Clinical Care Facilitator (CCF)/ Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)
Department of Veterans Affairs - Little Rock, AR

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 846626

Salary: Grade and salary will be determined by a Nurse Professional Standards Board.

Tour of Duty : 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday

Please print and carefully read the entire announcement. Follow the instructions under the “How to Apply” section of the announcement, and upload ALL REQUIRED documents, to be considered for this position.
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.

DUTIES: The Clinical Care Facilitators (CCF)/Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) will exhibit a high level of clinical practice, leadership, critical thinking and other skills useful to improve/coordinate patient care for an adult population. Functions as a generalist at the point of care and manages and coordinates care of individuals and clinical groups. Responsible and accountable for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. The CCF/CNL will work collaboratively with the providers, nurse manager, assistant nurse manager and staff as the subject matter expert in the clinical setting. Applies the nursing process and care management principles within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting, which will then enable effective attainment of appropriate lengths of stay and the effective level of care. Core functions include daily assessment of patient care needs to determine the most appropriate use of expertise in clinical coordination, patient and staff education, attention to systems issues that require intervention, the application of evidence based practice, improving nurse sensitive indicators, and quality and performance measures. Assists the nursing staff in the provision of complex patient care on the medical-surgical unit. Care is provided for patients from the following surgical subspecialties: vascular, general, orthopedics, ophthalmology, urology, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, gynecology, neurosurgery, thoracic and podiatry. Care is provided to patient with the following medical diagnoses: congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, stroke and renal insufficiency.

Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Citizen of the United States.

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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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 . 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.

Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Current certification in BLS

Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry . Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrates essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows: Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization, Professional Development: performance, education/career development, Collaboration: collaboration, collegiality, Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www1.va.gov/vapubs/viewPublication.asp?Pub_ID=464&FType=2

PHYSICAL STANDARDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: -Heavy lifting 45 pounds and over

-Heavy carrying 45 pounds and over

-Straight pulling (1-2 hrs)

-Pushing (1-2 hrs)

-Reaching above shoulder (1-2 hrs)

-Walking (2-4 hrs)

-Standing (2-6 hrs)

-Kneeling

-Repeated bending (1-2 hrs)

-Use of fingers

-Use of both hands

-Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously

-Near vision correctable

-Far vision correctable

-Depth perception

-Hearing (aide permitted)

-Work closely with others, as well as, protracted or irregular hours of work

Education: MSN with a major as a clinical nurse leader or

BSN with active enrollment and pre-requisites in a master's program with a clinical nurse leader major is required.

National certification from a VA approved certifying body as a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is preferred.

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé and submit a DD Form 214, which is required. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx .

Experience:

Three (3) years of successful professional (RN) nursing practice is preferred.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

BENEFITS: Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/index.asp .

OTHER INFORMATION: This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

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

PBI INTERVIEWS: Any interviews that may be conducted will utilize the Performance Based Interviewing process (PBIs). For more information on the performance-based interview process, see http://www.va.gov/pbi .

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factors.

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