Management Consultant

Working from home
Sep 29, 2022
Oct 21, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive is seeking a management consultant to support the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) Office of Nursing Services (ONS) in creating proactive strategies and a sustainable framework that optimizes nursing practice, strengthens the nursing workforce, reimagines lifelong learning and career development and inspires an industry-leading culture. These efforts will proactively position VHA's nursing workforce to transform health care delivery. This will be achieved through the development and implementation of a formal program supporting nurses to achieve their professional aspirations in the areas of clinical practice, education, research and leadership. Execution of this effort will help VHA recruit and retain the best talent, compete with the private sector and provide world-class services to Veterans.

The candidate must have strong management, communication and organizational skills to support a VHA client and manage team members. Candidate must thrive in a high pressure, fast paced environment and communicate effectively within a multi-disciplinary setting.

This is a contingent hire position

Primary Responsibilities

  • Define current state in nursing leadership structure and development pathways.
  • Facilitate comprehensive literature reviews and benchmarking to identify best practices.
  • Establish key performance indicators for the future state nursing/leadership model.
  • Map current nursing leadership structures and critical roles across facilities.
  • Identify potential changes to current nursing models within VHA.
  • Facilitate focus groups and stakeholder interviews, as needed.
  • Build on best practices and develop gold-standard nursing leadership pathways.
  • Develop and maintain effective stakeholder communication and relationships and escalate problems to management if needed.
  • Generate business case for recommended changes.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders from multiple facilities to develop and implement program.
  • Create implementation roadmap to guide nursing model implementation.
  • Support other duties and assignments as required by ONS.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 7-10 years of related management consulting experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in related field.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Project Management, Organizational Change Management or similar principles.
  • Experience implementing activities that strengthen leadership models at medical facilities.
  • Ability to archetype performance against identified key performance indicators to understand internal variability and areas for opportunity.
  • Experience managing complex projects and transformation efforts within the federal government, preferably with VA.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to get up to speed quickly on complex issues.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment.
  • Excellent ability to communicate (written and verbally) across most mediums and settings.
  • Experience preparing and managing integrated project initiatives, performing major decision making, solution development, analysis and evaluation and risk mitigation.
  • Outstanding written, verbal and presentation communications skills.
  • Experience with business process and system improvement projects and efforts.
  • Excellent project management skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in teams managing multiple projects with complex deliverables in a fast-paced environment.
  • Project Management Professional Certification.

Client Information

VA Nursing is a dynamic, diverse group of honored, respected and compassionate professionals. VA is the leader in the creation of an organizational culture where excellence in nursing is valued as essential for quality healthcare for those who served America. ONS strives to Honor the Veteran through excellence in health care delivery while advancing nursing and transforming health care.

About Aptive

Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We're advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else.

We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement and building trust for the next big challenge. Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.

EEO Statement

Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.

COVID 19 Vaccine Statement

This position supports a federal government contract and is subject to government vaccination mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status and proof of vaccination, or an adjudicated accommodation may be required for employment.

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