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Assistant Chief Nurse (Specialty Care)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Date:
11/28/2017
2017-11-282017-12-28
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  • Medical/Surgical
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Neurology/Neurosurgery
  • Nurse Manager
  • Operating Room/PACU
  • Telemetry
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Job Details


ASSISTANT CHIEF NURSE

SPECIALTY CARE

FULL-TIMEDAY SHIFT MONDAY-FRIDAY

BSN with5 years of nursing experience required

Masters in Nursing Preferred

The Surgery Specialty Care Service Line encompasses all inpatient and outpatient care and services delivered by the following 15 subspecialties: Anesthesia, Audiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Colo-Rectal Surgery, Dermatology, General Surgery, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics Otolaryngology, Podiatry, Radiation Oncology, Urology and Vascular Surgery. The service line includes the Operating Room, Outpatient Surgery, Post-anesthesia Care Unit, Surgical Intensive Care, a 40 bed surgery-telemetry inpatient unit, a 40 bed Observation/Short Stay unit and 14 outpatient clinics. The service line is made up of approximately 420 FTEE with four inpatient nurse managers, a Clinic Director, four outpatient managers, and a social worker supervisor. The Assistant Chief Nurse (ACN) provides primary assistance to the Chief Nurse for the Surgery and Specialty Care service line in guiding the overall management and daily operations of the service line. The scope of the ACN extends into all major practice areas, i.e., clinical, administrative, and education. The ACN is also a member of the Nursing management team and assists the Chief Nurse in ensuring the administration of safe, quality nursing care throughout the service line including inpatient surgery departments, outpatient surgery and specialty clinics, and the peri-operative departments. The ACN assists with organizing, directing, integrating and evaluating the clinical, administrative, evaluative and educative processes throughout service line. The ACN ensures the implementation of all patient care policies, procedures and directives. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: management, coaching and supervision of nursing and supportive staff, program development, performance improvement leadership, and labor management activities. The ACN functions in the absence of the Chief Nurse for Surgery and Specialty Care Services.

The Assistant Chief Nurse of Specialty Care is a professional nurse who supports the Medical Center's mission by bringing creative approaches to the overall management of the Specialty Care Patient Service Line and nursing practice at the MVAMC. This nurse leader is responsible for the provision of high quality care delivered to patients in the outpatient and inpatient surgical and critical care units, OR, PACU, as well as specialty ambulatory care services. He/she provides oversight for the management of the integrated disciplines of nursing, physicians, social work, and medical support administrative staff. As part of the Specialty Care leadership team, the Assistant Chief Nurse works collaboratively with the Chief of Specialty Care and the Administrative Officer. The incumbent also works jointly with the Nurse Executive, Deputy Nurse Executive, Chief Nurses, and Nurse Managers in providing leadership throughout the facility. Responsibilities include: planning, organizing, directing, controlling and evaluating programs and outcomes; daily attention to complex personnel management; participation in executive level decision making deliberations, performance in a full range of administrative duties, and other duties and/or special projects.

The ACN assists in the design, implementation and evaluation of unit based Nursing programs and goals. These are congruent with the service mission, philosophy, policies and procedures and the Standards of Nursing Care and Practice. There are six major responsibilities of the Assistant Chief Nurse:

1. Assists the Chief Nurse in managing patient care operation at the Service Line level.

2. Role models collaborative leadership and communicates effectively.

3. Monitors quality of patient care and nursing practice.

4. Develops and/or provides education for staff to meet specific patient care needs on the units.

5. Participates in the unit based staffing methodology activities.

6. Complies with Organizational Expectations.

The Assistant Chief Nurse may have specific responsibilities as outlined by the Chief Nurse of the specific areas.








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$100,636

$131,417





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/4/2017



Application Close Date

11/29/2017




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

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

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

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




  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
      • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may 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.
        • 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)
        • 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.

      Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
      • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
      • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
      • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
      • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
      • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.

      Preferred Experience: The VA hires new graduates. Some positions require nursing experience and this is detailed in the duty section of the announcement.

      Experience refers to paidnursing experience. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, includingLPN experience.






  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section

    • VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

      Annual leave (AL) shall accrue for full-timeRN, CRNA & APRNat the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period. AL can be used as it is accrued depending on sufficient staffing and seniority.

      Sick Leave (SL) shall accrue for full-time RN, CRNA, & APRN at the rate of4 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

      Guaranteed shifts

      Free parking, free city transportation, on-site daycare.

      Retirement programs including Pension Plan, Retired Employees Health Care Plan, Thrift Savings Plan.





  • 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 View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

      The complete application package must be submitted by 10:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 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 USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

      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 USAJOBS 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 USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS 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: VU-18-PSS-2022559




      ASSISTANT CHIEF NURSE

      SPECIALTY CARE

      FULL-TIMEDAY SHIFT MONDAY-FRIDAY

      BSN with5 years of nursing experience required

      Masters in Nursing Preferred

      The Surgery Specialty Care Service Line encompasses all inpatient and outpatient care and services delivered by the following 15 subspecialties: Anesthesia, Audiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Colo-Rectal Surgery, Dermatology, General Surgery, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics Otolaryngology, Podiatry, Radiation Oncology, Urology and Vascular Surgery. The service line includes the Operating Room, Outpatient Surgery, Post-anesthesia Care Unit, Surgical Intensive Care, a 40 bed surgery-telemetry inpatient unit, a 40 bed Observation/Short Stay unit and 14 outpatient clinics. The service line is made up of approximately 420 FTEE with four inpatient nurse managers, a Clinic Director, four outpatient managers, and a social worker supervisor. The Assistant Chief Nurse (ACN) provides primary assistance to the Chief Nurse for the Surgery and Specialty Care service line in guiding the overall management and daily operations of the service line. The scope of the ACN extends into all major practice areas, i.e., clinical, administrative, and education. The ACN is also a member of the Nursing management team and assists the Chief Nurse in ensuring the administration of safe, quality nursing care throughout the service line including inpatient surgery departments, outpatient surgery and specialty clinics, and the peri-operative departments. The ACN assists with organizing, directing, integrating and evaluating the clinical, administrative, evaluative and educative processes throughout service line. The ACN ensures the implementation of all patient care policies, procedures and directives. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: management, coaching and supervision of nursing and supportive staff, program development, performance improvement leadership, and labor management activities. The ACN functions in the absence of the Chief Nurse for Surgery and Specialty Care Services.

      The Assistant Chief Nurse of Specialty Care is a professional nurse who supports the Medical Center's mission by bringing creative approaches to the overall management of the Specialty Care Patient Service Line and nursing practice at the MVAMC. This nurse leader is responsible for the provision of high quality care delivered to patients in the outpatient and inpatient surgical and critical care units, OR, PACU, as well as specialty ambulatory care services. He/she provides oversight for the management of the integrated disciplines of nursing, physicians, social work, and medical support administrative staff. As part of the Specialty Care leadership team, the Assistant Chief Nurse works collaboratively with the Chief of Specialty Care and the Administrative Officer. The incumbent also works jointly with the Nurse Executive, Deputy Nurse Executive, Chief Nurses, and Nurse Managers in providing leadership throughout the facility. Responsibilities include: planning, organizing, directing, controlling and evaluating programs and outcomes; daily attention to complex personnel management; participation in executive level decision making deliberations, performance in a full range of administrative duties, and other duties and/or special projects.

      The ACN assists in the design, implementation and evaluation of unit based Nursing programs and goals. These are congruent with the service mission, philosophy, policies and procedures and the Standards of Nursing Care and Practice. There are six major responsibilities of the Assistant Chief Nurse:

      1. Assists the Chief Nurse in managing patient care operation at the Service Line level.

      2. Role models collaborative leadership and communicates effectively.

      3. Monitors quality of patient care and nursing practice.

      4. Develops and/or provides education for staff to meet specific patient care needs on the units.

      5. Participates in the unit based staffing methodology activities.

      6. Complies with Organizational Expectations.

      The Assistant Chief Nurse may have specific responsibilities as outlined by the Chief Nurse of the specific areas.







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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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