The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information visit VA's Financial Services Center Permanent Change of Station (PCS) (http://www.fsc.va.gov/PCS.asp) website. Recruitment/Relocation Incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates. The Associate Chief Nurse Executive (ACNE), Division of Hospital and Specialty Medicine (DHSM): Provides primary assistance to the Chief of Staff (COS) and Deputy Director of Patient Care Service/Chief Nurse Executive (DDPCS/CNE) in overall administration of patient care services/nursing services and in guiding the overall management of the practice of nursing and the profession of nursing within the VA Portland Health Care System, as well as executive leadership and supervision for the following programs: Hemodialysis Unit, Chemotherapy Unit, Outpatient Medicine Unit, Endoscopy and Bronchoscopy Unit, Cardiac Catheterization Unit, Echocardiogram (ECHO) and Electrocardiogram Unit (EKG), Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, Specialty Clinics, Cancer Care Navigator Team (CCNT), and other assigned or related programs. Provides executive leadership and direct supervision to the Nurse Managers and other supervisors over the previously mentioned programs. Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the processes associated with the daily operations of the assigned programs, with the goal of improving Veteran care outcomes, increasing access, and patient/employee satisfaction. Active membership on Medical Center and VISN Committees as applicable. Follows up on sentinel events and/or other adverse events. Reviews access, scheduling practices, External Peer Review Program (EPRP), Veterans Equitable Resource Allocation (VERA) reports, performance measures, and other data for trends and early intervention; formulates follow-up plans with Division Managers and with other services as necessary. In collaboration with DHSM leadership, oversees and promotes Joint Commission (JC) and the Office of Inspector General's (OIG) standards to ensure compliance and continual readiness throughout the Division. The ACNE provides direct or indirect supervision to the Assistant Chief Nurse, Nurse Managers, Assistant Nurse Managers, Supervisory Medical Instrument Technician (ECHO/EKG), Supervisory Medical Instrument Technician (Dialysis) and Clinical Administrative Specialist. The ACNE leads monthly meetings with the Patient Care Managers, associated with the previously mentioned services to discuss goals, initiatives, process improvements initiatives, and other information necessary for ongoing service operations. The ACNE is responsible for the ongoing review and in maintaining the appropriate FTEE ceiling for the Service line to ensure alignment with supportable organizational chart. The ACNE collaborates with the DHSM Clinical Director and the Administrative Director in decision making for programmatic, clinical, nursing, and administrative accountability for all of the Division of Hospital and Specialty Medicine. This includes personnel management, staff education, and participation in determining specific program needs, budget analysis, and future growth of all programs on a weekly basis. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Telework may be available for highly qualified applicants. 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.