VA Chief of Sterile Processing Service - RN Nurse III - VA San Diego Healthcare System
VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS)
March 9, 2018
San Diego, California
100000.00 - 130000.00
Full Time - Experienced
Recruiting For Registered Nurse For VA Chief of Sterile Processing Service (Nurse III)!
Joins our VA Healthcare Team in Beautiful & Sunny San Diego!
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
The VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) is recruiting for an experienced Registered Nurse (Nurse III) to fill the Nurse Leader position of Chief, Sterile Processing Service (SPS), who is the administrative and accountable official for the sterile processing activities performed within the organization. These activities include all decontamination, disinfection, and sterilization processes required to render the safe use of reusable medical equipment (RME) and devices used in all areas of patient care. The selected Nurse candidate will incorporate standards of practice for sterile processing and infection control with seasoned peri-operative clinical experience and knowledge in support of the mission of the clinical areas.
The SPS Chief functions as an administrator, educator, nurse leader and consultant utilizing management theory in collaboration with Nursing and most other services throughout the VASDHS and its sites of care, while establishing and maintaining effective relationships with all levels of medical center personnel and relate effectively with customers and the community as well as program and service leaders at the local, network, and national levels. The selected candidate will demonstrate advanced knowledge in areas of patient care practices, surgical techniques, asepsis, disinfection/sterilization, adult education, communication, and program administration. The SPS Chief is responsible for service budget and provides oversight regarding specialized surgical equipment contracts completing required education and training to ensure competency.
Work Schedule: Full time, Permanent, 80 hours per two-week period, (M-F, 8-hour shift between 7:30am- 4:00pm). Overtime/weekend may be required to meet patient needs.
Salary and Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Salary compensation and Recruitment / Relocation incentive will be determined by a Nursing Professional Standards Board review. Realistic Salary range is expected to be between $100,000.00 to $130,000.00 for highly qualified candidate.
Must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for consideration
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Must be graduate of school of professional nursing accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Master's degree in Nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; or a Doctoral Nursing degree
Must have current, full, active and unrestricted as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States
Preferred Experience and Qualifications:
Experience in training technicians in a sterile processing or related environment
Experience in perform complex leadership and management duties in directing Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) sterilization operations
Experience in aggregate data and participates in the budget process to plan for current, emerging, and future resource requirements
At least 5 years' experience as a first-line supervisory authority, responsibility, and accountability of Sterile Processing Service
Experience managing reusable medical equipment (RME) in a complex healthcare environment.
The VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) provides high quality health care with advanced technologies and a commitment to friendly, compassionate service to more than 249,594 Veterans in the San Diego and Imperial Valley counties. VASDHS offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient health services at the medical center in La Jolla and at the six community clinics located in Chula Vista, Escondido, Imperial Valley, Mission Valley, Oceanside, Sorrento Valley and Rio Clinic. We provide medical, surgical, mental health, geriatric, spinal cord injury, and advanced rehabilitation services. With an operating budget of $648 million (FY 2017), VASDHS has 296 authorized beds, including skilled nursing beds and operates several regional referral programs including cardiovascular surgery, and spinal cord injury. The facility also supports three Vet Centers in San Diego, Chula Vista, and San Marcos. We are affiliated with the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and provide training for 1,383 medical interns, residents and fellows, as well as 738 other clinical trainees, in areas such as Nursing, Pharmacy, Dental and Dietetics.
San Diego, California’s second largest city & the United States’ eighth largest, enjoys year-around great climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches & a dazzling array of world-class family attractions. Within its borders of 4,200 square miles, San Diego County encompasses 18 incorporated cities & numerous charming neighborhoods & communities. With a citywide population of nearly 1.3 million residents & more than 3 million residents countywide, San Diego is renowned for its idyllic climate & terrain that various from gentle foothills to mile-high mountains, offering nature-conscious residents & visitors endless opportunities to hike, camp, fish, observe wildlife & much more. San Diego’s North County is known for its agricultural & wine growing communities, while the West offers endless miles of coastline & year-around outdoor recreation, & of course there’s Mexico & Baja California adventures to the South.
Paid Time Off:
26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave – you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
13 Days paid sick leave per year with unlimited carry over! Unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement!
10 Federal holidays with pay
5-Day paid absence to attend approved CNE courses
Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans to choose from (premiums are partially paid by VA)
Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans
Flexible Spending Accounts: Use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses
Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government.
Long-term care insurance is available as an option
Federal Retirement Plan:
Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
For information and consideration, please forward Cover Letter and Resume to: Dave Aragon, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, Southern CA and Southern Nevada, (702) 675-5761, firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Salary Information: Recruitment, Relocation and/or Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) may be considered for highly qualified candidate.
Internal Number: 10128143
About VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS)
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
VHA physicians, nurses and health care givers provide nearly five million Veterans, and their families, with quality medical care every year. Our personnel practice all medical specialties and provide medical and rehabilitative treatment of all kinds, from acute to long term care. We're especially proud of VHA's preeminent role in educating physicians, nurses and other health care professionals. More than half of the physicians currently practicing in the United States received some part of their training in one of our care facilities.
When you work as a VA health care, administrative, or support professional, the career opportunities are virtually endless. By working for the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, you'll have access to a wider range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. VA's vast network of facil...ities also means more practice settings and specialization opportunities for health care professionals. No matter which VA facility you choose, you'll work within an interdisciplinary care team structure and be challenged to achieve the most positive patient outcomes possible. You'll have the opportunity to practice meaningful, groundbreaking medicine often treating patients with injuries rarely seen in the private sector. And, our vast network of facilities gives you access to some of the most advanced medical technologies in the Nation. And, geography won't even get in your way. When life dictates a move, you can seek employment at any location where there is a vacancy and transfer with no loss of benefits. For health care professionals, only one current, active professional state license is necessary to practice anywhere in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. At the end of the day, VA professionals feel good about their careers, the Veterans they serve, and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.
When you work for VA, you work for a health care system that leads the Nation in quality care and patient satisfaction. Our patients say so, and so do a number of outside experts. VA also sets the national standard for patient safety initiatives. We are committed to automating workflow, reducing staff fatigue, and implementing evidence-based practice guidelines to positively impact patient safety and treatment outcomes. Veterans' unique and complex health care needs drive many of VA's nationwide patient care initiatives, such as our Mental Health Enhancement Initiative, our new Polytrauma System of Care, and our focus on the rehabilitation of returning Veterans. VA also leads the way in diabetes and HIV/AIDS treatment and research.
Abraham Lincoln created the Department of Veterans Affairs with the most noble of missions: To care for him who shall borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan. Every day, more soldiers leave the battlefield headed for home – men and women who sacrificed their bodies and, in some cases, their minds defending the dignity, honor and safety of those at home. When you work at VA, you will have a comfortable salary, comprehensive benefits and great work/life balance, just like the private sector. But, VA has something that no other health care system does: the opportunity to serve Veterans. As the largest health care system in the U.S., the career opportunities are endless, matched with the fulfillment that comes with caring for these brave men and women. After all, their incredible sacrifices protected our freedoms. So to us, being able to give back to them is an honor and privilege. No matter the professional path you pursue, your contributions here will be essential to improving the health of Veterans across the U.S. Their needs will be your call to action. And their gratitude will remind you that we’re all in this together.
Find out how your talents can impact Veterans’ lives, and discover your career at VA today!
For information and to discuss your Physician, Nurse or Allied Health Career Interests and VA Healthcare Practice Opportunities in Southern California and Southern Nevada, please forward your Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to Dave Aragon, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, email@example.com, (702) 675-5761