Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 685955
The Central Alabama Veteran Health Care System (CAVHCS) is a consolidated health care system that includes VA Medical Centers in Montgomery and Tuskegee Alabama as well as Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Dothan Alabama, Ft. Rucker Alabama and Columbus Georgia. The Primary Duty Station for this position is at the Montgomery Campus . The incumbent will be required to work on site at the other locations as required.
To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.
VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .
Relocation /Recruitment Incentives will be authorized.
Appraised Valued Option Program (AVOP) previously Government Home Buyout Option (GHBO) may be authorized.
WHEN CAN YOU APPLY? February 6, 2012 through December 31, 2012 or until filled. FIRST CUTOFF DATE: March 6, 2012 (Applications that are received by the first cutoff date will receive first consideration. Applications of qualified applicants received after this date will be referred to the selecting official every month until the closing date).
Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
Must pass pre-employment examination.
Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
Background and/or Security Investigation required.
English Language Proficiency required.
The Associate Director for Patient Care Services is the top executive within nursing and is a key member of the executive leadership team of the organization, involved in strategic planning, organizational assessment, and program development. The Associate Director for Patient Care Services reports to the Health Care System Director. The Associate Director for Patient Care Services has the authority and responsibility for establishing standards of nursing practice and ensuring the continuous and timely availability of quality nursing services. She/he is the chief spokesperson for organized nursing services and is the catalyst for the integration and collaboration of nursing with other professional disciplines and functional areas in the mutual achievement of patient-centered and organizational goals. The Associate Director for Patient Care Services is the Nurse Executive for this facility and its associated community-based outpatient clinics. He/she is responsible for the practice of nursing 24/7 by registered nurses, advance practice nurses, and allied health staff (LPNs, NAs, etc.) regardless of line authority. The Associate Director for Patient Care Services exercises final authority and approval over nursing job descriptions, nursing care policies and procedures; nursing standards of patient care, treatment, and services; standards of nursing practice; nurse staffing plans; and standards to measure, assess, and improve patient outcomes. He/she ensures that all registered nurses, advance practice nurses, and licensed practical nurses are licensed, certified, and/or registered upon employment, and thereafter. He/she ensures a competency process is in place to evaluate individual practice, as well as a review process for annual performance ratings. The Associate Director for Patient Care Services participates fully in upper-level management decisions to speak on behalf of nursing and is a member of all medical center-level Councils and Committees that govern and influence the operations of the health care system, such as the Executive Leadership Board, Health Systems Council and the Executive Resource Board.
The Associate Director for Patient Care Services is a member of CAVHCS senior management team, along with the Health Care System Director, the Associate Director and the Chief of Staff. The Associate Director for Patient Care Services assigned areas of responsibility include; Nursing, Social Work Service, Therapeutic Recreation and Pastoral Care Service, and Sterile Processing Decontamination. The Associate Director for Patient Care Services acts as the Health Care System Director as assigned.
Work Schedule: Mon- Fri (7:30a.m- 4:00p.m) or (8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.)
Citizen of the United States. 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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 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 . 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. Must be proficient in spoken and written English .
Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows: Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization, Professional Development: performance, education/career development, Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality, Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research. Education/Experience Requirements:
GRADE DETERMINATION (NURSE V) In addition to the Basic Requirement specified above, the following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade. With regard "dimension" requirements, the requirments for all "dimension" at a particular grade/level must be met in order for RN's to be qualified at that particular grade/level.
Physical Standards. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
Citizen of the United States, Current, full, active, and unrestricted in any US State, Commonwealth, Territory, or the District of Columbia, MSN or Masters in related field with BSN (BSN required for Nurse V), MSN from Bridge Program (no BSN required), Strong foundation in nursing practice with at least 5 to 6 years of experience including both clinical and administrative responsibilities.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www1.va.gov/vapubs/viewPublication.asp?Pub_ID=464&FType=2
Master's Degree in Nursing or Related Field with BSN (or a Bachelors Degree in a related field).
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx .
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
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