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Associate Director of Patient Care Services (ADPCS) - Nurse Executive

VA Medical Center


Location:
Tucson, AZ
Date:
04/20/2018
2018-04-202018-05-20
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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?

As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. 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.

The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System honors America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well being.

We expect members of the SAVAHCS team to continually meet the VISN 22 Quality Standards.

Safety: SAFETY comes first!
Kindness: Treat Veterans, families, guests and SAVAHCS team members with compassion, respect and dignity.
Performance Excellence: Give your personal best and strive to "exceed expectations."
Presentation: Demonstrate professionalism, positive attitude and passion.
Stewardship: Accept responsibility for the duties entrusted to you, maintain the environment and support the SAVAHCS tradition of exceptional health care.


Duties

Associate Director for Patient Care Services (Nurse Executive) is a member of the facility Pentad for the Southern Arizona Health Care System (SAVAHCS) and reports directly to the Medical Center Director. Works closely with other Executive leadership, Care and Service Line Directors, management, medical staff, nursing staff and other clinical disciplines in the ongoing review of the SAVAHCS's mission, strategic plans, budgets, resource allocation, operational plans, and policies. 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 health care issues and activities that influence the organizational mission, health care and policy. The influence of the Nurse Executive extends to SAVAHCS's multiple sites and programs and crosses the full continuum of care. Substantial involvement in multi-site, regional, and or national professional and health related issues are integral to the assignment.

  • The Nurse Executive has the authority and responsibility to establish policies procedures to set expectations, develop plans, and manage processes to assess, improve, and maintain the quality and appropriateness of the patient care provided.
  • Participates with SAVAHCS leadership in planning, promoting, and conducting hospital-wide quality assessment and improvement activities.
  • In collaboration with Care and Service Line leadership, ensures that 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.
Relocation incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.






graph of estimated pay ranges
$128,211

$164,200





Job Details



Application Open Date

4/12/2018



Application Close Date

4/24/2018




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.

      Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

      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 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.
      Preferred Experience:
      • National certification from a VA approved certifying body as a Nurse Executive Advanced (NEA-BC) or Nurse Executive (NE-BC) is preferred.
      • Approximately 5 years of experience in progressively responsible leadership assignments, with experience as a Chief Nurse Executive or similar position.
      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.
      • AND appropriate basic or advance certification desired.
      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.

      Physical Requirements: Work is mostly sedentary in nature. Use of fingers; Using both hands required; 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; Hearing (aid permitted); Light lifting (under 15 pounds); Light carrying (under 15 pounds); Must have emotional stability.




  • 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 04/24/2018 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.
      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: CBAH-10179930-18-CMC




      Associate Director for Patient Care Services (Nurse Executive) is a member of the facility Pentad for the Southern Arizona Health Care System (SAVAHCS) and reports directly to the Medical Center Director. Works closely with other Executive leadership, Care and Service Line Directors, management, medical staff, nursing staff and other clinical disciplines in the ongoing review of the SAVAHCS's mission, strategic plans, budgets, resource allocation, operational plans, and policies. 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 health care issues and activities that influence the organizational mission, health care and policy. The influence of the Nurse Executive extends to SAVAHCS's multiple sites and programs and crosses the full continuum of care. Substantial involvement in multi-site, regional, and or national professional and health related issues are integral to the assignment.

      • The Nurse Executive has the authority and responsibility to establish policies procedures to set expectations, develop plans, and manage processes to assess, improve, and maintain the quality and appropriateness of the patient care provided.
      • Participates with SAVAHCS leadership in planning, promoting, and conducting hospital-wide quality assessment and improvement activities.
      • In collaboration with Care and Service Line leadership, ensures that 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.
      Relocation incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate.

      Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.





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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