The Chief Nurse for Primary Care is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and oversight of a comprehensive and robust nursing program and care delivery program. 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, and responsibility for outcomes. Please read the How you will be Evaluated part. The Chief Nurse is responsible for administrative functions of Primary Care nursing units/programs. Functions as an administrator, educator, and consultant utilizing management theory in collaboration with Nursing/Patient Care Services and other services. Must establish and maintain effective relationships with all levels of medical center personnel and relate effectively with customers, families, and the community as well as program and service leaders at the local and network levels. Key relationships with staff are needed to Assist nurse managers and advanced practitioners to carry out the functions and activities expected of them, Contribute ideas and recommendations for the establishment of standards of care, policies, and objectives for the enhancement of nursing organization-wide, Assist in policy-making activities as related to customer service and the overall functioning of administrative and clinical programs, and Collaborate with other health care staff to establish and maintain programs that cross service and/or discipline lines and influence organizational mission and health care. Uses an analytical framework, such as the nursing process, to create an environment that facilitates the delivery of care. Coordinates and evaluates integrated programs or demonstrates clinical excellence in management of population groups. Provides leadership in addressing ethical issues that impact patients and staff in or beyond the organization and the local health care community. Designs, modifies, and implements systems compatible with professional standards and within the mission and the goals of the organization to improve the cost-effective use of resources. Develops staff for career progression. Forecasts new knowledge needs for changing practice environments/population groups. Plans, implements, and evaluates strategies to meet those needs. Implements standards of professional practice and accrediting bodies and applicable. Demonstrates leadership in developing productive working relationships with groups in other programs, services, academic settings, and community settings. Contributes to the professional growth and development of colleagues and other health care providers at the local, state, regional, or national level. Provides leadership in improving and sustaining the quality and effectiveness of care in diverse or complex programs Collaborates with staff, other disciplines, faculty, and peers in developing, conducting, and evaluating research activities and programs. Work Schedule: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentive May be offered to a Well qualified candidate
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.