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ADPCS-Nurse Executive

VA Medical Center


Location:
Sheridan, WY 82801
Date:
01/04/2018
2018-01-042018-02-03
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Summary

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission. The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE). America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov

Veterans, we are looking for you to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to fellow Veterans?
The Sheridan VA Health Care System provides primary, specialty and mental health care, including psychiatric, substance abuse and PTSD services, to a diverse Veteran Population. Dedicated to Patient-Centered Care, the Sheridan VAHCS is comprised of the medical center in Sheridan, Wyoming and eight Community Based Outpatient Clinics / Primary Care Telehealth Outpatient Clinics located in Afton, Casper, Gillette, Evanston, Cody, Riverton, Rock Springs, and Worland.

Highly qualified applicants may be eligible for:
Relocation Expenses: are authorized for this position
Relocation/Recruitment Incentive: are authorized for this recruitment effort


Duties

The Associate Director Patient Care Support / Nurse Executive is a member of the Sheridan VAHCS Executive Leadership Team, the senior executive management team. As the Nurse Executive, s/he participates in executive level decision-making, policy determination and implementation strategies, and collaborates with other executives to ensure that policies and practices promote high patient/staff satisfaction levels and optimal patient care outcomes. The position plays a critical role in developing and supporting the strategic direction of the facility and the organization's operational plan by monitoring, evaluating and improving the quality of patient care and by implementing critical budgetary strategies designed to achieve maximum utilization and efficiency. The Nurse Executive maintains comprehensive nursing programs to ensure compliance with VA directives, Joint Commission and other internal and external regulatory requirements. The Nurse Executive provides executive-level organization and leadership skills to develop and mentor a highly effective and diverse workforce, to improve overall health care operations, to promote an environment that supports excellence in customer service, and to support strategic planning initiatives.

The Associate Director Patient Care Services is the Nurse Executive for this facility and its associated community-based outpatient clinics. He/she is responsible for the practice of nursing 24/7 by all Registered Nurses, advanced practice nurses, and allied health staff (LPNs, NAs etc.) regardless of line authority. He/she has authority over Sterile Processing Services, Social Work, Food and Nutrition, Education and Training, Chaplain Services and Voluntary Service.

The Nurse Executive collaborates with other managers and staff in the ongoing review of the Sheridan VAHCS's mission, strategic plans, budgets, resource allocation, operational plans, and policies. The Nurse Executive has the authority and responsibility to establish policies, procedures, and protocols that describe and guide the provision of nursing care provided to all patients served by the Sheridan VAHCS. The Nurse Executive sets expectations, develops plans, and manages processes to assess, improve, and maintain the quality and appropriateness of the patient care provided. The Nurse Executive participates with the Sheridan VAHCS's leadership in planning, promoting, and conducting hospital-wide quality assessment and improvement activities. The Nurse Executive, in collaboration with care and service line leadership, ensures that the nursing service staff performs their duties in a manner consistent with the scope of practice approved by their state board of nursing and with appropriate regulatory or accrediting agencies.

The scope of practice for the Nurse Executive is of an executive nature and is comprised of complex managerial and administrative components. It is associated with critical healthcare issues and activities that influence the organization mission, health care and policy.

Work Schedule: Administrative Tour (Monday-Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm)
Telework schedules: are not authorized for this position
Virtual work schedules: are not authorized for this position
Functional Statement Title/#: ADPCS-Nurse Executive/#903074
Status: This position is not part of the bargaining unit.
Relocation / Recruitment Incentives: are authorized for these position.
Relocation Expenses: are authorized for this position. The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to: http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp
On Station Housing: Available
Designated Drug-Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement

Financial Disclosure Report: Required








graph of estimated pay ranges
$118,816

$158,020





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/16/2017



Application Close Date

1/5/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Full-Time




























  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section

    • Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • Basic Requirements:
      • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
      • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 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. 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, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
      • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
      • Physical Standards. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
      Preferred Experience: You are experienced with complex and progressive clinical and leadership programmatic responsibilities utilizing evidence based practice with demonstrated positive health care outcomes. This includes leadership experience in the development, implementation, and evaluation of multiple health care programs. You must be highly organized, motivated, and self-directed which has resulted in a significant impact in a complex health care organization. In addition, you must have demonstrated exemplary communication skills with emphasis on the ability to work effectively with others (i.e.: oral and written communications, group processes, team building, interdisciplinary groups, etc.). Budgetary knowledge must also be demonstrated.


      Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
      • Nurse V - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN (or a Bachelor's degree in a related field) and approximately 5-6 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree (preferred) in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 4-5 years of nursing practice/experience.
      Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.




  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section





  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section

    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 01/05/2018 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. You can view the questionnaire here https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10098955.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.




  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: 1


      Job Position: CBBQ-10098955-18-JM




      The Associate Director Patient Care Support / Nurse Executive is a member of the Sheridan VAHCS Executive Leadership Team, the senior executive management team. As the Nurse Executive, s/he participates in executive level decision-making, policy determination and implementation strategies, and collaborates with other executives to ensure that policies and practices promote high patient/staff satisfaction levels and optimal patient care outcomes. The position plays a critical role in developing and supporting the strategic direction of the facility and the organization's operational plan by monitoring, evaluating and improving the quality of patient care and by implementing critical budgetary strategies designed to achieve maximum utilization and efficiency. The Nurse Executive maintains comprehensive nursing programs to ensure compliance with VA directives, Joint Commission and other internal and external regulatory requirements. The Nurse Executive provides executive-level organization and leadership skills to develop and mentor a highly effective and diverse workforce, to improve overall health care operations, to promote an environment that supports excellence in customer service, and to support strategic planning initiatives.

      The Associate Director Patient Care Services is the Nurse Executive for this facility and its associated community-based outpatient clinics. He/she is responsible for the practice of nursing 24/7 by all Registered Nurses, advanced practice nurses, and allied health staff (LPNs, NAs etc.) regardless of line authority. He/she has authority over Sterile Processing Services, Social Work, Food and Nutrition, Education and Training, Chaplain Services and Voluntary Service.

      The Nurse Executive collaborates with other managers and staff in the ongoing review of the Sheridan VAHCS's mission, strategic plans, budgets, resource allocation, operational plans, and policies. The Nurse Executive has the authority and responsibility to establish policies, procedures, and protocols that describe and guide the provision of nursing care provided to all patients served by the Sheridan VAHCS. The Nurse Executive sets expectations, develops plans, and manages processes to assess, improve, and maintain the quality and appropriateness of the patient care provided. The Nurse Executive participates with the Sheridan VAHCS's leadership in planning, promoting, and conducting hospital-wide quality assessment and improvement activities. The Nurse Executive, in collaboration with care and service line leadership, ensures that the nursing service staff performs their duties in a manner consistent with the scope of practice approved by their state board of nursing and with appropriate regulatory or accrediting agencies.

      The scope of practice for the Nurse Executive is of an executive nature and is comprised of complex managerial and administrative components. It is associated with critical healthcare issues and activities that influence the organization mission, health care and policy.

      Work Schedule: Administrative Tour (Monday-Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm)
      Telework schedules: are not authorized for this position
      Virtual work schedules: are not authorized for this position
      Functional Statement Title/#: ADPCS-Nurse Executive/#903074
      Status: This position is not part of the bargaining unit.
      Relocation / Recruitment Incentives: are authorized for these position.
      Relocation Expenses: are authorized for this position. The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to: http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp
      On Station Housing: Available
      Designated Drug-Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.

      To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement

      Financial Disclosure Report: Required







Best Care / Best Careers

To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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