The primary purpose of this position is to provide leadership and assume continuous responsibility for the development, implementation, coordination, maintenance and evaluation of the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center (MGVAMC) Diabetic Education Program. The position is located at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. The Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist RN reports directly to the Chief of Education Service. 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 or related field. Diabetic Educator Certification Minimum 4 years successful nursing practice. Excellent Interpersonal Relationship skills. Flexible and able to adjust to ever changing work environment. 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 carrying (under 15 pounds); Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (5 hrs); Standing (5 hrs). ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist RN provides leadership in supporting the MGVAMC staff in the coordination and execution of best practice in diabetes care across services. The incumbent has MGVAMC wide responsibilities to coordinate diabetes education. The incumbent is also responsible for the continuous evaluation and improvement of the MGVAMC program for diabetic education and for employee education and competency validation. Responsibilities of the RN include but are not limited to the following: Coordinates the development and implementation of the patient diabetes care concept throughout MGVAMC. Uses individual and aggregate needs assessments, standards of professional practice, and strategic plans in the process of program development. Works collaboratively consulting with management to assess, develop, implement, and evaluate education programs for staff, maintain and enhance clinical competence, and manage ongoing education and competency programs. Leads, facilitates, and evaluates system changes that support meeting performance measure goals and thus, effective patient outcomes. Provides training to staff as indicated. Serves as a role model and clinical leader to nursing staff for clinical excellence, research, and best practices Collaborates and consults with multidisciplinary teams in planning, directing, and implementing a patient-centered environment. Facilitates process improvement in programs/systems that enhance healthcare delivery; analyzes program/system outcomes and plans strategies to initiate needed change. Systematically evaluates and facilitates change in clinical practice/standards of care. Acts as a consultant in patient diabetes care principles and performance measures. Effectively uses group process, interpersonal, and communication skills to facilitate win-win outcomes in a positive and productive working environment. Uses knowledge, expertise, principles or models, and current research to plan, implement, and evaluate organizational progress towards accomplishing patient diabetes care initiatives. Uses data trends and patterns to indicate need for change. Serves as the liaison between veterans and staff, and the community regarding the patient experience, patient rights and advocacy. Maintains clear communication between the Veteran population, staff, facility, and MGVAMC leadership. Evaluates structure, process, outcomes and resource aspects of meeting patient diabetes care goals. This individual will communicate needs for resources, as necessary. 2 Utilizes best practices and benchmarking to establish realistic goals for patient diabetes care initiatives. Establishes and measures progress toward goals. Uses aggregate qualitative and quantitative data to evaluate organizational progress towards goal. Work requires the application of qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques that frequently require modification to fit a wider range of variables. Demonstrates knowledge and application of professional standards related to patient diabetes care and performance measures and recommends/implements changes to meet such standards. Ability to convey information to staff at various levels from novice to expert. Demonstrates knowledge and application of professional standards related to patient diabetes care and performance measures and recommends/implements changes to meet such standards. Takes initiative and utilizes innovative and creative approaches for change practice based on performance improvement findings and evidence based practice. Collaborates with management, Chief Nurses, and Medical Directors for program development, quality care, and resource planning. Facilitates a variety of learning experiences using a range of instructional methods and modalities. Acts as a resource and liaison by serving on facility-wide committees, councils, and task forces. May be responsible and assigned to facility programs. Change agent, fosters and demonstrates innovative and creative approaches to problem solving and process improvement. 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; 7:30 am to 4:00pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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