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:
Transitional Nursing Home Product
Post Acute Rehab
Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC)
Homemaker/Home Health Aid (H/HHA)
Adult Home Program
Community Residential Care
Purchased Skill Care
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
- 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.
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.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
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.