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Registered Nurse Education Specialist- Central Education

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

* VideosVideos* DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryThe VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System is seeking a Registered Nurse (Education Specialist) to join the Central Education, Patient Care Services Team.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesThe Registered Nurse Education Specialist will have a minimum of a Bachelor's or Master's or PhD degree in nursing or in a related field. Board certification from a VA-approved certifying body preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point) Web and internet required. The RN Education Specialist is accountable for directing, coordinating and participating in staff development and the delivery of educational programs for nursing and healthcare system personnel. The Educator is responsible for the orientation of new employees, evaluation of their progress in the orientation process, and for developing and implementing a learning plan for improving identified deficiencies. The Educator will work collaboratively with Patient Care Service leadership and all Services within the medical center and it's affiliating CBOCs in the development and implementation of Patient Care Service and facility-wide educational programs and initiatives. The incumbent will actively participate in workshop / continuing education programs designed for career advancement as well as function in classroom teaching environments, clinical arenas, and as a group facilitator. The Educator will work collaboratively with Schools of Nursing and allied professional Healthcare programs regarding staff education and development. The RN Education Specialist demonstrates strong interpersonal and collaborative skills working with staff at all knowledge and proficiency levels. The incumbent will actively maintain the standards required by the Michigan Board of Nursing (MBN) and according to the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing Professional Development. The RN Education Specialist is directly responsible to the Associate Chief Nurse of Education and collaborates with other supervisory personnel.Work Schedule: 7:30a.m. to 4:00p.m., Monday-FridayFinancial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTravel RequiredNot requiredSupervisory statusNoPromotion Potential00* Job family (Series)0610 NurseSimilar jobs* Clinical Nurse Specialists* Nurses, Psychiatric* Psychiatric Nurses* Specialists, Clinical Nurse* RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job* Designated and/or random drug testing required* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959* You may be required to serve a probationary period* Subject to a background/security investigation* Must be proficient in written and spoken English* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process* Must pass pre-employment physical examinationQualificationsBasic Requirements:* United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.* 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: Recent experience as a hospital educator. MSN preferred.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 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.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: This position requires Heavy Lifting, 45 pounds heavy carrying, 45 pounds straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); use of fingers; both hands required; walking & standing 8-12 hours; repeated bending 8 hours; both legs required; ability for rapid mental & muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable @ 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aide permitted). Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.EducationIMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. Nursing programs must be accredited by either Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission On Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

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