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The ADPCS/NE is responsible for the practice of nursing twenty four hours daily by registered nurses, advance practice nurses, allied health staff (LPNs, NAs, etc.) and staff in Sterile Processing Service/ Reusable Medical Equipment (SPS/RME) regardless of the line of authority. The ADPCS/NE will exercise final authority and approval over nursing care policies and procedures; nursing standards of patient care, treatment, and services; standards of nursing practice; nurse staffing plans; and standards to measure, assess, and improve patient outcomes. The ADPCS/NE develops professional staff to function on the Nurse Professional Standards Board with final approval by the Medical Center Director and ensures that all registered nurses, advance practice nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nursing assistants are licensed, certified, and/or registered upon employment, and thereafter. The ADPCS/NE will ensure a competency process is in place to evaluate individual practice, as well as a review process for annual performance ratings. The ADPCS/NE is a member of the VAMC Northport senior management team along with the Medical Center Director, the Associate Medical Center Director and the Chief of Staff The ADPCS/NE participates fully in upper-level management decisions to speak on behalf of nursing and is a member of all medical center-level Councils and Committees that govern and influence the operations of the medical center. Work Schedule: Typically Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM; however, the nurse is administratively available twenty-four hours/day.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. Preferred Experience: National certification from a VA approved certifying body as a Nurse Executive, Advanced (NEA-BC) or Nurse Executive (NE-BC) is preferred. Approximately 5 years of experience in progressively responsible leadership assignments, with experience as Chief Nurse Executive or similar positions. Grade Determinations: In addition to the Basic requirements the following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates. Nurse V - A Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN [or a Bachelors degree in a related field. If MSN obtained in a bridge Program, no BSN required] and approximately 5-6 years of experience; OR a doctoral degree in nursing or related field with appropriate basic or advanced certification and approximately 4-5 years of experience. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. Physical Requirements: Mostly administrative duties so physical activity includes sitting for periods of time, using a computer and phone. As a nurse, the work may require some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; occasional lifting of moderate items (15-44lbs). The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities such as above average agility and dexterity.NoneTo apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: Resume VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50;s, etc. Cover LetterDD-214OtherOther Veterans DocumentResumeSF-15SF-50Transcript
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