Registered Nurse (Deputy Associate Director for Patient Care Services)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Long Beach, California
Internal Number: 669899600
The VA Long Beach Healthcare System is hiring a Registered Nurse to work as the Deputy Associate Director for Patient Care Services. The healthcare system consists of a Medical Center in Long Beach, CA, and 6 Community Based Outpatient Clinics. The medical center is a 315 bed facility providing primary, secondary, and tertiary care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and community living services to a major metropolitan catchment area. 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: Doctor of Nursing Practice; 3-5 years of executive leadership experience; proven ability to demonstrate the tenants of Servant Leadership; the ideal candidate will also have extensive experience in leading lean organizations and well-versed in leading process improvement activities utilizing a Value Stream model. 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 in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 4-5 years of nursing practice/experience. A DNP is preferred. 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: This position requires potentially long periods of continue walking, standing, and sitting. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to wear protective clothing. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards This position is of an executive nature comprised of complex leadership and administrative components. This position reports directly to the Associate Director for Patient Care Services. As the Deputy Associate Director for Patient Care Services you will function as a member of the senior executive leadership team. You will have the responsibility for ensuring the continuous and timely availability of quality nursing services, and will provide oversight for daily clinical and administrative operations within nursing. You will have overall management of nursing practice, and will serve as the catalyst for the integration and collaboration of nursing with other professional disciplines and functional areas in the mutual achievement of patient-centered and organizational goals. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm\nTelework: Not available.\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized.\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized.\nFinancial 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.