Are you ready to love your job? Want to enjoy what you are doing each and every day? Is making a difference important to you? The Veterans Health Administration is looking for an energetic motivated individual ready to lead one of the most stimulating and important offices in the Department of Veterans Affairs...creating innovations that advance health care for our Veterans and the nation. America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/. THIS IS A MULTIDISCIPLINARY POSITION AND CAN BE FILLED WITH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OCCUPATIONS : PHYSICIAN: SR-602 $145,000 - $249,900 NURSE/PHARMACIST: SR-610/660 $132,522 - $192,500 NOTE: For Physician - Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. Exceptions to the salary cap must be approved. Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week Financial Disclosure Report: Required Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized The Executive Director (ED), VHA National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) serves as the principal advisor to the Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Quality and Patient Safety for policies, procedures, metrics, education and guidance to promote safe patient care throughout the organization. The Executive Director provides oversight and management to the National Center for Patient Safety, the Office of Product Effectiveness, and the Office of Utilization Management including a fiduciary responsibility for budget management, staff selection and retention, and workplace utilization, resourcing, and efficiencies. This is accomplished by the application of state-of-the-art knowledge of design and operational aspects of clinical and non-clinical systems drawn from both inside and outside the healthcare field. The Executive Director exercises wide latitude and independent judgment affecting national policy and practices concerning patient safety, product effectiveness and utilization management. The incumbent is a senior health care executive with a minimum of ten years of professional practice in positions with progressively more complex leadership assignments, which involve planning, directing, administering, and evaluating clinical programs in public and/or private sectors. The responsibilities and functions of this position include: Serves as Executive Director, National Center for Patient Safety. The National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) develops, recommends, and implements VHA policy in patient safety, conducts ad hoc analyses, and provides professional guidance on patient safety concerns, including nationwide education and training. NCPS improves the quality of care provided to VA beneficiaries by working with other VHA Program Offices, Operations, Networks, and facilities to reduce medical adverse events and minimize untoward outcomes consequent to medical care. NCPS also assumes a lead role in planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating VHA initiatives and programs concerned with patient safety. Directs or oversees VHA's efforts in various areas concerned with patient safety, including development and continuous improvement of reporting systems that will enable VHA to better understand the patient care environment guide, educational and training activities and set program direction and policy. Responsible for implementing and monitoring applications for reporting and tracking patient safety events across the enterprise. Oversees the Patient Safety Centers of Inquiry, and other related entities. Develops systems, methods, tools, and plans for improving and assessing VHA's patient safety initiatives and programs. Works with the Employee Education System, the Office of Academic Affiliations and academic affiliates, and other relevant entities to develop formal plans, strategies, and methodologies for educating and training VHA employees about patient safety and utilization management matters.
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.
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