Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00am -4:30pm).
NOTE: Shifts may vary depending on patient care needs.
RELOCATION INCENTIVE/RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE IS NOT AUTHORIZED.
The Chief Nurse of Surgical Interventional Procedural Services (SIPS) is responsible for overall leadership for nursing care practice throughout the VAPAHCS which includes three Divisions and seven Community Outpatient Clinics.
They report directly to the Deputy Associate Director of Patient Care Service, Nursing Service.
SIPS staff provide care to Veterans in several programs: Interventional Radiology, Dialysis, Outpatient Surgery, Operating Room, Post Anesthesia Care Unit and Gastroenterology.
The Chief Nurse has responsibility for ensuring safe high-quality nursing care is delivered to patients of the VAPAHCS as well as ensures nursing staff provide competent nursing care based on established nursing standards of practice.
The Chief Nurse is a senior level nursing administrator and has clinical and administrative oversight responsibility for the full range of procedural and surgical services in a highly complex tertiary facility which provides procedures for Veterans belonging to VAPAHCS.
They are responsible for recruitment, hiring and supervision of nursing staff assigned to these units and these quality management programs, fiscal management and safety compliance.
The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Provides executive input in the strategic planning, budget, mission, operational planning, and policy development for local and network efforts.
Assumes a leadership role in resolving highly complex ethical issues that have an impact upon the health care delivery system and/or the consumer within the organization and/or the community.
Manages the resources (financial, human, materiel and/or informational) of a complex program or service in a manner which applies professional standards of practice in the most effective, efficient method resulting in favorable outcomes.
Participates in the development of education programs and staff development models to facilitate career progression and to increase productivity and performance.
Provides a leadership role in professional, community, and governmental bodies that shape health care policy, contributing to the development/improvement of the healthcare delivery system and better patient outcomes.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: United States Citizenship.
Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency, and accredited by the National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) which changed to the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing ( ACEN ) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( CCNE ) at the time the program was completed; OR the completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing.
Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript.
(Reference VA Handbook 5005/27, Appendix G6).
OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration (i.e., licensure) as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S.
or the District of Columbia.
Note: Provide your RN registered license number on your application.
Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements, the following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN [If MSN obtained in a Bridge Program, no BSN required] and approximately 4-5 years of experience, AND the appropriate basic or advanced certification desired.
OR Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and with approximately 3-4 years of experience, AND the appropriate basic or advanced certification desired.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard, dated March 17, 2009, http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf Preferred Criteria: Doctoral degree in nursing.
Current certification as Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse (RN-BC) and/or Nurse Executive (NE-BC).
Experience as a senior level nursing administrator with clinical and administrative oversight responsibility for a full range of Surgical Services with high level leadership skills to implement and promote the Service Improvement Model.
Five (5) years of successful nursing practice to include a broad background and experience with an emphasis in care for the patients requiring procedural and surgical services.
Experience in program planning, staff development, performance evaluations, and implementation of strategic initiatives within a tertiary care setting and demonstrated ability to assume collateral supervisory and programmatic duties.
Experience with Lean Management System Six Sigma or possess a Green or Yellow belt.
Current BLS provider card issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network.
You must be a U.S.
Citizen to apply for this job.
Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
Must pass pre-employment examination.
You may be required to serve a probationary period.
Subject to a background/security investigation.
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Physical Requirements: This position requires heavy lifting, 45 pounds heavy carrying, 45 pounds straight pulling (2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking & standing 8 hours - intermittently; repeated bending; both legs required; ability for rapid mental& muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aide permitted).
Transferring patients and objects may be required.
The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures.
The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders.
The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document(s): Resume (Required for ALL applicants) Applicants are not required, but highly encouraged to submit the following document: VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo2850&tkey&ActionSearch .
(Required if selected) Non-Award SF-50 (VA, other Federal Employees, and Reinstatement eligible) OF-306 Declaration For Federal Employment https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf (Required if selected) Copy of Transcripts (Official transcripts will be required if selected) Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees), SF-50's, etc.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.
For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .