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Chief Nurse of Community Care
MCCLELLAN CA 95652
Category: Manufacturing
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Job code: lhw-e0-90666812

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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Chief Nurse of Community Care
* Duties
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## Duties
### Summary
The Chief Nurse is a member of the VA Northern California Healthcare System (NCHCS) Nursing Leadership Team. The Chief Nurse reports to the Associate Director of Patient Care Services (ADPCS). The Chief Nurse has the strategic, clinical and operational oversight responsibility for the provision of timely and continuous care in Sacramento Medical Center, Community Living Center in Martinez, 11 Community Based Outpatient Clinics, Joint Ventures at Travis Air Force Base and Behavioral Health.
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### Responsibilities
Has clinical oversight responsibility for the provision of timely and continuous high quality patient care related to Community Care delivered to patients throughout the VANCHS that is geographical area of 40,000 square miles in 17 counties. Accountable for the successful operation of the Community Care Service, and assures that the program meets its goals through direct collaboration within clinicians from primary care, specialty care, and ancillary care Divisions (Operative Care, Hospital and Specialty Medicine, Primary Care, Rehab & Long-Term Care, Mental Health, Imaging, Laboratory, Prosthetics, Pharmacy etc.) and with administrative programs such as the Business Office and Fiscal. Managerial responsibilities include development of strategic plans, forecasting the requirements necessary for long range planning and model development. The incumbent exercises initiative, considerable judgment and independence of actions in accomplishing responsibilities.
At the VA, Northern California Health Care System, the incumbent is responsible for a continuum of Community Care services, coordinated by staff dedicated to assuring the smooth and deliberate hand-off between VA and outside vendors. The inpatient programs include Community Hospital Acute Care, Respite, Substance Abuse Detox, Transitional Nursing Home Care, and Post- Acute Care. The following: Outpatient programs are included, but not limited to: Adult Day Health Care, Homemaker/Home Health Aide, Skilled Nursing, Dialysis, primary care, and specialty care services not provided by VA or meeting the requirements for placement in the community via Choice/Provider Agreements, contracts, or other arrangements with regional health care providers.
Serves as a participating member of the National Community Care Oversight Council. The incumbent has direct line responsibility for all team members in the care line and provides innovative leadership for a cultural transformation to the most effective care line configuration and function. Ensures that the Network mission, vision and values are achieved, while operating in accordance with Veteran Administration (VHA) policies, Network policies, and standards of federal professional and accrediting agencies external to VHA.
**Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm**
**Financial Disclosure Report:** Not Required
**THIS VACANCY IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. APPLICANTS WILL BE REVIEWED EVERY TWO WEEKS.**
### Travel Required
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
##### Supervisory status
Yes
##### Promotion Potential
4
* #### Job family (Series)
0610 Nurse
* Requirements
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## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
* Designated and/or random drug testing required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English
### 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.
* 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.
**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 physical requirements of this position include lifting, prolonged standing, frequent bending, and stooping, walking, reaching and repetitive motion. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing, keyboarding, reading and logical thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in environment. There may be the need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness and hazardous materials.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
### 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: 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: -visitus-forrecog.html.
### Additional information
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.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
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.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
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.
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
**IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Y**our application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
**NOTE:**Candidate's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
Experience as an RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows:
* Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization;
* Professional Development: performance, education/career development;
* Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality;
* Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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### Background checks and security clearance
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* Required Documents
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## Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
* VA FORM 10-2850a
* Resume
VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: Required when applying for this position and must dated/signed within the last 12 month.
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklistto ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), etc.
* VA FORM 10-2850a
* Resume
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## Benefits
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## How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 06/25/2018 to receive consideration.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
**NOTE:** It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
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### Agency contact information
### ARTUR AKKERMAN
##### Phone
(925) 372-2267
##### Email
ARTUR.AKKERMAN@VA.GOV
##### Address
VA Northern California Health Care System
10535 Hospital Way
Mather, CA
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### Next steps
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.
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## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/487713100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 06/04/2018 to 06/25/2018
*Salary:* $120,517 to $160,282 per year
*Pay scale & grade:* VN 4
*Work schedule:* Full-Time
*Appointment type:* Permanent

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