The New Mexico VA Health Care System is seeking a Chief Nurse, Acute Care Services Nurse IV to join the team! Executes leadership that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for population groups or integrated programs that cross service and/or disciple lines, influence organizational mission and health care, and responsibility for outcomes. The Nurse IV is responsible for administrative functions of their assigned nursing units/programs. Functions as an administrator, educator, and consultant utilizing management theory in collaborations with Patient Care Service and other services. Must establish and maintain effective relationships with all levels of medical center personnel and relate effectively with customers, families, and the community as well as program and service leaders at the local and network levels. Key relationships with staff are needed to (1) Assist nurse managers and advanced practitioners to carry out the functions and activities expected of them, (2) Contribute ideas and recommendations for the establishment of standards of care, policies, and objectives for the enhancement of nursing organization-wide, (3) Assist in policy-making activities as related to customer service and the overall functioning of administrative and clinical programs, and (4) Collaborate with other health care staff to establish and maintain programs that cross service and/or discipline lines and influence organizational mission and health care. The population of male and female Veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. The Raymond G. Murphy NMVAHCS is an interdisciplinary teaching facility providing care for a large Veteran population with multiple medical and/or mental health co-morbidities. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm. Some evenings and weekends may be required. Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized. 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.