Nurse (High-Reliability Organization Program Manager)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Internal Number: 713028700
The High Reliability Organization Program Manager (HRO PM) is a registered professional nurse who serves as the instigator of strong, safe clinical processes across the VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics (VA SORCC). The RN works collaboratively with the Quality Management Program, Patient Safety Manager, and oversee' s Systems Redesign. This position is located at the VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics in White City, OR. 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. 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. 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. 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, under 15 pounds; Light carrying, under 15 pounds; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking and Standing (4 hours); Both legs required; 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; Specific visual requirement (can see and use the computer screen for 8 hours); Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid may be permitted). Environmental Factors: Silica, asbestos, etc.; Working closely with others; working alone. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The HRO PM to execute HRO initiatives, identify vulnerabilities and develop processes and programs at the unit/service/system level, that advance patient care across the continuum. As a registered nurse, the HRO PM is also responsible for contributing to the establishment and implementation of evidence-based nursing standards of practice. The HRO PM creates a positive work environment which enhances care delivery and professional development of clinically competent staff. S/he promotes, creates demonstrates, and ensures a culturally diverse workforce in which the values and needs of all individuals are respected. The HRO PM initiates and leads interdisciplinary groups in addressing performance and risk management activities to improve patient outcomes and quality of care and establishes effective relationships. The HRO PM provides leadership and consultation to members of the clinical and administrative staff to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of the peer review program. Facilitates interdisciplinary communication of policies and procedures. Participates in collaborative activities within the organization, VISN and/or national groups to implement improvements in health care delivery for VHA populations. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): Breaks down silos between services to ensure development of strong patient care processes. Maintains current knowledge and abilities essential to the role Works with Clinical Teams to develop and implement strategies for improved patient safety and patient care. Puts Veterans as the focus of all process innovation and change. Shares lessons learned from group to group Assists the Medical Center in implementing priority sections of the HRO Toolkit Implements and monitors compliance to patient care and professional standards established by the department of nursing, state law, and regulatory agencies Provides effective visionary leadership in development of policies, procedures, and protocols that are used to integrate systems, coordinate tasks, and effectively change delivery systems to reflect today's health care environment Ensure staff maintains knowledge of emergency preparedness, hazardous materials, fire plan, equipment failure, utility outage, & reusable medical equipment (RME) as applicable to the role Will round in clinical areas/services and collaborates in developing methods to improve safety, quality utilization, efficiency of care Demonstrates, promotes, creates, and ensures a culturally diverse workforce in which the values and needs of all individuals are respected Provides an environment that fosters employees to perform to their full individual potential and promote the development of a just culture Identifies areas of strength as well as areas for professional/practice development Responsible to initiate and complete the employee performance plans for Facility Systems Redesign Specialist, Clinical Improvement Coordinator and Program Analyst/s staff Seeks constructive feedback regarding own practice Actively works to achieve goals identified during performance appraisal period Provides input into performance/competency assessment of team members Utilizes problem-solving skills to resolve system or process problems that impact on programs &/or service activities Coordinate and complete interviews of applicants and make recommendations to the hiring manager, as delegated Initiates and leads performance improvement change to improve quality of care Serves as a nursing resource for all disciplines 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 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm Compressed/Flexible: Available Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position."]
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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.