The Deputy Associate Director for Patient Care Services (DADPCS) reports directly to the Associate Director for Patient Care Services (ADPCS) provides coverage and is the spokesperson for Nursing Service in the absence of the ADPCS. The DADPCS functions as a member of the senior executive leadership team of the organization for strategic planning, organizational assessment, and program development. The Deputy Associate Director for Patient Care Services (DADPCS) has responsibility for all of the following duties (but not limited to): Ensures the continuous and timely availability of quality nursing services. Works collaboratively to address issues across the healthcare system. Provides senior leadership and oversight for daily clinical and administrative operations within nursing as directed by the ADPCS. Serves as a catalyst for the integration and collaboration of nursing with other professional disciplines and functional areas in the mutual achievement of patient-centered and organizational goals. Maintains overall management of nursing practice regardless of line-authority within the facility. Promotes a healthy work environment through shared decision-making, sustaining a spirit of inquiry, and an academic environment. Represents nursing at senior department/medical staff committees. Participates in and fully supports workforce and succession planning, and employment decisions. Supports efforts to promote systems-thinking amongst all levels of staff across the health care system to involve nurses and other staff in decisions that affect their practice to improve employee engagement, performance, and staff satisfaction and retention. Holds self and others accountable for mutual professional expectations and outcomes and helps to educate patient care team members on the financial implications of patient care decisions. Champions a High Reliability Organization with a culture of safety founded on a systems approach to developing evidence-based health care solutions based on prevention, not punishment, with collective mindfulness. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 0730-1600 with 24 hour commitment based on needs of Nursing Service. Financial Disclosure Report: Required Functional Statement Title/#: Deputy Associate Director for Patient Care Services/000000 Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be authorized for a highly qualified candidate Relocation Expenses (PCS): Not Authorized Telework: Not Authorized
Internal Number: 599680800
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.