RN - Associate Nurse Executive Operations Nurse IV
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Internal Number: 689329500
The Associate Nurse Executive Operations (ANE) Operations is accountable for adhering to established policies and procedures, supervision, and administration of nursing care delivery on a Medical Center wide basis managing nursing personnel and coordinating all related activities. The ANE Operations oversees the following areas Administrative House Supervisors, Safe Patient and Handling, Nursing Informatics, Bar Code Medication Administration. 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: Minimum of 2-3 years demonstrated senior executive or mid-level management experience. Minimum of 2 years clinical or leadership program development/implementation at facility /VISN or above level. Minimum of 5 years' experience working direct patient care/ primary/ambulatory care. Well rounded and has demonstrable knowledge of medical center and service level policies and day to day operations. Preferred Certification: Nurse Executive Certification or other applicable certification by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). 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. 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: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over, moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds, straight pulling (2 hours), Pushing (1 hour), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (8 hours), standing (6 hours), kneeling (1/4 hour), repeated bending (2 hour), both legs required, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, both eyes required, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability and working with infectious patients, COVID-19, TB, etc. Environmental Factors: Excessive noise (intermittent), radiant energy, electrical energy, slippery or uneven walking surfaces, unusual fatigue factors (working), working with hands in water, working closely with others, working alone, protracted or irregular hours of work, irregular hours of work, and wearing aseptic mask. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Associate Nurse Executive Operations (ANE) Operations works independently using sound judgment in making decisions and provides leadership to interdisciplinary groups at all levels to include the executive level. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Serves as the staffing methodology subject matter expert determining and monitoring staffing levels using NHPPD. Provides consultation on issues related to contracting and budgeting, monitoring. Provides second level programmatic oversight of facility-wide programs including Safe Patient Handling Mobility, Falls Prevention/Virtual Observation, Nursing Informatics, Bar Code Medication Administration. Manages, tracks, and analyzes quality assurance data points (e.g., NDNQI database). Ensures compliance with regulations, standards, and criteria within the assigned area of control. Focuses attention on the day to day to complex personnel management problems. Participates in executive level planning and decision-making deliberations. Performs a full range of administrative duties. Establishes effective relationships with clinical, administrative, and supportive personnel. Follows-up on sentinel events and/or other adverse events. Reviews reports, performance measures, and other data for trends and early intervention; formulates follow-up plans with the service and other services as necessary, Assesses and recommends the allocation of human and material resources, in determining staffing levels using NHPPD or other models, managing overtime, and plays a significant role in the recruitment and retention of nursing staff. Develops management standard operating procedures. Provides ongoing oversight for the RN Proficiency System. Ensures processes are in place for continued accreditation readiness and participate in rounds to survey nursing units. Maintains content of professional documents such as scopes for registereed nurses for procedures beyond basic education, and scopes of care and practice for each nursing unit. Reports directly to the Associate Director for Patient Care Services/DADPCS (Nurse Executive) and provides coverage in their absence as designated. Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Monday - Friday. 0730-1600 and as patient care dictates. This position has a 24-hour responsibility. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial 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.