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 The primary purpose of the Risk Manager RN position is to demonstrate leadership through deliberate planning and is self-directed in goal setting for managing complex situations in his/her assigned area. The Risk Manager RN is a member of the Quality Management Department which oversees all facility accreditation programs, the management of medical center policies, and overall quality and performance based initiatives within the facility. The Quality Management Department reports to the Medical Center Director and is responsible for providing an impartial and forthright review of the entire Medical Center's preparation and performance for accreditation reviews and overall quality of patient care to the Medical Center's executive leadership. Duties include, but are not limited to: Demonstrates performance and leadership that is broad enough to improve the care for a group of patients. Responsible for the documented outcomes at the program or service level. Demonstrates leading and organizing delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning. Demonstrates using advanced clinical knowledge judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes. Demonstrates functioning as an expert in clinical practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities. Demonstrates systematically evaluating current practice, and formulating outcomes for groups of practices and/or organizational processes within an area of expertise. Guides, develops, and supports staff from a leadership perspective. Uses professional standards of care scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities. Utilizes core elements of performance including knowledge and active participation in unit/service/program/VISN level quality improvement processes, such as the customer service program. Promotes the medical center mission, vision and values; compiles the Equal Employment Opportunity programs, partnerships, customer service standards and Veterans Affairs policies and procedures. Demonstrates leadership through deliberate planning and is self-directed in goal setting for managing complex situations in his/her assigned area. Responsible for conducting review of clinical practice for care provided throughout the facility and comparing it to the established criteria or outcome profiling paying particular attention to either the over or under utilization of resources. Collaborates with, and providing feedback to, a variety of clinical and administrative personnel concerns regarding resource usage. Maintains a database of tort claims and peer reviews; developing and providing training and educational activities regarding the risk management program to the Medical Center staff; keeping abreast of VHA directives and VISN guidance to ensure local policies are compliant with the guidance provided. Systematically evaluates current processes and incorporating professional standards of care; and practice affects programs at the service and or medical center level with clear outcomes that improves the care for a group of patients. Actively involved in performance improvement as an approach to assess and improve the quality of health care services that include the management of risk. Participates and leads groups, brings ideas into the committee, and takes the lead on change implementation. Demonstrates leadership that is sustainable regardless of role, and practice that affects programs, services, or medical center level, with clear outcomes, that improves the care for a large group of patients. Initiates and utilizes positive, effective communication skills and professional behaviors that promote cooperation, teamwork, and effective interaction with internal and external customers. Work Schedule: 8 hour shift between 7:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday Compressed/Flexible: Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Rudy Pearson, email@example.com, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial 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.