A little about us: We are a three-time Magnet designated VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS), serving more than 95,000 unique Veterans through 950,000 outpatient visits in Oregon and Southwest Washington. VAPORHCS consists of the main tertiary care medical center overlooking the city of Portland, the Vancouver Campus in Vancouver, Wash., and ten outpatient clinics across Central and Northwest Oregon. We are a regional referral health care system providing a full continuum of inpatient, outpatient, long-term, and emergent care. Our Operative Care Division supports 17 surgical specialties, including open heart and transplant, performing up to 8000 cases annually. We are funded as a VA Nursing Academic Partnership (VANAP) with the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), providing dedicated clinical areas for our VA-OHSU Scholars. We also have two dedicated education units with the University of Portland School of Nursing.
At VA Portland Health Care System, nursing has been decentralized for more than twenty years. ACNEs not directly reporting to the Deputy Director, Patient Care Services (CNE) are members of Nursing Professional Council which meets monthly, and of the ACNE work group that meets with the CNE to discuss and establish general policies for the nursing discipline across the health system. Our shared governance model is well-embedded, having also been in place for more than twenty years. All health system ACNEs participate fully in all shared governance functions.
The Associate Chief Nurse Executive (ACNE) for Operative Care Division reports directly to the Chief of Staff, along with the Chief of Surgery Clinical Director, Chief of Anesthesiology Clinical Director, and the Administrative Director. The Operative Care Clinical Directors, Administrative Director and Associate Chief Nurse function as the Division’s Executive Board and provide for the effective and efficient operation of all inpatient and outpatient surgical procedural services and clinics through their co-leadership model. Included in the Division are the Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Ambulatory Care Surgery Unit, Operating Rooms, Surgical Prep Clinics and surgical subspecialty teams such as Dental, Dermatology and Podiatry Services.
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Master’s degree in nursing or related field; If Master’s degree is in a related field, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is required.
Minimum 3-5 years of perioperative clinical experience.
Minimum 3-5 years of progressive management experience.
Interpersonal skills necessary to provide effective leadership, maintain a variety of internal and external contacts and work cooperatively with physicians, nurses, administrators, managers and technical staff.
Program development knowledge and experience.
Membership in a professional organization.
Analytical skills necessary to develop and administer budgets, policies and procedures, to plan and evaluate patient care programs and services, and to evaluate a wide variety of complex financial and statistical data.
Experience in LEAN management and systems redesign is a plus.
VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) serves more than 95,000 unique Veterans and 950,000 outpatient Veteran visits each year in Oregon and Southwest Washington. VAPORHCS consists of the main tertiary care medical center overlooking the city of Portland, the Vancouver Campus in Vancouver, Wash., and ten outpatient clinics across Central and Northwest Oregon. Our health care system provides a... full continuum of inpatient, outpatient, long-term, and emergent care and is proud to host 12 national-level Centers of Excellence leading research efforts from mental illness to Parkinson’s, Epilepsy to auditory research, and others. VAPORHCS is connected to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) both physically and through academic partnerships with shared research endeavors, the training of healthcare professionals, and the use of shared staff including scientists, clinician-educators, and clinician-researchers.