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    The Veterans Health Affairs Interim Staffing Program (ISP) was created October 1, 2013. The ISP, and its constituent Locum Tenens Provider (LTP) and Travel Nurse Corps (TNC) branches, is a component of the Office of Primary Care Clinical Operations. The ISP seeks to enhance patient access, quality of care, and satisfaction by optimizing the national availability of a highly-trained cadre of mobile health care professionals. These staff are available to temporarily fill vacancies in high demand.

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    The Associate Director for Patient Care Services (ADPCS) serves on a temporary, intermittent appointment. Temporary assignments for this position range from three to nine months in duration while at a designated VA Medical Center. Facilities for which this position may be assigned to may have the complexity level of a Level 1A major interdisciplinary teaching facility with service lines serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients, with a Level III Emergency Department, and multiple Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCS). There may be a large outpatient psychiatric population, with admissions for medical co-morbidities.

    The ADPCS is the top executive within nursing at a VA Medical Center and is a key member of the senior executive leadership team of the organization, along with the Medical Center Director, the Associate Medical Center Director, the Chief of Staff, and the Assistant Medical Center Director. He/She is involved in strategic planning, organizational assessment, and program development. Responsible for establishing standards of nursing practice.

    While assigned to a facility as the ADPCS, the incumbent will function in an executive role, comprised of complex, leadership and administrative components, associated with critical health care issues and activities that influence the organizational mission, health care, and policy. He/She is the chief spokesperson for organized nursing services and is the catalyst for the integration and collaboration of nursing with other professional disciplines and functional areas in the mutual achievement of patient-centered and organizational goals. The ADPCS is responsible for the practice of nursing 24/7 by all RNs, APRNs, and allied heath staff. He/She will exercise final authority and approval over nursing job descriptions; nursing care policies/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.

    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am - 4:30pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
    Designated Drug-Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.

    Travel Required

    76% or greater - This is a Travel Nurse Corps position. Travel is required to perform the duties of this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0610 Nurse

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