RN - Risk Manager/Peer Review Coordinator - Risk Manager
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: September 17, 2023
RN - Risk Manager/Peer Review CoordinatorSummary
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program
(EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet
specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA
policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of
appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and
eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA
Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete
review of the EDRP application.
Learn more about this agency
* Accepting applications
* Open & closing dates
09/12/2023 to 09/26/2023
$79,562 - $150,787 per year
Salary will be determined by the Nurse Professional Standards Board
* Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
* Houston, TX
* Remote job
* Telework eligible
* Travel Required
* Relocation expenses reimbursed
* Appointment type
* Work schedule
* Promotion potential
* Job family (Series)
* Supervisory status
* Security clearance
* Drug test
* Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk
* Trust determination process
* Announcement number
* Control number
This job is open to
* Internal to an agency
Current federal employees of this agency.
* The public
U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the
Clarification from the agency
VA Wide & US Citizen: Open to current permanent employees of the
Department of Veterans Affairs and US Citizens (1st Area of
Consideration - current permanent Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical
Center employees; 2nd Area of Consideration - current permanent VA
Nationwide employees; 3rd Area of Consideration - all others)
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total
Serves as an proficient practitioner whose practice encompasses a
wide range of responsibility, accountability, and performs critical
reviews of care performed by a risk management, peer, and/or group
of peers in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and
current VHA policies.
Duties include but are not limited to:
* Provides direct support to assists service chiefs, managers, and
others in planning, designing, integrating, implementing,
modifying, and evaluating the effectiveness of committees, program
components, and/or services to improve the quality of patient care,
appropriateness, and timeliness of services.
* Maintains an integrated program that ensure the Risk Management
functions related to minimizing risks/mortality review/peer reviews
are completed in a consistent, accurate and timely manner.
* Makes recommendations for process improvement in regards to
practice, ethics and based on data analysis and findings.
* Conducts peer review for quality improvement purposes (including
resource utilization) relevant to the care provided by individual
practitioners, in support of clinical care programs and
professional services in compliance with regulatory
* Ensures that all deaths associated with unusual patterns undergo
a formal peer review process, and perform qualitative analysis
of each death to identify suspicious events and report findings to
the appropriate oversight council.
* Supports ongoing data collection, tracking and trending, analysis
of high-risk events, interventions, and identification of areas for
proactive, preventive action to enhance and facilitate patient
* Conducts operative mortality reviews and trends mortality
Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for
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
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
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30a-4:00p
Telework: Not available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
EDRP Authorized: Contact Demetrius.Roberts@va.gov, the EDRP
Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is
not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA
* All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a
testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for
illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be
tested will be denied employment with VA.
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
* You may be required to serve a probationary period.
* Subject to background/security investigation.
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination
* Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a
requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care
* Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health
Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional
Information" below for details.
Applicants pending the completion of educational or
certification/licensure requirements may be referred and
tentatively selected but may not be hired until all 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
* 1-3 years Quality Management, Patient Safety, Process Improvement
* 3-5 years Clinical Experience in acute care settings (Critical
Care, Medical Surgical)
* 1-3 years Experience in Peer Review Coordination and/or Risk
* Experience in Facilitating Process Improvement Workgroups e.g.,
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), RCAs, Belt Projects
* Proficiency in excel and other Microsoft Office software
* Experience in data analyses, visualization, and evaluation.
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
* 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
* 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
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: The population of male and female veterans
served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult,
age 65 and over. MEDVAMC is a major interdisciplinary teaching
facility, serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients
and outpatients. This position requires potentially long periods of
continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling,
and pushing. 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.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if
you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department
of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or
institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can
verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If
you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements,
you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your
transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For
further information, visit:
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer
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.
Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP)
are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to
such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or
pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only
infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required
to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of
proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will
provide additional information regarding what information or
documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally
required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable
If you are unable to apply online or need an alternate method to
submit documents, please reach out to the Agency Contact listed in
this Job Opportunity Announcement.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY
NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application,
resume, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may
affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: Candidate's education, scope, 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 an 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 demonstrate essential core
competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including
volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace
Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional;
philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and
skills and can provide valuable training and experience that
translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for
all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
The Department of Veterans Affairs performs pre-employment
reference checks as an assessment method used in the hiring process
to verify information provided by a candidate (e.g., on resume or
during interview or hiring process); gain additional knowledge
regarding a candidate's abilities; and assist a hiring manager with
making a final selection for a position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that
have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for
Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment
at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and
coaching and reintegration support for military service
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