Chief Nurse, Inpatient Associate Director Patient Care Services
Kansas City, MO
The Kansas City VA is embarking on a journey of moving beyond performance measure and becoming the Healthcare System Veterans Trust and Choose.
Our patients depend on us and we depend on professionals like you.
If you are interested in being a part of a LEAN organization and putting other's needs before your own this may be the organization for you. Yours might be the first face they see when they come through our doors. Yours might be the voice they hear right after a surprise diagnosis. Yours might be the eyes they look into as they are pushed in a wheelchair to a frightening procedure. Your attitude reflects us and everything we are proud of in this organization. By applying for this position you have chosen to help serve our patients and we appreciate you. With the initiation of cultural change, along with knowledge and tools for change, the Kansas City VA will continue to move towards a practice of continuous improvement. In the endeavor, we recognize that this change will not occur suddenly, that dedicated individuals like yourself will be required, that leadership involvement is necessary, and employee engagement paramount. As a 157 bed medical, surgical, and psychiatric facility, the Kansas City VA provides comprehensive health care through primary care and tertiary care in subspecialty medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is also a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri Kansas City. Take a closer look at Kansas City at www.thinkkc.com. 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.
The scope of duties and responsibilities for this position are as follows: The Chief Nurse of Inpatient provides leadership to the Inpatient Nursing Services and direct supervision to the Inpatient Managers. The Chief Nurse of Inpatient has substantial and continuing responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling service-wide infrastructure issues which include overall operation of 8 East (24 bed med/surg Telemetry, Cardiac, Post-Cath Procedures), 8 West (24 bed Med/Surg Telemetry, Hospice, Palliative Care, Oncology), 10 bed Medical ICU, 8 bed Surgical ICU, 12 bed Progressive Care Unit, and the Post-Anesthesia Recovery Unit. The Chief Nurse of Inpatient will maintain knowledge of and communicate standards of nursing practice and patient care, and will develop systems to enhance overall operations and communications within the service. The Chief Nurse of Inpatient is responsible for supporting an environment of collaboration and collegiality within the service, ensuring the staff interact collaboratively with all service lines, both inpatient and outpatient, achieving ethically based patient centered coordination of services. Through communication and collaboration, the Chief Nurse of Inpatient has significant medical center and service policy responsibilities in the development and refinement of processes to meet the needs of the medical center and the patients served. Additional responsibilities include development of standard operating procedures and oversight of inpatient provision of nursing care, ensuring processes are in place for continued accreditation readiness, assessing and recommending the allocation of human and materiel resources, in determining staffing levels using NHPPD, and plays a significant role in the recruitment and retention of nursing staff. Ensures competency assessment is completed on each nursing employee annually. Reviews EPRP, SAIL, IPEC, Performance Measures, Nurse-Sensitive Outcome Data, and other data for trends and early intervention; formulates follow-up plans with Facility Multi-disciplinary Teams, Nurse Managers, and the medical center. The Chief Nurse of Inpatient is a member of the Nursing Oversight Committee, and the Executive Committee of Nursing Service, supports Self-Governance activities, and is an active participant in Strategic Planning activities. Budgetary responsibilities include Inpatient T & L's, management of overtime, travel funding, tuition support, and monetary awards. The Chief Nurse of Inpatient is responsible for setting long and short term program goals that are aligned with the goals of the service, medical center, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), and Central Office (CO).Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Preferred Experience: 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.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.
Learn more and apply at www.vacareers.va.gov or contact:
Angelina Hunley - Human Resources
Phone: (816) 861-4700 x53831
Equal Opportunity Employer