Job opening: Nurse (Quality Management Consultant)
Salary: $81 269 - 139 045 per year
Published at: Jan 23 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application.
Roseburg is the heart of the scenic and recreational paradise known as the Land of Umpqua. This land of authentic outdoor adventures and experiences is bordered by picturesque rivers and lush valleys. Roseburg, centrally located in the of Douglas County, Oregon is known for its 359 miles of streams along the north and south forks of the Umpqua River. The Roseburg area reflects small-town values, has dedicated business leaders and a strong education system from K-12 to our local community college. The community possesses a hardworking, well-trained workforce. These characteristics have proved instrumental in drawing new residents and companies to the region, while keeping families here for generations.
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
EDRP Authorized: Contact [email protected]
and [email protected]
, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates
The QM Consultant, with a focus on geriatric and acute psychiatric care, is a highly independent and self-directed professional who assesses plans, implements process improvement, while coordinating, monitoring and evaluating the quality and safety of the delivery of care for the organization.
The QM Consultant is focused on Consults supporting and acting as a resource to leadership and staff in use of evidence based practice, standards interpretation, implementation, and re-design of processes and structures to improve care outcomes, with a focus on older adults and mental health.
Acts as the Utilization Management (UM) nurse for the inpatient acute psychiatric unit.
Tracks quality data for certain programs, analyzes data, and creates comprehensive reports for both leadership and senior leadership.
Identifies potential improvements in the care of Veterans with a focus on Geriatrics and Mental Health.
Coordinates and participates in process improvement projects; leading and participating in root cause analysis.
Provides education related to the care of geriatrics with a focus on dementia and other behaviors associated with geriatrics, and/or mental health concerns.
Completes clinical quality reviews, clinical data analysis, and identifying opportunities for improvement; includes providing clinical and administrative recommendations relative to Strategic Analytic Improvement Learning (SAIL) outcomes and External Peer Review Program (EPRP) metrics.
Acts as the Utilization Management nurse for the inpatient acute psychiatric unit.
Serves as an Alternate Controlled Substance Coordinator for the Controlled Inspection Program in conjunction with the Controlled Substance Coordinator.
Serves as a liaison and advisor to clinical and administrative staff to ensure treatment is clearly documented, identifies other options for care when outpatients do not require admission or inpatients no longer need acute hospitalization, and recommends appropriate referrals for alternate levels of care.
Collaborates with the Survey Coordinator for the coordination of accreditation readiness activities focused on standards compliance, education of staff on standards and VHA requirements, and customer satisfaction for internal and external stakeholders.
Supports all Quality Management work to include but not limited to accreditation, system redesign, infection prevention, patient safety, environment of care, risk management, high reliability, publications, and as assigned by management. Incumbent may assist or act as back-up for independent programs such as the External Peer Review Program (EPRP).
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm PST (compressed tours not available)
Telework: Not Available
Virtual/Remote: This is not a virtual or remote position.
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.
Experience in process improvement, with a focus on quality management
Strong data analytic skills
Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Power BI
Ability to create meaningful, data driven reports; and critically think through problems.
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.
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: Light lifting and carrying (under 15 lbs); Walking and Standing (1-2 hours); Hearing (aid may be permitted).
Environmental Factors: Working closely with others and working alone.
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: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/
- Address Roseburg VA Medical Center
913 Northwest Garden Valley Boulevard
Roseburg, OR 97471
- Name: Mary Smith
- Phone: 202-745-8000 X55169
- Email: [email protected]