, Informatics , Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. Resumes/Questionnaires received in USA Staffing in response to this announcement will be maintained in the USA Staffing job file. Qualification determinations will be done based on the applicant's resume/questionnaire/documents submitted for the position and a list of qualified candidates will be referred to Service.

**The first list of eligible applicants will be pulled for referral on Thursday, October 1, 2018** .Subsequent referrals of qualified applicants will be referred on the last day of each month (Cutoff dates) or as need it. The vacancy announcement will remain open until closed, canceled or filled.**
Some Duties include:

Establish Nursing Care Plans; Participate in Care Conferences / Interdisciplinary Team Meetings, and others as assigned and ensure its implementation
Assist with Competencies and Skills Check offs, Staff education on MDS in collaboration with Staff development specialist
Functions as Coordinator of the RAI-MDS assessment process according to the CMS regulations and guidelines and TJC Standards for LTC.
Initiates or actively participates on interdisciplinary committees or groups assuring survey readiness of the RAI-MDS process and compliance in adherence to VISN/VACO regulations, The Joint Commission standards and CMS guidelines
A baccalaureate degree is preferred. Degree must be from a program accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Minimum of 2-3-year recent long term care nursing experience is preferred.
Previous experience with Rehabilitation and and skilled nursing Care patients preferred.
Ability to work in a self-directed manner, collaborating and coordinating with health care professionals outside of nursing service as required
Knowledge of and functional in basic computer operations and proficiency in keyboarding, Excel, Word, etc.
Effective oral and written communication skills, ability to tactfully deal with patients, families, and interdisciplinary team members.
Must be self-directed and comfortable working independently, but able to function effectively as a team member
Does require direct patient care as part of duties.
Effective communication skills and tact in dealing with patients, families and staff.
Must have physical capabilities to initiate crisis intervention measures and the ability and knowledge to perform in nursing care emergencies
Must be able to cross train and assist in other patient care areas requiring nursing coverage
Work Schedule: 0800 - 1630 Monday - Friday with rotating weekend
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.

Preferred Experience:
A baccalaureate degree is preferred. Degree must be from a program accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Minimum of 2-3-year recent long term care nursing experience is preferred.
Previous experience with Rehabilitation and and skilled nursing Care patients preferred.
Ability to work in a self-directed manner, collaborating and coordinating with health care professionals outside of nursing service as required
Knowledge of and functional in basic computer operations and proficiency in keyboarding, Excel, Word, etc.
Effective oral and written communication skills, ability to tactfully deal with patients, families, and interdisciplinary team members.
Must be self-directed and comfortable working independently, but able to function effectively as a team member
Does require direct patient care as part of duties.
Effective communication skills and tact in dealing with patients, families and staff.
Must have physical capabilities to initiate crisis intervention measures and the ability and knowledge to perform in nursing care emergencies
Must be able to cross train and assist in other patient care areas requiring nursing coverage

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); Pushing and pulling (up to 4 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Both hands required; Walking (up to 4 hours); Standing (up to 4 hours); Kneeling (up to 5 hours); Repeated bending (up to 2 hours); Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted) and Emotional and Mental Stability.None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • 102850
  • Resume
  • SF-50

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. INTERNAL/VHA EMPLOYEES: SF-50 IS REQUIRED. EXTERNAL/THE PUBLIC: 10285 IS 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
  • 102850
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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