Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Registered Nurse (Informatics) in Kansas City, Missouri
Summary The Kansas City VA Medical Center is currently recruiting for Registered Nurse (Informatics) position for our ADPCS Service Line. Responsibilities The Clinical Informatics Nurse is a professional nurse who demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. The nurse applies the nursing process and project management principals to systems or processes at the facility/unit/team/work group level to improve care and demonstrates leadership by involving others in improving care. The scope of responsibility for the Clinical Informatics Nurse includes, but is not limited to, providing orientation and training, competency assessment, assessing staff learning needs, and meeting all requirements of the assigned programs. Responsibilities also include reviewing and applying current research/evidence to educational offerings, developing and utilizing evaluative systems to determine the effectiveness of education provided, participating in developing, interpreting, evaluating, and maintaining practice standards. The Nurse is a key member for all clinical information system implementations, post-implementation reviews, optimization and adoption by clinical end users. The position is also critically important in the clinical analytics work that is increasingly required of healthcare organizations by regulatory, compliance, and payer entities. In addition to these functions, the work of the clinical informatics nurse directly impacts patient, caregiver, and provider experiences; patient engagement; clinical quality, outcomes, values and patient safety. Maintains and provides on-going support of current nursing applications. Troubleshoots errors and corrects problems. Logs, maintains, and tracks service requests. Implements and facilitates needed changes to correct system problems. Troubleshoots computers and trains staff on utilization of clinical charting and billing. Reviews and participates in Inventory Management. Develops and maintains policies and procedures pertaining to the use of information system applications utilizing staff and manager feedback. Maintains knowledge of standards of accreditation agencies and incorporates these into hospital standards. Work Schedule: Compressed Work Schedule 7:00 am - 5:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Basic Requirements: 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 Experience: 1-3 years acute care experience, experience or education in nursing informatics. Preferred Additional Certification: Certified Informatics Registered Nurse (RN-BC), American Nurses Credentialing Center BLS/ACLS: Applicants with the following certifications from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN) are highly preferred: Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). NOTE: The selected employee will be required to obtain ACLS within 6 months of assuming clinical responsibilities. Employee will also be required to ensure current certifications are maintained after employment begins. Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: 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 - A Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree. 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: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, pushing and reaching over head. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements; such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. Incumbent may be exposed, on a short-term basis to fumes, dust and other debris. This position potentially requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as this is a 24/7 hospital and is an essential function of the position. Some positions require rotation of tours or indefinite work on non-administrative tours as established by the immediate supervisor. Other Factors: Lifting 50 pounds, Repetitive motions, i.e. typing, Perform CPR, Ability to read; reading 70% of the time on computers. Education 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/. 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. Additional Information Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 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. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.