Northport VA Medical Center Merit Promotion Announcement
This position is organizationally assigned to the Directors Office.
Incumbent functions under the supervision of the Performance Improvement
Performance Improvement Specialist (Nurse)
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The PI Specialist is responsible for assessment, planning,
implementation and evaluation of performance improvement activities.
He/she coordinates all performance improvement activities to ensure that
the goals are congruent with those of the Medical Center's Performance
Improvement Program. Position may entail other duties as assigned.
Incumbent demonstrates expertise in the development and implementation of
PI programs for the management of specific work processes. He/She will
assess and evaluate current clinical practice to determine appropriate PI
programs. The PI Specialist assists in the planning, organization, and
implementation of PI programs that address improvement opportunities with
consideration for the age-specific care needs of patient population
served. Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of
quality improvement in Patient Services Demonstrates active involvement in
developing purposes, goals and objectives for PI that are congruent with
the philosophy of Patient Services and the VA mission. Incumbent
participates in interdisciplinary groups and establishes relationships
with professional and/ or other health-related groups within the community
and promotes cost-effective use of resources and safety of care delivery.
Must be a permanent employee of the Northport VAMC
Full range of duties as a Performance Improvement Specialsit at the Northport VA Medical Center.
(1) Registration: Current, full, active and unrestricted registration as
a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of
the US or in the District of Columbia.
(2) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited
program (NLNAC/CCNE) AND two-three years successful nursing experience OR
Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing and bachelors degree in a related
field and 2-3 years successful nursing experience OR Master's degree in
nursing or related field with BNS (or bachelor's degree in a related
field) and 1-2 years of successful nursing experience OR Doctoral degree
in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral
degree in related field.
(3) Work experience on quality improvement projects and team. Broad
understanding of the TQI and CQI process.
Candidates must demonstrate a high degree of skill in: interpersonal
relations, communications, self-direction, critical analysis and problem
resolution. Computer skills a plus.
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APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be creditied towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
(Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment)
Applicants must be citizens of the United States, and be at least 16 years of age as of the closing date.
Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
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Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a one year supervisory probationary period.
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Public Law 95-201 requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.
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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation (KSAO/Job Elements responses, transcripts, etc.) will be carefully reviewed. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your eligibility/qualifications determination can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your qualifications determination.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package.
We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, etc.
Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.
Your current FEHB Health Benefits coverage will continue if you are selected for this position.
If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position
. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be
rated at 85
or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
All qualification requirements must be met within 15 days after the closing date of this announcement.
Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at
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