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WDVA Director of Nursing Services, Walla Walla Veterans Home New

Company: Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Olympia
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Description *Please Note: This recruitment is open to internal WDVA employees only.*Here at the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA), we are passionate about our mission of Serving Those Who Served. As a national leader in our advocacy for more than 500,000 veterans and their family members, we strive to connect them to earned benefits as well as innovative programs focused on their overall health and wellness. In addition, we provide critical community services through a variety of programs, and at our four State Veterans Homes located in Orting, Port Orchard, Spokane, and Walla Walla. These locations provide Medicare and Medicaid nursing home care to honorably discharged veterans, including, in some instances, their spouses, widows, or Gold Star.We are in need of a Director of Nursing Services for our Walla Walla Veterans Home. In this position, you will be promoting quality care of our veteran residents through open communication, participative leadership, and educated decision making. Managing the nursing services of this home encompasses being an empathetic leader to our employees and residents, and assuring that through direct supervision and program management, we are successful in meeting individual and medical standards of care. Additionally, you will be working cooperatively with the facility s Medical Director, other Homes across the state, our Central office, and other outside service and treatment providers. If you are looking for rewarding and challenging work, apply today to join our team! Duties * Plan, lead, organize, and control work performed by the Walla Walla Veterans Home Nursing Services. Assuring appropriate and optimum use of the organization s resources (budget and staff included). Enhancing the proficiency and effectiveness of employees through timely appraisal, training, coaching and counseling, and professional development opportunities.* Supports effective communications, verbal and written, throughout the organization.* Maintains high standards of personal, professional, and ethical conduct, through the support of creating a diverse workforce, effective and collaborative working relationships with external and internal stakeholders, and fostering a respectful work environment.* Oversee and assure the development and implementation of policies and procedures necessary to provide structure for nursing and health care programs.* Plan for needs and improvements of nursing and health care programs with the assistance of medical staff and representatives of other disciplines.* Participate in total facility program planning and development for optimum operation of interrelated functions.* Direct, supervise, and select nursing personnel for promotion, development, mentoring, and coaching to promote exceptional job performance, results, and accountability among staff. Facilitate and champion nursing mentorship and growth, including compliance with contractual requirements.* Assist in the preparation of the biennial budget relative to requirements for nursing and health services, objectives, and obligations.* Prepare reports, memoranda, directives, and answer correspondence pertaining to the welfare of residents and the business of the nursing department.* And much more! Qualifications *Required:** Valid Registered Nurse (RN) with Washington State Nursing License* Bachelor s Degree in business administration, public administration, law, public health, health administration, nursing or related field. *OR* Four (4) years of RN nursing experience in long-term care.* One (1) year of experience supervising professional or paraprofessional staff in a nursing home or other healthcare setting.* Knowledge of LTC regulations, including DSHS and VA requirements.*Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:** Professional nursing principles and techniques.* Mental health concepts.* Geriatric nursing standards.* Infection control and quality assurance.* Medical records management.* Physical and occupational therapy.* Safety and regulatory guidelines and compliance.* Principles of management, staff development and training.* Budget preparation and administration.* Principles of labor relations, civil service, and personnel administration.* Effective communication through various mediums and to a wide audience.* Problem solving skills in developing solutions for unanticipated issues and challenges* Ability to understand and apply organization theories and practices in the administration of policies, practices, programs, and communications.*Desired:** Masters Degree in business administration, public administration, law, public health, health administration, nursing or related field. * Five (5) years of progressive leadership and management experience with at least three (3) years within long-term care. Supplemental Information *Application Process: *The top candidates will be contacted directly to interview for this position. Because the selection will be based on information provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that address the mandatory and desirable qualifications described below. Please include the following documents with your application: 1. A letter of interest describing specific qualifications. 2. A current resume detailing applicable experience and education. Finalists will be asked to provide a list of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers.* **Other Information:** Per Governor Inslee s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated. Your vaccine status will be verified at New Employee Orientation. * Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.* Must comply with health screening requirements by undergoing a tuberculosis skin test.* Positions requiring travel must have a valid unrestricted driver's license and must be insured if driving a privately owned vehicle on state business.* Candidates who are offered a job with WDVA must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa now or in the future.Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers.

Keywords: Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, Olympia , WDVA Director of Nursing Services, Walla Walla Veterans Home New, Executive , Olympia, Washington

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