21 days old
2018-02-012018-03-22

RN Nurse Manager Community Care

McClellan Park, CA

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?
VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) is an integrated health care delivery system, offering a comprehensive array of medical, surgical, rehabilitative, mental health and extended care to veterans in Northern California.
The city of Sacramento has evolved over recent years and features two large universities, a thriving riverfront area with harbor, a number of notable museums, top restaurants, jazz nightspots, impressive theaters, more than 100 parks, scenic trails by the American River Parkway, and some striking architecture, including the magnificent California State Capitol building.
Located near San Francisco, one of America's favorite cities, Sacramento, is not far from the world class ski attractions at Lake Tahoe and the beautiful Napa Valley.

The Community Care NM is a member of the VA Northern California Healthcare System (NCHCS) Community Care and Patient Care Services Leadership Team. The NM reports to the Service Chief of Community Care. The NM has the clinical oversight responsibility for the provision of timely and continuous high quality patient care related to Community Care delivered to patients throughout the VA NCHCS that is a geographical area of 40,000 square miles in 17 counties which includes: Sacramento Medical Center, Community Living Center in Martinez, 11 Community Based Outpatient Clinics, Joint Ventures at Travis Air Force Base and Behavioral Health. He/she is accountable for the successful operations of the Community Care Division, and assures that the program meets its goals through direct collaboration with clinicians from primary, specialty care, and ancillary care Divisions (Operative Care, Hospital and Specialty Medicine, Primary Care, Rehab & Long-Term Care, Mental Health, Imaging, Laboratory, Prosthetics, Pharmacy, etc.), and with administrative programs (Business Office, Fiscal Services, etc.). He/she works collaboratively with the Clinical Service Chiefs, Administrative Service Chiefs, and Nursing Leadership to achieve VA NCHCS's, VISN 21's, and VHA's strategic goals and initiatives.

This position requires some fiscal/budgetary working knowledge, and analysis.


Duties

Community Care Nurse Manager is accountable to the Service Chief of Community Care and is responsible for the successful operations of the Community Care Division, and assures that the program meets its goals through direct collaboration with clinicians from primary, specialty care, and ancillary care Divisions (Operative Care, Hospital and Specialty Medicine, Primary Care, Rehab & Long-Term Care, Mental Health, Imaging, Laboratory, Prosthetics, Pharmacy, etc.), and with administrative programs (Business Office, Fiscal Services, etc.).
The NM leads and serves as clinical resource to the team of RNs within Community Care.
- Collaborates with other services throughout the entire health care system and its satellite facilities to coordinate provision of non-VA care alternatives when needed.
- Responsible for overall management of the Community Care Service, providing leadership to the nursing staff of the Community Care Service and ensuring ethical, efficient, high quality, cost-effective, and coordinated services. As the leader of the Community Care nursing team, the incumbent directs strategic planning, program development, budget management, and quality improvement activities.
- Has shared accountability for the successful operations of the Community Care Service, and assures that the program meets its goals through direct collaboration with Veteran patients, community vendors, and other VA clinical staff from all medical services.
- Responsible for direct oversight of the clinical care of the diverse patient population that is engaged in non-VA care each year. Direct oversight includes care coordination management activities necessary to purchase patient care in the community; balancing clinical, administrative, and financial priorities in a way that maximizes the patient experience and VA's resources. This includes, but is not limited to, identification of patients appropriate for non-VA care services; triage of non-VA care consults received; coordination of care for the patient with the community vendor; conducting make/buy analysis; directing authorization staff in order to maintain fiscal efficiency; and integrating the patient back into the VA system when the non-VA care episode is completed. In addition, the incumbent frequently acts on behalf of VANCHCS with other VISN21 sites to determine availability of clinical services, ensure proper hand-off of patients, participate in collaborative care coordination planning, utilization review activities and other related care coordination activities.
- Maintains a close working relationship with key medical, administrative and clinical staff at each VISN 21 VA facility as well as VANCHCS' affiliates.
- Responsible for activating and monitoring Process Improvement programs according to organizational policy, regulatory standards, and determined need. (S)He is responsible for updating and facilitating implementation of hospital policies regarding non-VA Care activities. Incumbent ensures programmatic compliance with all standards, policies, directives, mandates, and regulations, including Joint Commission, VA's Non-VA Care directives, and other appropriate regulatory agency standards governing the management of non-VA care data requirements.
- Required to work with Service Chiefs, direct patient care providers, social workers, and other healthcare disciplines across VANCHCS on a regular basis in the course of ensuring quality non-VA episodes of care.
- Largely responsible for developing and meeting budgetary targets, making accurate financial projections, conducting make/buy analysis, monitoring and verifying expenditure of budgeted funds, and adhering to fiscal requirements. The incumbent is indirectly responsible for management of the medical center's entire Community Care budget, often requiring collaboration with clinical program staff that are outside the confines of the Community Care Service to accurately project and manage their portions of the overall Community Care budget.
- Works collaboratively with VANCHCS Fiscal Service & the Community Care Business Manager to ensure appropriate financial management of the Community Care resources.
- Responsible for the recruitment, selection, and training of high quality clinical & administrative staff to the program.
Incumbent sets performance goals for the team. He/she will assure that policies, practices and services are consistent with professional standards and with the mission and vision of VANCHCS, VISN, and VA Central Office Non-VA Care services.
- Directs the work of the Community Care Service in a manner that ensures that it actively complements the mission and vision of VANCHCS overall clinical mission.









graph of estimated pay ranges
$86,300

$151,296





Job Details



Application Open Date

1/31/2018



Application Close Date

2/22/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

US Citizens and Status Candidates



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.

      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • Duties Continued:
      He/she is responsible for initiating and participating in interdisciplinary projects and committees with the aim of improving outcomes in the management of complex patient care or the systems and process of the organization/service. The NM demonstrates exceptional communication skills and models transformational leadership skills. He/she is engaged and leads all labor management relations for Community Care Services.
      Must also meet the Dimensions of Practice requirements: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration, and Scientific Inquiry.
      - Leads teams to engage in national, regional and local Non-VA Care initiatives.
      - Practice: Collaborates with healthcare executives in creating the organizational mission and vision. Directs the integration of Non-VA Care activities into the mutual development and achievement of facility, VISN and/or national organizational goals.
      - Ethics: Advocates for ethical decision-making on behalf of the public and staff. Develops an environment for ethical decision-making at the organization/system level. Sensitive to the needs of individuals and the organization and provides service to both. Fosters diversity in work groups. Takes positive action to identify and resolve grievances/complaints of discrimination. Implements a system to communicate organization expectations and standards of conduct. Holds employees accountable for performance and behavior. Displays empathy, empowers others, and possesses written and oral communication skills. Assumes leadership within the profession through involvement in professional organizations and the academic community. Provides fair, principled, decisive leadership to employees inspiring a climate of productivity, effectiveness and high morale.
      - Resource Utilization: Develops strategies for the management of resources to improve

      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:
      • One to three years successful nursing practice in a progressively more responsible leadership assignment.
      • 3 years of practice as a Manager/Director in a Health Care setting within the last 5 years.
      • Strong Fiscal and Budget working knowledge
      • National Certification
      • Current proficiency in Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association (Required prior to assuming clinical duties and must remain current -VHA Directive 11-77)
      • BSN and/or Master's degree from an accredited school of nursing recognized by the VA (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
      • Member of an appropriate professional nursing organization and seeks continuing education and professional development opportunities consistent with the annual learning plan.

      Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
      • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
      • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
      • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
      • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
      • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree.
      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 02/22/2018 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:


      Job Position: CBEC-10128917-18-SG




      Community Care Nurse Manager is accountable to the Service Chief of Community Care and is responsible for the successful operations of the Community Care Division, and assures that the program meets its goals through direct collaboration with clinicians from primary, specialty care, and ancillary care Divisions (Operative Care, Hospital and Specialty Medicine, Primary Care, Rehab & Long-Term Care, Mental Health, Imaging, Laboratory, Prosthetics, Pharmacy, etc.), and with administrative programs (Business Office, Fiscal Services, etc.).
      The NM leads and serves as clinical resource to the team of RNs within Community Care.
      - Collaborates with other services throughout the entire health care system and its satellite facilities to coordinate provision of non-VA care alternatives when needed.
      - Responsible for overall management of the Community Care Service, providing leadership to the nursing staff of the Community Care Service and ensuring ethical, efficient, high quality, cost-effective, and coordinated services. As the leader of the Community Care nursing team, the incumbent directs strategic planning, program development, budget management, and quality improvement activities.
      - Has shared accountability for the successful operations of the Community Care Service, and assures that the program meets its goals through direct collaboration with Veteran patients, community vendors, and other VA clinical staff from all medical services.
      - Responsible for direct oversight of the clinical care of the diverse patient population that is engaged in non-VA care each year. Direct oversight includes care coordination management activities necessary to purchase patient care in the community; balancing clinical, administrative, and financial priorities in a way that maximizes the patient experience and VA's resources. This includes, but is not limited to, identification of patients appropriate for non-VA care services; triage of non-VA care consults received; coordination of care for the patient with the community vendor; conducting make/buy analysis; directing authorization staff in order to maintain fiscal efficiency; and integrating the patient back into the VA system when the non-VA care episode is completed. In addition, the incumbent frequently acts on behalf of VANCHCS with other VISN21 sites to determine availability of clinical services, ensure proper hand-off of patients, participate in collaborative care coordination planning, utilization review activities and other related care coordination activities.
      - Maintains a close working relationship with key medical, administrative and clinical staff at each VISN 21 VA facility as well as VANCHCS' affiliates.
      - Responsible for activating and monitoring Process Improvement programs according to organizational policy, regulatory standards, and determined need. (S)He is responsible for updating and facilitating implementation of hospital policies regarding non-VA Care activities. Incumbent ensures programmatic compliance with all standards, policies, directives, mandates, and regulations, including Joint Commission, VA's Non-VA Care directives, and other appropriate regulatory agency standards governing the management of non-VA care data requirements.
      - Required to work with Service Chiefs, direct patient care providers, social workers, and other healthcare disciplines across VANCHCS on a regular basis in the course of ensuring quality non-VA episodes of care.
      - Largely responsible for developing and meeting budgetary targets, making accurate financial projections, conducting make/buy analysis, monitoring and verifying expenditure of budgeted funds, and adhering to fiscal requirements. The incumbent is indirectly responsible for management of the medical center's entire Community Care budget, often requiring collaboration with clinical program staff that are outside the confines of the Community Care Service to accurately project and manage their portions of the overall Community Care budget.
      - Works collaboratively with VANCHCS Fiscal Service & the Community Care Business Manager to ensure appropriate financial management of the Community Care resources.
      - Responsible for the recruitment, selection, and training of high quality clinical & administrative staff to the program.
      Incumbent sets performance goals for the team. He/she will assure that policies, practices and services are consistent with professional standards and with the mission and vision of VANCHCS, VISN, and VA Central Office Non-VA Care services.
      - Directs the work of the Community Care Service in a manner that ensures that it actively complements the mission and vision of VANCHCS overall clinical mission.








Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Managed Care
  • Nursing - Management
  • Psychiatry
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • Therapy - Others
  • Utilization Review
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Social Services

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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