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 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. Preferred Experience: Doctoral Degree in Nursing Experience in Informatics 3-5 years of leadership experience Demonstrated effective working relationships with all levels of staff; clinicians and administrators, with community partnerships, and organizations. Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: Nurse IV - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 4-5 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 3-4 years of nursing practice/experience. 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: Applicant must possess the ability to do the following: heavy lifting and carrying, 45 pounds and over; pulling, pushing and reaching above the shoulder; walking, standing, kneeling and repeated bending. ["The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for a Chief Health Informatics Officer, RN. The Chief Health Informatics Officer, RN will function in Informatics and Analytics Service. This position provides leadership in designated projects and cross-coverage with other Informaticists in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This position will foster leadership and professionalism by building, supporting, and creating alignments for informatics best practices, and lead health informatics initiatives and innovation through collaboration and stakeholder engagement across and beyond the enterprise. Collaborates with healthcare executives in supporting the organizations' mission and vision. Directs the integration of evidence-based practice, clinical practice models, health practice patterns and related activities in the mutual development and achievement of organizational goals. Provides executive input in the strategic planning, budget, mission, operational planning, and policy development for local and network efforts. Contributes ideas and recommendations for the establishment of research standards of care, policies, and objectives for the enhancement of nursing and health services organization-wide. Analyzes existing health processes and identifies ways that health data and health practice patterns can enable improved outcomes by supporting innovation through informatics tools and processes. Provides leadership in the development of policies and systems to devise strategies that will enable the organization to successfully manage bioethical issues and protect client and family rights. Utilizes current trends and relevant theories in an analytical framework to design/modify, implement and measure integrated research programs and activities to achieve clinical and administrative goals of the medical center and/or network. Evaluates outcomes against strategic priorities. Manages the resources (financial, human, materiel and/or informational) of a complex program or service in a manner which applies professional standards of practice in the most effective, efficient method resulting in favorable outcomes. Incorporate information from emerging data sources; acquire, manage, and analyze health-related data to ensure its quality and meaning across settings, and derive insights to optimize clinical and business decision making. Participates in the development of education programs and staff development models to facilitate career progression and to increase productivity and performance. Analyzes end-to-end processes to evaluate workflows, identify gaps, develop evidence-based solutions; communicate changes using appropriate tools to promote adoption across all stakeholders. Uses automated and manual methods to measure data accuracy, completeness, consistency, computability, and timeliness to maintain data integrity and improve data quality. Provides a leadership role in professional, community, and governmental bodies that shape health care policy, contributing to the development/improvement of the healthcare delivery system and better client outcomes. Will perform informatics functions in application support, business architecture management, enterprise data management, content management, system optimization, change management, requirements management and partnership management. Work Schedule: Primarily dayshift with flexibility to off tours as needed\nTelework: Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nEDRP: Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.