Registered Nurse-Investigations Coordinator
Company: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: December 7, 2018
The Registered Nurse in the Investigations Coordinator (IC) role is a self-directed professional of the Durham VA Healthcare System, who reports to the Chief of Quality Management. The IC facilitates and coordinates three activity levels: Administrative Investigative Boards (AIBs), Administrative Fact Findings (AFFs), and other special reviews. The IC is responsible for providing clinical and administrative recommendations relative to all investigations within the health care system. The incumbent promotes and facilitates ongoing effective communication throughout the health care system respective to these activities. The IC reviews all investigative issues that relate to the health care system, maintains necessary records, and assures that issues are handled in an appropriate, accurate, and timely manner. The IC communicates as necessary with Regional Counsel (RC) for advice and to provide information needed by RC and Human Resources Management Service (HRMS) to make appropriate dispositions and decisions.ResponsibilitiesParticipates in the planning, development, evaluation, and revision of the Quality Management Investigations Program activities. Works with the health care system's Leadership, QM, Utilization Management, and Patient Safety teams to promote quality in clinical practice in the development of guidelines, criteria, policies, and models for the Investigations Program. Coordinates, supports, implements, and maintains an Investigations Program that tracks, monitors, identifies, evaluates, and provides corrective actions associated with those activities or potentially harmful events that may have an adverse impact on the quality of patient care. Develops expertise in preparing for and participating in Joint Commission, OIG accrediting surveys, other VHA/VISN surveys, AIBs, AFFs, and OIG/OMI requests. Demonstrates flexibility, adaptability, and organizational stewardship when participating in improvement and investigative activities. Collaborates with involved disciplines to implement approaches for change in practice based on quality improvement outcomes and investigative findings. Ensures that findings of investigative activities, including an annual assessment of the effectiveness of the program are used to modify and improve the program and facilitate accomplishment of QM and performance improvement goals and objectives.Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.Functional Statement: Registered Nurse-Investigations Coordinator.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 Qualifications:- Minimum of 5 years successful Nursing practice with a minimum of 5 years working as a Quality Management Consultant or affiliated job.- Documented Quality Management experience including oversight of a Complex Health Care System Quality Management Program.- Demonstrated experience in managing the processes for investigative activities, file management and facilitating Administrative Investigations.- Knowledgeable of the principles of Administrative Investigations and experience in facilitating Administrative Investigative Boards (AIBs), Administrative Fact Findings (AFFs), and other special reviews.- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal), including ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion when handling sensitive or controversial issues.- Experience coordinating, implementing, and maintaining an Investigations Program that tracks, monitors, identifies, evaluates, and provides corrective actions associated with those activities that may have an adverse impact on the quality of patient care.- Experience preparing investigative reports and managing databases housing key information related to the Administrative Investigation Program activities.Preferred Level of Education:BSN with a Master's in Nursing or a Health-Related fieldPhD in NursingPreferred Certifications:Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)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.Physical Requirements: The position includes physical exertion such as regular and recurring walking, stooping, bending, reaching and lifting of equipment and supplies, and hand-eye coordination to perform visual field evaluations. It may require frequent periods of walking throughout the facility to interface with other services, bending, stooping, lifting, and carrying. The incumbent is exposed to CRT/PC screen radiation sometimes for long periods of time. Reasonable accommodation may be considered in determining an applicant's ability to perform the duties/functions of the position.NoneTo apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:ResumeVA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo2850&tkey&ActionSearch.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 LetterDD-214OF-306Registered Nurse-LicenseVA Disability LetterResumeSF-15SF-50Transcript
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