The Risk Manager has responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management and improvement of risk management/patient safety across programs, service level, and/or organization. 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. 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: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; pushing; reaching above shoulders; use of fingers; use of both hands required; walking 8 hours; standing 8 hours; repeated bending; climbing legs only; both legs required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; both eyes required; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); emotional stability; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other. May be required to work with assaultive or combative patients ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Risk Management (RM) Nurse is organizationally responsible to the Deputy Director and Director, Quality Management Department; accountable for providing leadership for the Risk Management Program and related support to the Director, Associate Director, Chief of Staff, and Associate Director, Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive. S/he is-responsible for the daily management of RM activities which include, but not limited to: Manages the Peer Review Program; ensuring that review, reporting and follow-up activities are performed in a timely and appropriate manner in accordance with established VHA Directive 1190. Includes coordination of the facility Peer Review Committee in collaboration with the Chief of Staff. Maintains the required occurrence screen and mortality review processes; ensuring the screening of clinical events and deaths against established criteria to determine need for further review. Manages Medical Malpractice and Small Tort Claims and associated reporting processes. Facilitates the Institutional Disclosure process in compliance with VHA Directive 1004.08 Performs Quality Reviews as directed, which may involve coordination/facilitation of multidisciplinary workgroups. Coordinates and provides technical support for Administrative Investigation Boards and other investigative teams in accordance with VHA Directive. The RM serves as a liaison to VHA Office of General Counsel Attorneys for technical-legal clinical and administrative issues As a member of the Quality Management team, incumbent will participate in Quality Management activities including but not limited to Performance Improvement, Director's Performance Measures, Patient Safety, Systems Redesign, Infection Prevention, Continuous Readiness for multiple surveying bodies including CARF, OIG and Joint Commission Accreditation, and Workplace Violence Prevention. The incumbent must foster a culture of safety, be self-driven, collaborate well with others, and have strong verbal and written communications skills supported by working knowledge of Microsoft (MS) programs such as MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm) Telework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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