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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Registered Nurse - Deputy Nurse Educator in Tomah, Wisconsin

Summary The Deputy Nurse Educator is a registered professional nurse who provides formal/informal/virtual instruction for clinical staff (particularly nursing), support/administrative staff, and the community. The incumbent collaborates with multiple disciplines in the assessment, planning, organization, implementation, and evaluation of staff development, school affiliations, learning and quality improvement, and application of clinical related software to clinical practice. Responsibilities The Deputy Nurse Educator is responsible for planning and implementing selected programs, training projects, and activities related to continuing education, staff development, clinical orientation, learning and quality improvement, while fostering staff participation and involvement in educational programs. He/she collaborates and works effectively with all medical center employees, and provides leadership in improving patient care, monitoring standards of care, directing and teaching personnel in a variety of settings, coordinating school affiliations, promoting computer-based instruction, and instructing the application of information systems related to the electronic medical record. The incumbent collaborates with health care providers and caregivers to fulfill education activity coordination and goals and demonstrates positive communication skills and behaviors that promote cooperation and teamwork with internal and external customers. The Deputy Nurse Educator's work is performed in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, office, classroom, and conference settings. The incumbent is under the direct supervision of the Director of Education. The Deputy Nurse Educator will supervise Registered Nurses within the Education Department which includes the Simulation Coordinator, Nurse Educator and others as designated by the supervisor. The Deputy partners across service lines to provide education as requested and appropriate. The Deputy collaborates with the TTP Coordinator to operationalize and maintain the RNTTP Residency Program and functions as a back up to this position when needed. Participates in facility level committees and root cause analysis evaluation as directed by supervisor. The incumbent plans, organizes, and utilizes resources and facilities available to accomplish the mission and goals of the education department. Analyzes resources available and identifies risk areas which include budgetary, staffing, supplies, equipment, and/or availability of data/information, including utilization of information technology. He/she uses learning metrics and analytics to measure the impact of learning solutions in relationship to improved patient care and/or organizational processes and assists in evaluating impact or improvement across the organization. Structures curriculum, program, or learning solutions to meet identified learning needs and evaluates outcomes at the appropriate level in the organization. The Deputy Nurse Educator will be held accountable to the full scope of their licensure. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm or 8:00am to 4:30pm. May require off shift tours as needed for training purposes. Telework: Ad hoc telework per discretion of supervisor. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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. 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. License: 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: MSN preferred. 3-5 years leadership experience preferred. Experience as faculty or clinical nurse educator preferred. Current BLS and ACLS instructor is highly preferred. Exceptional customer service skills required. 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 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: Must function in a variety of settings including classroom instruction, program preparation, office management, committee preparation, and other situations that may or may not have frequent interruptions. Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting. Education IMPORTANT: 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. Additional Information Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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