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RN-Risk Manager

VA Medical Center


Location:
Palo Alto, CA
Date:
10/04/2018
2018-10-042018-11-10
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Summary
Duties
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-430pm NOTE: Shifts may vary depending on program needs.

***A RELOCATION INCENTIVE/RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED FOR HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES***

The incumbent of this position will serve as the RN, Risk Manager, providing direct staff support to front line staff, Service Chiefs and others in the development, implementation and coordination of a Risk Management Program. This program is used to evaluate and improve appropriateness and timeliness of services provided to minimize risk. The incumbent assists the Director of Quality and Safety in multiple and complex activities to include, but are not limited to, investigating medical malpractice claims, reviewing medical records for liability issues, managing tort claims and serving as a liaison to the Regional Counsel and U.S. Attorney for liability claims, facilitating Administrative Investigation Boards, and reviewing adverse events and occurrence screens.

The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Administrative functions to include clinical screening, data compilation and analysis, performance improvement, policy management, documentation and entry into a database.
  • Comprehensive identification and reporting of all quality monitoring (specifically addressing risk management issues).
  • Establishment of work groups to accomplish tasks, VISN and National collaboration toward common goals, and the maintenance of confidentiality that meets/and or exceeds all standards outlined in regulation and law.
graph of estimated pay ranges
$101,420
$164,200
Job Details
Application Open Date
10/4/2018

Application Close Date
10/29/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
15514-United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • 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.

      All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA. In addition, any offer of employment will be rescinded with a verified positive drug test result. VA employees in drug testing designated position are also subject to post appointment random drug testing.

      ***NOTE: Declining to be interviewed, failure to respond/accept interview attempts, or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.***

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
      • United States Citizenship.
      • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency, and accredited by the National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) which changed to the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) at the time the program was completed; 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 5005/27, Appendix G6). OR 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.
      • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration (i.e., licensure) as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or the District of Columbia. Note: Provide your RN registered license number on your application.

      Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements, 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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.

      Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard, dated March 17, 2009, http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf

      Preferred Criteria:
      • (1) year of full-time experience as a licensed professional registered nurse.
      • 3-5 years of Registered Nurse experience in a complex hospital setting.
      • Independent leadership role (formal or informal) in a complex hospital setting.
      • Experience utilizing systems redesign principles to improve healthcare systems.
      • Experience with statistical methods, data analysis, and project management.
  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section
  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section
    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online.
      To apply for this position, you must complete the Full Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 10/29/2018 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

      To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section
    • Series: 0610-Nurse
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings: 1
      Job Position: CBCF-10326057-19-KRK

      Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-430pm NOTE: Shifts may vary depending on program needs.

      ***A RELOCATION INCENTIVE/RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED FOR HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES***

      The incumbent of this position will serve as the RN, Risk Manager, providing direct staff support to front line staff, Service Chiefs and others in the development, implementation and coordination of a Risk Management Program. This program is used to evaluate and improve appropriateness and timeliness of services provided to minimize risk. The incumbent assists the Director of Quality and Safety in multiple and complex activities to include, but are not limited to, investigating medical malpractice claims, reviewing medical records for liability issues, managing tort claims and serving as a liaison to the Regional Counsel and U.S. Attorney for liability claims, facilitating Administrative Investigation Boards, and reviewing adverse events and occurrence screens.

      The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
      • Administrative functions to include clinical screening, data compilation and analysis, performance improvement, policy management, documentation and entry into a database.
      • Comprehensive identification and reporting of all quality monitoring (specifically addressing risk management issues).
      • Establishment of work groups to accomplish tasks, VISN and National collaboration toward common goals, and the maintenance of confidentiality that meets/and or exceeds all standards outlined in regulation and law.

Best Care / Best Careers

To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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