The Registered Nurse Informatics Education Coordinator is responsible for identification of self and staff learning needs, analyzing existing and future technology applications for use in the clinical or administrative environment. The Informatics Nurse Educator position is located in the Clinical Informatics Department under the Associate Director of Patient Care Services. 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 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). The approving official may authorize a waiver of the requirement for ACEN or CCNE accreditation of any degree in nursing provided the college or university has regional accreditation from an accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education at the time of the candidate's graduation and the composite qualifications of the applicant warrant such consideration. 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. Preferred Experience: Knowledge of developing synchronous, asynchronous (instructor-led training, e-learning, and educational simulations), and blended learning solutions for adults in the workplace, including but not limited to scenario based or simulation-based learning, micro-learning, multi-media solutions, and other continuous learning options. Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently verbally and written, conveying technical and non-technical information to diverse audiences. Familiarity with using programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Teams Live, Camtasia, SnagIt, and Captivate. Ability to create presentations, communications, handouts, demos, tutorials, templates, job aids, training materials, and other media, as needed, supporting learning activities enhancing and maintaining instructor-led and computer-based learning. Researches, designs, and implements training programs for facility staff trainings, NEO, and leadership. Coordinate validation of curriculum with internal and external stakeholders and presenters. Develops quarterly training schedule and monitors compliance with mandatory training requirements." Experience working as a Nurse Educator working with staff and trainees of varied professional backgrounds. Experience working in Health Informatics and/or Health Informatics Education. Experience working on EHRM implementation or large-scale implementation projects involving change management. Ability to establish and maintain connections within various Federal, State and Local Health Informatics Communities, non-profits, community organizations, and special interest groups 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: Light lifting, under 15 pounds, light carrying, under 15 pounds, straight pulling (0.5 hours), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (1 hour), standing (1 hour), repeated bending (0.5 hour), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, one eye required, hearing (aid may be permitted. Environmental Factors: Excessive noise, intermittent, working closely with others, working alone. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Registered Nurse Informatics Education Coordinator duties include but not limited to: Adheres to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice. Maintains knowledge of Clinical Informatics practices within the Veterans Affairs and with the professional Informatics environment. Links IRM and clinical context associated with implementing application of clinical informatics concepts within SLVHCS for Clinical Informatics Service line to facilitate optimal patient care for complex patient populations. Ongoing implementation and maintenance of VISTA components and participation in development of information systems that are being developed for use throughout VHA's Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. Identification of self and staff learning needs. Analyzes existing and future technology applications for use in the clinical or administrative environments of nursing. Performs systems analysis, system evaluation, hardware/software analysis and recommendation for procurement. Implements clinical/administrative information systems. Supports the VA Health Care System by coordinating, designing, implementing, evaluating and improving education and training materials, resources, courses, and activities for facility clinical information systems and related workflows, as well as supporting administrative applications that may be used by clinical or administrative staff. Ensures close working relationships will be developed and maintained with the administrative and clinical services Administrative Officers (AOs), Automated Data Processing Application Coordinator (ADPACs), Office of Information and Technology (OI&T), Health Information Management Service (HIMS), Human Resource Management Service and Professional Supervisory staff, to ensure high-quality training and education is provided for front-line and support staff. Works independently to manage in-person and virtual training courses pertaining to Clinical informatics, the Electronic Health Record (EHR), and other related health information systems. Training responsibilities may include recurring sessions for New Employee Orientation (NEO) Basic and Advanced EHR training, Medical student, Resident, and Fellow (trainee) onboarding training, as well as ad-hoc training sessions for EHR upgrades or features, and 3rd party systems. Responsible for coordination of training, such as scheduling and attendance records, as well as tracking completion of training and competency assessments for health care providers, clinical support staff, and administrative personnel for training provided. Ensures close working relationships must be maintained with all services/programs to ensure compliance with accrediting body guidelines, VHA Directives, and local medical center policies as they relate to proper Medical Record documentation, coding and billing practices, and the overall safe, effective use of technology within the purview of the facility EHR and related Health Information and administrative systems. Responsible for development and maintenance of Microsoft SharePoint Online tools to facilitate training sessions, gather training feedback, track attendance and competency evaluations, and host educational materials. Keep the supervisor and OI&T staff informed on issues and resources involved in local clinical software testing. Performs secondary support for other services' ADPACs in troubleshooting daily operating problems with relevant software modules. May function in an advanced practice role - clinical, administrative, educational, or research. 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: Monday Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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