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Registered Nurse (Clinical Process Improvement Specialist)

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

* VideosVideos* DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryThe Kansas City VA Medical Center is currently recruiting for a Registered Nurse to join the Quality, Safety, and Value (QSV) Service line as the Clinical Process Improvement Specialist.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesThe CPI Specialist is a professional nurse who serves as the proposer, promoter, and implementer of strong, safe clinical processes across the Medical Center. The incumbent uses Patient Safety, Systems Redesign (Lean) and Quality Improvement skills to foster the development of a CPI at the unit/service/medical center level. In this role the incumbent understands VHA, VISN, and Medical Center vision and strategic/operational direction to facilitate integration of quality and safety into the organization. The incumbent proactively engages clinical care areas and works with individual staff, teams, and services to improve safety, quality and efficiency of care. The activities of the CPI Specialist not only strengthens patient care but also promote the development of a just culture at the unit/service/medical center levels. In addition, the CPI Specialist:* Interacts regularly with Executive Leadership Team (Quintad) to coordinate and plan CPI activities.* Facilitates interaction between services to ensure development of strong patient care processes* Works with Quality Manager, Patient Safety Manager, and Systems Redesign Coordinator to identify vulnerabilities and develop processes and programs that advance Patient Care across the continuum.* Works with Clinical Teams to develop and implement strategies for improved patient safety and patient care.* Puts Veterans as the focus of all process innovation and change.* Shares lessons learned from group to group.- Assists the Medical Center in implementing priority sections of the CPI Toolkit.The CPI Specialist reports to the Facility Lean Manager aligned under the Office of the Assistant Director.Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pmFinancial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTravel RequiredNot requiredSupervisory statusNoPromotion Potential00* Job family (Series)0610 NurseSimilar jobs* Clinical Nurse Specialists* Nurses, Psychiatric* Psychiatric Nurses* Specialists, Clinical Nurse* RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job* Designated and/or random drug testing required* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959* You may be required to serve a probationary period* Subject to a background/security investigation* Must be proficient in written and spoken English* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process* Must pass pre-employment physical examinationQualificationsTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/14/2020.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:Master's prepared Nurse and at least 5 years relevant clinical experience.Green BeltSubstantical Process Improvement / Quality Improvement ExperienceGrade 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 and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.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: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, pushing and reaching over head. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements; such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. Incumbent may be exposed, on a short term basis to fumes, dust and other debris.EducationIMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

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