Job opening: Registered Nurse Education & Informatics Nurse Manager
Salary: $57 867 - 114 263 per year
Published at: Sep 18 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The incumbent of this position serves as the Education and Informatics Nurse Manager at the Oscar G. Johnson VAMC (OGJVAMC). The Education and Informatics Nurse Manager is primarily responsible and accountable for the development, implementation and evaluation of all organization-wide education deliverables including, but not limited to, nursing competency process, academic partnership programs, and the Nursing Informatics programming.
* The Education and Informatics Nurse Manager will directly supervise Nursing Education, including the RN Transition to Practice Coordinator and Safe Patient Handling Coordinator, Facility Education, and Nursing Informatics. The Education and Informatics Nurse Manager will provide consultation to Nurse Managers regarding nursing education, professional development, and nursing competency.
* Patient Care areas can include Surgical Service, Urgent Care, Primary Care, Med/Surg, Mental Health, Whole Health, Telehealth, Community Living Center (CLC), Home Care, and VA Community Care (VACC). The practice of each nurse is based on skill, experience, and research and has a direct impact on client outcomes for the assigned area and the facility as a whole.
* The registered nurse possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to:
- Communicate and interact appropriately and courteously with internal and external customers.
- Maintain confidentiality of patient/employee information electronically, verbally, and written.
- Work and function within a safe manner including infection control and operation of equipment.
- Integrate and apply pertinent aspects of the Medical Center performance improvement program into his/her professional practice.
- Utilize nursing research and literature in daily practice.
* The Education and Informatics Nurse Manager uses knowledge and skills in education theory and application, career development, leadership, and program management to support the lifelong professional development of nursing staff. This is aimed at influencing the actualization of role competence, proficiency, and professional growth.
* Responsibilities of the Education and Informatics Nurse Manager:
- Executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches in the management of education and
- Oversees the coordination all aspects of education and informatics, providing consultation to nurse educators, nurse managers,
administrators, and other health care professionals, improving outcomes at the organization level.
- Ensures that education and informatic programs in place are effective to meet the needs of nurses.
- Identifies current education and informatic gaps and collaborates with team members to address education needs.
- Guides nurse educators in the creation of education from identification of educational needs to implementation of education and evaluation of
effectiveness. Coordinates with nurses and teams to implement improved practices and/or processes and to formulate policies and
procedures based on best evidence and an approved practice recommendation.
- Assists in the development of policies and standards of nursing practice to ensure an optimal level of patient care.
- Facilitates and oversees the nursing competency process including initial and annual competencies.
- Develops nurse educators for career progression. Forecasts new knowledge needs for changing practice environments/population groups.
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards
Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards
Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English.
Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved 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). The approving official may authorize a waiver of the requirement for ACEN or CCNE accreditation of any degree in nursing provided the college or university has regional accreditation from an accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education at the time of the candidate's graduation and the composite qualifications of the applicant warrant such consideration. 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.
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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience.
Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required.
Preferred Experience: 1-2 years Nurse Management experience preferred
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: Walking, bending, stooping and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
- Address Oscar G Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility
325 East H Street
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
- Name: Angie Crandall
- Phone: (906) 774-3300 X32282
- Email: [email protected]