The Chief Nurse, Operations is under the supervision of the Associate Director Patient Care Services, Deputy Nurse Executive, Service Chief or other immediate supervisor who provides the administrative supervision and general instruction, plans and assigns work, assigns time schedules, approves leave, and completes performance evaluations. The Chief Nurse, Operations 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. The Nurse IV is responsible for administrative functions of their assigned nursing units/programs. Functions as an administrator, educator, and consultant utilizing management theory in collaboration with Patient Care Service 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. Chief Nurse, Operations: Provides executive leadership and direct supervision to the Nurse Manager Patient Flow and Nursing Supervisors at the Gainesville and Lake City Divisions including Nursing Informatics Coordinators, Inpatient Care Coordinators, Utilization Managers, Nurse Recruitment Office, and Patient Transport. Responsible for assessing and recommending the allocation of human and materiel resources, in determining staffing levels using NHPPD or other models in areas not yet under NHPPD, managing overtime, and plays a significant role in the recruitment and retention of nursing staff. Ensures competency assessment is completed on each nursing employee annually. Reviews EPRP, IPEC, Performance Measures, and other data for trends and early intervention; formulates follow-up plans with Nurse Executive Team, Nurse Managers, the service, and the medical center. Has significant medical center and service policy responsibilities in the development and refinement of processes to meet the needs of the medical center. This position requires flexibility in schedule and assignments for staff working at the two 24/7 hospitals and flexible hours to provide extended services at the OPCs/CBOCs. Some positions require rotation of tours or indefinite work on non-administrative tours as established by the immediate supervisor. List of mayor duties include but are not limited to: Manages nursing personnel in Utilization Management (UM), Nursing Informatics, Patient Flow, Patient Transport Service, Inpatient Care Coordinators and Nurse Recruitment. In addition, serves as a resource to nurses under the supervision of the Associate Director of Patient Care Services. Ensures the seamless delivery of nursing care through oversight of patient flow along the continuum as well ensuring proper level of care. provides leadership in maintaining standards of nursing in accordance with System and Nursing Service Policies, guidelines of the Department of Veteran Affairs, accrediting organizations and national nursing organizations. Represents the Associate Director, Patient Care Service on service and system committees/task forces for administrative and clinical issues. Collaborates with Chief Nurses across the health care system, Deputy Nurse Executive and Associate Director for Patient Care Service to develop goals and objectives that support the strategic plan, meet the needs of veteran patients, satisfy staff, and result in positive clinical and administrative outcomes. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm with off shift & weekend hours as needed to fulfill Chief Nurse responsibilities Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.