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Chief Nurse of Community Care
location icon Mcclellan, CA
Overview
Summary
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?

PCS may be authorized for this position for a highly qualified candidate, however AVO is not being offered
Relocation/Recruitment Incentive may be authorized

VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) is an integrated health care delivery system, offering a comprehensive array of medical, surgical, rehabilitative, mental health and extended care to veterans in Northern California.

The city of Sacramento has evolved over recent years and features two large universities, a thriving riverfront area with harbor, a number of notable museums, top restaurants, jazz nightspots, impressive theaters, more than 100 parks, scenic trails by the American River Parkway, and some striking architecture, including the magnificent Sacramento State Capitol building.

Located near San Francisco, one of America's favorite cities, Sacramento, is not far from the world class ski attractions at Lake Tahoe and the beautiful Napa Valley.

The Chief Nurse is a member of the VA Northern California Healthcare System (NCHCS) Nursing Leadership Team. The Chief Nurse reports to the Associate Director of Patient Care Services (ADPCS). The Chief Nurse has the strategic, clinical and operational oversight responsibility for the provision of timely and continuous high quality and safe nursing care delivered to patients throughout the VA NCHCS that is a geographical area of 40,000 square miles in 17 counties which includes: Sacramento Medical Center, Community Living Center in Martinez, 11 Community Based Outpatient Clinics, Joint Ventures at Travis Air Force Base and Behavioral Health. He/she is accountable to the Associate Director of Patient Care Services for overseeing strategic, clinical, operational and administrative nursing operations in Community Care. He/she works collaboratively with the Clinical Service Chiefs, Administrative Service Chiefs, and Nursing Leadership to achieve VA NCHCS', VISN 21's, and VHA's strategic goals and initiatives. The major responsibility of the Chief Nurse is to ensure the development of a highly educated, innovative and motivated nursing staff that delivers high quality competent nursing care in all areas of responsibility throughout VA NCHCS.
Duties

Has clinical oversight responsibility for the provision of timely and continuous high quality patient care related to Community Care delivered to patients throughout the VANCHS that is geographical area of 40,000 square miles in 17 counties. Accountable for the successful operation of the Community Care Service, and assures that the program meets its goals through direct collaboration within clinicians from primary care, specialty care, and ancillary care Divisions (Operative Care, Hospital and Specialty Medicine, Primary Care, Rehab & Long-Term Care, Mental Health, Imaging, Laboratory, Prosthetics, Pharmacy etc.) and with administrative programs such as the Business Office and Fiscal. Managerial responsibilities include development of strategic plans, forecasting the requirements necessary for long range planning and model development. The incumbent exercises initiative, considerable judgment and independence of actions in accomplishing responsibilities.

At the VA, Northern California Health Care System, the incumbent is responsible for a continuum of Community Care services, coordinated by staff dedicated to assuring the smooth and deliberate hand-off between VA and outside vendors. The inpatient programs include Community Hospital Acute Care, Respite, Substance Abuse Detox, Transitional Nursing Home Care, and Post- Acute Care. The following: Outpatient programs are included, but not limited to: Adult Day Health Care, Homemaker/Home Health Aide, Skilled Nursing, Dialysis, primary care, and specialty care services not provided by VA or meeting the requirements for placement in the community via Choice/Provider Agreements, contracts, or other arrangements with regional health care providers.

Serves as a participating member of the National Community Care Oversight Council. The incumbent has direct line responsibility for all team members in the care line and provides innovative leadership for a cultural transformation to the most effective care line configuration and function. Ensures that the Network mission, vision and values are achieved, while operating in accordance with Veteran Administration (VHA) policies, Network policies, and standards of federal professional and accrediting agencies external to VHA.

Responsible for ensuring ethical, efficient, high quality, cost-effective, and coordinated services. As the leader of the Community Care management team, the incumbent directs strategic planning, program development, budget management, and quality improvement activities.
Direct oversight includes case management activities necessary to purchase patient care in the community; balancing clinical, administrative, and financial priorities in a way that maximized the patient experience and VA's resources. This includes, but is not limited to, identification of patients appropriates for non-VA care services; triage of non-VA care consults received; coordination of care for the patient with the community vendor; conducting make/buy analysis; directing authorization staff to maintain fiscal efficiency; and integrating the patient back into the VA system when the non-VA care episode is completed.


Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

THIS VACANCY IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. APPLICANTS WILL BE REVIEWED EVERY TWO WEEKS.

graph of estimated pay ranges
$120,517
$160,282
Job Details
Application Open Date
12/30/2017

Application Close Date
2/23/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
US Citizens and Status Candidates

Status
Full-Time


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      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.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • 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.
      • 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.


      Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
      • Nurse V - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN (or a Bachelor's degree in a related field) and approximately 5-6 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree (preferred) in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 4-5 years of nursing practice/experience.
      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.
  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section
  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section
    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/23/2018 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section
    • Series: 0610-Nurse
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings:
      Job Position: CBEC-10108558-18-AYA

      Has clinical oversight responsibility for the provision of timely and continuous high quality patient care related to Community Care delivered to patients throughout the VANCHS that is geographical area of 40,000 square miles in 17 counties. Accountable for the successful operation of the Community Care Service, and assures that the program meets its goals through direct collaboration within clinicians from primary care, specialty care, and ancillary care Divisions (Operative Care, Hospital and Specialty Medicine, Primary Care, Rehab & Long-Term Care, Mental Health, Imaging, Laboratory, Prosthetics, Pharmacy etc.) and with administrative programs such as the Business Office and Fiscal. Managerial responsibilities include development of strategic plans, forecasting the requirements necessary for long range planning and model development. The incumbent exercises initiative, considerable judgment and independence of actions in accomplishing responsibilities.

      At the VA, Northern California Health Care System, the incumbent is responsible for a continuum of Community Care services, coordinated by staff dedicated to assuring the smooth and deliberate hand-off between VA and outside vendors. The inpatient programs include Community Hospital Acute Care, Respite, Substance Abuse Detox, Transitional Nursing Home Care, and Post- Acute Care. The following: Outpatient programs are included, but not limited to: Adult Day Health Care, Homemaker/Home Health Aide, Skilled Nursing, Dialysis, primary care, and specialty care services not provided by VA or meeting the requirements for placement in the community via Choice/Provider Agreements, contracts, or other arrangements with regional health care providers.

      Serves as a participating member of the National Community Care Oversight Council. The incumbent has direct line responsibility for all team members in the care line and provides innovative leadership for a cultural transformation to the most effective care line configuration and function. Ensures that the Network mission, vision and values are achieved, while operating in accordance with Veteran Administration (VHA) policies, Network policies, and standards of federal professional and accrediting agencies external to VHA.

      Responsible for ensuring ethical, efficient, high quality, cost-effective, and coordinated services. As the leader of the Community Care management team, the incumbent directs strategic planning, program development, budget management, and quality improvement activities.
      Direct oversight includes case management activities necessary to purchase patient care in the community; balancing clinical, administrative, and financial priorities in a way that maximized the patient experience and VA's resources. This includes, but is not limited to, identification of patients appropriates for non-VA care services; triage of non-VA care consults received; coordination of care for the patient with the community vendor; conducting make/buy analysis; directing authorization staff to maintain fiscal efficiency; and integrating the patient back into the VA system when the non-VA care episode is completed.


      Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

      THIS VACANCY IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. APPLICANTS WILL BE REVIEWED EVERY TWO WEEKS.