Registered Nurse - High Reliability Organization Coordinator
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Tarrytown, New York
Internal Number: 653906700
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/26/2022. 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. Education: 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. Licensure: 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 IV - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 4-5 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 3-4 year's of nursing practice/experience. References: 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 visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued sitting, standing and/or walking. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, requiring the shifting of priorities based on emerging and changing organizational needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. In the performance of duties, the incumbent may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles. ["The High Reliability Organization (HRO) Coordinator, Nurse IV, provides expert leadership to coordinate and implement the principals of a High Reliability Organization across VISN2. The HRO Coordinator works collaboratively with VISN Patient Safety Officer and VISN Systems Redesign staff in the HRO culture implementation and spread. HRO Coordinator works towards achievement of high quality, safety, and cost-effective evidence-based outcomes on a continual journey of a high reliability organization. The HRO Coordinator collaborates with both administrative and clinical services to monitor quality and safety within the services and healthcare systems. Functions as facilitator in implementing action plans and process improvement strategies at services and V2 healthcare systems for follow up to include regular progress reports. Reviews quality/safety/value data for trends and early intervention. Applies clinical performance improvement methods, collects outcome data related to policy, procedure, and regulatory compliance in collaboration with senior program officials and executive management, initiates performance improvement monitoring projects. Utilizes data and comparative analytical processes in recommending design and implementation of innovative programs to improve service excellence, customer satisfaction and compliance to patient care and regulatory standards. Reports directly to the Quality Management Officer. At the VISN level the role/responsibilities of the HRO Coordinator centers largely on working collaboratively with both VISN and Facility Leadership and HRO workgroups in the implementation of HRO activities across the network. The HRO Coordinator serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the topic of High reliability. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Serve as a member of the VISN HRO Workgroup Serve as HRO SME to the VISN and Facility-based HRO Workgroups. Coordinate plan and implement VISN HRO activities. Implement key elements of the HRO strategic plan across the network. Provide regular guidance and oversight to the Facility-based HRO Workgroup. Conduct formal teleconference meetings with all Facility- based HRO Work groups monthly. Communicate regularly with National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) and participate in VISN HRO Workgroup monthly teleconference meetings conducted by NCPS. Conduct or participate in Facility site visits conducted by the VISN and/or NCPS to review and promote HRO activities. Assist in the implementation of the VISN and Facility Patient Safety Program as outlined by NCPS and VHA Handbook 1050.01. Assist in the implementation and sustainment of a robust Root Cause Analysis (RCA) program at each Facility. Assist in the implementation and sustainment of a Just Culture at the VISN and Facility level. Assist in the implementation of Clinical Team Training (CTT) Program requirements at the VISN and Facility level as prescribed by the NCPS CTT Letter of Commitment. Assist Facilities in establishing an in-house perpetual CTT training program. Review pertinent VISN and Facility data from available sources related to the Patient Safety Program and additional HRO activities for the purposes of improvement. Oversee HRO initiatives, outcomes and best practices in VISN facilities. Spread best practices across the network. Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday\nTelework: Not available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial 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.