RN (Associate Chief Nurse Executive - Operative Care Division)
The Associate Chief Nurse Executive (ACNE) for the Operative Care Division (OCD), has programmatic, clinical, and administrative responsibilities for the following elements: Surgical, Anesthesiology, Dental, Dermatology, and Eye Care Services; a Pre-Op Clinic, Operating Room (OR) Program, Outpatient Surgery Unit (OSU), and PostÂ Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU); with support personnel for OCD clinical, administrative, and research activities. Subspecialty care includes Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat), Pain Management, Plastic Surgery, Podiatry, Transplant, Urology, and Vascular Surgery. These programs include high rates of activity and broad mission involvement. The ACNE retains full responsibility for program design, integrating the program with other related programs and organizational goals, monitoring, as well as responsibility for evaluating and administering the program, including outcomes. The ACNE functions in an advisory capacity to administration and clinical leadership in evaluating proposed changes, as they relate to patient care. The incumbent coordinates and provides consultation on issues related to personnel, budget and forecast projections. S/he works closely and collaboratively with the members of the Specialty Clinics Executive Board including the Chief of Surgery, Chief of Anesthesiology, Director of Division of Hospital and Specialty Medicine (DHSM) and Chief of Medicine to provide seamless oversight of operative care programs. The incumbent participates with leaders from the governing body, management and administrative staff in upholding the hospital mission, vision, value, strategic plan and interacts with the community as needed on behalf of the medical center.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Functional Statement Title/#: Associate Chief Nurse Executive (OCD), Registered Nurse, Nurse IV
- U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and accredited by one of the following accredit bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant:The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 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 (CGFNS must be provided).The completion of course work 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 evidence of ability to sit for the NCLEX along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6). Proof of accreditation must be provided if nursing program accreditation does not reflect on above referenced organization's websites. Past accreditation may not be available online and may result in disqualification.
- 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.
- Mustspeak and write proficient in English.
Preferred Experience: At least ten years RN experience with a minimum of 5 years progressive nursing leadership experience at a manager or director level within ambulatory field. Solid understanding of quality improvement, organizational vision, LEAN management principles, and interrelationships. Minimum 3-5 years of perioperative clinical experience.
NOTE:Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.
Grade Determinations: Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel.The criteria are as follows:
- Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization;
- Professional Development: education/career development andperformance;
- Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality;
- Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.
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: The work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required.
You must provide a complete application package which includes:
1. CV or Resume (required)
2. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf) (required)
3. Responses to the questionnaire; not an uploaded document, answered either during the online process or via fax (required)
4. Your application or resume must show that you possess a current, unrestricted license in a US state, territory or commonwealth. Licenses showing as expired will not be accepted. (required)
5. Transcripts showing degree conferred; highly suggested.
Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1994610. TheOccupational Questionnaire can be viewed here View Occupational Questionnaireto complete the 1203-FX.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.