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Registered Nurse (rn) Associate Chief Nurse Education Designated Learning Officer Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Registered Nurse (rn) Associate Chief Nurse Education Designated Learning Officer Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $86,950.00 to $115,638.00 Grade 04 to 04
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/12/2017 Close Date 10/2/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    09/12/2017 to 10/02/2017

  • Salary

    $86,950 to $115,638 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VN 04

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties




       The Kansas City VA is embarking on a journey of moving beyond performance measure and becoming the Healthcare System Veterans Trust and Choose.


    Our patients depend on us and we depend on professionals like you.


    If you are interested in being a part of a LEAN organization and putting other's needs before your own this may be the organization for you. Yours might be the first face they see when they come through our doors. Yours might be the voice they hear right after a surprise diagnosis.  Yours might be the eyes they look into as they are pushed in a wheelchair to a frightening procedure.  Your attitude reflects us and everything we are proud of in this organization. By applying for this position you have chosen to help serve our patients and we appreciate you.


    With the initiation of cultural change, along with knowledge and tools for change, the Kansas City VA will continue to move towards a practice of continuous improvement.  In the endeavor, we recognize that this change will not occur suddenly, that dedicated individuals like yourself will be required, that leadership involvement is necessary, and employee engagement paramount. 


    As a 157 bed medical, surgical, and psychiatric facility, the Kansas City VA provides comprehensive health care through primary care and tertiary care in subspecialty medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is also a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri Kansas City. Take a closer look at Kansas City at www.thinkkc.com.


    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.


    Learn more about this agency


    The scope of duties and responsibilities for this position are as follows:

    The Associate Chief Nurse od Education/Designated Learning Officer will provide administrative oversight and executive leadership and accountability for the ACNE/DLO Service programs and processes at the KCVAMC.  The incumbent is a professional registered nurse who works collaboratively with leaders of other departments, services, programs, and executive leadership to strategically plan, implement, monitor, evaluate, and improve care, as well as meet operational goals of the Health System, VISN 15 and CO. S/he oversees creation and maintenance of a positive organizational climate and just culture including such issues as work environment, diversity, employee recognition, and safety.

    The incumbent works towards achievement of high quality, safety, and cost effective evidence based outcomes on a continual journey of a high reliability organization.   Reviews quality data (IPEC, SAIL, Core Measures, etc.) for trends and early educational intervention.  Applies clinical performance improvement methods, collects outcome data related to policy, procedure, and regulatory compliance and in collaboration with management, initiates performance improvement projects.  Utilizes data and comparative analytical processes in recommending design and implementation of innovative programs to improve service excellence, customer satisfaction, and compliance with patient care and regulatory standards. Participates in appropriate executive-level decision-making deliberations that affect compliance with regulatory standards. Participates in appropriate executive-level decision-making deliberations that affect both clinical and non-clinical education compliance and regulatory standards, and assistance with preparation for survey accreditation.

    The ACNE/DLO functions as an administrator, leader, educator, and consultant applying management theory in collaboration with other services. S/he must establish and maintain effective relationships with all levels of medical center personnel and relate effectively with customers, families, and the community and program/service leaders at the local and Network levels.  Key relationships with staff are needed to (1) contribute ideas and recommendations for the establishment of standards of care, policies, and objectives for the enhancement of health care delivery organization-wide, (2) assist in policy-making activities as related to customer service and the overall functioning of quality management programs, and (3) 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 ACNE/DLO has programmatic responsibility for the services and/or processes within specified area(s) of assignment and provides cross coverage for other positions within the service as appropriate.  S/he executes position responsibilities independently and collaboratively in accordance with the most current Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice within the specialty area.  The Nurse IV practices within the Rules and Regulations of the Nurse Practice Act of the state of licensure.  The Nurse IV 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 ACNE/DLO is actively involved in the rollout of the organization's Culture of Excellence initiative and High Reliability Organization. The Veterans Administration Core Values of ICARE have been incorporated into the dimensions of practice that support their utilization.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/478929100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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