Registered Nurse (Resuscitation Education Initiative Program Director)
Department of Veterans AffairsFull time Full day
The Registered Nurse Resuscitation Education Initiative (REdI) Program Director is located under the Learning Organization Service within the KCVA. The Nurse Educator is a registered professional nurse who provides formal/informal/virtual instruction for multiple disciplines, administrative and clinics, throughout the KCVA, patients and families and the community.
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The scope of duties and responsibilities for this position are as follows:
The Nurse Educator collaborates with multiple disciplines in the assessment, planning, organization, implementation, and evaluation of an instructional plan. The Nurse Educator is a competent and proficient nurse who executes responsibilities that demonstrate leadership experience, and creative approaches to providing educational opportunities with consideration to safety, effectiveness, and cost in planning and delivering education and training programs for multiple disciplines, clinical and administrative, throughout the KCVA. The Nurse Educator has experience in the education of adults from various backgrounds, education, and professions and can utilize approaches to adult learners based on recognition of the individual's autonomy and self-direction, life experiences, readiness to learn, and problem orientation to learn. The Nurse Educator is responsible for facilitating, planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and providing resource management of clinically based education programs. The Nurse educator will collaborate at the local, VISN and National level with individuals, departments, committees, and community partners to assure that educational programming (a) meets the learning needs of the KCVA employees and/or patients (b) addresses the requirements of VA and other regulatory agencies, (c) incorporates benchmarked standards, and (d) is structured on a performance basis utilizing measurable outcomes. The Nurse Educator will provide a leadership role in the use of interdisciplinary performance improvement efforts, where appropriate, to support system-, VISN-, and nation-wide initiatives. The Nurse Educator is a role model in demonstrating excellence in practice, serves as a clinical mentor for clinical and administration staff, consults/collaborates in patient care and research, and educates in both formal and informal situations.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
- 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: 5 Years Nursing
Applicants with the following certifications from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN) are highly preferred: Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). The selected employee will be required to receive these certifications prior to assuming clinical responsibilities and ensure current certifications after employment is maintained.
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.
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/