CHIEF PATIENT ADMINISTRATION SERVICE (REGISTERED NURSE)

Location
Temple, TX
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 07, 2017
Closes
Oct 07, 2017
Specialty
Traveling Nurse
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

Work Schedule: Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Chief, PAS is a professional nurse who possesses a broad background of nursing knowledge, experience, and competence. This position is responsible for effective leadership of a service that has both clinical and administrative components. The Chief is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, directing, and evaluating the operation of the service across multiple sites within the CTX health care system. Responsible for the overall administrative, programmatic and clinical aspects of PAS programs that include Patient Flow and Care in the Community (CITC).

Guides the overall management of practice for nursing staff within the service, in collaboration with the Deputy Chief Nurse and/or the Associate Director for Patient/Nursing Service. Utilizes current trends and relevant theories related to health care to design, modify, implement and measure integrated programs and activities to achieve established or identified goals.

Evaluates outcomes against strategic priorities. Aggregates data and participates in the budgeting process to plan for current, emerging, and future resource requirements. Manages service resources (financial, human, materiel, space, etc.) in a manner that applies professional standards of practice in a cost effective, efficient method. Ensures that all service employees who use the scheduling software are scheduling appointment in accordance with established VA directives and guidelines.

Provides leadership in professional, community, and system governmental bodies that shape health care policy. Develops systems and processes to support staff participation in interdisciplinary work groups, process improvement, and educational opportunities. Identifies outcomes that can be improved and leads processes to improve and/or sustain outcomes.

Demonstrates leadership in identifying, analyzing, and addressing ethical issues that impact patients and staff. Provides feedback to other leaders on department performance relative to assigned programs. Represents Patient Administration Service (or Central Texas) on assigned system, VISN or National committees, task forces, or work groups as assigned. Maintains effective collaboration with CITC partners.

Demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. Direct reports include the Nurse Manager, Patient Flow; Administrative Officer;CITC Program Coordinator andProgram Analyst.

The Chief, PAS reports to the Associate Director. Works flexible hours and tours of duty. Primary worksite is Temple; however, travel to other system facilities (Austin, Waco, CBOCs, etc.) is required to accomplish duties and responsibilities.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1. BSN and approximately 5 years of management experience; or

2. MSN and approximately 3 years of management experience; Masters in a field related to nursing and a BSN and approximately 3 years of management experience; or

3. Doctoral degree in nursing, or in a field related to nursing and 3 years of management experience.

4. Expertise and experience in care planning and coordination throughout the care continuum.

5. Knowledge and skill in utilizing VA computer systems (CPRS, Vista, etc) as well as the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

6. Strong analytical ability, customer service, and conflict resolution skills.

Basic Requirements:
  • 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-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.
    • 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)
  • 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.

Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates:

  • Nurse IV - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 4-5 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 3-4 year's 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 year's 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 year's 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1. BSN and approximately 5 years of management experience; or

2. MSN and approximately 3 years of management experience; Masters in a field related to nursing and a BSN and approximately 3 years of management experience; or

3. Doctoral degree in nursing, or in a field related to nursing and 3 years of management experience.

4. Expertise and experience in care planning and coordination throughout the care continuum.

5. Knowledge and skill in utilizing VA computer systems (CPRS, Vista, etc) as well as the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

6. Strong analytical ability, customer service, and conflict resolution skills

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Physical Requirements: This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, and psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situation, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Other(VA Form 10-2850a Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists)
*Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:

*DD-214
*OF-306
*SF-15
*SF-50
*Transcript

VA Form 10-2850a - application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (required). Available at the VA Forms website: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=10-2850&tkey=&Action=Search

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, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

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 2007896.

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.

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