Registered Nurse, Risk Management Consultant

Company Name:
Department Of Veterans Affairs
United States Citizens Excepted Service Permanent Full Time Vacancy Identification Number: 1119464
This position is with the VA Roseburg Healthcare System, in Roseburg, OR. Roseburg is centrally located in Southwestern Oregon and you will find an excellent quality of life in a family-oriented community. With the Cascade Mountains to the east, and the beautiful coastline to the west, activities abound for outdoor enthusiast. Plus, Roseburg has all the amenities of a larger city while still offering the relaxed atmosphere of a small town environment. For more information on the Roseburg Area, please visit the following links:
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln''s promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America''s Veterans.
NOTE: Applicant''s education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
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.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Risk Management Consultant (RMC) is assigned to the Quality Management Service, Office ofthe Director. The RMC functions as a resource person and consultant for risk-relatedactivities in an effort to ensure that Veterans, staff, and leadership needs are provided in asafe environment and in a timely manner. The RMC is responsible and accountable for theprovision of information, education, training, and technical support for all employees relatedto the Risk Management (RM) program. The incumbent collaboratively interacts with a variety offacility programs to include all healthcare provided within the organization in order toprovide expert knowledge and information that will result in comprehensive, patient centeredoutcomes. Strong interactive and collegial interactions are essential to the RM initiatives.
The RMC uses sound judgment in decision making, applying leadership and analytical skills, andis self-directed.RM support includes assessing compliance with VA Roseburg Healthcare System(VARHS) policies, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) publications, and accreditationstandards related to risk management. The RMC works in collaboration with all disciplines andservices affected by risk activities.The incumbent manages facility risk using establishedpolicies and guidelines.
The RMC is responsible for coordination of activities related to practice of Risk Management,including, but not limited to 1) risk management support services to medical center employeesand leadership; 2) initiation and leadership of interdisciplinary committees, focus reviews,task force groups; 3) agenda preparation and interfacing with Peer Review Committee (PRC)chair on cases for review; 4) submitting quarterly reports to the Executive Council to theMedical Staff (ECMS) and routine reports to Quality Review Council; 5) performance orfacilitation of proactive risk assessments, administrative boards, peer reviews; morbidity andmortality review trending; 4) tort claim management; 6) review and trending of occurrencescreens; 8) monitoring and follow-up on investigations, fact finding reviews, protected andunprotected Peer Reviews, and occurrence screens; 7) adverse event reporting/disclosure; 8)state licensing board reporting; 9) medical expert opinion; 10) maintenance of the databasesfor the risk management program 11) providing consultative expertise in planning, designing,and implementation of process improvements and policy making activities and 12) promoting aclimate of collaboration, cooperation, and understanding between VARHS staff, Veterans, andfamily members. Other functions include:
1.Execute position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creativeapproaches to management of complex patient care;
2.Demonstrate performance and leadership that is broad enough to improve the care for a groupof patients;
3.Document outcomes at the program or service level.
4.Demonstrate leadership that is sustainable regardless of role and incorporates professionalstandards of care and implements broad-reaching evidence-based change.
5.Involve incorporating and implementing the requirements of the other qualification standardsincluding:
a.Leading and organizing recommendations regarding delivery of care to manage risk for thepatient population.
b.Using advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning,decision-making, and evaluating outcomes.
c.Functioning as an expert in clinical practice and/or in areas related to the assignedroles and responsibilities.
d.Systematically evaluating current practice and formulating outcomes for groups of patientsand/or organizational processes within area of expertise.
e.Guiding, developing, and supporting staff from a leadership perspective.
f.Using professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluateprograms and/or service activities.
6.Serves as a consultant to other departments impacted, influenced, or informed by riskmanagement
7.Responsible for coordination, education, and ongoing monitoring of Risk Managementactivities.
8.Responsible for serving as the Chair of the associated committee as appropriate, and serveson other committees and councils.
Work Schedule : Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
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)
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.
Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 year''s of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor''s degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 year''s of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 year''s 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 year''s of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor''s degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year''s experience or a Master''s degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year''s 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 year''s experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year''s experience in Program Management or preferably Organizational Risk Management.
Preferred Experience:
Bachelor''s degree in Nursing or related field
1-2 years experience in Risk Management or related field
Possess basic understanding of clinical treatment modalities, organization and administration of VA or other healthcare delivery system, educational principles, clinical information systems, accreditation and regulatory standards, and program development. Possess basic understanding of regulatory compliance for internal and external oversight bodies (e.g. The Joint Commission (TJC), Veterans Health Administration Directives and Handbooks, etc.), Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of the Medical Inspector, Office of the Inspector General.
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.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard.
PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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:
May require occasional heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); moderate carrying (15-44 lbs.); standing, walking, and kneeling; pushing/pulling; the use of fingers on both hands; ability to reach above shoulders; repeated bending; climbing using legs and arms; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable to 13" to 16" so Jaeger 1/to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic color and shades of colors; and hearing (hearing aid permitted).
Veterans'' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the applicationchecklist or .
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency. For more information, /
Your application, r sum and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online.
To apply for this position , you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, June 09, 2014 to receive consideration.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
All applicants are _ required _ to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Other (VA Form 10-2850a Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists)
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Cover Letter
Other Veterans Document
VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (Available ) (required) .
Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available ). - submit under "Other" documents. (required)
Please use this _checklist_to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify),documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1119464.
2. Fax your documents to .
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, June 09, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items .
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail - will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address. Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks.
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at . This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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