Open & closing dates
02/02/2018 to 03/22/2018
$76,027 to $139,414 per year
Pay scale & grade
2 vacancies in the following location: Kansas City, MO
The Kansas City VA is embarking on a journey of moving beyond performance measure and becoming the Healthcare System Veterans Trust and Choose. Our patients depend on us and we depend on professionals like you.
If you are interested in being a part of a LEAN organization and putting other’s needs before your own this may be the organization for you. Yours might be the first face they see when they come through our doors. Yours might be the voice they hear right after a surprise diagnosis. Yours might be the eyes they look into as they are pushed in a wheelchair to a frightening procedure. Your attitude reflects us and everything we are proud of in this organization. By applying for this position you have chosen to help serve our patients and we appreciate you.
With the initiation of cultural change, along with knowledge and tools for change, the Kansas City VA will continue to move towards a practice of continuous improvement. In the endeavor, we recognize that this change will not occur suddenly, that dedicated individuals like yourself will be required, that leadership involvement is necessary, and employee engagement paramount.
As a 157 bed medical, surgical, and psychiatric facility, the Kansas City VA provides comprehensive health care through primary care and tertiary care in subspecialty medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is also a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri Kansas City. Take a closer look at Kansas City at www.thinkkc.com.
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.
The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Inpatient Service practices at the Kansas City VA Medical Center within Inpatient Services Section, the role specific functions include:
Patient Sphere – working with complex patients with multiple co-morbidities to ensure safe and effective care/outcomes of care, developing protocols/policies to assist with efficient care that meets the needs of patients and their families
Nursing Sphere – working with our nursing staff and educators/CNL’s to assist in learning complex patient care protocols, defining barriers to care, assisting with orientation and identification of needs of the nursing staff across the inpatient areas.
Systems Sphere – Identification and resolution of systems level barriers to efficient and effective care through work with multidisciplinary process improvement.
The CNS works collaboratively with other interdisciplinary team members throughout the health care system including outpatient, home health, and transitional care in supporting a Patient Centered Medical Home Model by improving patient-driven, quality care, and education. Other functions include program and protocol development and implementation, evaluation of activities to include specific domains for chronic disease management, highly complex patient cohorts with focus on population management, and care and transitional care coordination. The CNS serves as an expert clinician and consultant to nurses, medical staff, and other healthcare providers for patients with complex treatment needs. The CNS also serves as a consultant for system issues, outcome measurement and product evaluation. The CNS shares in the development, evaluation, and communication of standards, plans of care policies and procedures and informatics. S/he serves on designated committees and task forces, and participates in research and promotion of evidence based practice.
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 positions require rotation of tours or indefinite work on non-administrative tours as established by the immediate supervisor.
Work Schedule: Various Tours
Functional Statement Title/#: Clinical Nurse Specialist (Inpatient Nursing)
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Travel Required: Not required
Supervisory status: No
Promotion Potential: 00