Chief Nurse - Community Living Center

Location
Dayton, OH
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 03, 2019
Closes
Aug 02, 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Chief Nurse Community Living Center (CLC) is a registered nurse with 24/7 responsibility and accountability for the nursing administration, operations and nursing care provision in the CLC and other gerontological programs as assigned or delegated by the Associate Director for Patient Care Services (ADPCS). Incumbent is responsible for strategic planning, performance measures, and RAI/MDS. She/he focuses on Long-term Care preparation and strives for a continuous state inspection readiness. This person exhibits leadership that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for population groups or integrated programs that cross service and or discipline lines and influence organizational mission and health care. Leads and support evidence-based practice initiatives.

This position executes leadership that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for population groups or integrated programs that cross service and/or discipline lines, influence organizational mission and health care. Incumbent is responsible for administrative functions of their assigned nursing programs and Medical Center functions. Serves as an administrator, educator, and consultant utilizing management theory in collaboration with both clinical and administrative Service Chiefs and colleagues. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with all levels of Medical Center personnel and relates effectively with veterans, families, and the community as well as program and service leaders at the local, VISN and national levels.

The position requires leadership characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for veteran populations groups and integrated programs that cross discipline and service lines to influence the organizational mission and health care provide at the Dayton VAMC. This Nurse has a key leadership role in the management and supervision of long term care programs, and manages Nursing personnel and resources within the service areas. Functions include planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating programs and outcomes; regular attention to complex personnel management issues; participation as a Service Chief in executive level decision making; and integration of nursing and patient care activities in development and achievement of organization wide goals.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm

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:
  • Minimum of five years of professional nursing practice in progressively more responsible leadership assignments in clinical, administrative, educational, and/or research areas.
  • Evidence of significant and sustained contributions to the nursing profession such as publication, membership on task forces, intramural and extramural committees.
  • Demonstrated ability to act autonomously and to seek direction as needed.
  • Demonstrated dynamic leadership skills and a high degree of personal and professional skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of patient care management, system redesign, financial management, strategic planning, human resource management, and continuous quality improvement

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: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. If required as a condition of employment, the incumbent must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles.None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • VA Form 10-2850a, Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists
  • Resume

VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf (Required at time of application)

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.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Other
  • VA Form 10-2850a, Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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