The Associate Nurse Executive for Operations (ANE-O) is responsible for the overall operations of Nursing Performance Improvement, Safe Patient Handling, Nursing Informatics, Wound/Ostomy Nurses, Staffing Methodology Coordinator, Nursing Recruitment, Informatics, Central Staffing Office and Telephone operations, labor mapping, and other operational areas as deemed appropriate. This position has a system-wide impact on nursing operations throughout both campuses. 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: Minimum of five years of progressive, high level, supervisory, leadership experience. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills within all levels of nursing and with other disciplines. Knowledge and experience with Budgeting and Performance Improvement activities. National Certification in Nurse Executive or Nurse Executive Advanced. 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: Heavy lifting 45 pounds and over; Heavy carrying 45 pounds and over Straight pulling (1-2 hrs); Pushing (1-2 hrs) Reaching above shoulder (1-2 hrs); Kneeling; Repeated bending (1-2 hrs) Walking (2-4 hrs); Standing (2-6 hrs) Use of fingers; Use of both hands Near vision correctable; Far vision correctable Depth perception; Hearing (aide permitted) Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously Work closely with others, as well as, protracted or irregular hours of work ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The position duties are comprised of complex managerial and administrative components associated with critical healthcare issues and activities that influence the organizational mission, health care and policy. This position is designated first and second-line supervisory authority, responsibility, and accountability for subordinate personnel. Nursing Performance Improvement supports the fall prevention, restraint prevention, nurse sensitive indicator performance, wound-ostomy-continence nursing (WOCN) and safe patient handling programs for the Medical Center. This section also plays an integral role in survey preparedness, tracer activity, and as leads during surveys (VISN, JC, CARF, OIG/CAP, etc.). The incumbent 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 service and organizational levels and beyond. Key relationships with staff are needed to (1) Assist service personnel at all levels 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. This position requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as responsibilities extend 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The incumbent must be poised and articulate in communicating with people of varied educational levels and varied ethnic backgrounds. Willing to work cooperatively as a member of a team in all assignments. Makes caring for the Veteran his/her priority while in the work setting and demonstrates customer service principles in all aspects of work. Self-motivated in the pursuit of meeting professional work standards. Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards Paid 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) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm - days and hours may change based on the needs of the organization. Telework: Not Authorized Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May Be Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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