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 Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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: 2-3 years of Nurse Management experience, experience in surgical setting. 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 appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 3-4 years of nursing practice/experience. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Chief Nurse Surgery Services is accountable for day-to-day operation and management of Nursing Surgery Services which includes leadership of managers of the following areas: ASC, PACU, Surgery Clinics and other clinical areas as assigned. The Chief, Nursing Services has responsibility for both the management operations and the clinical practice within designated specialty areas. Incumbent works with the Chief of Surgery Services and the Associate Director for Patient Care in achieving the strategic goals and performance measures within Surgery Services. Exhibits leadership that it characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for population groups or integrated programs that cross service and/or discipline lines and influences organizational mission and health care. Creates a culture and environment that utilizes evidence-based practice as the pathway to improved outcomes. Supports and actively participates in initiatives such as High Reliability Organization (HRO), Patient Centered Care, Just Culture, and I CARE. This position potentially requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as this is a 24/7 hospital. The incumbent must be poised and articulate in communicating with people of varied educational levels and varied ethnic backgrounds. Willing to work cooperatively. Makes caring for the Veteran his/her priority while in the work setting and demonstrates customer service principles in all aspects of work. Self-motivated in the pursuit of meeting professional work standards. The Chief Nurse is responsible for a full range of duties, removing barriers, collaboration, serving as the expert overseeing the operations and demonstrating mastery in clinical knowledge and leading the Nursing Team. Manages human, material and financial resources effectively to improve overall patient outcomes for patients in ASU/PACU. Assures a safe patient environment and immediately corrects deficiencies. Maintains working knowledge of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) contract, and abides by the contract, laws, regulations, and Veterans Affairs (VA) Directives. Additional duties as assigned. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K\nPaid Time Off: 26 days of annual leave\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm (Tour of duty subject to change based on agency needs)\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Remell.Wilson@va.gov , the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS):Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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.