The Associate Chief Nurse (ACN) for Behavioral Health Care provides executive nursing leadership and assumes continuing and substantial responsibility for the coordination and evaluation of integrated programs that cross service and/or discipline lines and influence organizational mission, vision, values and strategic priori The ACN is responsible for ensuring the delivery of nursing care to veteran patients and managing nursing personnel within the Behavioral Health Care programs at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. The ACN works directly with the Associate Director, Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive as well as with colleagues in Behavioral Health, Social Work, Psychology and other services. The Associate Chief Nurse has nursing oversight of Behavioral Health Care as well as collaborative programmatic oversight of Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP) and other programs in Behavioral Health Care. A major component of the position involves collaboration in providing leadership for other health professionals in the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive and long-term care programs. The ACN is responsible for the efficient and effective management of resources within the Behavioral Health Care programs. It is the responsibility of the ACN to assure that programs are in compliance with statutory law, accrediting organizations, and VHA regulations, policies, and procedures. The incumbent represents the Associate Director, Patient Care Services on service and system committees/task forces for administrative and clinical issues. The ACN collaborates with the Associate Director, Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive to develop goals and objectives that support the strategic plan, meet the needs of veteran patients, satisfy staff, and result in positive clinical and administrative outcomes. Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned. Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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.