The Associate Nurse Executive (ANE) of Nursing Operations, is a senior level nursing administrator with substantial and continuing responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling service-wide and cross-departmental services, processes, and infrastructure for Patient Care Services. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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 Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 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. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. 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. Preferred Experience: Progressive leadership; MSN degree or higher, Ability to be flexible, communicative, and demonstrate the principles of a High Reliability Organization. Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: Nurse IV - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 4-5 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 3-4 years of nursing practice/experience. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Lifting maximum of 35 pounds for patient care (animate); non patient care (inanimate objects) maximum lifting is 50-55 pounds. Pulling, pushing and reaching above shoulder may be required; use of fingers, both hands required, walking and standing for the duration of your tour; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination. Safe patient handling and management modalities are required at all times. ["1. The ANE of Nursing Operations provides continuity with the Executive Leadership Team. 2. The ANE is responsible for administrative functions of Nursing Operations. The incumbent functions as an administrator, educator, and consultant utilizing management theory in collaboration with Patient Care Services and other services. 3. Must establish and maintain effective relationships with all levels of medical center personnel and relate effectively with customers, families, and the community. 4. The incumbent is a professional registered nurse who works collaboratively with leaders of other departments, services & senior management to strategically plan, implement, evaluate, and improve care delivery methods, as well as to meet operational goals of the Medical Center. 5. Oversight and effective management of patient throughput from all entry points including facilitation of transfers into the San Diego VA and out of the San Diego VA. 6. Requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as this is a 24/7 hospital. 7. Key relationships with staff are needed to (1) Assist Nurse Managers to carry out the functions and activities expected of them, (2) Contribute ideas and recommendations for the establishment of standards of care, policies, and objectives for the enhancement of nursing organization-wide, (3) Assist in policy- making activities as related to customer service and the overall functioning of administrative and clinical programs, and (4) 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. Demonstrates evidence of effective community-based professional activities that enhance management of activities and the facility's representation in the community at large. 8. Participates in the collection and analysis of data on key ambulatory services and outcomes, included, but not limited to resource distribution, efficiency/effectiveness, patient/customer satisfaction, workload indicators. The incumbent makes data-driven productivity decisions that ensure timely patient access to care. The incumbent develops reporting mechanisms to share data with appropriate service/department leaders 9. Executes position responsibilities and creative approaches to management of complex patient care flow issues in conjunction with appropriate safe daily nurse staffing according to nurse to patient ratio standards, Nursing Hours Per Patient Day (NHPPD), and in concordance with the VA San Diego Staffing Plan/s. 10. Consult directly with all resources & leadership when necessary. 11. Improve care delivery outcomes for the veteran population and identify system improvement opportunities. The incumbent has overall responsibility for several patient care areas as illustrated in the Nursing Service Organizational chart 12. Leadership of these diverse areas requires significant planning and decision-making skills in managing resources; guiding multiple staff and professionals; initiating performance improvement actions; facilitating communication across organizational boundaries; and participating in setting facility and VISN 22 goals. 13. The incumbent demonstrates clinical, managerial, and mandatory competencies of the position. Serves on facility/VISN committees that focus on performance improvement/analysis of policy/procedure implementation and compliance with regulatory standards OR demonstrates accountability for a major program, i.e., Special focus groups, facility/VISN program. 14. Initiates and/or leads interdisciplinary committees, task forces, groups to improve patient care at the program or medical center level. 15. Analytical and critical thinking skills, with the ability to quickly analyze problems, determine appropriate level of intervention, and develop and apply effective solutions. 16. Actively participates on medical center or service-level ad hoc or standing committees or councils. 17. Develops and evaluates clinical guidelines or customer service initiatives at program or medical center level. 18. Strong interpersonal skills for effective information exchange and problem-solving with all levels of management and staff, consultants, and outside agencies. 19. Oversight and responsibility include staffing the hospital 24/7 when unplanned or short term planned absences occur by use of various techniques that include utilizing Veterans Administration staff, a contracted float pool and modified duty nursing staff to maintain safe patient care that supports positive patient outcomes. 20. Refers to the Organizational Chart for areas assigned and supervisory chain of command. 21. Performs other duties, as assigned. Work Schedule: 8 hours variable, 24/7 flexibility Telework: Not Available Virtual: Not a virtual position Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - 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 whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.