Registered Nurse - Research and Development Program Manager (ACME Research)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: North Chicago, Illinois, Illinois
Internal Number: 721355400
The Research and Development Program Manager (RDPM) Registered Nurse (RN) for Medical Practice is assigned to the Chief Medical Executive Office at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, Illinois. FHCC is a VA and DoD dually integrated healthcare center providing care services to Veterans, Active-Duty Military Personnel, and their beneficiaries, including outpatient pediatric services. 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. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. Working Conditions: To perform in a fully successful manner, the individual must have the ability to perform job-related duties: light lifting and carrying (under 15 pounds); walking and/or standing (no more than one hour without rest); kneeling (no more than 30 minutes); prolonged sitting (up to 4-6 hours); reaching above shoulders; use of fingers, use of both hands and both legs required; vision (corrective aid permitted); hearing (aid permitted). Administrative duties include word processing, computer keyboard typing, computer screen viewing, working with data in Excel and Access, answering/placing telephone calls, filing, and note taking. In addition, the following environmental factors may be encountered: working closely with others, exposure to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. A health examination must be successfully completed prior to this assignment and periodically thereafter as required by the Occupational Health Clinic policy. There will be intermittent exposure to blood and body fluids. 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. ["The Research and Development Program Manager (RDPM) Registered Nurse (RN) executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches in consultation services on difficult or complex cases, provision of direct nursing patient care, research obligations with university faculty, education of staff and trainee supervision, collateral supervisory responsibilities, and limited administrative/managerial duties. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Major Duties: Demonstrates and maintains core and position specific competencies. Contributes to the establishment and implementation of evidenced-based nursing standards of practice. Provides executive input into the strategic planning, budget, mission, operational planning, and policy development for the Research and Development program. Serves as expert consultant for the Research and Development program. Provides a full range of nursing assessment services and evaluations for mental health disorders, particularly for complex / difficult patients. Provides education to patients, family members, and significant others. Develops, coordinates, implements, evaluates, and improves (as necessary), Research and Development policy and practice to ensure efficiency of the Research and Development program. Plans for personal growth as related to professional goals based on self-assessment, evaluation, and feedback. Assumes responsibility for acquiring knowledge and experience to meet goals. Actively participates in professional organizations. Completes annual nursing mandatory reviews as well as competencies and continuing learning requirements. Provides guidance and information on clinical issues of concern, based on evidence-based practice documentation. Improves current knowledge base to evaluate program or program activities. Conducts and participates in approved research studies, while soliciting to the growth of the FHCC research program. Role models use of group processes in interdisciplinary care planning and decision making, resulting in improvement and/or resolution of care problems. Establishes collegial relationships with other staff within the facility, the VISN, external to FHCC and the VA. Assists and facilitates the collaboration between investigators at FHCC and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science on projects of common interest. This collaboration is enhanced by regularly meeting with the research leadership at Rosalind Franklin University. Coordinates with Chicago Association for Research and Education in Science 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, 8:00am-4:30pm Telework: Not authorized. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required."]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.