Chief Nurse of Sterile Processing Service (SPS) - Nurse IV
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Hines, Illinois
Internal Number: 629303300
A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate. The Department of Veterans Affairs may offer Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp. The Chief Nurse of (Sterile Processing Service) SPS provides executive leadership and direct supervision to staff at Hines VA Hospital. The surgical service complexity includes Neurosurgery, Orthopedic, Cardio-Thoracic, Ear, Nose & Throat, Plastic Surgery, Urology, Vascular, General Surgery, Gynecological, Oral Surgery, Podiatry, and Renal Transplant. These services utilize complex instrumentation which includes a robust robotic surgical program for multiple surgical services, and a pain management procedural program. The Hines VA Hospital collectively has thirteen (13) Operating Rooms and perform both inpatient and outpatient surgeries. Duties include: 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, influence organizational mission and health care. The Nurse IV is responsible for administrative functions of their assigned nursing care/support units/programs. Collaborates with the Chief of Staff, Surgical Service Chief, Anesthesia Service Chief, other Service Chiefs, Nurse Managers, Resident and Attending Physicians, and facilities as needed, to develop preoperative goals and objectives that support the strategic plan. Responsible for management and accountability of all medical equipment directly assigned to SPS on an Equipment Inventory Listing (EIL) for use and distribution throughout the Hospital including all clinics and wards. Designated as the primary point of contact to work with all services from which patient care medical/surgical supply inventory, instruments, and equipment are received, processed, packaged, and distributed. Responsible for the planning, direction and management of all SPS programs for the Edward Hines VA Hospital. Provides in-depth knowledge of SPS management requirements. Oversees management of the central point within the Hospital from which medical/surgical supplies, instruments, case carts, and designated equipment are received, processed, and packaged for distribution to surgical/patient care areas. Provides direct and indirect supervision to employees performing a variety of duties supporting the SPS program at the Hospital. Assesses, plans, and evaluates the processes and daily operations for SPS and patient care programs where critical and semi-critical reusable medical equipment is used and reprocessed. Provides oversight and is responsible for areas outside of the SPS proper that utilizes semi-critical RME to ensure that those areas comply with guidelines/regulations for quality patient care. Manages personnel as a first or second-line supervisor within SPS and has primary responsibility for RME processes throughout Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Work Schedule: Full-Time, 8:00-4:30 (or as determined by service line). May include holidays and occasional weekends. Telework: Not Authorized Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for a highly qualified candidate. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): May be authorized for a highly qualified candidate. 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.