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Registered Nurse(Associate Director, Patient Care Services/Chief Nurse Executive)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Wilmington, DE
Date:
12/19/2017
2017-12-192018-02-17
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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?

This VA serves veterans throughout the state of Delaware, southern New Jersey, eastern Maryland and southeastern Pennsylvania. Wilmington offers easy access to I-95 to cultural and recreational opportunities in Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC. Major league sports abound in Philadelphia, sailing on the Chesapeake Bay and swimming at Atlantic coast beaches are popular summer activities. Wintertime is ski time in the nearby Pocono Mountains. Wilmington is served by major air routes thru Philadelphia and Baltimore and major rail routes thru Amtrak and metroliner service. Delaware has no sales tax.

Recruitment and Nurse Executive Special Pay may be authorized. To receive consideration for the incentives, the selectee must be among the best qualified candidates. The selectee must sign a service agreement.

The Wilmington, Delaware VA Medical Center is currently recruiting for an experienced full-time Registered Nurse V, VN-0610, to serve as the Associate Director, Patient Care Services/Chief Nurse Executive.


Duties

A Registered Nurse qualified by advanced education and management experience as defined by VA Qualification Standards, Joint Commission, and the American Organizational Nurse Executives (AONE). Practices at the executive level in dealing with complex management issues, organizational mission, and health care policy. The Associate Director for Patient Care Services (ADPCS) is at the executive level and functions in an active senior leadership role as a member of the hospital's Executive Leadership Team or governing body, responsible for the Medical Center's decision-making structure and process.

The Associate Director, Patient Care Services is responsible and accountable to provide effective leadership and to coordinate leaders to deliver nursing care, treatment, and services. He/she plans the provision of nursing care, treatment, and services by all personnel under Patient Care Services at the Wilmington VA Medical Center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and has final authority over staff that provides these services. This position directs the hospital's nursing services and the professional practice of all nurses and nursing, which integrates clinical practice, administration, education, and research.

The incumbent has the authority to speak on behalf of nursing to the same extent as other hospital leaders for their respective disciplines, departments, and/or service lines; and the responsibility for establishing nursing standards of patient care and nursing practices organization-wide; and collaborates with Network staff to develop and/or implement programs/policies that impact throughout the network and/or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The development of organizational wide plans to provide nursing care, treatment, and services and the programs, policies, and procedures that address how nursing care needs of the patient population are assessed, met, and evaluated are approved by the Associate Director, Patient Care Services.

The Associate Director, Patient Care Services is directly responsible to the Health Care System Director for the provision of professional nurse practice, clinical and administrative leadership for the following services/programs: Inpatient Care, Extended Care, OR/PACU, Specialty Care, Nurse Recruitment, Nursing Education, Chaplain, Community Living Center and SPS. The incumbent participates with leaders from the governing body in the ongoing review of the Health Care System's mission, strategic plans, budgets, resource allocation, operational plans and policies. The Associate Director, Patient Care Services is accountable for ensuring continuity and uniformity across levels and settings for nursing care delivery, preventing duplication in approaches to care, and serving as a single voice for all nursing staff at the health care system.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm and may vary based on the needs of the organization.

Financial Disclosure Report: YES








graph of estimated pay ranges
$139,906

$161,900





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/19/2017



Application Close Date

1/19/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

US Citizens and Status Candidates



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.
      Preferred Experience: ANCC certification as Nurse Executive, Advanced is preferred. Recent progressive leadership experience that demonstration ability to manage a complex nursing section with diverse programs.

      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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 3-4 years of nursing practice/experience.
      • 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 01/19/2018 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: AC-10099789-18-MB




      A Registered Nurse qualified by advanced education and management experience as defined by VA Qualification Standards, Joint Commission, and the American Organizational Nurse Executives (AONE). Practices at the executive level in dealing with complex management issues, organizational mission, and health care policy. The Associate Director for Patient Care Services (ADPCS) is at the executive level and functions in an active senior leadership role as a member of the hospital's Executive Leadership Team or governing body, responsible for the Medical Center's decision-making structure and process.

      The Associate Director, Patient Care Services is responsible and accountable to provide effective leadership and to coordinate leaders to deliver nursing care, treatment, and services. He/she plans the provision of nursing care, treatment, and services by all personnel under Patient Care Services at the Wilmington VA Medical Center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and has final authority over staff that provides these services. This position directs the hospital's nursing services and the professional practice of all nurses and nursing, which integrates clinical practice, administration, education, and research.

      The incumbent has the authority to speak on behalf of nursing to the same extent as other hospital leaders for their respective disciplines, departments, and/or service lines; and the responsibility for establishing nursing standards of patient care and nursing practices organization-wide; and collaborates with Network staff to develop and/or implement programs/policies that impact throughout the network and/or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The development of organizational wide plans to provide nursing care, treatment, and services and the programs, policies, and procedures that address how nursing care needs of the patient population are assessed, met, and evaluated are approved by the Associate Director, Patient Care Services.

      The Associate Director, Patient Care Services is directly responsible to the Health Care System Director for the provision of professional nurse practice, clinical and administrative leadership for the following services/programs: Inpatient Care, Extended Care, OR/PACU, Specialty Care, Nurse Recruitment, Nursing Education, Chaplain, Community Living Center and SPS. The incumbent participates with leaders from the governing body in the ongoing review of the Health Care System's mission, strategic plans, budgets, resource allocation, operational plans and policies. The Associate Director, Patient Care Services is accountable for ensuring continuity and uniformity across levels and settings for nursing care delivery, preventing duplication in approaches to care, and serving as a single voice for all nursing staff at the health care system.

      Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm and may vary based on the needs of the organization.

      Financial Disclosure Report: YES







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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