The Risk Manager serves as a communicator, investigator and problem solver. The Risk Manager performs duties vital in ensuring patient rights and safe, appropriate care to the veterans by working with the clinical staff, regional counsel, management and administration of the Medical Center and community based outpatient clinics. The incumbent creates a channel for individuals to disclose/report untoward or significant events, expose possible or actual risks and communicate complaints and compliments. The organization's leadership relies on the Risk Manager to carefully and closely review daily reports, tort claims, and incident reports in the pursuit of facts, providing detailed analysis, and accurate concise reporting to identify significant situations, trends and system issues. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Serves as risk manager for the facility-wide QM program; Assumes independent responsibility for all Risk Management program elements: incident reporting; boards of investigation; tort claim analysis; peer reviews; etc.; Responsible for collaboration/integration with other hospital functions, as appropriate, including but not necessarily limited to certain aspects of: performance improvement activities; ethical practices and behaviors; safety; privacy and confidentiality; medical record documentation; VA and VHA policy and procedures; utilization management; medication management; patient relations; medical staff performance; customer service; etc.; Administers the Risk Management Program on a day-to-day basis, managing, interpreting and analyzing risk data; providing risk management education; ensuring compliance with Joint Commission standards; interfacing with legal counsel; all with the objective of controlling and minimizing loss, to protect patients, staff and the assets of the facility; Develops local policy and procedures for RM program elements including patient injury control, investigations, and tort claims; Assumes responsibility for coordination and direction of the program, including advising top management, through the Chief, Quality Management, on investigations/confidentiality and other related RM issues; Reviews facility wide systematic review activity findings related to Risk Management including but not limited to Inspector General, Medical Inspector, etc; Performs other duties. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic 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. English Language Proficiency. RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d). Preferred Experience: RN; BSN or Baccalaureate in related field plus MSN or master's in related field or current enrollment in master's program strongly desired; Minimum of 4 years of clinical nursing practice during which a high level of professional practice and the ability to be self-directed in program development has been demonstrated; Demonstrated self-directedness in program development or implementing innovative changes; Strong leadership, interpersonal, collaborative skills; Demonstrated performance as a team player who clearly models good practice and customer service to others; Proficient computer skills including presentation skills and data management skills 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: Registered Nurses should be physically and mentally capable to perform duties of the position. Position requires standing, walking and sitting for periods up to 8 hours per day.None To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: Resume VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: Please submit application with current and updated information. Must be dated within the last 3 months. Copy of your Registered Nurse license which shows current expiration date. Copy of your unofficial or official transcripts with degree date and date conferred. Please provide your last two performance evaluations. Other-please see checklist. The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc. Cover Letter DD-214 OF-306 VA Form 10-2850a Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists Other Veterans Document Resume SF-15 SF-50 Transcript Associated topics: bsn, cardiothoracic, care, domiciliary, hospice, infusion, intensive, maternal, neonatal, unit
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