OUR MISSION: 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 the Associate Chief Nursing Service (ACNS) for Community Clinics, you will serve as a key member of the VA Community Clinics Care Line. You will be responsible for administrative duties for the assigned nursing units/programs. You will function as an administrator, educator, and consultant utilizing management theory in collaboration with VA Community Clinic Care line and other services. The ACNS 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 (NMs) 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, 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. In addition, as an ACNS you must excel in effective communication, is a known consensus builder, master collaborator and interdisciplinary team player. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. Physical Requirements: The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient, staff and/or facility needs. The position may require long periods of sitting through meetings and/or at the computer. Visibility at each of the VA Community clinic locations is expected on a routine basis; estimated travel expectation is 75% or less. Community Clinic locations required to travel to are as follows: Lancaster York Reading Pottsville Camp Hill
Internal Number: 600083900
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.