Registered Nurse (RN) Quality Management Chief - Nurse IV
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Hines, Illinois
Internal Number: 690131800
A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate. The Department of Veterans Affairs may offer 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 http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp. 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: Experience at the Nurse V level. Minimum of 7 years of nursing experience. At least 5-6 years of recent progressive leadership in nursing and patient care services in various settings with broad mission scope and complexity. Experience in leading nursing departments, functions and programs with direct supervisory experience. Ability to serve as role model and advocate for the professional discipline of nursing. Proven leadership ability and facility operational expertise. Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills. 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. Nurse V - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN (or a Bachelor's degree in a related field) and approximately 5-6 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree (preferred) in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 4-5 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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting. ["VISN 12 is committed to fostering and sustaining an environment which celebrates diversity, provides equitable opportunities for employment and promotion, and supports inclusiveness in our culture. Together, we strive to create and maintain working and learning environments that promote professional growth and teamwork, and are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. We embrace our differences as individuals and unite as a team toward a common goal: to serve our nation's Veterans. The Quality Management (QM) Chief is the top executive within quality, safety and value and is a key member working with the senior executive leadership team of the organization, involved in strategic planning, organizational assessment, and program development. The QM Chief has the authority and responsibility overseeing quality (quality management, high reliability organization, performance metrics, risk management, infection control, survey accreditation/readiness, and utilization management)safety (patient safety), and value (office of continuous improvement). He/she is the chief spokesperson for organized high reliability and is the catalyst for the integration and collaboration of services to deliver safety, quality care in the mutual achievement of patient-centered and organizational goals. Champions a High Reliability Organization with a culture of safety founded on a systems approach to developing health care solutions based on prevention, not punishment, with collective mindfulness. He/she 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 and influence organizational mission and health care. The practice of the nurse is based on knowledge, experience, and research and has a direct impact on quality management for the health care system as a whole. The incumbent in this position functions as the Chief of High Reliability in this Level IA integrated, interagency healthcare center. Hines operates 483-bed hospital with 6 six community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) in Kankakee, Hoffman Estates, Oak Lawn, Aurora, LaSalle, and Joliet. Over 890,000 patient visits occurred in FY 2021 primarily from Cook, DuPage, and Will counties. As of February 2022, Hines has over 46,500 unique patients. The facility provides comprehensive outpatient and inpatient services with a full range of primary, secondary, and tertiary care services. Extended Care services include nursing home care unit beds, a Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Program, inpatient hospice care and respite services. Significant clinical programs include Research, a Kidney Transplant Program, Blind Rehabilitation, SCI, and Mental Health Residential Treatment Programs are part of Hines VA Hospital,. Hines VAH operates six community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). Hines serves as an educational hub with more than 1660 trainees/year from many clinical disciplines. Loyola University Schools of Medicine and Nursing are the major academic affiliates in addition to 41 other affiliations with other universities and colleges which cover 71 programs. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Work Schedule: Full-Time, 7:30am - 4:00pm (or as determined by service line). May include holidays and occasional weekends. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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"]
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.