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.
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.
Come to the historic west, SHERIDAN, WYOMING. Beautiful scenery, friendly people, bike paths and a historic downtown consistently make Sheridan one of the top places to live, work and play. The majestic Big Horn Mountains are situated perfectly to provide four seasons of fun and sun with spectacular beauty and grand vistas. Take to your cross country skis and snowmobiles in the winter and hike and fish in the summer. Enjoy a PRCA rodeo weekend. Fly fishing in the Big Horns is second to none, while the peaks and valleys provide excellent opportunity for hang gliding Sunday afternoons are warm and inviting at either one of the two polo fields in Sheridan. Watch some of the worlds best polo players or participate yourself with amateur polo. You can always finish off your day at one of the many restaurants or unique shops on historic Main Street and enjoy the wide variety of boutiques and western wear.
The Sheridan VA Healthcare System provides primary, specialty and mental health care, including
psychiatric, substance abuse and PTSD services, to a diverse Veteran Population. Dedicated to Patient-Centered Care, the Sheridan VAHCS is comprised of the medical center in Sheridan, Wyoming and eight Community Based Outpatient Clinics / Primary Care Telehealth Outpatient Clinics located in Afton, Casper, Gillette, Evanston, Powell, Riverton, Rock Springs, and Worland.
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 incumbent for this position
may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.
Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the
Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional
Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.Recruitment/Relocation Incentives:
May be authorized to highly qualified applicants.
Provides leadership in the application of the nursing process to client care, organizational processes and/or systems, improving outcomes at the program or service level. Provides leadership in identifying and addressing ethical issues that impact clients and staff, including initiating and participating in ethics consultations. Manages program resources (financial, human, material, or informational) to facilitate safe, effective, and efficient care.
-Plans and designs a comprehensive Quality Management program, based upon understanding and application of clinical criteria to evaluate the quality and appropriateness of care provided.
-Comprehends and effectively analyzes the clinical contents of medical records and associated documents in terms of quality and appropriateness of clinical care issues, utilization of resources, application of clinical criteria, and making clinically related decisions based on the data.
-Provides clinical expertise and perspective to team members.
-Formulates clinical responses to clinical concerns identified by external review groups for upper management review.
-Reviews clinical monitoring systems to ensure processes designed to meet The Joint Commission (TJC) standards are meaningful, and that plans of action exist and are implemented to ensure resolution of problems identified.
-Develops executive summaries, tracks medical center-wide issues, makes recommendations for improvement, and evaluates the effectiveness and impact of actions over time.
-Functions as a professional role model for co-workers and assists in facilitating changes effectively and efficiently.
-Analyzes ethical issues and appropriate theoretical principles; ensures application of institutional policy.
-Assesses impact of situations to predict potential outcomes for the Medical Center and takes actions to ensure the outcomes are positive.
-Forecasts requirements necessary to improve effective quality management functions and resource allocation. Plans and maintains positions and staffing patterns that promote the optimum use of quality management personnel.
-Submits provider specific quality improvement information for use in the re-privileging process.
-Identifies employees performance/behaviors; conducts counseling in a timely manner.
-Oversees peer review program and processes.
-Monitors the overall Quality Management program for compliance with policy, patterns, and/or trends and assures that findings are used to modify and improve the program and facilitate accomplishment of the centers goals and objectives for quality.
-Coordinates medical center activities and preparation for TJC and other external reviews, monitors the follow-up of all recommendations resulting from these visits, and formulates communications to TJC and other external agents regarding these reviews.
-Oversees and coordinates all activities related to the facilitys Quality Management program.
-Evaluates own performance and pursues professional development.
-Evaluates work performance of others objectively as evidenced by written and verbal communication through appropriate leadership channels.
-Chairs/serves on committees within the medical center to oversee program activities and guides actions consistent with VHA/VISN/VAHCS mission and vision.
-Advises and assists top management in policy review, formulation and communication, implementation, and evaluation, and in setting of institutional priorities related to the Quality Management program.
-Shares clinical/professional expertise within the facility and VISN through consultation, presentations, publications, and participation in professional organizations.
-Preserves the rights of others while serving as an advocate and promoting mutual respect among colleagues and coworkers.
-Maintains a work environment free of discrimination based on sex, age, national origin, religion, or disability.
-Serves as consultant/surveyor within the Medical Center, region, and/or other medical centers as requested.
-Establishes effective collegial relationships within the community.
-Collaborates with health care professionals within the Medical Center to identify needs and spearheads change to facilitate the delivery of care and ensure that optimal, appropriate patient services of satisfactory quality are rendered.
-Establishes effective relationships and provides consultation and leadership to members of the clinical and administrative staff for implementation of medical center programs intended to improve monitoring and evaluation of clinical practice and improve quality of clinical services and/or resolution of clinical issues.