The Nursing Excellence Coordinator (NEC) is directly accountable to the Deputy Associate Director Patience Care Services (DAPCS). The NEC is directly responsible for leading, coordinating, and implementing enterprise wide activities related to Pathways to Excellence and/or Magnet designations. Responsible for all elements of the nursing process, the practice of the NEC is based on skill, experience, and research and has a direct impact on client outcomes for the facility as a whole. Duties include but are not limited to: Collaborates with clinical and administrative leadership, assumes system wide responsibility for coordination of the ANCC Pathways to Excellence application, designation, and re-design process. Provides administrative consultation for staff assigned to the Pathways to Excellence project and administrative leadership to a wide array. Serves as the Pathways advisor to leadership teams and the liaison to the ANCC Pathway/Magnet office. Develops written reports related to assessments and recommends changes in the clinical practice environment. Supports Nursing Administration in assuming the organizational milieu reflects the internalization of the components of pathways to Excellence. Provides administrative direction for the Shared Governance, Evidence Based Practice, Clinical Practice, Quality Improvement, and Pathways to Excellence councils. Serves as professional practice advisor to all nursing councils. Coordinates, supports, and collaborates routinely with the Associate Director Patience Care Services, Deputy Associate Director Patient Care Services, and Chief Nurses regarding advancement of the creation of a positive practice environment. Develops and implements successfully strategic and tactical plans for obtaining/retaining Nursing Pathway to Excellence and/or Magnet designation. Prepares and presents annual Nursing Report to include the annual goals and achievements impacting veterans, the community, organizations the enterprise and/or the nursing profession Provides oversight in the Nursing Newsletter in collaboration with the Nursing Councils. Prepares, analyzes, and interprets data and prepares progress reports. Identifies, develops, and maintains a comprehensive data management system for achieving, maintaining continued readiness. Promotes an environment of interdisciplinary patient centric excellence. Promotes, supports, facilitates nursing excellence through the process of Shared Governance. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): 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.