Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN)  970292

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

The Veterans Affairs Medical Center located in Cincinnati, OH is currently looking for one (1) Full-Time Permanent Registered Nurse, Chief, Quality Management Service. The Chief, Quality Management Service is supervised locally by the Medical Center Director.   Chief, Quality Management Service is also accountable to the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 10 Quality Management Officer.

This announcement is open to all U.S. Citizens that qualify.     This vacancy is also being announced to all Current Status Employees of the Cincinnati VA Medical Center only under Announcement # VHA-NV-13-TDB-970074 from 9/30/2013 to 10/15/2013.

At the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, our duty is to make sure Veterans receive the finest health care available within our resources. We are devoted to providing primary health care, specialized care, and mental health service to Veterans whom reside within a 50 mile radius of the Medical Center serving veterans in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. For more information, please visit our web site.  

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information onset's Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

NOTE:  Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected.   

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.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


The Chief, Quality Management has responsibility and accountability for the administration, supervision and direction of assigned Quality Management Utilization Reviewer Analysts, the Revenue Medical Care Cost Fund (MCCF) Utilization Review (UR) Analyst, the Accreditation Specialist/Risk Manager, the Performance Improvement Coordinator and Program Specialist staff.  The Chief, Quality Management works in collaboration with physicians and medical center leadership to meet the organizations mission and goals. Your duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

   •  Designs, implements, coordinates, and evaluates an integrated Quality Management Program for the

       Medical Center and all components, to include direct oversight of Performance Improvement, Risk   

       Management, External Accreditation, and Utilization Management/MCCR Review as evidenced by continuous

       improvement in patient care services. 
   •  Operates under broadly delegated authority to influence organizational mission, participate in strategic

       planning and carry out initiatives to meet national, VISN and Medical Center goals and objectives.
   •  Plays a critical role in organizational performance improvement as a member of the interdisciplinary

       leadership team.  
   •  Responsible for the oversight of accreditation reviews, such as Office of the Inspector General (OIG), System

       -wide Ongoing Assessment and Review Strategy (SOARS), and Joint Commission.      
   •  Interacts with customers, including veterans, employees, peers, and general public and utilizes the following

       I Care Core Values:     

                     -  Integrity: Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain 

                        the trust and confidence of all with whom I engage.

                     -  Commitment: Work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries. Be driven by an earnest

                         belief in VA's mission. Fulfill my individual responsibilities and organizational responsibilities.

                     -  Advocacy: Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing

                        the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries.

                     -  Respect: Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect. Show respect to

                        earn it.

                     -  Excellence: Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. Be thoughtful and

                        decisive in leadership, accountable for my actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in

                        correcting them.     

WORK SCHEDULE:  The work hours for this position are primarily Monday through Friday on the day tour. The candidate may be required to work evenings or weekends as needed to meet program needs.