29 days old
2018-01-252018-02-24

Chief Nurse - Outpatient Services

Amarillo, TX

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?

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Duties

A great Detail opportunity awaits you at the Amarillo VA. Come Discover Amarillo:

The Chief Nurse, Outpatient Services is responsible for the administrative functions as well as for providing oversight, coordination, and leadership over Acute Care areas. This includes Medical Surgical, Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, N.O.D., ADPAC, Wound Care and Respiratory Therapy Department. Duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to:
  • Oversees nursing practice, oversight and performance.
  • Manages nurse managers and nursing staff.
  • Plans, organizes, directs, controls and evaluates programs and outcomes.
  • Advises administrative and clinical leadership on proposed changes as they relate to patient care.
  • Handles complex personnel management problems.
  • Participates in executive level decision making deliberations and provides guidance and direction for the development and implementation of established standards of nursing practice.
  • Provides consultation on issues related to personnel, budget, and forecast projections.
  • Ensures nurse managers and advance practitioners carry out the functions to ensure quality patient care and achieve program objectives.
  • Creates and maintains a positive organizational climate and culture including such issues as work environment, diversity, employee recognition, and safety.
  • Ensures compliance with facility Clinical Practice Guidelines, Performance Measures, and Clinical Reminder Alerts.
  • Develops and implements education model to support nursing staff needs related to training, on-going education, and continuing education for nursing staff.
  • Participates in policy-making activities as related to patient care.
  • Collaborates with other health care staff to establish and maintain programs across the organization.
  • Plans, schedules, and carries out major projects concerned with the analysis and evaluation of program s or organizational effectiveness including collaboration with multidisciplinary partners.
  • Exercises discretion and judgment in determining the scope of projects or studies.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required






graph of estimated pay ranges
$98,882

$131,508





Job Details



Application Open Date

1/25/2018



Application Close Date

1/31/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

Agency Employees Only - Appearing on USAJOBS



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 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: Minimum of three (3) years of successful experience in administrative positions with progressively more responsible leadership assignments serving as Supervisor or Management. Minimum of three (3) years of successful experience in Acute Care areas.
      Current BLS provider card issued by American Heart Association (AHA).

      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.
      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 01/31/2018 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: CAYL-10123773-18-SL




      A great Detail opportunity awaits you at the Amarillo VA. Come Discover Amarillo:

      The Chief Nurse, Outpatient Services is responsible for the administrative functions as well as for providing oversight, coordination, and leadership over Acute Care areas. This includes Medical Surgical, Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, N.O.D., ADPAC, Wound Care and Respiratory Therapy Department. Duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to:
      • Oversees nursing practice, oversight and performance.
      • Manages nurse managers and nursing staff.
      • Plans, organizes, directs, controls and evaluates programs and outcomes.
      • Advises administrative and clinical leadership on proposed changes as they relate to patient care.
      • Handles complex personnel management problems.
      • Participates in executive level decision making deliberations and provides guidance and direction for the development and implementation of established standards of nursing practice.
      • Provides consultation on issues related to personnel, budget, and forecast projections.
      • Ensures nurse managers and advance practitioners carry out the functions to ensure quality patient care and achieve program objectives.
      • Creates and maintains a positive organizational climate and culture including such issues as work environment, diversity, employee recognition, and safety.
      • Ensures compliance with facility Clinical Practice Guidelines, Performance Measures, and Clinical Reminder Alerts.
      • Develops and implements education model to support nursing staff needs related to training, on-going education, and continuing education for nursing staff.
      • Participates in policy-making activities as related to patient care.
      • Collaborates with other health care staff to establish and maintain programs across the organization.
      • Plans, schedules, and carries out major projects concerned with the analysis and evaluation of program s or organizational effectiveness including collaboration with multidisciplinary partners.
      • Exercises discretion and judgment in determining the scope of projects or studies.
      Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required





Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • CRNA
  • Nursing - Management
  • Therapy - Others
  • Wound Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Respiratory care

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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