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 The Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program Director is responsible for the administration of the Transition to Practice and Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Programs at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center He/she is accountable for multiple facets of education, training and professional & organizational development within the larger strategy of promoting a learning culture across the system. Duties include, but are not limited to: Administers the PBRNR Program and possesses a solid working knowledge of the requirements of the Program to include attending annual national training and assuring that updates/changes to the program are incorporated into the James J. Peters VAMC program and widely communicating program requirements/operations, especially among the Leadership, Nurse Managers and Preceptors. Administers the PBNR Program and possesses a solid working knowledge of the goals and objectives of the Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program to include Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) requirements and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) standards. Maintains constant readiness for accreditation of the PBNR program to include logistical management of a site visit, preparation and upkeep of a self-study and resources that provide evidence of compliance with CCNE standards and assuring that the nursing community, especially Nurse Managers and Preceptors are knowledgeable of the requirements and their expected ongoing involvement in the program. Works closely with Clinical Education colleagues to develop, standardize and administer the PBNR programs and is responsible to have a working knowledge of all active programs and the flexibility to travel to Partner Affiliation sites to deliver education and training to faculty and staff, provide advice and assistance anywhere nurses in their first year of professional Nursing have been assigned. Makes rounds and maintains high visibility in all areas PBNR are assigned, responding to questions/ concerns of the Nurse Managers, preceptors and staff, seeking issues that may require immediate training for individuals or groups, providing opportunities for clarification and continuous improvement to the PBNR experience for all involved. Continually monitors resident hiring potential and works HR and Nursing Service to identify vacancies available at the end of the residency for immediate hire. Submits resource requests prior to each residency year for approval to hire program participants upon program completion. Assures Nurse Residents have assigned preceptors that understand preceptee goals, providing hand-off evaluations for Nurse Residents; resolves preceptor/preceptee issues, involving Nurse Managers when appropriate. Assists or covers in the absence of Clinical Nurse Educators and assures coverage in his/her absence with notification to the Chief of Education, Clinical Education Coordinators, Nurse Managers and other stakeholders. Consistently advises supervisor of any deviations from or issues arising in any of his/her assigned areas. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8am to 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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