The Chief Nurse assigned to Mental Health (Nurse IV) is a member of the Associate Director Patient Care Service Services (ADPCS) and reports directly to the ADPCS.
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Relocation Expenses: (PCS) Authorized for this position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentive: May be authorized for an exceptionally well-qualified candidate and must be approved by the Director.
Work Schedule: Based on the needs of the organization and will require travel to all sites in TVHS.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
The Chief Nurse (Nurse IV) assigned to Mental Health provides executive leadership for Mental Health programs and is responsible for ensuring the delivery of nursing care to patients, and the management of nursing personnel and resources in the Mental Health inpatient units 7A and 7B at the Alvin C. York campus in Murfreesboro, 4N at the Nashville campus, and Mental Health outpatient areas in MHICM, including the Substance Abuse Treatment Team and the Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP). Provides leadership in maintaining standards of nursing in accordance with system and Nursing Service policies, guidelines of the Department of Veterans Affairs accrediting organizations, and national nursing organizations. Collaborates with the Chief of Mental Health Service and ADPCS to develop goals and objectives that support the strategic plan, meet the needs of the Veteran patients, satisfy staff, and result in positive clinical and administrative outcomes. Ensure services that enhance the Veteran experience while meeting their needs. Provide a positive Veteran experience by listening and engaging Veterans, and responding appropriately and timely to their concerns and needs. Commit to VA ICARE Values and align personal behaviors to provide ethical leadership by example. Promote an organizational culture rooted in VA Core Values that engages and inspires people to perform at their highest levels. Recruit the right people, and invest in their ongoing development. Maintain engagement and empower them to do the right thing. Retain institutional knowledge through succession planning. Operate an efficient, integrated healthcare network that allocates resources utilizing evidence-based decision making. Deliver efficient clinical operations and business processes. Use data-driven decision-making to align resources which meet current and future demand. Ensure business acumen and data integrity to maximize revenue allocation. Achieve healthcare excellence through highly reliable systems, processes, and practices. Promote effective, transparent culture of integrity and accountability. Establish a culture embedded in Lean methodology and continuous daily improvement to ensure safety, quality, and agility. Continue innovation in delivery of care designed to meet Veteran's needs. Deliver services that achieve high quality outcomes. Ensure competency assessment is completed on each nursing employee annually.
50% or less - Frequent travel between campuses and occasional other travel; you may be expected to travel for this position.