The Cardiology Educator is a staff nurse who is aligned with the Cardiology Specialty Line, within Medicine Service at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, who reports to the Cardiology Nurse Manager, under the Chief of Medicine Service. Primarily practices in the Learning (Education Service-based) and Practice (clinical service-based) Environments, supporting adult learners in an inter-professional environment, facilitating continuous development and learning for the health care team. 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: 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, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. 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. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Cardiology Educator duties include but are not limited to the following: Collaborating with others to ensure that educational activities are based upon assessed learning needs of clinical staff and trainees. Assisting with workforce development and other priorities identified by VHA, Network, LTC Chares S. Kettles VA Medical Center, Education, Quality, and Nursing Services. Providing educational activities and products that are high quality, cost effective, timely, and following adult learning principles and customer service Improving service and organizational performance by evaluating, monitoring, and reporting program outcomes. Maintaining membership in one of the LTC Chares S. Kettles VA Medical Center's Shared Governance Groups Serving as the advisor to the Cardiology Unit Based Governance group Demonstrating proficiency in practice based on conscious, deliberate planning, and critical thinking skills Self-direction in goal setting for managing complex patient situations Thinking by synthesizing knowledge to solve problems that result in demonstrated outcomes Demonstrating the ability to cope with, and manage, competing priorities Evaluating, coaching, and mentoring others, as well as, demonstrating leadership skills through collaborative efforts. Providing care and counseling of persons, or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury, based upon the nursing process Gathering data, assessing using appropriate nursing judgement, and evaluating human responses to actual or potential health problems through: case finding, health teaching/counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and executing medical regimens. Knowledge of administering medications and treatments prescribed by a licensed or otherwise legally authorized provider Committing to patient care, whether an individual, family, group, or community Functioning independently with little or no supervision Being poised and articulate in communicating with people of varied educational levels and varied ethnic backgrounds Working cooperatively as a member of a team in all assignments Listening to others, contributing to discussion, maintaining confidentiality, providing, and accepting constructive criticism appropriately Appreciating other people's point of view and seeking win-win solutions. Caring for the veteran as a priority while in the work setting, and demonstrating customer service principles in all aspects of work Being self-motivated in the pursuit of meeting professional work standards Proficiency in the different levels of PPE Developing and delivering of Patient Care Service staff development and education programs Orientation of new employees, evaluation of their progress in the orientation process, and developing and implementing a learning plan for improving identified deficiencies Initiation and process for completing annual staff competencies Working collaboratively with Patient Care Service leadership and all Services within the medical center and its affiliating CBOCs in the development and implementation of Patient Care Service and facility-wide educational programs and initiatives. Participating in workshop/continuing education programs designed for career advancement as well as functioning in classroom teaching environments, clinical arenas, and as a group facilitator during training and implementation of changes in nursing related computer applications. Preferred Experience: MSN in Education 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 7:00 am-3:30 pm Compressed/Flexible: Available Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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