NURSE SCIENTIST RESEARCHER/MAGNET COORDINATOR - NURSE IV
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Hines, Illinois
Internal Number: 630661500
A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate. The Department of Veterans Affairs may offer Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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: Minimum of 3 years of experience establishing and directing all aspects of the ANCC Magnet designation application, site visit, interim monitoring reports; collaborating with organization leadership and staff for Magnet preparation. Extensive expertise serving consultant to others locally and nationally regarding the Magnet process. 5 or more years of Nursing leadership experience in research or evidenced-based practice utilization in the areas of nursing, health and/or management systems. 5 or more years of executive experience in the strategic planning, budget, mission, operational planning, and policy development. Doctorate in Nursing Preferred. Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: Nurse IV - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 4-5 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 3-4 years 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 potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, and sitting. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing. 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. ["The Nurse Scientist/Magnet Coordinator provides executive leadership that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for the coordination and evaluation of integrated programs that cross services and disciplines and influence organizational mission, vision, values, and strategic priorities. Incumbent has primary responsibility for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating nursing evidence-based practice, innovation, and research activities to improve quality outcomes and the requirements for re-designation through the ANCC Magnet\nRecognition Program. The Nurse Scientist Researcher functions as administrator, educator, and consultant, utilizing leadership and management theory. Incumbent develops and facilitates processes which support nursing practice outcomes and collaborative scholarly activities and research. Incumbent provides administrative and analytical support to monitor and improve quality outcomes (clinical, staff, and patient), working collaboratively and proactively with staff, other professions, and leaders in the planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating patient care services and health care delivery systems. Duties include: Facilitates strategic planning, organizational development, leader in the use of evidence-based practice and nursing research methodologies to evaluate and improve care practices and delivery of care. Establishes and maintains effective relationship with all levels of the facility and at the state and national level. Makes significant and sustained contributions to nursing practice and strategic goals through scholarly work, publication, and membership on internal and external taskforces and committees. Provides leadership in establishing and directing all aspects of the ANCC Magnet designation application, site visit, interim monitoring reports. Collaborates with organization leadership and staff for Magnet preparation. Guides and supports the development and implementation and evaluation of shared governance. Serves as a consultant to others within the organization, locally and nationally regarding the Magnet process Ensures the implementation and evaluation of the Nursing Professional Practice Model. Work Schedule: Full-Time, 8:00-4:30 (or as determined by service line). May include holidays and occasional weekends.\nTelework: Not Available.\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for a highly qualified candidate.\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): May be authorized for a highly qualified candidate.\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.