Chief Nurse (Geriatrics and Extended Care) (GEC)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Hampton, Virginia
Posted
Dec 01, 2021
Closes
Dec 04, 2021
Function
Executive, Chief
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The responsibilities of the Chief Nurse of Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Leads, collaborates, integrates, facilitates, and evaluates program outcomes.
  • Ensures program management is consistent with requirements of review organizations and accrediting bodies.
  • Accountable for substantial participation in executive level decision making, i.e., strategic planning, human and fiscal resources management, establishment and of continuity of standards.
  • Collaborates with clinical and support services in program implementation and adequate resource support.
  • Represents GEC on designated Medical Center committees.
  • RESOURCE UTILIZATION -Designs, modifies, and implements systems compatible with professional standards and within the mission and the goals of the organization to improve the cost-effective use of resources.
  • EDUCATION/CAREER DEVELOPMENT - Develops staff for career progression. Forecasts new knowledge needs for changing practice environments/population groups. Plans, implements, and evaluates strategies to meet those needs.
  • PERFORMANCE - Implements standards of professional practice and accrediting bodies and applicable regulations.
  • COLLABORATION -Demonstrates leadership in developing productive working relationships with groups in other programs, services, academic settings, and community settings.
  • COLLEGIALITY -Contributes to the professional growth and development of colleagues and other health care providers at the local, state, regional, or national level.
  • QUALITY OF CARE -Provides leadership in improving and sustaining the quality and effectiveness of care in diverse or complex programs.
  • RESEARCH - Collaborates with staff, other disciplines, faculty, and peers in developing, conducting, and evaluating research activities and programs.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm
Telework: Ad Hoc (VISN meetings/conferences)
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Is authorized and may be offered to highly qualified candidates.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • All 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.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
  • Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Personnel


Qualifications

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:
  • Experience as a Nurse Manager or other Nursing Supervisory position preferred.
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 approximately 3-4 years of nursing practice/experience.
  • Certification: An appropriate basic or advanced certification is desired (however; it not required)
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.

Physical Requirements: This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, and sitting. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of
working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. In the performance of duties, the incumbent may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles. Occasional travel to conferences, or VISN/VHA meetings.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

Additional information

Testing Designated Position: All 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.

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.

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

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.

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 .