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2017-11-282017-12-28

Registered Nurse (Associate Chief of Staff - Behavioral Health)

Pittsburgh, PA

Major Duties/Responsibilities
The Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS), Behavioral Health, reports to the Chief of Staff (COS) for day-to-day operation and management of clinical practice and staff in Behavioral Health.

~ Responsible for organizing and administering management of operations.
~ Work closely with COS in achieving strategic goals and performance measures within clinical area.
~ Exhibit leadership characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for integrated programs that cross service/discipline lines, and influences organizational mission and healthcare.
~ Function as administrator, educator, and consultant, utilizing management theory, in collaboration with COS and other services.
~ Provide executive input into strategic planning, budget, mission, operational planning, and policy development for local and network efforts.
~ Utilize current trends and relevant theories in an analytical framework to design/modify, implement, and measure integrated programs and activities to achieve clinical and administrative goals of the medical center and/or network; evaluate outcomes against strategic priorities.
~ Consultant to medical center staff and greater community in behavioral health care psychology.
~ Plan, organize, direct, control, and evaluate programs and follow-up actions to facilitate delivery of care and meet required internal and external review standards.
~ Provide leadership in the development of policies and systems to devise strategies to enable the organization to successfully manage ethical issues and protect patient/family rights.
~ Aggregate data and participate in budget process to plan for current, emerging, and future resource requirements (financial, human, material, and/or informational).
~ Mentor/precept staff.
~ Participate in the development of education programs and staff development models to facilitate career progression and to increase productivity and performance.
~ Provide leadership in professional, community, and governmental bodies that shape health care policy, contributing to the development/improvement of the healthcare delivery system and improved patient outcomes.
~ Serve as Chair of facility Behavioral Health Council; provide regular updates regarding behavioral health performance metrics and initiatives to facility leadership.
~ Establish processes to support evidence-based clinical and administrative practices.
~ Responsible for knowing the reusable medical equipment (RME) - instruments, equipment, medical devices, and/or supplies located in clinical area(s).
~ Obtain, read, and follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all RME in clinical area(s).
~ Other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday - specific schedule will be determined upon appointment; however, subject to change, depending on the needs of the medical center/service.
Functional Statement Titles: Associate Chief of Staff - Behavioral Health - Nurse IV; Associate Chief of Staff - Behavioral Health - Nurse V.
Financial Disclosure Report: Required.






graph of estimated pay ranges
$105,903

$161,900





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/22/2017



Application Close Date

11/20/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

Current, Permanent Federal Employees; U. S. Citizens; Veterans



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. t
        • 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.
      Preferred Experience: Previous management/supervisory experience.

      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 11/20/2018 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: CBCC-10085498-18-CDB




      Major Duties/Responsibilities
      The Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS), Behavioral Health, reports to the Chief of Staff (COS) for day-to-day operation and management of clinical practice and staff in Behavioral Health.

      ~ Responsible for organizing and administering management of operations.
      ~ Work closely with COS in achieving strategic goals and performance measures within clinical area.
      ~ Exhibit leadership characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for integrated programs that cross service/discipline lines, and influences organizational mission and healthcare.
      ~ Function as administrator, educator, and consultant, utilizing management theory, in collaboration with COS and other services.
      ~ Provide executive input into strategic planning, budget, mission, operational planning, and policy development for local and network efforts.
      ~ Utilize current trends and relevant theories in an analytical framework to design/modify, implement, and measure integrated programs and activities to achieve clinical and administrative goals of the medical center and/or network; evaluate outcomes against strategic priorities.
      ~ Consultant to medical center staff and greater community in behavioral health care psychology.
      ~ Plan, organize, direct, control, and evaluate programs and follow-up actions to facilitate delivery of care and meet required internal and external review standards.
      ~ Provide leadership in the development of policies and systems to devise strategies to enable the organization to successfully manage ethical issues and protect patient/family rights.
      ~ Aggregate data and participate in budget process to plan for current, emerging, and future resource requirements (financial, human, material, and/or informational).
      ~ Mentor/precept staff.
      ~ Participate in the development of education programs and staff development models to facilitate career progression and to increase productivity and performance.
      ~ Provide leadership in professional, community, and governmental bodies that shape health care policy, contributing to the development/improvement of the healthcare delivery system and improved patient outcomes.
      ~ Serve as Chair of facility Behavioral Health Council; provide regular updates regarding behavioral health performance metrics and initiatives to facility leadership.
      ~ Establish processes to support evidence-based clinical and administrative practices.
      ~ Responsible for knowing the reusable medical equipment (RME) - instruments, equipment, medical devices, and/or supplies located in clinical area(s).
      ~ Obtain, read, and follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all RME in clinical area(s).
      ~ Other duties as assigned.

      Work Schedule: Monday through Friday - specific schedule will be determined upon appointment; however, subject to change, depending on the needs of the medical center/service.
      Functional Statement Titles: Associate Chief of Staff - Behavioral Health - Nurse IV; Associate Chief of Staff - Behavioral Health - Nurse V.
      Financial Disclosure Report: Required.





Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Psychiatry
  • Therapy - Others

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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