RN (Clinical Team Training-Utilization Management)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Marion, Illinois
Internal Number: 630514300
The Marion, IL VA Health Care System is seeking a full time Clinical Team Training (CTT)/Utilization Management (UM) Registered Nurse within Quality, Safety and Value Service located in Marion, IL. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/01/2022. 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: BSN with a minimum of five (5) years nursing experience, teaching/coaching experience and at least two (2) years Quality experience in Utilization Management preferred. PLEASE NOTE: These positions require Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. If selected, Applicants will provide proof of current certifications prior to employment. Only BLS certification which included Automated External Defibrillator (AED) obtained from either the American Heart Association (AHA) or the Military Treatment Training Network (MTN) will be accepted. 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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Moderate Lifting (15 - 44 lbs); Light Lifting (under 15 lbs); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Moderate Carrying (15 - 44 lbs); Light Carrying (under 15 lbs); Pushing (up to 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 5 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Repeated bending (up to 2 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted). ["The incumbent is responsible and accountable for implementation, utilization, and evaluation of the facility Clinical Team Training program. CTT drives high reliability within the organization in support of zero harm. The incumbent will also serve as a backup to Utilization Management Clinical Review (UMCR) activities such as conducting clinical reviews for appropriate admission, continued stays and discharge. The incumbent works with all levels of staff within the facility, including top-level management, and CTT team members. The incumbent must have the understanding that building the culture of safety is paramount and the foundation upon which safe operations are based. Maintaining such a culture requires the incumbent to understand change management, team building, and action planning for sustainment and program growth. Incumbent will:\na. Serve as the instigator of strong, safe clinical processes across the facility.\nb. Lead the facility CTT with a focus on behaviors at the individual and team levels that foster patient safety and High Reliability Organization (HRO) principles.\nc. Be responsible for developing curriculum to include designing simulation for the adult learner.\nd. Ensure all clinical staff who have an impact on Veteran care are exposed to CTT principles, skills and have the opportunity for ongoing practice with feedback on their use.\ne. Be responsible for evaluation of program effectiveness and facility training goals.\nf. Evaluate CTT for additional opportunities within the organization and integrating concepts into innovative objectives.\ng. Collaborate closely with Patient Safety Managers, System Redesign staff, facilities HRO Champion and HRO Lead to develop and implement strategies supporting the High Reliable Organization goals and objectives.\nh. Work with clinical teams to develop and implement strategies for improved patient safety and patient care.\ni. Collaborate with multiple services to ensure development of strong patient care processes across departmental and specialty services.\nj. Maintain related databases with CTT.\nk. Serve as a resource for other trainers and care teams related to CTT.\nl. Serve as a backup for the HRO Lead as needed. The incumbent will possess an understanding of clinical treatment modalities, organization and administration of the VA Health Care delivery systems, educational principles, clinical information systems, accreditation and regulatory standards, Clinical Team Training, High Reliability Organization Principles, Just Culture Principles, Patient Safety principles, clinical improvement, and Lean Principles. The incumbent will be able to effectively provide backup to the UMCR and will be able to review for appropriateness of care delivered in accordance with JCAHO, NPSG and services throughout the continuum of care and focused reviews of utilization patterns. The backup is able to communicate effectively with all providers of care, ancillary and support services and external customers to facilitate efficient patient-centric care. The backup works collaboratively with the UMCR Nurse and assists with maximizing reimbursement from third-party payers in accordance to VHA Directives. The incumbent Nurse must be self-motivated and self-directed, understand various clinical treatment modalities and possess a basic understanding and skill in the following: a. Organization and administration of multifaceted health care delivery systems.\nb. Demonstrate use of sound judgment in clinical and administrative decisions.\nc. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with professional, administrative, and technical staff.\nd. Progressive experience in clinical and administrative management with emphasis on confidential document review and analysis.\ne. Demonstrate leadership ability, skill in interpersonal relations and an in-depth knowledge of current nursing practice are essential.\nf. Demonstrate knowledge and experience with Performance Improvement strategies.\ng. Know of cultural change, systems and safety aspects of care and delivery of care.\nh. Demonstrate knowledge and experience with Change Management strategies.\ni. Soft skills of negotiation, teamwork, collaboration, and group presentation.\nj. Strong clinical skills and understand how clinical teams function.\nk. Preoccupation with Failure - recognize process vulnerabilities. The incumbent must be capable of providing strong leadership, demonstrate expertise in the role of the administrator and program lead, and be comfortable in the role of educator, and direct service provider. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., excluding Federal holidays\nTelework: As Needed\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.