Carl Vinson VAMC in Dublin, GA is seeking a Registered Nurse to serve as Veteran Health Education Coordinator (VHEC). The Veteran Health Education Coordinator serves as a practitioner whose practice encompasses a wide range of responsibility and accountability in education. 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. Preferred Experience: Master's Degree in Nursing Education or equivalent strongly preferred. At least 2 years of previous clinical teaching experience preferred. 2 or more years of current Adult-Medical/Surgical or Geriatric Nursing experience preferred. 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 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 - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 year's 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: 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, and bending. 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 organizational needs. ["The Veteran Health Education Coordinator (VHEC) demonstrates leadership in planning, implementing,\nevaluating and improving holistic care delivery using collaborative strategies with others\nwhile ensuring compliance with the Medical Center VISN mission and nationally recognized\nstandards. Practice is based on conscious and deliberate planning utilizing critical thinking\nskills. The Veteran Health Education Coordinator (Nurse Ill) is accountable to the Associate\nDirector Patient Care Services with direct supervision by the Chief Nurse Education or designee and is responsible for managing the facility Veterans Health Education and Information (VHEI)\nprogram including the following: Serve as the official communication link among Veterans Health Education and Information (VHEI), Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) and facility Veteran education committee and others directly involved in meeting JC patient education standards. Function as the designated focal point and advocate for facility Veterans health education initiatives, programs, and activities. Works with facility management to ensure that the Veterans Health Education Program contributes to the facility's mission, goals, and objectives. Leads the Veterans health education strategic planning process. Ensure the necessary interdisciplinary input (including but not limited to Diabetes Educator, the Prevention Coordinator, the Managing Overweight and Obesity for Veterans Everywhere! Weight Management Program Coordinator, the My HealtheVet point of contact, Quality Management and other valuable contributors) to plan, implement, and evaluate Veterans health education services across the facility's continuum of care. Works with all the disciplines to help the facility meet accreditation standards related to patient education. Ensures the facility Veterans Health Education Program has met all core VHA Veterans Health Education Program requirements. Developing a process by which facility-developed or commercial health education materials. Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm M-F\nCompressed/Flexible: NA\nTelework: NA\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.NA\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: NA\nEDRP Authorized: NA\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.