Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration RN-Chief Nurse ED/Patient Flow Support - Detail NTE 30 days in Dallas, Texas
Summary The RN Chief Nurse Emergency Department/Patient Flow Support position is at the North Texas VA Health Care System in Dallas, TX. This is a detail, not to exceed 30 days; however, may be cancelled prior to the completion of the 30 days. Candidates must have supervisory approval and not have any pending disciplinary actions. Responsibilities This is a detail, not to exceed 30 days; however, may be cancelled prior to the completion of the 30 days. Candidates must have supervisory approval and not have any pending disciplinary actions. The Chief Nurse provides leadership that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for nursing personnel throughout Emergency Services / Patient Flow Support Services. Functions as an administrator, educator, and consultant utilizing management theory in collaboration with Patient Care Services (PCS) and other services. Assumes an appropriate degree of responsibility regarding administrative and clinical issues, such as staffing coverage, granting leave, and patient and/or staff issues. Supports Services leadership crosses services and/or discipline lines as appropriate. Assures the provision of nursing excellence throughout Emergency Department Services / Patient Flow Support Services which encompasses a combination of clinical, educational, and administrative responsibilities for the inpatient units to include but not limited to the Emergency Department; House Supervisors; sitters both bedside and Avasys; escort (and escort contract staff), Staffing methodology coordinator and intermittent staff. Responsible for the development and implementation of policies and practices that support high quality healthcare delivery. Ensures polices are followed by Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN), Nursing Assistants (NA), and or Health Care Technicians (HT) within Emergency Services / Patient Flow Support Services. Consults and collaborates with VHA Program Offices, Veterans Integrated Services Networks (VISN) staff, facility leadership teams, nurse executives, professional organizations, consumer groups, and stakeholders to address complex healthcare delivery and nursing practice issues for the VA North Texas Health Care System. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 0730-1600 M-F / With 24-hr responsibility to the assigned units Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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. 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. 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. License: 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: While not a requirement for consideration or selection, applicants with the following preferred education/experience are highly desirable. The supporting application must clearly identify the preferred experience, if applicable. At least 5 years of RN Nursing Experience Previous experience as a Chief Nurse of at the leadership / CNO position (Actin, Interim, or Permanent) Experience in personnel management, organizational structures, and staffing methodology Experience in Emergency Care, Critical Care, or Acute Med/Surg 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. 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: Light to Moderate lifting and carrying,15-44 pounds; Straight pulling and pushing; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required, Walking (8 hours), Standing (8 hours), Kneeling (8 hours), Repeated bending (8 hours), Climbing, use of legs; Depth perception; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Ability to distinguish basic colors, Hearing (aid permitted). Education Note: Only nursing education programs or nursing degrees recognized by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by either of the following accrediting agencies at the time the program was completed may be used to qualify for Federal employment: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) OR The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Note: ACEN/NLNAC or CCNE program or degree accreditation may also be found under the U.S. Department of Education Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Note: If your school was accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) at the time of graduation but is no longer listed on the ACEN or CCNE website, you must provide documentation of accreditation with your application packet. One option for meeting this requirement is to contact the ACEN for education verification Request for Verification of Accreditation - Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (acenursing.org) Note: If your school has changed names, or is no longer in existence, you must provide this information in your application. IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Additional Information Testing Designated Position: All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. 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. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 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. As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. 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.