VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) is a Level 1B health care system. In FY23, VANCHCS has an operating budget of $1.5Billion and has 120K Veterans who receive care in the system placing it 9th busiest VA in the country, as defined by completed appointments. The system includes 13 sites of care across 44,000 square miles of Northern California ranging from the Bay Area to the Oregon border, responds to ten Congressional Districts, and employees >4,000 FTE. 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 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 (preferred) in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 4-5 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: This position's work is sedentary in nature. Manual dexterity is required for the operation of a personal computer. Work may require walking, standing, bending, lifting or carrying light items. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, and able to shift priorities based on patient and organizational needs Must complete annual Employee Health requirements as a condition of employment. In the performance of duties. the incumbent ay be required to drive and/or ride in GSA vehicles. ["***This announcement is open until filled, therefore a selection may be made prior to the closing date*** VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Director of Quality Management is of an executive nature, comprised of a complex leadership and administrative role, associated with critical health care issues, and requires decisions that direct the organizational mission, healthcare services and policy The incumbent reports to the Medical Center Director and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team. S(he) is responsible for the ongoing oversight of all aspects of the health care system to ensure quality and minimize risk. Extends into all clinical, administrative, education and research practice areas. Actions taken and decisions made are guided and supported by Public Laws, VITA Directives, Office of Personnel Management regulations, Executive Orders, VA General Council, Office of Inspector General, external accreditation bodies and local policies and procedures. This position requires an experienced individual with strong leadership and management skills. The incumbent makes policy determinations and implements practices and strategies that enable continuous improvement, lean management and identification and mitigation of organizational risks. Receives minimal supervision, with wide latitude for the use of individual judgement and autonomy to make decisions and resolve operational problems. Other executives are apprised of all significant actions by the incumbent as soon as reasonably possible. The Director of Quality Management provides leadership and direct supervision of the following program: (1) Credentialing and Privileging, (2) Patient Safety, (3) Risk Management, (4) System Redesign, (5) Performance Measurement and (6) Accreditation & Regulatory Compliance Management. S/He collaborates with both administrative and clinical services to monitor quality and safety within the service of the Medical Center. S/He functions as a facilitator in impending action plans and process improvement strategies at the service and health system level. The Director of Quality Management reviews performance measures, external peer review program data, Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning and other quality data for trends and early intervention. S/he applies clinical performance improvement methods, collects outcome data related to policy, procedures, and regulatory compliance and in collaboration with leadership, initiates performance improvement projects. 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, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Telework: Ad hoc may be approved w/prior request but 100% telework NOT available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not authorized Housing: Housing quarters on the facility is authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
Central Texas Veterans Health Care system provides primary care and specialty health services, including mental health services, cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, nutrition counseling, prosthetics, treatment for spinal cord injuries, women’s health care, and more. Below, you’ll find our address and hours, parking and transportation information, and the other health services we offer at Olin E. Teague Veterans Medical Center in Temple.
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Temple, located 45 minutes north of Austin, offers the perfect compromise between welcoming small-town living and the hustle of a big city. Striking a balance between vibrancy and livability, Temple continues to grow its amenities for residents, while maintaining a safe, family-friendly, caring culture. Whether it is the scenic parks and trails, the family friendly atmosphere, or the unique neighborhoods w...ith Texas charm, we think you will find something here that you love! Our vision is for Temple to be a place that you love to call home.
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