The Kansas City VA is embarking on a journey of moving beyond performance measure and becoming the Healthcare System Veterans Trust and Choose.
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If you are interested in being a part of a LEAN organization and putting other's needs before your own this may be the organization for you. Yours might be the first face they see when they come through our doors. Yours might be the voice they hear right after a surprise diagnosis. Yours might be the eyes they look into as they are pushed in a wheelchair to a frightening procedure. Your attitude reflects us and everything we are proud of in this organization. By applying for this position you have chosen to help serve our patients and we appreciate you. With the initiation of cultural change, along with knowledge and tools for change, the Kansas City VA will continue to move towards a practice of continuous improvement. In the endeavor, we recognize that this change will not occur suddenly, that dedicated individuals like yourself will be required, that leadership involvement is necessary, and employee engagement paramount. As a 157 bed medical, surgical, and psychiatric facility, the Kansas City VA provides comprehensive health care through primary care and tertiary care in subspecialty medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is also a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri Kansas City. Take a closer look at Kansas City at www.thinkkc.com. 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.
The Chief Nurse of Outpatient Medical Subspecialty Services (MSSC) provides leadership to the outpatient nursing services, direct supervision to the outpatient managers and oversight for the provision of nursing care of the Advanced Practice Nurses in MSSC. The Chief Nurse of Outpatient MSSC has substantial and continuing responsibility for planning, organizing, directing and controlling service-wide infrastructure issues which include overall operation of Cardiology Cath Lab (Invasive), Cardiology Non-Invasive Testing, Renal Dialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis, Hematology/Oncology, Chemotherapy, IV Infusion Service, Radiation Oncology, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Special Procedures Lab (GI/Pulmonary), Diagnostic Procedural Recovery Room, Pulmonary Nursing, Interventional Radiology and the associated outpatient MSSC Silver Clinic. Additionally, the Chief Nurse of Outpatient MSSC will provide supervisory oversight to Respiratory Therapy, Pulmonary Function Lab, Home Oxygen, the Sleep Program and CPAP Clinic. Oversight of the MSSC outpatient PACT teams includes the RN Care Coordinators and LPN's in the sections mentioned, as well as Neurology, Infectious Disease, Rheumatology/Allergy and the EEG Technician in Neurology. The Chief Nurse of Outpatient MSSC will maintain knowledge of and communicate standards of nursing practice and patient care and will develop systems to enhance overall operations and communications within the service. The Chief Nurse of Outpatient MSSC is responsible for supporting an environment of collaboration and collegiality within the service, ensuring the staff interact collaboratively with all service lines, both inpatient and outpatient, achieving ethically based patient centered coordination of services. Through communication and collaboration, the Chief Nurse of Outpatient MSSC has significant Medical Center and service policy responsibilities in the development and refinement of processes to meet the needs of the Medical Center and the patients served.
Additional responsibilities include development of standard operating procedures and oversight of inpatient provision of nursing care, ensuring processes are in place for continued accreditation readiness, assessing and recommending the allocation of human and materiel resources, in determining staffing levels using NHPPD and National Staffing Standards, and plays a significant role in the recruitment and retention of nursing staff. Ensures competency assessment is completed on each nursing employee annually. Reviews HEDIS, EPRP, SAIL, IPEC, Performance Measures, Nurse-Sensitive Outcome Data and other data for trends and early intervention; formulates follow-up plans with facility multi-disciplinary teams, nurse managers/supervisors, MSSC and the medical center. The Chief Nurse of Outpatient MSSC is a member of the Nursing Oversight Committee and the Executive Committee of Nursing Service, supports self-governance activities and is an active participant in Strategic Planning activities. Budgetary responsibilities include Outpatient MSSC T & L's, management of overtime, travel funding, tuition support and monetary awards. The Chief Nurse of Outpatient MSSC is responsible for setting long and short term program goals that are aligned with the goals of the service, Medical Center, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) and Central Office (CO).
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 730am - 400pm
U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Education. 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. 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).
Registration. 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 Education/Experience: Knowledge related to the provision of primary and/or specialty health care/preventive care in the outpatient setting. Leadership and nursing management of complex systems, including resource management, budgetary oversight. Preferred experience in nursing oversight of procedural areas, such as dialysis, cath lab, endoscopy with nurse administered sedation. ANCC Nurse Executive (NE-BC) or Nurse Executive Advanced (NEA-BC).
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