The Chief Nurse of Acute Care will have oversight responsibilities for facilitating and coordinating all aspects of patient care over the following units: General In-Patient Surgery/Medical Units, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Medical Subspecialty Unit, Emergency Department, Heme-oncology Unit, Infusion Clinic, Step-down Unit, and Rapid Response Team (RRT) at Hines VA Hospital. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: The Chief Nurse of Acute Care will have oversight responsibilities for facilitating and coordinating all aspects of patient care over the following units: General In-Patient Surgery/Medical Units, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Medical Subspecialty Unit, Emergency Department, Heme-oncology Unit, Infusion Clinic, Step-down Unit, and Rapid Response Team (RRT) at Hines VA Hospital. Hines VAH Chief Nurse of Acute Care provide executive leadership and direct supervision of the Nurse Manager (NM) role who are the front-line supervisors of the Hines VAH Nursing Service. (See the Organizational Chart for the individual Chief Nurse span of control and reporting structure.) The Chief Nurse works collaboratively within her/his individual areas with the identified partner clinical Service Chief. The Chief RN assesses, plans, and evaluates the processes and daily operations of the designated units. Hines VA Hospital is the major medical care site for the VAMC's in the state. In collaboration with the Chiefs for each area of care, designs and implements interdisciplinary programs within the service and medical center. Responsible for utilizing the Staffing Methodology Process (where applicable) for assessing and recommending the allocation of human and materiel resources, in determining staffing levels using NHPPD or other models in areas not yet under NHPPD, managing overtime, 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, VASQUIP, 1PEC, Performance Measures, and other data for trends and early intervention; formulates follow-up plans with Nurse Executive Team, Nurse Managers, the service, and the medical center. The Chief Nurse is a dynamic and experienced Nurse Leader who supports a Servant Leader model of leadership; creating an open, fair and Just Culture, embracing a learning culture, designing safe systems, and managing behavioral choices. The model sees events not as things to be fixed, but as opportunities to improve understanding of both system risk and behavioral risk. It is also about changing staff expectations and behaviors to ones such as looking for the risks in the environment; reporting errors and hazards; helping to design safe systems; and making safe choices, including following procedure; making choices that align with organizational values. Reports directly to the Deputy Associate Director for Patient Care Services (DADPCS) and covers in his/her absence as designated. May cover for the Associate Director for Patient Care Services (ADPCS) as needed. Other duties or projects as assigned by the ADPCS or Deputy ADPCS Work Schedule: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, but varies and can include nights and weekends as needed Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.