Deputy Executive Director Home and Community Based Purchase Care and Business Operations

Washington, D.C
Dec 02, 2021
Dec 09, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time

NURSE: SR-610 This is a Pay Band 3 position. The salary range is $132,552-$183,300. Exceptions to the salary cap may be considered and must be approved.

Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week

Financial Disclosure Report: Required
Relocation Incentives: NotAuthorized
Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized
Relocation Expenses: Authorized

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to .

The Deputy Executive Director (DED), Home and Community Based Purchase Care and Business Operations, Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) within Patient Care Services (PCS) is a key, significant member of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) senior management team and is responsible for empowering Veterans and the Nation to rise above the challenges of aging, disability or serious illness.

The Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care's primary objectives are to provide leadership, planning, and policy in support of the GEC mission to honor Veterans' preferences for health, independence, and well-being in the face of aging, disability, or illness by advancing expertise, programs and partnerships.

As the DED, the incumbent will serve as the Executive Director (ED), Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) representative on special projects and workgroups and collaborates with other health care professionals at Veterans Administration Central Office (VACO), the PCS program offices, and at the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) and Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) level to ensure optimal access, quality and appropriate patient care services are rendered.

The incumbent will use expertise in areas of relationship and network management within a healthcare system, healthcare industry standards and regulations, emerging trends around patient-centered care and technology, patient experience and patient-reported outcomes in order to:
  • Act as the principal advisor to the ED on both institutional and non-institutional geriatric and long-term care policies and
    procedures pertaining to delivery of services, assessment of services, and outcome analysis.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with VHA and VA program offices to support widespread, active participation of GEC with both basic and health systems research efforts in aging and long-term care; plans, develops and participates in programs for patient and provider education; participates in assessment, development and oversight of training programs for health care students and clinical staff; provides consultative services and input as it relates to data programs such as Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM), performance measures and coding; provides expert opinions and consultative services on programs and cases; provides input and business advice enabling reasoning "make or buy" decisions and reviews sharing agreements.
  • Serve as the decisional authority (as delegated by the ED, GEC for GEC responses to external oversight bodies including the Government Accountability Office, the Office of the Medical Inspector, the Office of the Inspector General, and Congress and establishes actions plans to address findings.
  • Implement strategic plan, establishes national policy, program development and implementation of evidence based-based practices and services for Veterans of any age with complex care needs due to aging, disability or illness and standards for GEC programs and providers as well as clinical practice guidelines/protocols and best practices to be used in the analysis and management of GEC programs.
  • Design innovative new delivery of care models using predictive analysis to identify issues in long-term care and increase quality outcomes.
  • Serve as the Senior Accountable Official (SAO) for GEC community based programs (both LTSS, SVH and CNH). Implements Veteran Care Agreements for Community Nursing Homes and identifies innovative best practice models to expand home and community-based services.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • 4-Year 7306 appointment with potential for re-appointment (not guaranteed)
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement as required by Executive Order 14043, for further details, refer to additional information below.


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/13/2021.

In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
  • US Citizen
  • Masters degree in nursing from a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by either the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) at the time the program was completed or a graduate of a foreign school of professional nursing.
  • Must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a professional nurse from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
  • Preferred: Doctorate Level Education in nursing (PhD, DHA, DNP, or equivalent) from an accredited program, or a doctorate level education in health care related field from an accredited program


Applicants must possess extensive leadership experience in the health care arena sufficient to qualify for the equivalent of a senior executive equivalent position within the Federal service. In addition, the incumbent is broadly acquainted with clinical treatment modalities, administrative and clinical support systems and is knowledgeable about multifaceted health care delivery systems.

In addition to basic requirements, the following technical and executive core qualifications are required for this position. Typically, these qualifications would be gained through education, experience and training which reflect progressive development and achievement in responsible management/executive level assignments in health care at a national or Network level, equivalent positions in a hospital/network/regional office or allied medical care facility, or executive positions in an academic institution. An individual's total experience and education must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position. If you are currently a federal employee, this type of experience is typically found at positions at the GS-15 level and above.

To meet the minimum qualifications, applicants must possess all of the necessary requirements for this position, you MUST SHOW in your RESUME that you possess the five Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualification(s) outlined below. Eligibility will be based on clear and concise accomplishments that emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments (with results), policy initiatives and level of contacts.

Applicants can obtain a sample resume along with additional information regarding the Executive Core Qualifications on the Internet at .

  • ECQ 1. LEADING CHANGE: Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
  • ECQ 2. LEADING PEOPLE: Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
  • ECQ 3. RESULTS DRIVEN: Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
  • ECQ 4. BUSINESS ACUMEN: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Applicants may focus on resource management, with particular emphasis on financial management (budget).
  • ECQ 5. BUILDING COALITIONS: Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Applicants may demonstrate that they have external contacts as well as internal interactions.
  • Skill in analyzing complex programs and devising highly successful long-term and geriatric care strategies in support of an organization's delivery of services and requirements.
  • Experience in providing oversight and management for health care operations (Home, Community Based and Purchased Home Health Care and Geriatric and Palliative Ambulatory Care Programs), to include resource management, budget, contracts, quality management, strategic planning, and field operations as they relate to geriatrics and long term care.
  • Executive level nursing experience is required or equivalent leadership experience leading geriatrics service related program at a facility, regional, or system level. Experience with integrating goals in a large healthcare environment into actionable implementation strategies and interdisciplinary collaboration workgroups to implement change often representing major cultural and process transformation to achieve successful outcomes. Ability to communicate
    effectively both orally and in writing with professional, administrative, and technical staff at all levels.

REFERENCES: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.


PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must submit a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.

Additional information

COVID 19: Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as required by Executive Order 14043 , regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law.

If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), if after November 22, 2021.

VA will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation is needed and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement. Please contact the Human Resources Point of Contact listed at the top of the JOA.

Due to COVID-19, the VA is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework depending upon the terms of your organization's telework policy and the duties of the position.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

Veterans' Preference does not apply to Senior Executive Equivalent positions.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .