The Registered Nurse (RN) / Safe Patient Handling & Movement (SPH&M) Coordinator provides leadership and assumes continuing responsibility for the development, implementation, coordination, maintenance, and evaluation of the Safe Patient Handling Program at the organizational level. The Safe Patient Handling program Includes integrated programs that cross service and/or discipline lines and influences organizational mission, vision, values, and strategic priorities. The Registered Nurse (RN)/Safe Patient Handling & Movement (SPH&M) Coordinator: Develops, implements, and evaluates appropriate SPH goals and processes across the organization. Possesses a leadership role in developing and coordinating Safe Action Lift Team Leaders and other key unit personnel. Possesses training and experience sufficient to manage the SPH program effectively. Leads the Fall Prevention Program including the Fall Workgroup where data is trended, analyzed, and actions developed. Oversees SPHM program activities. Tracks staff and patient injuries related to patient handling. Evaluates equipment maintenance, logistics, and availability of supplies. Ensures unit-based ergonomic assessments have been conducted in all areas where patient handling and mobilization is expected. Reports clinical patient outcomes and investigates patient safety incidents related to patient handling and mobility. Provides oversight of equipment selections and purchases to meet current and future needs for safe patient handling, while assuring compliance with performance measures and clinical standards. Collaborates with VISN SPH experts, the VA Safety Center, and manufacturers of patient lifting equipment to evaluate appropriate SPH goals and processes across the organization. Ensures safety investigations of employee injuries sustained while handling patients are conducted in collaboration with Safety Officer or Manager. Possesses basic knowledge of CPRS/VistA, patient care issues, and knowledge/skills with information technology (e.g., Excel, Web, Word, CPRS/VistA). Promotes evidence-based practices for SPH in all clinical settings and evaluates program outcomes with OWCP, Safety, and Facilities Management. Maintains responsibility for other duties as assigned. Pay Schedule: NF23 Work Schedule: Various TOD, may be required to work off tours/weekends as work demands. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600233700
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.