The Nurse II APN demonstrates performance and leadership that is broad enough to improve care for a group of patients. The APN provides direct and indirect patient care that includes assessments, diagnosis, planning, and treatment of health problems. Career path roles may include, but are not limited to clinical nurse specialist, expert clinician, or nurse practitioner. The APN Collaborates with: Medical center leadership including Service Chiefs and Supervisors, licensing and professional standards board personnel, Medical Executive Committee members, Professional Standards Board members, middle managers and employees in staff positions. The APN makes caring for the Veteran his/her priority while in the work setting and demonstrates customer service principles in all aspects or work. The APN is self-motivated in the pursuit of meeting professional work standards. Basic Life Support (BLS) is required for APN in direct patient care positions. The APN executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience and creative approaches to management of complex clinical and administrative health care issues. Primary responsibilities include oversight of review and adherence of Medical Staff By-Laws to standards, ensuring compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards for Medical Staff Affairs, medical staff support, performance measures and other process management for the Chief of Staff. Preferred Experience: Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years of full time complex nursing experience with a preference for one year of quality management experience to include knowledge/experience in accreditation and regulatory standards, medical staff affairs processes with understanding of credentialing and privileging Education: Bachelor of Science in nursing/ Master's Degree in Nursing or related field (preferred). Certification: Specialty certification preferred. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm Workday/hour flexibility required as administrative and/or clinical demands require. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.