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Associate Director Patient Care Services/ Nurse Executive

VA Medical Center


Location:
Northport, NY 11768
Date:
07/10/2018
2018-07-102018-08-09
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Summary
Duties

The Associate Director Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive (ADPCS/NE) is the top executive within nursing and is a key member of the executive leadership team of the organization, involved in strategic planning, organizational assessment, and program development. The ADPCS/NE has the authority and responsibility for establishing standards of nursing practice across a continuum of care and ensuring the continuous and timely availability of quality nursing services. The ADPCS/NE is the chief spokesperson for organized nursing services and is the catalyst for the integration and collaboration of nursing with other professional disciplines and functional areas in the mutual delivery of high quality patient-centered care and the achievement of organizational goals:

  • Giving Veterans access to care
  • Modernizing the VA
  • Improving timeliness of services
  • Focusing resources on things that matter to veterans
  • Preventing suicide
The practice of an executive by nature is comprised of complex, leadership and administrative components, associated with critical heath care issues and activities that influence the organizational mission, health care and policy.

The ADPCS/NE is responsible for the practice of nursing twenty four hours daily by registered nurses, advance practice nurses, allied health staff (LPNs, NAs, etc.) and staff in Sterile Processing Service/ Reusable Medical Equipment (SPS/RME). The selected individual will support nursing and interdisciplinary research, as well as innovation and diffusion of evidenced base practices.

The ADPCS/NE exercises final authority and approval over nursing care policies and procedures; nursing standards of patient care, treatment, and services; standards of nursing practice; nurse staffing plans; and standards to measure, assess, and improve patient outcomes. The ADPCS/NE supports professional role optimization by enhances nursing professional staff development and ensures that all registered nurses, advance practice nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nursing assistants are licensed, certified, and/or registered upon employment, and thereafter. The ADPCS/NE ensures a competency process is in place to evaluate individual practice, as well as a review process for annual performance ratings.

The incumbent works closely with service lines to assure patients receive optimal care that meets and exceeds local and national standards of care. The incumbent works with local, network, and national level groups and community bodies to assure seamless patient care throughout our system. Expertise in management, mental health, geriatric and extended care and demonstrate progressive management experience as desirable.

The ADPCS/NE is a member of the VAMC Northport senior management team along with the Medical Center Director, the Associate Medical Center Director and the Chief of Staff The ADPCS/NE participates fully in upper-level management decisions to speak on behalf of nursing and is a member of all medical center-level Councils and Committees that govern and influence the operations of the medical center.

Work Schedule: Typically Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM; however, the nurse is administratively available twenty-four hours/day.
graph of estimated pay ranges
$138,780
$164,200
Job Details
Application Open Date
7/7/2018

Application Close Date
7/27/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
None

Status
None


  • 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 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 Chief Nurse Executive or similar positions.
      • Approximately 5 years' experience advanced leadership responsibility in a tertiary acute care or similar facility.
      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.

      Physical Requirements: Mostly administrative duties so physical activity includes sitting for periods of time, using a computer and phone. As a nurse, the work may require some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; occasional lifting of moderate items (15-44lbs). The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities such as above average agility and dexterity.
  • 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 07/27/2018 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:
      Job Position: CBEE-DE-10253396-18-MW

      The Associate Director Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive (ADPCS/NE) is the top executive within nursing and is a key member of the executive leadership team of the organization, involved in strategic planning, organizational assessment, and program development. The ADPCS/NE has the authority and responsibility for establishing standards of nursing practice across a continuum of care and ensuring the continuous and timely availability of quality nursing services. The ADPCS/NE is the chief spokesperson for organized nursing services and is the catalyst for the integration and collaboration of nursing with other professional disciplines and functional areas in the mutual delivery of high quality patient-centered care and the achievement of organizational goals:

      • Giving Veterans access to care
      • Modernizing the VA
      • Improving timeliness of services
      • Focusing resources on things that matter to veterans
      • Preventing suicide
      The practice of an executive by nature is comprised of complex, leadership and administrative components, associated with critical heath care issues and activities that influence the organizational mission, health care and policy.

      The ADPCS/NE is responsible for the practice of nursing twenty four hours daily by registered nurses, advance practice nurses, allied health staff (LPNs, NAs, etc.) and staff in Sterile Processing Service/ Reusable Medical Equipment (SPS/RME). The selected individual will support nursing and interdisciplinary research, as well as innovation and diffusion of evidenced base practices.

      The ADPCS/NE exercises final authority and approval over nursing care policies and procedures; nursing standards of patient care, treatment, and services; standards of nursing practice; nurse staffing plans; and standards to measure, assess, and improve patient outcomes. The ADPCS/NE supports professional role optimization by enhances nursing professional staff development and ensures that all registered nurses, advance practice nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nursing assistants are licensed, certified, and/or registered upon employment, and thereafter. The ADPCS/NE ensures a competency process is in place to evaluate individual practice, as well as a review process for annual performance ratings.

      The incumbent works closely with service lines to assure patients receive optimal care that meets and exceeds local and national standards of care. The incumbent works with local, network, and national level groups and community bodies to assure seamless patient care throughout our system. Expertise in management, mental health, geriatric and extended care and demonstrate progressive management experience as desirable.

      The ADPCS/NE is a member of the VAMC Northport senior management team along with the Medical Center Director, the Associate Medical Center Director and the Chief of Staff The ADPCS/NE participates fully in upper-level management decisions to speak on behalf of nursing and is a member of all medical center-level Councils and Committees that govern and influence the operations of the medical center.

      Work Schedule: Typically Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM; however, the nurse is administratively available twenty-four hours/day.

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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