Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Transition to Practice Nurse Residency Coordinator in Portland, Oregon

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Portland, OR
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 12/1/2016 (6 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 12/21/2016 (14 day(s) away)

Job Overview
Summary

Vacancy Identification Number: 1859628 OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's charge – "To care for those who shall have borne the battle," and their survivors and families – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission. The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE)

America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs

Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

Duties

The Transition-to-Practice (TTP) Nurse Residency Coordinator is a registered professional nursing leader who oversees and manages all aspects of the comprehensive program(s) for transitioning all new graduate registered nurses (RNs) from the academic into the professional work environment, from a novice or advanced beginner to a competent professional RN. S/he is responsible for the planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the TTP Program including programmatic guidance for the post-graduate nurse, preceptor, mentor and other TTP program support team members.

S/he has experience in the education of students and nurse educators and has the ability to utilize approaches to adults as learners based on recognition of the individual's autonomy and self-direction, life experiences, readiness to learn and problem-orientation to learn. The TTP Nurse Residency Coordinator collaborates with academic affiliates and multiple inpatient and outpatient VAPORHCS departments to build and sustain a program which meets all the criteria of both the Office of Nursing Services (ONS) TTP Program (VHA Directive 2011-039) and the Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) Post­ Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program. S/he develops, tracks, and submits program outcome/evaluation data and fiscal reports as needed for local and national performance monitors.

The TTP Nurse Residency Coordinator develops local content and utilizes national resources in building the program curriculum to ensure that it meets the needs of the post-graduate RN and the ONS and OAA programs. S/he incorporates input from employee preceptors and mentors encouraging the use of varied and creative teaching methods. Participant needs assessments and competencies are assessed periodically. The TTP Nurse Residency Coordinator is a role model in demonstrating excellence in practice, serves as a clinical mentor/preceptor for clinical and administrative staff, consults/collaborates in patience care and research, and educates in both formal and informal situations . The TTP Nurse Residency Coordinator leads all efforts in achieving and maintaining accreditation of the TTP Program through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and incorporates required criteria into the program.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Serves as facility lead providing leadership and coordination for the TTP Program.
  2. Facilitates academic relationships with schools of nursing on behalf of VAPORHCS.
  3. Collaborates with clinical leadership to ensure that post-graduate RN placement process is effective. Plans and revises work schedules and assignments to assure an even flow and distribution of work coordinated to meet program requirements for each post-graduate RN. Works with employee preceptors and mentors in determining program content, teaching methodology, and determining successful completion of program criteria.

Work Schedule: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm

Functional Statement Title/#: Transition to Practice Nurse Residency Coordinator Preferred Experience: Masters or Doctoral degree preferred; Experience in development and evaluation of educational curricula preferred; Experience in project management preferred

Bargaining position

FSLA Non-exempt

Telework is NOT authorized

V*irtual work is NOT authorized*

Recruitment/Relocation incentives are NOT authorized

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the Private or public sector. * Experience refers to paid and unpaid* experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious/spiritual; community; student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Additional qualifications information can be found here click here.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
Qualifications

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may 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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 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. 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). Proof of accreditation must be provided if nursing program accreditation does not reflect on above referenced websites. Past accreditation may not be available online and may result in disqualification.

  • 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; Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required; The RN must maintain a current, full, active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with VA.

  • English Language Proficiency- RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

*Grade Determinations: *Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows:

  • Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization;
  • Professional Development: performance, education/career development;
  • Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality;
  • Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research

GRADE DETERMINATIONS: Your salary and grade will be determined by the Nursing Professional Standards Board (NPSB). The NPSB is a peer review process. The NPSB will review your individual qualifications, education, professional training/internship(s) and professional experience to determine the most appropriate salary and grade based on your individual accomplishments.

Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience. Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree ina related field and approximately 102 years of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience. Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience. Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience.

*Reference: *http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf

PLEASE 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.

Physical Requirements:

Moderate Carrying (15-44lbs); Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1 – 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 4 hours); Standing (up to 4 hours); Repeated bending (up to 3 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13"to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of color; Emotional and Mental stability; Hearing (aid permitted).

Work Environment: involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms or libraries. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the facility's Human Resources Office at 503-220-8262

You can request reasonable accommodations any time during the hiring process or at any time while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. To request a reasonable accommodation:

  1. Look at the job posting for instructions on requesting a reasonable accommodation

  2. Work directly with the person arranging the interviews

  3. Contact the agency SPPC

  4. Request a reasonable accommodation verbally or in writing; no special language is needed.

Learn more about reasonable accommodation requests

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating.

We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined.

BENEFITS

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

Other Information

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Salary Range: $59,806.00 to $100,552.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VN-0610-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 457713400

Job Announcement Number: VS-17-JMS-1859628-BU