I do not have a proficiency to share, but give examples for the areas of practice, research, quality etc, address the outcome for every goal you stated you have accomplished.
Some VA's will not promote to nurse III without a MSN.. the VA is very education driven. There are 150 hospitals through the country I suggest you move around, that is the best way to move up in the organization.. Just speaking from experience, especially if your goal is to become a nurse executive or chief nurse.. Also sign up for any leadership classes the VA maybe offering. .. The use to have many but these days who knows..
Adding questions from a KASO I used to apply for several jobs at the VA..
«KSA02» Knowledge of, and the ability to interpret and apply, laws and regulations, and policies (including those of accrediting bodies) in order to ensure compliance
As the compliance nurse for research I have the knowledge and ability to interpret regulations and policy from the Federal Drug Administration, (FDA), Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Research and Development Committee.
This was accomplished by the following task:
Prior to auditing I created a procedure manual for creating and maintaining research records, and this has enhanced the audit process tremendously, because all the records are consistent.
I researched and collaborated with other research services within the .......attended workshops to assist me in finding the correct tool to audit research protocol here at the ,,, VAMC .
I created a detailed web based research 101 course to assist those in research at the ..., with the interpretation of regulations, laws and policies to ensure compliance.
I also developed a classroom version of the web based research 101 course for research staff.
I audit research protocols to ensure regulations are followed and assist the coordinators in interpreting those regulations and laws. As a result of these audits, documentation of the consent process has increased by 98%.
I am also am member of the IRB for the.... as well as a former member of .... IRB. As a member of that board, my role is to review clinical research protocols and all research activities that may occur. This includes institutional regulations, laws, standards or professional conduct and practice. Protocols have been tabled if patient safety issues arise, and I recommended that in cases where the research was not clearly defined.
In my role as Nurse Manager for Surgical Intensive Care (SICU), clinical knowledge as well as knowledge of VA policy and procedure was essential to ensure effective leadership of the unit, and supporting the staff in the day to day activities of the SICU. This is critical when reviewing schedules to staff a busy SICU for 24 hour coverage.
I also have served as a consultant representing the ..... in a research consortium that involves research coordinators through the Medical Center that provide education topics related to Federal guidelines in research.
«KSA03»Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with individuals to diverse back grounds
As a compliance nurse in research in the ...., I interact with the research staff which is a diverse population within the facility.
I perform the following task, and conduct numerous training classes for the research staff formally and informally on topics related to research on :