Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Women Veterans Program Manager (Registered Nurse) in San Francisco, California

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • San Francisco, CA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 7/8/2016 (109 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/16/2016 (52 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number: 1721996


OUR MISSION: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.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

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The Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM) is a registered nurse qualified by education, experience and specialized expertise to function as the facility contact for the Women Veterans Health Program. The WVPM assesses program needs and status of compliance with VA and external regulations and requirements, provides updates, needs, and assessments, etc. to the Chief of Staff and to the Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive. Per Congressional mandate, the WVPM position is a full-time administrative role. The Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM) has responsibility for assessing the needs of women Veterans and assisting in planning, organizing, and coordinating facility services and programs to meet those needs. The WVPM is primarily responsible for:

  • Promoting positive health behaviors and ensuring health care to women Veterans that meets all standards of quality management/ improvement and is efficient and cost-effective.

  • Acting as liaison between women veterans and various VA service providers to meet the needs of women Veterans, which may include: compensation, health care, rehabilitation, outreach, and other current and future benefits and programs administered by VA.

  • Assessing compliance and making recommendations to the appropriate medical center or VISN management official to ensure compliance with policies and regulations related to care for women veterans.

  • Ensuring women Veterans are afforded equal access to all services.

  • Ensuring women Veterans receive quality, comprehensive medical care in a safe and sensitive environment.

  • Executing comprehensive planning for women’s health issues that improves the overall quality of care provided to women Veterans and achieves program goals and outcomes.

  • Collaborating with primary care leadership and providers to ensure that the needs of women Veterans are met in a comprehensive manner.

  • Actively participating in the Patient Aligned Care Team implementation teams.

  • Working in coordination with diagnostic services to develop, implement, and maintain a formal tracking mechanism to ensure proper and timely notification of women’s diagnostic studies.

  • Reviewing policies, handbooks, strategic plans, operating plans, and contracts related to women’s health in collaboration with the Women Veterans Program Team and other health care teams as appropriate.

  • Revising existing and developing new women’s health policies, procedures, etc. where needed.

  • Working with the Business Office to collaborate on contracts that impact the delivery of services to women Veterans (e.g. contracts for radiology and mammography, maternity and infertility, gynecology, grant and per diem, and CBOCs).

In all interactions, the WVPM executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex care. The complexity of the position is such that the WVPM functions in a variety of roles impacting the outcomes for women Veterans across the continuum of care (e.g. outpatient, inpatient, extended care, and community care) and throughout primary care, specialty care, and ancillary diagnostic care as they pertain to women’s health issues. Practice is comprised of complex managerial and administrative components, associated with critical health care issues and activities that influence the organizational mission, health care, and policy.

Work Schedule: Variable Shifts

Functional Statement Title/#: Women Veterans Program Manager /000000

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required to San Francisco VA Outpatient Clinics.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Full Unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration
  • United States Citizenship
  • Selective Service Verification for Males born after 12/31/1959

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: •U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. •Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) •Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: •Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required. •Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; ORa Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience. •Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience. •Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year’s of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year’s of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required. •Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year’s of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year’s of nursing practice/experience.

Preferred Experience:

  • 3-4 years' experience in progressive nursing leadership and experience in analysis and /or program development.

  • Women’s Clinic Expertise preferred.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Physical Requirements: Position is subject to a pre-employment physical and medical examination. Heavy Lifting (35 lbs. and over); Heavy Carrying (35 lbs. and over); Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1 – 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13” to 16”; Hearing (aid permitted)

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Selective Service Registration:If you are a male applicantwho was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

Salary Range: $79,719.00 to $135,844.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VN-0610-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 440985800

Job Announcement Number: NQ-16-DM-1721996-BU-OCA