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2017-12-042018-01-03

Chief Nurse (Peri-Operative & Sterile Processing Service)

Albuquerque, NM

The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) is recruiting for a full-time Chief Nurse(CN) for Perioperative/Surgical and Sterile Processing Service.

The Chief Nurse for Perioperative/Surgical and Sterile Processing Services is a registered professional nurse who executes leadership characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for integrated programs across service and/or discipline lines. The Chief Nurse provides comprehensive, high quality and cost effective clinical and executive leadership and oversight for nursing practice and operations of the assigned nursing units/programs including, but not limited to Operating Room (OR), Surgical Service Clinics, SPS, Ambulatory Surgery Unit (ASU) and Post Anesthesia Care Units (PACU), Ambulatory Care Surgery (ACS), Medicine Service, Infectious Disease and Imaging Service.

Incumbent assesses, plans, and evaluates patient care programs and has direct supervision of the OR, ASU/PACU and SPS Nurse Managers. Responsible for assessing and recommending the allocation of human and material resources, in determining staffing levels using NHPPD or other staffing models, managing overtime, optimal utilization and effective patient care through the peri-operative continuum. Reviews SAIL, EPRP, VASQUIP, IPEC, AORN, Performance Measures, and other data for trends and early intervention; formulates follow-up plans as needed with the Nurse Executive, Nurse Managers, Section Chiefs and Service Chiefs and medical center. In collaboration with the Chief of Staff, Chief, Surgical Services; Chief, Anesthesia Services, Associate Director of Patient Care/Nursing Services, and other Service Chiefs as needed, to develop goals and objectives for perioperative services that support the strategic plan, meets the needs of the veteran patients, satisfy staff, and result in positive clinical and administrative outcomes.

As the direct supervisor of SPS Nurse Manager, the Chief Nurse will assume responsibility for oversight of all SPS/RME activities and functions across the medical center and associated off-site community locations. She/he oversees and facilitates the flow of services between equipment requestors, purchasing, bio-medical engineering, end users and Sterile Processing Services relative to RME and SPS activities and requirements. The Chief Nurse ensures processes are in place so that staff meet or exceed all applicable standards related to SPS/RME regulations and directives, including those from VA and Non-VA regulatory bodies. She/he is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, staffing, directing, controlling, and evaluating all SPS/RME activities for this medical center, Community Based Outpatient Centers and associated sites for care.

The Chief Nurse ensures the practice of SPS is consistent with VA Standards, such as VA Handbooks, Directives and external standards, such as Joint Commission of Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, AORN, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).

The incumbent is a dynamic and experienced nurse leader who reports directly to the Associate Director-Patient Care Service (ADPCS) and represents the ADPCS/Nursing Services on service and system committees/task forces for administrative and clinical issues. The Chief Nurse contributes ideas and recommendations for the establishment and overall functioning of the administrative and clinical programs, collaborates with other healthcare staff to establish and maintain programs that cross service and/or discipline and influence the organizational mission and health care. The incumbent adheres to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice and demonstrates administrative and clinical leadership when providing, planning or redesigning nursing role or programs to improve delivery of nursing care to Veterans.

Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday; Administrative hours with expectation of off tour coverage as patient care dictates.

Functional Statement Title/#:Chief Nurse /Functional Statement
FLSA: Exempt
BUS code: 8888








graph of estimated pay ranges
$97,157

$129,211





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/3/2017



Application Close Date

12/8/2017




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 position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      In Accordance with VA Handbook 5383 (VA Drug-Free Workplace Program) Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.

      This position does not require completion of the OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.





  • 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.

      Education - BSN, with MSN or Master's in related fieldor MSN from Bridge Program (no BSN required) or Doctoral degree nursing or related field.

      Experience-3-4 years with doctoral degree. 4-5 years with MSN.

      Preferred Experience Requirements:

      • Min of 5 yrs progressive responsible leadership and managementexperience with substantial evidence of strong interpersonal and team building skills.
      • Demonstrated expertise in working effectively with multidisciplinary workforce and department/services across the organization.
      • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in leadership, management and administration.
      • A proven track record managing multiple, complex areas/units.
      • Experience at the Associate Nurse Executive level and/or equivalent.
      • Experience in surgery/perioperative care and services.

      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 the View 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) on Friday, December 08, 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: ABQ-17-653-RDC-2026035




      The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) is recruiting for a full-time Chief Nurse(CN) for Perioperative/Surgical and Sterile Processing Service.

      The Chief Nurse for Perioperative/Surgical and Sterile Processing Services is a registered professional nurse who executes leadership characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for integrated programs across service and/or discipline lines. The Chief Nurse provides comprehensive, high quality and cost effective clinical and executive leadership and oversight for nursing practice and operations of the assigned nursing units/programs including, but not limited to Operating Room (OR), Surgical Service Clinics, SPS, Ambulatory Surgery Unit (ASU) and Post Anesthesia Care Units (PACU), Ambulatory Care Surgery (ACS), Medicine Service, Infectious Disease and Imaging Service.

      Incumbent assesses, plans, and evaluates patient care programs and has direct supervision of the OR, ASU/PACU and SPS Nurse Managers. Responsible for assessing and recommending the allocation of human and material resources, in determining staffing levels using NHPPD or other staffing models, managing overtime, optimal utilization and effective patient care through the peri-operative continuum. Reviews SAIL, EPRP, VASQUIP, IPEC, AORN, Performance Measures, and other data for trends and early intervention; formulates follow-up plans as needed with the Nurse Executive, Nurse Managers, Section Chiefs and Service Chiefs and medical center. In collaboration with the Chief of Staff, Chief, Surgical Services; Chief, Anesthesia Services, Associate Director of Patient Care/Nursing Services, and other Service Chiefs as needed, to develop goals and objectives for perioperative services that support the strategic plan, meets the needs of the veteran patients, satisfy staff, and result in positive clinical and administrative outcomes.

      As the direct supervisor of SPS Nurse Manager, the Chief Nurse will assume responsibility for oversight of all SPS/RME activities and functions across the medical center and associated off-site community locations. She/he oversees and facilitates the flow of services between equipment requestors, purchasing, bio-medical engineering, end users and Sterile Processing Services relative to RME and SPS activities and requirements. The Chief Nurse ensures processes are in place so that staff meet or exceed all applicable standards related to SPS/RME regulations and directives, including those from VA and Non-VA regulatory bodies. She/he is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, staffing, directing, controlling, and evaluating all SPS/RME activities for this medical center, Community Based Outpatient Centers and associated sites for care.

      The Chief Nurse ensures the practice of SPS is consistent with VA Standards, such as VA Handbooks, Directives and external standards, such as Joint Commission of Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, AORN, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).

      The incumbent is a dynamic and experienced nurse leader who reports directly to the Associate Director-Patient Care Service (ADPCS) and represents the ADPCS/Nursing Services on service and system committees/task forces for administrative and clinical issues. The Chief Nurse contributes ideas and recommendations for the establishment and overall functioning of the administrative and clinical programs, collaborates with other healthcare staff to establish and maintain programs that cross service and/or discipline and influence the organizational mission and health care. The incumbent adheres to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice and demonstrates administrative and clinical leadership when providing, planning or redesigning nursing role or programs to improve delivery of nursing care to Veterans.

      Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday; Administrative hours with expectation of off tour coverage as patient care dictates.

      Functional Statement Title/#:Chief Nurse /Functional Statement
      FLSA: Exempt
      BUS code: 8888







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • CRNA
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nursing - Management
  • Operating Room
  • Therapy - Others
  • Utilization Review

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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