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2017-11-292017-12-29

Chief Nurse, Inpatient Services

Kansas City, MO

The scope of duties and responsibilities for this position are as follows:

The Chief Nurse of Inpatient provides leadership to the Inpatient Nursing Services and direct supervision to the Inpatient Managers. The Chief Nurse of Inpatient has substantial and continuing responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling service-wide infrastructure issues which include overall operation of 8 East (24 bed med/surg Telemetry, Cardiac, Post-Cath Procedures), 8 West (24 bed Med/Surg Telemetry, Hospice, Palliative Care, Oncology), 10 bed Medical ICU, 8 bed Surgical ICU, 12 bed Progressive Care Unit, and the Post-Anesthesia Recovery Unit. The Chief Nurse of Inpatient will maintain knowledge of and communicate standards of nursing practice and patient care, and will develop systems to enhance overall operations and communications within the service. The Chief Nurse of Inpatient is responsible for supporting an environment of collaboration and collegiality within the service, ensuring the staff interact collaboratively with all service lines, both inpatient and outpatient, achieving ethically based patient centered coordination of services. Through communication and collaboration, the Chief Nurse of Inpatient has significant medical center and service policy responsibilities in the development and refinement of processes to meet the needs of the medical center and the patients served. Additional responsibilities include development of standard operating procedures and oversight of inpatient provision of nursing care, ensuring processes are in place for continued accreditation readiness, assessing and recommending the allocation of human and materiel resources, in determining staffing levels using NHPPD, and plays a significant role in the recruitment and retention of nursing staff. Ensures competency assessment is completed on each nursing employee annually. Reviews EPRP, SAIL, IPEC, Performance Measures, Nurse-Sensitive Outcome Data, and other data for trends and early intervention; formulates follow-up plans with Facility Multi-disciplinary Teams, Nurse Managers, and the medical center. The Chief Nurse of Inpatient is a member of the Nursing Oversight Committee, and the Executive Committee of Nursing Service, supports Self-Governance activities, and is an active participant in Strategic Planning activities. Budgetary responsibilities include Inpatient T & L's, management of overtime, travel funding, tuition support, and monetary awards. The Chief Nurse of Inpatient is responsible for setting long and short term program goals that are aligned with the goals of the service, medical center, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), and Central Office (CO).

Work Schedule:Monday - Friday8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Functional Statement Title/#: CHIEF NURSE INPATIENT CARE- NURSE IV








graph of estimated pay ranges
$86,950

$115,638





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/10/2017



Application Close Date

12/1/2017




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. This position is not suitable for telework.





  • 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:

      • 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 highly desired, and approximately 3-4 years of nursing practice/experience. (REQUIRED)

      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.

      Preferred Experience:

      • Minimum of two years of experience as a Nurse Manager, Supervisor or Management equivalent.
      • Successful experience in progressively more complex roles such as Nurse Manager, Assistant or Associate Chief Nurse preferred.
      • 5to 7 years of clinical experience required.
      • Documented ability to initiate and successfully implement programs using a systems approach.
      • Documented evidence of working with colleagues and peers to bring about positive outcomes in clinical and administrative practice.
      • Demonstrated strong administrative skills with documentation of successful follow through with established individual and service-wide goals.
      • Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex data, develops strategic plans and writes major reports.
      • Demonstrated outstanding interpersonal skills, writing skills and ability to work with diverse groups of people.
      • Demonstrated ability to identify, analyze, track and trend data from multiple sources.
      • History of successfully implementing evidence-based standards of care and practice.
      • Certification preferred.


      Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer 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 shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.




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

      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) onFriday, December 01, 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: CD-18-ACH-2021883




      The scope of duties and responsibilities for this position are as follows:

      The Chief Nurse of Inpatient provides leadership to the Inpatient Nursing Services and direct supervision to the Inpatient Managers. The Chief Nurse of Inpatient has substantial and continuing responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling service-wide infrastructure issues which include overall operation of 8 East (24 bed med/surg Telemetry, Cardiac, Post-Cath Procedures), 8 West (24 bed Med/Surg Telemetry, Hospice, Palliative Care, Oncology), 10 bed Medical ICU, 8 bed Surgical ICU, 12 bed Progressive Care Unit, and the Post-Anesthesia Recovery Unit. The Chief Nurse of Inpatient will maintain knowledge of and communicate standards of nursing practice and patient care, and will develop systems to enhance overall operations and communications within the service. The Chief Nurse of Inpatient is responsible for supporting an environment of collaboration and collegiality within the service, ensuring the staff interact collaboratively with all service lines, both inpatient and outpatient, achieving ethically based patient centered coordination of services. Through communication and collaboration, the Chief Nurse of Inpatient has significant medical center and service policy responsibilities in the development and refinement of processes to meet the needs of the medical center and the patients served. Additional responsibilities include development of standard operating procedures and oversight of inpatient provision of nursing care, ensuring processes are in place for continued accreditation readiness, assessing and recommending the allocation of human and materiel resources, in determining staffing levels using NHPPD, and plays a significant role in the recruitment and retention of nursing staff. Ensures competency assessment is completed on each nursing employee annually. Reviews EPRP, SAIL, IPEC, Performance Measures, Nurse-Sensitive Outcome Data, and other data for trends and early intervention; formulates follow-up plans with Facility Multi-disciplinary Teams, Nurse Managers, and the medical center. The Chief Nurse of Inpatient is a member of the Nursing Oversight Committee, and the Executive Committee of Nursing Service, supports Self-Governance activities, and is an active participant in Strategic Planning activities. Budgetary responsibilities include Inpatient T & L's, management of overtime, travel funding, tuition support, and monetary awards. The Chief Nurse of Inpatient is responsible for setting long and short term program goals that are aligned with the goals of the service, medical center, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), and Central Office (CO).

      Work Schedule:Monday - Friday8:00 am to 4:30 pm
      Functional Statement Title/#: CHIEF NURSE INPATIENT CARE- NURSE IV







Categories

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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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