The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System provides quality, patient-centered health care to Veterans throughout 23 parishes in southeast Louisiana. We meet the needs of Veterans through seven community-based outpatient clinics located in Slidell, Hammond, St. John Parish, Houma, Franklin, Bogalusa and Baton Rouge, as well as a new Veterans Medical Center in New Orleans. For more information, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, keyword VA New Orleans
Practice of an executive nature comprised of complex leadership and administrative components, associated with critical heath care issues and activities that influence the organizational mission health care and policy. The Associate Director for Patient Care Services is the top executive within nursing and is a key member of the senior executive leadership team of the organization involved in strategic planning, organizational assessment and program development. 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. He/she 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. Champions a High Reliability Organization with a culture of safety founded on a systems approach to developing health care solutions based on prevention not punishment. with collective mindfulness.
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 all registered nurses, advanced practice nurses and allied health staff ( LPNs, NAs, etc.) regardless of line authority. He/she has line authority over Nursing Service Sterile Processing Services The Associate Director for Patient Care Services will exercise 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 will ensure that all registered nurses. advance practice nurses. and licensed practical nurses are licensed, certified, and/or registered upon employment. and thereafter He/she will ensure 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 and other nursing leaders participate with leaders from the Executive Leadership Team, management. medical staff, clinical areas, and administrative areas in strategic planning and decision-making processes. Nursing leaders in all services are permitted input into nursing policy development and may participate in the Associate Director for Patient Care Services' Administrative Staff Meetings, encompassing nursing management and staff development, Appropriate delegation of nursing activities is accomplished to nurse leaders in all services.
Work Schedule: M-F 0730-1600/ days, evenings, weekends and/or as patient care dictates. Security Clearance: Public Trust - Background Investigation Supervisory Status: Yes This is a Non Bargaining unit position. Relocation/Recruitment: Incentives maybe authorized.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online on boarding process
Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on education, years of RN experience and type of experience
Internal Number: 1205
About Department of Veterans Affairs
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.