Registered Nurse (Chief Nurse, Quality Manager)
The AssociateChief Nurse, Quality Manager is responsible for providing clinical and administrative recommendations relative to quality assessment and improvement function and is a key leader in the medical center's transition to continuous improvement as an approach to assess and improve the quality of healthcare services
- Demonstrates a high degree of leadership, motivation, self-direction, and initiative in quality management activities
- Acquainted with clinical treatment modalities and knowledgeable of the organization and administration of multifaceted health care delivery systems
- Develops, implements, and maintains a quality assessment and improvement program to evaluate the quality of patient care and/or the appropriateness and timeliness of services provided
- Promotes quality in clinical practice by collaborating in the development of guidelines, criteria, and models for the delivery of patient care
- Analyzes data and reports information to identify the need for change, minimize risk, and ensure effectiveness of clinical quality improvement
- Forecasts requirements necessary to improve effective quality assessment and improvement program functions
- Advises and assists top management in policy review, formulation, and communication and evaluation in setting of institutional priorities related to Quality Management
- Performs all other assigned duties as required
Tour of Duty: Administrative hours (08:00 am - 4:30 pm)
Functional Statement #: F557455Basic 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.
The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates:
NurseIV - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSNand approximately4-5 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 3-4 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.
- Professional nursing experience should be documented on the Application for Employment - Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist (VA Form 10-2850a) and resume
- 8 - 10 years of progressive nursing leadership experience
- Risk management activities such as Administrative Investigation Boards, Tort Claims and Peer reviews
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 positionrequires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, and pushing. Transferring patients, moderate lifting of 15-44 pounds, ability to distinguish basic colors and hearing without aids.
- Resume (Ensure each employment entry has a beginning and ending date, example: mm/dd/year - mm/dd/year or to present
- Occupational Questionnaire
- VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist (Available athttp://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf (required).
- Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employmenthttps://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdfThis is a required form and must be submitted with your application.
- If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
- If currently or previously employed with Federal Government, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).
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 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 2010310.
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.