Nurse

Location
Duluth, GA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 12, 2018
Closes
Feb 12, 2018
Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Geriatrics & Extended Care Lead will be responsible for the overall management of interdisciplinary teams, delivering customer service and patient focused services within Geriatrics and Extended Care Services for the VA Southeast Network (VISN 7). He/she has direct line responsibility to provide innovative leadership and cultural transformation for the delivery of care among VISN 7 facilities.

The incumbent serves as a full member of the Network governing body participating in discussions, decisions, and policy making. Managerial responsibilities include development of strategic plans and forecasting the requirements necessary for long range planning and model development. The incumbent is also responsible for team building, budget and fiscal management, human resource management, public relations, continuous quality improvement, customer service, research and education, and organizational stewardship. The incumbent exercises initiative, considerable judgment, and independence of actions in accomplishing responsibilities.
Within VISN 7, the incumbent is responsible for a continuum of Geriatric and Extended Care Services to include:

Inpatient:
Respite
Transitional Nursing Home Product
Post Acute Rehab

Outpatient:
ADHC
Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC)
Homemaker/Home Health Aid (H/HHA)
Adult Home Program
Community Residential Care
Palliative Care
CADHC
Purchased Skill Care
Home Hospice
Nursing Home
State Vet Home
Contract Nursing Home

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Subject to change based on the needs of the service.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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.
  • 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: Facility level GEC service or related experience of 2 more years; Nurse Practitioner experience is highly preferred Extensive record of leadership as a clinician and administrator; Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; Exceptional operational and financial management skills; Proven ability to promote innovation and inspire organizational excellence

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 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1 - 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 4 hours); Standing (up to 4 hours); Repeated bending (up to 2 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted).

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume
VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50;s, etc.
  • Resume

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