16 days old
2018-02-062018-03-15

Registered Nurse (Chief Nurse-Kerrville Campus)

Kerrville, TX 78028

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 Veteran


Duties

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

The Chief Nurse (CN) for Kerrville Campus Community Living Centers reports directly to the Deputy Associate Director, Patient Care Service (DADPCS)/Deputy Executive Nurse and will be an important member of the Patient Care Services Executive Management Team. The CN will be a program manager for the following departments at the Kerrville Campus: Inpatient Long Stay Units, Short Stay Units and Dementia Units. The CN will directly supervise managers of these areas with oversight and accountability for all nursing care activities related to managing quality and resource utilization within Patient Care Services. The CN will provide clinical and administrative leadership and oversight for both clinical nursing practice and administration; establish/promote optimal standards in care delivery and policies/procedures which reflect the current evidence-based practice; work with his/her peers to formulate strategic directions for Patient Care Services (PCS); plan, implement, and lead activities to enhance customer service; and collaborate with other health care disciplines to establish and maintain programs that cross service and/or discipline lines and influence organizational mission and overall health care delivery. As the CN for Kerrville Campus Community Living Centers, the incumbent will be responsible for assessing and recommending the allocation of resources, both human and material, necessary to ensure positive outcomes of existing programs and new projects. The incumbent will support quality, safety, value, and efficiency; striving to ensure that Veterans receive health care services in the appropriate level of care, when that care is needed, and receive only needed health care services.
The CN for Kerrville Campus Community Living Centers will use performance improvement data, e.g. staffing effectiveness, to design delivery models, ensure budgetary responsibility, and establish staffing levels that will meet the needs of the Veteran patient. The CN will be responsible and accountable for the delivery of high quality, customer-focused, cost-effective patient care to meet the mission and goals of current operations at South Texas Health Care System. The incumbent will facilitate interdisciplinary teamwork to assure optimal quality in all care delivery processes, promote productivity/efficiency, monitor clinical outcomes, work to enhance patient satisfaction levels and be responsible and accountable for continuous performance improvement within Patient Care Services.


Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with flexibility to meet the needs of the organization
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required






graph of estimated pay ranges
$106,960

$142,248





Job Details



Application Open Date

2/4/2018



Application Close Date

2/16/2018




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

    • 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:
      Certification in Management, Nurse Executive, Nurse Executive-Advanced and/or Gerontological Nursing.

      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 02/16/2018 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: VHA-10132891-18-MLP




      This is a non-bargaining unit position.

      The Chief Nurse (CN) for Kerrville Campus Community Living Centers reports directly to the Deputy Associate Director, Patient Care Service (DADPCS)/Deputy Executive Nurse and will be an important member of the Patient Care Services Executive Management Team. The CN will be a program manager for the following departments at the Kerrville Campus: Inpatient Long Stay Units, Short Stay Units and Dementia Units. The CN will directly supervise managers of these areas with oversight and accountability for all nursing care activities related to managing quality and resource utilization within Patient Care Services. The CN will provide clinical and administrative leadership and oversight for both clinical nursing practice and administration; establish/promote optimal standards in care delivery and policies/procedures which reflect the current evidence-based practice; work with his/her peers to formulate strategic directions for Patient Care Services (PCS); plan, implement, and lead activities to enhance customer service; and collaborate with other health care disciplines to establish and maintain programs that cross service and/or discipline lines and influence organizational mission and overall health care delivery. As the CN for Kerrville Campus Community Living Centers, the incumbent will be responsible for assessing and recommending the allocation of resources, both human and material, necessary to ensure positive outcomes of existing programs and new projects. The incumbent will support quality, safety, value, and efficiency; striving to ensure that Veterans receive health care services in the appropriate level of care, when that care is needed, and receive only needed health care services.
      The CN for Kerrville Campus Community Living Centers will use performance improvement data, e.g. staffing effectiveness, to design delivery models, ensure budgetary responsibility, and establish staffing levels that will meet the needs of the Veteran patient. The CN will be responsible and accountable for the delivery of high quality, customer-focused, cost-effective patient care to meet the mission and goals of current operations at South Texas Health Care System. The incumbent will facilitate interdisciplinary teamwork to assure optimal quality in all care delivery processes, promote productivity/efficiency, monitor clinical outcomes, work to enhance patient satisfaction levels and be responsible and accountable for continuous performance improvement within Patient Care Services.


      Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with flexibility to meet the needs of the organization
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required





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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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