This RN position is located in Women's Health at Wilkes-Barre VA. The Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM) has responsibility for assessing the needs of women veterans, and then 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. 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. 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 of an executive nature, comprised of complex managerial and administrative components, associated with critical health care issues and activities that influence the organizational mission, health care, and policy. The WVPM Nurse demonstrates ability to work effectively with others, to initiate and lead interdisciplinary groups, and to establish relationships with professional and/or other health related groups within the community - particularly with regard to women's health; has made significant and sustained contributions to the nursing profession which may include publication, membership on task forces, intramural or extramural committees, consulting, development of educational media, scientific inquiry, or use of creative approaches to management of complex client care, and enhanced quality of patient care and productivity of providers. The nursing care practiced by the WVPM is characterized by leadership in developing and implementing programs to improve the delivery of patient care. Additionally, the WVPM assesses, plans, implements and evaluates patient care programs; initiates change in the system for delivering patient care based on concepts and findings from research and/or studies; uses sound judgment in making decisions; and develops staff for patient care leadership assignments. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8am -430pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be Authorized to a Highly Qualified Candidate
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.