The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is recruiting for a highly qualified Registered Nurse to serve as a High Reliability/Systems Redesign Specialist. The High Reliability / Systems Redesign Specialist RN functions collaboratively clinically to integrate nursing science, patient safety, data, process information, knowledge, High Reliability principles and experience in clinical/nursing practice to analyze and promote process improvement in the clinical service/discipline to influence the organizational mission for health care. Duties include but not limited to: Facilitates, implements, and evaluates clinical/process outcomes with an emphasis on clinical/nursing related direct provision of care and effective clinical/administrative system processes. Combines professional experience, personal study, creative communication skills and sound clinical expertise in developing and enhancing the facilities clinical processes in various specialty areas such as, but not limited to: acute medical/surgical care; cardiology; family health; oncology; critical care; interventional; and mental health environments. Collaboratively works with the professional clinical staff and provides process improvement consultation and systems redesign facilitation. Assumes the role in the oversight of clinical improvement processes used by nursing or in the provision of patient care. Provides vision, establish strategic goals, and directly impact the development of RHJ V AMCs High reliability concepts and principles to ensure zero harm. Will work directly with direct care staff, clinical leadership, patients and structured team members to provide knowledge and expertise in high reliability and systems redesign as it relates to clinical practices, processes and outcomes. Responsible for resources related to HRO/SR to ensure all clinical staff and veterans are exposed to process improvement through education and related to the standardization of processes to decrease harm while providing direct care and coordination to the diverse population of veterans served. Plan and create processes with staff which promote health and safety. Develops teaching plans based on assessment of clinical needs. Participates in interdisciplinary process development to ensure safe care processes in place. Provides professional leadership regarding nursing standards and services. Serves as a consultant throughout the Medical Center for clinical care problems related to zero harm and clinical processes. Expected to take responsibility for attending in-services and continuing education activities and continued progression in knowledge and skills in medicine/surgical care nursing practice. Participates in established continuing quality improvement per facility guidelines Other duties as assigned Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30 am. -4:00 pm. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.