Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Registered Nurse Whole Health Chief in Salt Lake City, Utah
Summary The Whole Health Chief RN directs all VISN 19 Whole Health Flagship activities located at the VASLCHCS. S/he promotes the implementation and utilization of the Whole Health model of care, which focuses on health promotion, disease prevention and the utilization of Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) interventions. Duties include managing/planning how services are delivered, contribute to the process of strategic planning, influencing and responding to organizational priorities. Responsibilities Provide leadership to the VASLCHCS Whole Health Service as well as for the implementation of the Whole Health model of care within VASLCHCS and across VISN 19. Occupy the lead management and supervisory role within the WHS; each member of the staff has a reporting relationship either directly to, or through their line supervisor to the Service Chief. Is accountable for all human, equipment and financial resources used, directly and indirectly, by the WHS. Oversee, support and ensure the continuation of the WHS programs, which are: 1) General Whole Health (WH coaches, Partners and administrative staff; 2) Mindfulness Center/Complementary and Integrative Health; 3) Primary Care Pain Education and Opioid Monitoring Program (PC-POP); 4) Equineassisted actives and therapies (EAAT); 5) WH Informatics; 6) Veterans Health Education Coordinator; 7) WH Nutrition: 8) WH Recreation Therapy; 9) WH Research and Program Evaluation as well as 10) additional programs that may be added in the future. Participate in the development of, and make final decisions about, the annual 4Cast business plan submitted to facility leadership. The plan should identify the WHS mission, goals, objectives, and strategies together with related resource implications. The business plan should also take cognizance of and be consistent with VASLCHCS's overall strategic business direction. Develop the WHS annual 4Cast based on quality, activity and financial information and projections. Develop and implement measures to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the designated areas of responsibility. Advocate for the Whole Health Service, the Whole Health model of care and Complementary Integrative Health (CIH) with VASLCHCS leadership, the medical community, and academic affiliates. Create and maintain strategic partnerships with VHASLCHCS program directors and service chiefs. Assist with the development of the annual WHS marketing plan. Provide strategic clinical input and ensures effective advice to the Chief of Staff and VASLCHCS Executive Team regarding implementation of the Whole Health model of care. Create strategic partnerships with community organizations to wellness and CIH offerings are available to Veterans in various community venues. Participate in WHS team meetings as appropriate. Ensure the promotion and development of utilization and outcome measures to enable the Director and facility leadership to monitor WHS program-level and individual performance and outcome metrics. Keep the WHS team apprised of medical care advances and practice standards. Support clinical training and continuing professional development throughout the WHS in line with personal/professional development plans and organizational/clinical needs. Is readily available to consult with WHS team members for collaboration when medical, mental health or other problems arise. Work Schedule: 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday-Friday Compressed/Flexible: Available Telework: Will be determined by the facility Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required. Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience. Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience. Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required. Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 year's 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: The incumbent must be able to perform all activities of the position without restriction. This position involves considerable standing, walking, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and turning. It requires repositioning patients and assisting with transferring patients to wheelchairs/stretchers. Mechanical devices when available are required to be used for heavy or difficult to lift patients. The work may involve pushing or lifting weight in excess of 50 pounds and going up and down flights of stairs. The position requires visual and auditory acuity at a level to provide safe and effective nursing care. The positions requires the nurse to work for periods of time with arms above shoulder level or with the neck in a fully flexed or extended position and the ability to physically control or protect him/herself from physically abusive patients. Education IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. 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. Due to COVID-19, VA is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. Management officials will provide information about returning to the official, pre-pandemic worksite, when applicable. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework depending upon the terms of your organization's telework policy and the duties of the position. 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.