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Associate Chief Nurse (Care Integration Service)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Saginaw, MI
Date:
05/11/2018
2018-05-112018-06-10
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Job Details


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?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. 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. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring 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").

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


Duties

The Associate Chief Nurse, Care Integration Service (ACN-CIS), Local Office of Community Care, is responsible for all aspects of community care, to include Nursing practice, Utilization Management, patient flow activities aligned under ACN-CIS (Urgent Care, Acute Care, Palliative Care, and the Community Living Center), and oversight of all Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Community Care functions as it relates to Care Integration. In addition, the ACN-CIS is responsible for departmental and organizational Performance Improvement, Competency Identification and Training, Standard Operating Procedure and Medical Center Memorandum development within the Care Integration Service.
The ACN-CIS works closely with Clinical and Business managers, other members of the Saginaw VA top management team, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) leadership teams, other VA Medical Center's (VAMC) leadership teams, VA Central Office (VACO) and community partner leadership teams.
The responsibilities of the incumbent include participation in management discussions, planning, policy making and sharing in the responsibilities of management actions. ACN-CIS is responsible for creating and maintaining partnerships with community agencies, political partners, Veteran Service Officers, other community stakeholders, other VAMCs, and VACO.
The ACN-CIS is responsible for the direct and/or indirect supervision and coordination of all clinical and administrative support staff assigned to Care Integration Service.
The ACN-CIS must apply a sound and in-depth understanding of both clinical and administrative programs within the Saginaw VAMC. He / She provides leadership and guidance over these services and collaborates closely with Service Chiefs, Departmental leadership, VISN leadership, other VAMC leadership VACO leadership and community partner leadership in the formulation and supervision of clinical and administrative goals designed to further education and research programs.
The ACN-CIS reports to the Chief of Staff (COS). He / She assumes collateral duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM or 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (Monday through Friday)
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: Not a virtual position
Functional Statement Title: Associate Chief Nurse, Care Integration Service, VN-0610-IV
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized








graph of estimated pay ranges
$102,894

$136,840





Job Details



Application Open Date

5/11/2018



Application Close Date

5/17/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

None



Status

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  • 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.

      Veterans preference does not apply to this job announcement per the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (PL 113-146, dated August 7, 2014).

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

      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 view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

      The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

      The Medical Center is smoke free in all areas other than the one designated area for employees.





  • 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), previously known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 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. 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.
      • English Language Proficiency. RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

      Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
      • Nurse IV - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 4 - 5 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired.

      Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard.




  • 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 05/17/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10206315

      • 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.
      • 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.

        tTo 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: CBBV-10206315-18-KO




      The Associate Chief Nurse, Care Integration Service (ACN-CIS), Local Office of Community Care, is responsible for all aspects of community care, to include Nursing practice, Utilization Management, patient flow activities aligned under ACN-CIS (Urgent Care, Acute Care, Palliative Care, and the Community Living Center), and oversight of all Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Community Care functions as it relates to Care Integration. In addition, the ACN-CIS is responsible for departmental and organizational Performance Improvement, Competency Identification and Training, Standard Operating Procedure and Medical Center Memorandum development within the Care Integration Service.
      The ACN-CIS works closely with Clinical and Business managers, other members of the Saginaw VA top management team, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) leadership teams, other VA Medical Center's (VAMC) leadership teams, VA Central Office (VACO) and community partner leadership teams.
      The responsibilities of the incumbent include participation in management discussions, planning, policy making and sharing in the responsibilities of management actions. ACN-CIS is responsible for creating and maintaining partnerships with community agencies, political partners, Veteran Service Officers, other community stakeholders, other VAMCs, and VACO.
      The ACN-CIS is responsible for the direct and/or indirect supervision and coordination of all clinical and administrative support staff assigned to Care Integration Service.
      The ACN-CIS must apply a sound and in-depth understanding of both clinical and administrative programs within the Saginaw VAMC. He / She provides leadership and guidance over these services and collaborates closely with Service Chiefs, Departmental leadership, VISN leadership, other VAMC leadership VACO leadership and community partner leadership in the formulation and supervision of clinical and administrative goals designed to further education and research programs.
      The ACN-CIS reports to the Chief of Staff (COS). He / She assumes collateral duties as assigned.

      Work Schedule: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM or 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (Monday through Friday)
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
      Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
      Telework: Not Available
      Virtual: Not a virtual position
      Functional Statement Title: Associate Chief Nurse, Care Integration Service, VN-0610-IV
      Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized







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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