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    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is looking for a dynamic leader from America's nursing community to accept the challenge as the Veteran's Health Administration's Chief Nursing Officer.

    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.

    America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

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    Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week

    Financial Disclosure Report: Required
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized
    Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized
    Relocation Expenses: Authorized
    Nurse Executive Special Pay may be authorized

    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 go to http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp.

    The Chief Nursing Officer provides leadership and direction to the profession of nursing services across all 153 VA Medical Centers that employ more than 92,874 nursing staff including 66,221 Registered Nurse and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists.
    The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Office of Nursing Services, acts as Consultant to the Under Secretary for Health and key Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Department officials on all matters relating to Nursing and the delivery of patient care services.

    You will be a consultant to VA leadership in planning strategic activities necessary to support quality patient care, access, cost effectiveness and customer satisfaction. Other areas of consultation include legislative activities, human resource development and policy expertise.

    The CNO is the chief executive officer of the Office of Nursing Services and as such is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of a strategic plan and strategic activities that support the patient care education, research and DOD backup and emergency preparedness missions of the Veterans Health Administration.

    Specific functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Principal advisor to the Under Secretary of Health on policy and procedures pertaining to the delivery of nursing care across the continuum of care.
    • Coordination leader of the clinical experts and support staff who comprise the Office of Nursing Services. The goal is to build and maintain an effective work team for supporting the enrichment of nursing services on a national level.
    • Consultant/developer of national policy and guidelines for workforce of approximately 35,000 registered nurses and 60,000 nursing service employees.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523165300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.