Nursing Jobs Details
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.
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.
Application Close Date
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Who May Apply
US Citizens and Status Candidates