Registered Nurse - Method Analyst (Incentives available for this announcement)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Temple, Texas
Internal Number: 667612000
The Registered Nurse - Methods Analyst (NMA) executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care that bridges the domains of nursing methods and quantitative analysis, while serving as the subject matter expert on data quality, staffing effectiveness, nursing performance, resource allocations, decision support. 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. 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. Education: 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. License: 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: Minimum 1 year of experience using Accustaf or other staffing methodology software, High level of experience with Microsoft Office Suite software preparing and delivering statistical reports, documents, memorandums, and presentations to all levels of an organization, Advanced skills using PowerBI, Minimum 1 year of project management experience, Minimum 1 year of experience using data sources, data retrieval, and data distribution, Lean Six Sigma Certification 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. 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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds, Light Lifting, under 15 pounds, Moderate carrying 15-44 pounds, Light carrying, under 15 pounds, Pulling hand over hand (8-12 hours), Pushing (8-12 hours), Reaching above shoulder, Use of fingers, Both hands required, Walking (8-12 hours), Standing (8-12 hours), Kneeling (8-12 Hours), Repeated bending (8-12 hours), Climbing, legs only (8-12 Hours), Climbing, use of legs and arms, Both legs required, Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, Both eyes required, Depth perception, Ability to distinguish basic colors, Ability to distinguish shades of color, Hearing (aid permitted), Mental and Emotional stability required, Sitting (8 hours) Simple grasping (2-4 hours), Fine manipulation - including keyboarding (4-6 hours) Twisting (2 hours) ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) As the Registered Nurse - Methods Analyst (NMA), you will support the development of facility wide methodologies, protocol, models, and overarching policies designed to track and evaluate total patient care delivery services, to include but not limited to, quality elements internal to patient service requested, required or delivered and efficiencies involving of availability of providing required care in the medical center. The NMA is a skilled member in collaboration with all levels of clinical and administrative staff and reviews local procedures and policies and recommend changes as appropriate. You will be responsible to develop and analyze the data needs and produce an effective database system to meet the needs of Patient Care Services. The Nurse Methods Analyst creates, integrates, disseminates, and manages data for all Nursing applications, processes and entities requiring timely and accurate data delivery. The NMA will serve as a gatekeeper for all Patient Care Service's data so stakeholders can understand data and use it to make strategic clinical decisions. You will develop and present reports on audits, outcomes and compliance using a variety of methods and tools such as PowerBI. The NMA will study trends related to efficiency of ancillary services, overhead costs, and other operational aspects of patient care delivery. Duties of the position include but are limited to; Developing performance indicators and metrics to measure and report to the leadership team members, for optimum resourcing to provide patient delivery services and programs. Supporting the development of models which closely track key performance indicators relative to the service being analyzed. Determines data and information requirements and establishes performance thresholds relative to specific areas under review. Supporting development of plans of action for the efficient resource allocation from a medical standpoint. Tracking, evaluating, and reporting performance as measured by the applicable metrics for that specific function of patient care delivery. Actively participating in data management processes including the development of data collection tools, data collection, aggregation and report writing, Utilizing clinical judgment and knowledge of patient assessment and patient care processes to identify potential issues related to standards of patient care Analyzes, interpret and trends findings of data collection using a variety of graphical tools to make recommendations. Researches, gathers, collate, and analyze health information and other data from VA and local systems for presentation. Preferred Experience: While not a requirement for consideration or selection, applicants with the following preferred education/experience will be considered highly qualified, Minimum 1 year of experience using Accustaf or other staffing methodology software High level of experience with Microsoft Office Suite software preparing and delivering statistical reports, documents, memorandums, and presentations to all levels of an organization. Advanced skills using PowerBI Minimum 1 year of project management experience Minimum 1 year of experience using data sources, data retrieval, and data distribution. Lean Six Sigma Certification Such experience must be clearly identifiable in the supporting application documents. Work Schedule: (Administrative Hours) Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00pm or 8:00 am to 4:30pm\nWork Schedule Statement: May be required to work other shifts, be on call, work weekends and/or holidays as patient care and needs of the service require. Should operationally needs dictate, candidates must be willing to work within other units (including community-based outpatient clinics, for example) to assist and support continuation of the provision of care/services.\nTelework: May be available, based on facility policies\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nBargaining Unit Status: This position is part of the bargaining unit.\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.