Job opening: Registered Nurse -Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Program Manager
Salary: $65 764 - 138 470 per year
Published at: Sep 21 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) Program Manager RN assists the facility by supporting a culture of safety across services and disciplines within the healthcare system to protect the healthcare worker (HCW) from potential injury during patient care and handling tasks. The SPHM RN is expected to demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others.
SPHM program PM RN, S/he is a proficient nurse who demonstrates proficiency in decision-making and using the nursing process for complex situations that effect performance outcomes at the point of care. Practice is enhanced through development of collegial relationships. S/he demonstrates collaboration by using the group process to solve problems. The focus is on leadership in strategically planning long-term goals for the microsystem (unit, team, or workgroup) that impacts operations or resources. The proficient nurse demonstrates critical thinking with efficiency and accuracy in assessing and managing
The SPHM PM RN provides leadership and assumes continuing responsibility for the development, implementation, coordination, maintenance, and evaluation of the Safe Patient Handling program at the facility level. This includes integrated programs that cross service and/or discipline lines and influence organizational mission, vision, values, and strategic priorities.
The SPHM PM RN will adhere to all current directives of VHA, and meet current Joint Commission standards, State licensure standards, and VA-OIG expectations.
The SPHM PM RN will intentionally create opportunities to leverage virtual care technology to support the mission of the facility and VA at large.
The SPHM PM participates, implements, and manages early mobility programs, trains and develops safe patient handling and mobility work groups for national initiatives, conferences, and local mentoring of SPHM champions and UPLs. Stays abreast of National and VISN SHPM programs as well as current evidence-based practices. Serves as preceptor and mentor to students and staff participating in leadership development programs.
Implementation and maintenance of the facility's Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) Program
Continuous evaluation of the facility's SPHM Program; collection and submission of facility and national SPHM performance measures and data call requests
Development, leadership, coordination, expansion, and maintenance of the patient handling Unit Peer Leader (UPL) program
UPL SPHM education, training, and competency assessment in use of equipment and program elements
Staff SPHM education, training, and competency assessment in use of equipment and program elements
Evaluation of compliance with Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations of Healthcare (JCAHO) standards and planning and implementation of programs
Identification, proposal, and oversight of equipment to meet current and future facility needs for safe patient handling.
Development and implementation of facility equipment and sling tracking programs
Collaboration with facility infection prevention practitioners to develop and implement facility infection prevention program for patient handling equipment.
Communication of SPHM goals and objectives and SPHM Program status to facility administrators/Environment of Care Committee
Leadership and coordination of facility multidisciplinary SPHM committee
Provision of expertise and oversight of SPHM in all relevant clinical areas
Provision of expertise and oversight of facility SPHM bariatric issues
Communication and coordination of equipment selection, installation, and maintenance with facility contracting, facilities management, and other applicable services.
Communication and coordination of remediation of equipment issues with manufacturers and facility contracting, facilities management, and other applicable service.
A member of the Environment of Care Committee
Works closely with Chief of Logistics and Equipment Clinical Products Review Committee for identification, purchase, and oversight of equipment to meet current/ future needs for safe patient handling. Designs, modifies, and implements systems compatible with professional standards and with the mission and the goals of the organization to improve cost-effective use of resources.
Work Schedule: 8:00am to 4:30pm; Monday through Friday. (May be required to work weekends)
Compressed/Flexible: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Functional Statement Title: CBSR-12138673-23-JD/Registered Nurse -Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Program Manager.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Available
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
- 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
- Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
- Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Personnel
- Must have a valid state drivers license.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement,09/28/2023.
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. [NOTE: See exception in subparagraph (b) below for candidates who are enrolled in a MSN Bridge Program.]
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), previously known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
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. In these programs, students are given a certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX and should submit this certification to VA prior to appointment. Students do not earn a BSN, but receive a MSN degree upon completion of course work. A copy of the MSN transcript must be provided to VA. Bridge programs that confer a master's degree also fully meet the education requirement, even though a Bachelor's Degree is not awarded.
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.
Registration: A registered nurse (RN) will have a current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. The appointing official may waive this registration if the RN is to serve in a country other than the U.S. and the RN has registration in that country (e.g., Philippines). 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: 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;
An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience;
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;
An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience;
A BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience;
A Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience;
ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience;
A Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience;
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.
Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience;
A Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.
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; religions; 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.
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. S/he may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. S/he must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, and able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Applicants must possess the mental and physical ability to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment. Physical requirements may involve lifting, carrying, pulling, pushing, reaching above shoulder, walking, standing, sitting, kneeling, and repeated bending. S/he must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as TB screening or testing on hire, as a condition of employment. In the performance of duties, s/he may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA vehicles. See Form OF-178 for detailed job specific requirements.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard.
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 Chalmers P Wylie Veterans Outpatient Clinic
420 North James Road
Columbus, OH 43219
- Name: Jeffery DuBois
- Email: [email protected]