The Chief Nurse of Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC), is accountable for the management, supervision, and evaluation of patient care programs that promote quality nursing care and effective utilization of personnel within the area of assignment. This includes the Community Living Center, Palliative Care Unit, and Home-Based Primary Care. The responsibilities of the Chief Nurse of Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) include, but are not limited to the following: Leads, collaborates, integrates, facilitates, and evaluates program outcomes. Ensures program management is consistent with requirements of review organizations and accrediting bodies. Accountable for substantial participation in executive level decision making, i.e., strategic planning, human and fiscal resources management, establishment and of continuity of standards. Collaborates with clinical and support services in program implementation and adequate resource support. Represents GEC on designated Medical Center committees. RESOURCE UTILIZATION -Designs, modifies, and implements systems compatible with professional standards and within the mission and the goals of the organization to improve the cost-effective use of resources. EDUCATION/CAREER DEVELOPMENT - Develops staff for career progression. Forecasts new knowledge needs for changing practice environments/population groups. Plans, implements, and evaluates strategies to meet those needs. PERFORMANCE - Implements standards of professional practice and accrediting bodies and applicable regulations. COLLABORATION -Demonstrates leadership in developing productive working relationships with groups in other programs, services, academic settings, and community settings. COLLEGIALITY -Contributes to the professional growth and development of colleagues and other health care providers at the local, state, regional, or national level. QUALITY OF CARE -Provides leadership in improving and sustaining the quality and effectiveness of care in diverse or complex programs. RESEARCH - Collaborates with staff, other disciplines, faculty, and peers in developing, conducting, and evaluating research activities and programs. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm Telework: Ad Hoc (VISN meetings/conferences) Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Is authorized and may be offered to highly qualified candidates. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.