Registered Nurse- Lung Cancer Screening Program Manager
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, Missouri
Internal Number: 720195700
This announcement is open to the Public. Current VA employees should apply to announcement CBSS-11933496-23-MSSC-KS. This incumbent is assigned to the Medical Sub-Specialties (MSSC) Service and will report to the VISN 15 LCS Committee and will have a key role in assembling, analyzing, and disseminating statistics on the growth and development of an integrated VISN 15 LCS Network. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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. 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. 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 visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, pushing and reaching over head. 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. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements; such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. Incumbent may be exposed, on a short term basis to fumes, dust and other debris. This position potentially requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as this is a 24/7 hospital and is an essential function of the position. Some occasions this position require rotation of tours or indefinite work on non-administrative tours as established by the immediate supervisor. In the performance of duties, the incumbent may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles. Other Factors - Lifting 50 pounds - Repetitive motions, i.e. typing - Perform CPR - Ability to read; reading 70% of the time on computers ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The VISN 15 Lung Cancer Screening (LCS) Program Manager will assist the VISN 15 LCS Medical Director, provide leadership to VISN 15 LCS Coordinators to: 1. Provide a structural framework for the development of LCS coordinators throughout VISN 15 in order to create a sustainable and reliable system for tracking veterans as they moved from screening to additional procedures. This job will require significant initiative in managing local resources to create facility-create based clinics in order to decrease time from abnormal imaging to diagnosis and treatment. 2. Serve as an operational resource for primary care, local LCS coordinators, MSAs, and other clinical staff involved in VISN 15 lung cancer screening 3. Work with VISN clinical applications coordinators to ensure uniform use of clinical reminders and templates throughout VISN 15. Coordinate ongoing updates to CPRS and anticipate transition to modernized EHMR. 4. Support activities to identify appropriate patients for lung cancer screening 5. Coordinate VISN wide access to LCS, research, and advanced diagnostic and therapeutic options to minimize disparities in rural and metropolitan veterans 6. Create, implement, and maintain operational and clinical protocols and policies regarding incidental lung nodules and lung cancer screening in accordance with current guidelines, best practices, and agency, accrediting and regulatory requirements 7. Design, oversee, and provide in-service training to VISN sites regarding incidental lung nodules and lung cancer screening programs 8. Serve as liaison between VISN early lung cancer detection programs and various involved service line leadership to provide training, education, and advice regarding nodule care 9. Monitor adherence to the operational and clinical protocols established for the program 10. Intermittent travel to sites for training and process mapping as needed 11. Developed training materials for dissemination at the local VISN and national level 12. Assist with local, VISN and national LCS quality control and quality improvement efforts Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: 07:30 AM - 4:00 PM Telework: Telework 6 plus days/pay period Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Travel: up to 25% Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.