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    This Associate Chief Nurse Executive position is located in the Primary Care service at the Jamaica Plain campus location. This position is full-time at 40-hours per week.

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    The incumbent functions as the Associate Chief Nurse Executive (ACNE) and Clinical Operational Manager within a complex system and is responsible for the supervision, coordination, and effective integration of nursing into the interdisciplinary primary care service line throughout all campuses of the complex healthcare system. The incumbent provides oversight, coordination and leadership in all interdisciplinary components of the service line operating under broadly delegated authority, taking independent action to develop or modify objectives and boundaries of assignment consistent with the mission and scope of services, health care needs, policy, organizational priorities and strategic initiatives. The ACNE provides leadership in the development and implementation of policies, procedures and new programs. Provides input into the strategic planning, budget, mission, operational planning, and policy development for the nursing service and the VA Boston Healthcare System. Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Provides direct supervision of Nurse and Program Managers across 8 campuses and including 9 primary care practices, 3 integrated programs and promoting nursing excellence through staff development and assure uniform standards of nursing practice throughout the VA BHS. Acts as member of the Nurse Professional Standards Board. Develops and implements education and training programs,
      tools and strategies that represent the distinct contribution of nursing. Mentors others in leadership positions.
    • Provides leadership in determining allocation of resources (financial, human, materiel and/or informational) based on patient care systems that produce high quality outcomes. Designs, modifies, and implements systems compatible with professional standards and with the mission and goals of the organization to improve the cost-effective use of resources.
    • Acts and HR liaison and oversees all aspects of personnel management including such things as: facilitating communication between HR and the service, develop and submit resource requests and manage key processes for resource management, oversee appointments, facilitates new employee orientation, annual proficiencies and other appraisals, and education and training of staff system-wide. Demonstrates a commitment to EEO principles and applies EEO principles in all decisions, such as hiring practices. Ensure that staff performance evaluation is timely and accurate with ongoing monitoring.
    • Developments and implements functional statements and performance standards for staff that promotes each member of the team functioning at the top of their scope. Evaluates and updates functional statements, position descriptions, and competencies for areas of responsibility. Shares expertise within and/or external to the organization by leading interdisciplinary groups such as committees, task forces, projects, formal teaching, publishing, or professional activities.
    • Leads improvement initiatives consistent with service, medical center, network and VHA-national strategic and operational priorities. Develops effective strategies to meet/exceed performance measures within area of responsibility. Develops systems and processes to support staff participation in interdisciplinary work groups. Fosters a climate for practice that enhances job satisfaction through mutual responsibility for productivity and quality improvement.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am and 4:00 pm
    Compressed/Flexible: Not Available
    Telework: Telework Ad-Hoc work can be performed on an as needed basis anywhere other than a VA facility or using VA-leased space.
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Required, selectee must file a financial disclosure report, OGE Form 450, within 30 days of onboarding and then annually.

    This position is not a Bargaining Unit position.
    This position is covered by a special rate.
    Selectee may be required to work at any VA Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed.
    The incumbent may be required to travel to other VA campuses and CBOC's.
    Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held.
    This position is in the Excepted Service.
    Veterans' preference does not apply for other current permanent Federal agency employees.
    The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments based on the candidate's education and experience. For internal selectees being promoted, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0610 Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/617116100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.