Clinical Nurse Leader (Registered Nurse Surgery)

Location
Louisville, KY
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 09, 2019
Closes
Dec 09, 2019
Specialty
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The oversight of this patient population includes care transition, quality improvement, patient safety and nursing practice standards as well as being a liaison between the patient, surgeons and other multi-disciplinary teams. He/She will participate in daily multi-disciplinary rounds and is expected to impact patient outcomes and VASQIP measures 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 will provide Informatics Support for Surgical Service. The CNL provides direct care to the surgical 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 and educating regarding SCIP measures, Nursing protocols. At times the Surgical acute-care CNL may have surgical projects to work on including review of Performance measures for Adverse Events (Patient Safety Indicators/ Complications) Process improvement utilizing Evidenced Based Practice, writing and review of Surgical SOPs and Nursing Protocols and other administrative tasks. such as data collection/informatics, and SAIL measure education and tracking. The incumbent will be self-motivated in the pursuit of meeting professional work standards. Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is required for RNs in acute care patient care positions.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8am-4:30pm
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.
Education: 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.
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)
English Language Proficiency: RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C 7402(d) and 7404(d)

Licensure: 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:

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: Light to moderate lifting (1-44 lbs); Light carrying (up to 15 lbs); Straight Pulling (up to .5 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 1 hours); Standing (up to 2 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of color; Hearing (aid permitted)

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboard process.

Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities.None

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

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), etc.

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