Now is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 300,000 current VA employees already have state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, youll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.
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.
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The Scope of Practice of all registered nurses in all areas of clinical practice is defined in the four (4) dimensions outlined in the Nurse Qualification Standards and is specific to the Grade and Level: Nurse III: Executes leadership that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for population groups or integrated programs that cross service and/or discipline lines and influence organizational mission and health care. The Community Care Director (PCD) is a member of the VA Northern California Healthcare System (NCHCS) Patient Care Services Leadership Team. The PCD reports to the Associate Director of Patient Care Services (ADPCS). The PCD has the clinical oversight responsibility for the provision of timely and continuous high quality patient care related to Community Care delivered to patients throughout the VA NCHCS that is a geographical area of 40,000 square miles in 17 counties which includes: Sacramento Medical Center, Community Living Center in Martinez, 11 Community Based Outpatient Clinics, Joint Ventures at Travis Air Force Base and Behavioral Health. He/she is accountable for the successful operations of the Community Care Division, and assures that the program meets its goals through direct collaboration with clinicians from primary, specialty care, and ancillary care Divisions (Operative Care, Hospital and Specialty Medicine, Primary Care, Rehab & Long-Term Care, Mental Health, Imaging, Laboratory, Prosthetics, Pharmacy, etc.), and with administrative programs (Business Office, Fiscal Services, etc.). He/she works collaboratively with the Clinical Service Chiefs, Administrative Service Chiefs, and Nursing Leadership to achieve VA NCHCS', VISN 21's, and VHA's strategic goals and initiatives. This position requires strong fiscal, budgetary working knowledge, and analysis.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not
authorized for this position.
Purchased Care Director (PCD) is accountable to the Associate Director for Patient Care Services (ADPCS) and is responsible for the successful operations of the Purchased Care Division, and assures that the program meets its goals through direct collaboration with clinicians from primary, specialty care, and ancillary care Divisions (Operative Care, Hospital and Specialty Medicine, Primary Care, Rehab & Long-Term Care, Mental Health, Imaging, Laboratory, Prosthetics, Pharmacy, etc.), and with administrative programs (Business Office, Fiscal Services, etc.). The PCD collaborates with other services throughout the entire health care system and its satellite facilities to coordinate provision of non-VA care alternatives when needed. The incumbent is responsible for overall management of the Purchased Care Service, providing leadership to the staff of the Purchased Care Service and ensuring ethical, efficient, high quality, cost-effective, and coordinated services.As the leader of the Purchased Care Service's management team, the incumbent directs strategic planning, program development, budget management, and quality improvement activities. The incumbent has accountability for the successful operations of the Purchased Care Service, and assures that the program meets its goals through direct collaboration with clinicians from all medical services. The incumbent is responsible for direct oversight of the clinical care of the diverse patient population that is engaged in non-VA care each year. Direct oversight includes case management activities necessary to purchase patient care in the community; balancing clinical, administrative, and financial priorities in a way that maximizes the patient experience and VA's resources. This includes, but is not limited to, identification of patients appropriate for non-VA care services; triage of non-VA care consults received; coordination of care for the patient with the community vendor; conducting make/buy analysis; directing authorization staff in order to maintain fiscal efficiency; and integrating the patient back into the VA system when the non-VA care episode is completed. In addition, the incumbent frequently acts on behalf of VANCHCS with other VISN21 sites to determine availability of clinical services, ensure proper hand off of patients, participate in collaborative case management planning, utilization review activities and other related case management activities. The incumbent maintains a close working relationship with key administrative and clinical staff at each VISN 21 VA facility as well as VANCHCS' affiliates.
1. One to three years successful nursing practice in a progressively more responsible leadership assignment. 2. 3 years of practice as a Manager/Director in a Health Care setting within the last 5 years. 3. Strong Fiscal and Budget working knowledge 4. National Certification 5. Current proficiency in Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association (Required prior to assuming clinical duties and must remain current ?VHA Directive 11-77) 6. BSN and/or Master's degree from an accredited school of nursing recognized by the VA (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 7. Member of an appropriate professional nursing organization and seeks continuing education and professional development opportunities consistent with the annual learning plan.
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. Youâ??ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
VA needs new employees with a wide variety of skills and professions.Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of some truly special and deserving people.Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.Those who a...lready work at VA feel privileged to assist the men and women who have defended our country. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.The Department of Veterans Affairs is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. America's veterans need you.