This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The Nurse IV - Quality Management Chief is a direct report to the Medical Center Director and accountable to the Associate Director, Patient Care Services for nursing practice and responsible for collaborating with other managers/administrators to initiate improvement in care delivery and to identify and resolve problems impacting on client care, unit and program operations. The major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Functions as an administrator, educator, and consultant utilizing management theory in collaboration with the Office of the Director, Patient Care Service and other services. Executes leadership that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for population groups or integrated programs that cross service and/or discipline lines, influence organizational mission and health care, and responsibility for outcomes. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with all levels of medical center personnel and relate effectively with customers, families, and the community as well as program and service leaders at the local and network levels. Contributes ideas and recommendations for the establishment of standards of care, policies, and objectives organization-wide. Collaborates with other health care staff to establish and maintain programs that cross service and/or discipline lines and influence organizational mission and health care. Provides leadership and direct supervision for Risk Management, Patient Safety, Veteran Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program, Performance Improvement, and Systems Redesign. Utilizes data and comparative analytical processes in recommending design and implementation of innovative programs to improve service excellence, customer satisfaction, and compliance to patient care and regulatory standards. Works towards achievement of high quality, safety, and cost effective evidence based outcomes on a continual journey of a high reliability organization. Promotes a culture of safety for all facets of the organization. Encourages entry of safety events into the tracking system. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Daniel Benton at Daniel.Benton@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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