San Francisco VA Medical Center

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San Francisco VA Medical Center San Francisco, CA 94121, United States
These positions are located within the Sterile Processing Services (SPS) at the San Francisco VA Health Care System, San Francisco, CA. The primary purpose of this position is to perform independently the full range of duties required to decontaminate, clean, sterilize, process, prepare, store, and distribute medical supplies and equipment used in all areas of the hospital, to include operating rooms. You will regularly serve as the senior technician and subject-matter expert, and trains new and/or lower graded employees. Your duties can include but are not limited to the following:Inventories, replenishes shortages from sterile supply, inspects for sterility integrity for instrument sets and expendable items.Rotates, restocks outdated supplies, and maintains stock levels of surgical supplies and equipment for wards, clinics, and the operating room.Receives a full range of reusable medical supplies, instruments and equipment from hospital wards, clinics and operating rooms.Decontaminates reusable items by determining the appropriate method for removing gross contamination and using equipment such as the ultrasonic cleaner, dryer, and washer decontaminator.Assembles a wide variety of instrument trays and sets used for medical procedures including the operating room.Processes, assembles, and performs all phases of sterilization for intricate surgical trays and microsurgery instruments for the operating room (trays contain large numbers of unique, non-interchangeable, specialized surgical instruments of similar appearance, with minor variations in size, conformation, and nomenclature, but with major variation in application).
San Francisco VA Medical Center San Francisco, CA 94121, United States
This position is located in Surgical Service at the VA Medical Center in San Francisco, CA.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Plans/discusses required items for each procedure.Ensures that appropriate instruments, supplies, and equipment are available in the Operating room before the patient is brought in.Sets up rooms and sterile table/s with necessary instrument sets, supplies, and intra-operative medications.Maintains the pace of operations.Ensures that instruments and supplies on the sterile fields are free from bio-burden and defects.Notifies the circulating RN immediately so the patient can be protected from accidental exposure to infectious material.Follows basic safety standards at all times.Participates in pre-procedural verification and timeout.Provides guidance and support to Operating Room personnel.Assists the team members with care of the patient.Performs other duties assigned as it relates to the position.
San Francisco VA Medical Center San Francisco, CA 94121, United States
This position is located within Nursing Service at the VA Medical Center in San Francisco, California. The individual selected for this position is a member of the Operating Room nursing team who provides a full range of assistance to the surgical team from passing instruments to participating in life threatening emergencies. The technician works next to the surgeon at an arm length, and engages in operations/procedures during the entire shift, except when on breaks or in the classroom. Some of the duties and responsibilities of this position include (but are not limited to):- Attend and participate in all classes and clinical practices- Maintain timecards and skill checklists for unscheduled audits- Function as a scrub trainee and provide assistance in patient care- Locate and prepare equipment/supplies required for assignments- Set up the sterile field with all required items for each procedure- Anticipate the needs of the surgeon- Utilize universal precautions- Perform sponge and instrument counts- Provide transportation of patients to and from the Operating Room- Perform other related duties as assigned
San Francisco VA Medical Center San Francisco, CA 94121, United States
The location of these positions is within Sterile Processing Services (SPS), Nursing Services at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA. The Medical Supply Technician conforms to and assures that infection control policies, Universal Precautions, traffic control policies and procedures of the preparation section, decontamination and Operating Room are adhered to; and may include functioning as a Lead Technician in Preparation/Decontamination area and/or the Operating Room supply areas during normal work hours along with assisting in training of new employees. Major Duties and Responsibilities Include:- Operates and regularly monitors operation of steam sterilizers and with prescribed tests, verifies cycle printout, conduct air leak tests, and prepares biological tests.- Operates a "low temp" sterilization system according to manufacturers guidelines.- Selects correct sterilizing medium and cycles when operating either the steam or alternative "low-temp" sterilization system.- Selects the correct tray, wrapper, and required instruments; assembles all necessary items for the specific treatment tray and sets used in the OR; arranges them in proper sequence and in the manner for effective sterilization; adds a sterilization indicator to each tray, wraps, seals, and labels tray appropriately and selects proper method of sterilization.- Complies with the safety practices and regulations and wears the required personal protective equipment (PPE) to minimize exposure from blood borne pathogens and prevent cross contamination.- Decontaminates a full range of reusable medical devices and various patient care equipment used in the Medical Center's wards, clinics, and Operating Rooms.- Cleans and processes flexible endoscopes, performs leak test prior to sterilization.- Ensures the correct cleaning methods for different pieces of equipment has been completed.- Accounts for items that are cleaned and returned, maintains production records for the decontamination area, checks in equipment, checks for current Biomed calibration and safety inspection tag, and separates defective units for required upkeep and repair.- Monitors daily Operating Room schedule.- Determines appropriate casecart picklist and attaches to the Operating Room buckslip for use in pulling for casecart.- Assists in room set up and insures casecarts are delivered to the surgical suites in time to meet the surgical schedule.- Maintains emergency casecarets such as mediastinal exploration, craniotomy, abdominal aortic aneurysm and emergency acute abdomen casecarts.- Maintains levels of surgical instruments and consumable supplies required by surgical suites.
San Francisco VA Medical Center San Francisco, CA 94121, United States
These positions are located within the Sterile Processing Services (SPS) at the San Francisco VA Health Care System, San Francisco, CA. The primary purpose of this position is to perform independently the full range of duties required to decontaminate, clean, sterilize, process, prepare, store, and distribute medical supplies and equipment used in all areas of the hospital, to include operating rooms. You will regularly serve as the senior technician and subject-matter expert, and trains new and/or lower graded employees. Your duties can include but are not limited to the following:- Inventories, replenishes shortages from sterile supply, inspects for sterility integrity for instrument sets and expendable items.- Rotates, restocks outdated supplies, and maintains stock levels of surgical supplies and equipment for wards, clinics, and the operating room.- Receives a full range of reusable medical supplies, instruments and equipment from hospital wards, clinics and operating rooms.- Decontaminates reusable items by determining the appropriate method for removing gross contamination and using equipment such as the ultrasonic cleaner, dryer, and washer decontaminator.- Assembles a wide variety of instrument trays and sets used for medical procedures including the operating room.- Processes, assembles, and performs all phases of sterilization for intricate surgical trays and microsurgery instruments for the operating room (trays contain large numbers of unique, non-interchangeable, specialized surgical instruments of similar appearance, with minor variations in size, conformation, and nomenclature, but with major variation in application).
San Francisco VA Medical Center San Francisco, CA, United States
This position serves as the Assistant Chief, Sterile Processing Service (SPS) and reports directly to the Chief (SPS) of the Sterile Processing Service at the San Francisco VA Healthcare System (SFVAHCS) in San Francisco, California. The Supervisory Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing, Assistant Chief) is responsible for direct supervision and management of the following areas: decontamination, sterile preparation, case cart prep, crash cart and storage.Major duties include but are not limited to:-Coordinating all activities associated with a comprehensive processing and decontamination support operation;-Directing the facility SPS program performing technical work in the reprocessing of reusable medical equipment;-Assigning workflow and the manpower requirements in all reprocessing areas;-Conducting orientation, training, skills review and assist in educational programs;-Anticipating future workload requirements to forecast appropriate staffing levels and planning and assigning work on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis;-Supervising sound quality and infection control programs, assuring that required cultures and tests are performed on all equipment and that proper procedure are maintained;-Supervising in-house assembly of special trays, kits, packs, etc., for use in all types of surgery, as well as in the clinics and wards;-Supervising the review of equipment instrumentation and makes recommendations concerning maintenance or replacement of these items;-Ensuring procedures are in place to maintain an adequate inventory of instruments and/or implementing alternate plans to locate needed instruments in an emergency;-Overseeing and managing personnel actions relating to staff; and-Performing other duties as assigned.
San Francisco VA Medical Center San Francisco, CA, United States
There are 4 positions located within the Surgical team at the VA Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. The employee functions as a primary scrub person responsible for handling instruments, supplies, and equipment during simple to complex surgical procedures such as: open heart, thoracic, major vascular, neurosurgery, microsurgery, gynecology, urology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, a full range of general surgery cases, minimally invasive procedures, orthopedic surgery, and Robotics.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:-Inspects that instruments, supplies, implants, and medications/fluids are sterile, free of bio-burden and defects before use on patient care.-Removes sharps, bio-burdens and debris from surgical instruments before sending them to decontamination after operations.-Prepares biological implants according to manufacturers' instructions before transplanting in patients.-Sets up procedure rooms and sterile fields with all required items including powered equipment, additional instruments, supplies, medications, fluids, and implants.-Plans and discusses each procedure with surgical professionals and assures that all supplies and equipment are available prior to the surgical procedure.-Handles all specimens, medications, and implants appropriately.-Prepares operating rooms for surgical procedures by gathering instruments, supplies, and equipment completely and accurately.-Assists the team members with care of the patient, i.e., positioning, prepping, obtaining supplies, and documentation.
San Francisco VA Medical Center Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
Job Overview Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):1959518 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? VA TEXAS VALLEY COASTAL BEND HEALTH CARE SYSTEM The VATVCBHCS is comprised of the Corpus Christi Outpatient Clinic (CCOPC), Corpus Christi Specialty Clinic (CCSC), Harlingen Outpatient Clinic (HOPC), Health Care Center at Harlingen (HCC), Laredo Outpatient Clinic (LOPC), and McAllen Outpatient Clinic (MCOPC). The VATVCBHCS is an ambulatory health care system providing health care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine. The VATVCBHCS also operates a 100-patient Home Based Primary Care program and a 200-patient Care Coordination Home Tele-Health Program. Through the utilization of inpatient/emergency department contracts, approximately 2600 inpatient admission and 5800 ER visits are managed by VATVCBHCS. Affiliated with the University of Texas Regional Academic Health Campus, the system has an active ambulatory care program and serves as a teaching and training site for medical residents. The VATVCBHCS is responsible for an enrollee population of over 30,000 veterans and 350,000 outpatient visits annually. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. NOTE: This is a virtual position. The salary range listed on this announcement only reflects the General Schedule incorporating Rest of U.S. locality pay. Upon selection, the salary will be adjusted to include the locality adjustment for the specific location. Duties *** Non-Bargaining Position *** Join the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VATVCBHCS) as the Lead Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment and Placement) for a wide variety of positions in pay plans to include Title-38, Hybrid Title-38, Title-5 and Wage Grade. You will provide technical advice to personnel throughout the health care system and recruitment and placement work for assigned organizations. Assignments include highly complex and unstable organizations involving a wide variety of positions and personnel actions which are often sensitive and extremely difficult in nature. You will serve as a HR Consultant to all Managers of the health care system and serve as the expert voice of HRMS Regulations and Directives as they pertain to Employment Laws. The position reports directly to the Assistant Human Resources Officer. Other duties include: Prepare vacancy announcements, determine applicant eligibility/qualifications, rate and rank candidates, and refer candidates for selection. Check for accuracy, provide technical advice on programs, procedures, rules, laws, and regulatory guidance. Responsible for leading the team and adjusting priorities as needed. Articulate team expectations and ensure timely delivery of recruitment and placement services to medical center staff and the public. Develop multiple recruitment strategies utilizing various hiring flexibilities and authorities. Troubleshoot and develop solutions on difficult and complex recruitment and retention issues, while ensuring statutory and regulatory compliance. Perform other duties as assigned. Preferred Experience:3 - 5 years of lead or supervisory HR recruitment and placement experience Experience working within a virtual work setting Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.(Alternate schedules may be necessary to meet the needs of the organization.) Position Description Title/PD#: Lead Human Resources Specialist, #740-1018-O Travel Required Occasional Travel Within and outside the health care system Relocation Authorized No
San Francisco VA Medical Center San Francisco, CA
Job Overview Summary 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 San Francisco VA Medical Center is located on the historic site of Fort Miley. This beautiful, historic site overlooks the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. Our Medical Center serves Veterans within the Bay area and community based outpatient clinics in Santa Rosa, Eureka, Ukiah, Clearlake, San Bruno and downtown San Francisco. We have a long history of cutting-edge research and innovative medical programs. We are looking for intelligent, educated, energetic nurses to provide exceptional care to our nations Veterans. Our nurses have a voice in guiding practice and feel good about their jobs. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of flexible schedule and benefit opportunities. If you feel you have what it takes to take nursing to the next level, consider a career with VA. CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION LAB REGISTERED NURSE: A Cardiac Catheterization Lab Registered Nurse (CCL RN) functions under the Cardiac Catheterization Lab nurse manager within Nursing Service. The CCL RN is responsible for participating in a wide variety of specialized invasive cardiovascular diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, assisting in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of cardiovascular disease. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Duties DUTIES: Circulates, assist, and operates equipment for all the various Cardiac Cath Lab procedures. Monitors patients during Cardiac Cath procedures, including continuous ECG and hemodynamic monitoring, identification of cardiac arrhythmias, response to medications, titration of vasoactive IV medications, and treatments. Administers medications, including ACLS medications and anticoagulants utilizing all safety precautions. Administers moderate sedation with appropriate patient monitoring, assessment, and documentation. Assist in operation of hemodynamic, angiographic, and digital recording equipment. Maintains principles of radiation safety. Conducts quality control procedures on equipment. Participates in sheath removal post-procedures. Follows strict adherence to sterile techniques, infection control, and safety practices. Maintains knowledge of the IABP, function of transvenous pacemaker, and new technological equipment added to the Cath Lab. Work Schedule: Variable Shifts Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse II/000000 Travel Required Not Required Relocation Authorized No
San Francisco VA Medical Center Mare Island Naval Shipyard, CA
Job Overview Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1958911 The VA Sierra Pacific Network is one of 18 integrated health care networks in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Also known as Veterans Integrated Service Network 21 (VISN 21), our Network comprises seven major health care systems based in Honolulu, HI; Palo Alto, CA; San Francisco, CA; Sacramento, CA; Fresno, CA; Reno, NV; and Las Vegas NV. Together these health care systems include 66 geographic sites of care to Veterans residing in northern and southern Nevada, central and northern California, Hawaii and the vast Pacific Region (including Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Philippines). VISN 21 is remarkable in several ways – one of which is its academic affiliations. All seven VISN 21 health care systems have highly successful clinical affiliations with prestigious universities in the areas of medicine, nursing and allied health professions. VISN 21 hosts the largest number of Centers of Excellence in VHA, receives the most research funding in VHA, and has expansive and collaborative relationships with its Department of Defense partners. VISN 21 is on par nationally with inpatient and outpatient satisfaction measures, and often exceeds the VHA national average. VISN 21 has ranked number 4 among all VISNs for best places to work based on the most recent All Employee Survey. 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. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Relocation/Recruitment Incentive may be Authorized OPEN TILL FILLED APPLICANTS WILL BE REVIEWED EVERY TWO WEEKS The VISN Ambulatory Care Lead is a network level position that demonstrates leadership and creative approaches to management of complex outpatient care systems. The incumbent will work to ensure implementation and sustainment of key VHA access operational processes to maximize efficiency and effectiveness as it relates to access to care for Veterans in V21 facilities. Coordinates and monitors the implementation and management of Same Day Access, Mental Health-Primary Care Integration, VHA's Whole Health model of involving Veterans in planning goals of care, the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Initiative, the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) Program, Patient Centered Management Module (PCMM) and the Traveling Veteran's Program. The incumbent serves as an integral team member for the VISN 21Chief Medical Officer (CMO) office, which includes the functions of all clinical programs. Duties Functions as the VISN Lead for Ambulatory Care for the implementation and management of the MYVA Access goals, PCMH Initiative, Traveling Veterans Program, PCMM and the HPDP Program and other special clinical projects for the VISN 21 Sierra Pacific Network. The Nurse IV 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, and influence organizational mission and health care across the continuum. ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Fosters a corporate culture of public service, accountability and excellence, and is knowledgeable about health care administration, Joint Commission standards and regulations of relevant accrediting agencies. Reports to the CMO and serves as a key clinical resource to the VISN. In this capacity functions as a member of the CMO management team to ensure that resources are directed toward providing high quality, cost effective care. Serves as an expert in all aspects of Ambulatory Care and the PCMH model. As a lead and clinical champion, promotes the development, implementation and sustainability of a network-wide approach to the delivery of quality of care to Veterans and their families. Applies solid health care administration skills and innovation in planning, designing, organizing, coordinating, integrating, networking, implementing, modifying, facilitating and evaluating complex clinical and administrative activities with a focus on implementing same day access, PCMH model, integration of mental health into primary care and coordination of care models of care. Serves as the VISN Preventive Medicine Leader, who is responsible for facilitating the activities of the HPDP program and supporting facility HPDP staff. This initiative works closely with the PCMH initiative. Other programs related to HPDP are Health Behavior Coordination, MOVE!, and Veterans Health Education. Serves as the VISN liaison with the National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and related program offices. Serves as the VISN Traveling Veteran's Coordinator and the VISN PCMM lead. Reports and updates to VISN/facility leadership, pertinent committees and executive leadership trends and changes related to Ambulatory Care initiatives policies, procedures and objectives to determine impact on program implementation and development. Is knowledgeable about funding sources and resource management methodologies including special funding appropriations, VERA, third party collections, sharing agreement revenues and contracting. Resource needs/shifts and budget development activities are coordinated with care site managers, the CMO and the network Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Focuses on customer service issues as well as other activities that influence the organization's mission, health care, and policy. Identifies and analyzes situations that cross multiple sites and programs and the full continuum of care (inpatient, outpatient, extended care, etc.) to improve coordination of care, reduce admissions for ambulatory sensitive conditions, decrease length of stay and assist in enabling Veterans to remain in the least restrictive environment possible. Advises the CMO and Network Director on appropriate interventions for, and barriers to, implementing the Ambulatory Care initiatives to improve Veteran access. Demonstrates the use of sound clinical judgment in decision-making. Interfaces and coordinates with a number of individuals, organizations and groups in order to assure coordination of services and ongoing communication with key internal and external stakeholders. Maintains alliances with academic affiliations to promote the effective training of physicians, nurses and allied health care professionals in improving coordination of care and training. Provides direct support and guidance to clinicians in all health care facilities and programs within the VISN in evaluating care delivery models, establishing Ambulatory care networks, and implementing evidence-based clinical care practices with the context of the PCMH model. Conducts special studies to identify gaps in chronic disease care and makes recommendations about increasing adherence to evidence-based care to improve patient outcomes. Participates in the development of innovative approaches to the establishment, enhancement, modification, and/or improvements in a variety of clinical programs including quality assessment. The incumbent performs comprehensive analysis on the quality, efficiency, effectiveness and utilization of resources. This analysis includes the use of VA and VHA computerized and other databases to identify trends for use in program planning. Leads and participates in the analysis and interpretation of workload and data used in resource planning. Travel Required 25% or Greater Travel to other VISN sites. Relocation Authorized Yes PCS is authorized however AVO is not being offered
San Francisco VA Medical Center Martinez, CA
Job Overview Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1960378 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? Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. For more information on the “Who may apply” eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. WHO MAY APPLY:Current permanent employees of the VA Nationwide including permanent Veterans Canteen Service employees All federal employees serving on a Career or Career-Conditional appointment Former federal employees eligible for reinstatement Permanent Title 38 employees on a full-time basis Veterans eligible as 30% Disabled Veterans Veterans eligible under Veteran's Recruitment Appointment (VRA) Veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Those eligible under the Employment Program for People with Disabilities Those eligible under CTAP/ICTAP Duties Incumbent is responsible for operating a transportation system between various VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) facilities, VA/DoD medical centers, other medical centers and private residences. This job consists of driving various vehicles while transporting patients, employees, cargo and mail to the different destinations. Drives, maintains and cares for all types of Government owned vehicles such as passenger cars, patient transport vehicles, wheelchair vans, and trucks up to and including one and one half tons. Responsible for transporting patients, employees, lab specimens, and materials safely between various destinations. Completes vehicle daily maintenance checks, including fuel, oil, water, automatic transmissions, instruments, horn, brakes, and any leaks. Insures that all required accident forms, bridge tickets, and manuals arc maintained in the vehicle. Must be able to read and interpret road maps to determine the shortest and quickest route to and from a destination. Must be able to properly load and unload vehicles so as not to injure patients or damage cargo. NOTE: Incumbent will be required to pass Basic First Aid, AED and Basic Cardiac Life Support courses within 30 days of being hired. Refresher courses are mandatory every two years thereafter. The Department of Veterans Affairs will provide the training. Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. Drug Testing: This is a testing designated position. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA. Applicants who test positive for illegal use of drugs will not be appointed. Work Schedule: 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday - Friday Position Description Title/PD#: Motor Vehicle Operator/PD# 11781-A On-Call: No Rotating Shifts: No Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA): Non exempt Bargaining Unit Position: Yes Travel Required Not Required Relocation Authorized No
San Francisco VA Medical Center San Francisco, CA
Job Overview Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1960209 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? VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. Duties This position is located within the Human Resources Management Service (HRMS) of the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Main duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: -Perform applicant identity proofing, registration, identification issuance and life cycle management processes -Confirm and validate information presented by applicants -Capture fingerprints and facial images using approved equipment -Handle and secure documents in accordance with privacy procedures -Use multiple automated programs such as databases, spreadsheets and graphics -Draft correspondence and forward it to appropriate channels -Establish and maintain databases for administrative use Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Position Description Title/PD#: Program Support Assistant / PD# 08393A Travel Required Not Required Relocation Authorized No
San Francisco VA Medical Center Mare Island Naval Shipyard, CA
Job Overview Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1959535 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. The VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21) is an integrated health care system serving Veterans over a broad geographic area encompassing Nevada, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, northern California, and Manila, Philippines. The Bay Area offers a Mediterranean Climate, thriving Restaurant scene, LIVE Entertainment at numerous historic venues, stunning neighborhoods with views of the bay, large Redwood Parks, trails for bike/hike lovers and Napa Valley. Across the bay is a welcoming San Francisco skyline, making it easy to travel by ferry and/or a one-hour drive in a car across the bridge. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate THIS IS A CONTINUOUS POSTING UNTIL FILLED. APPLICANTS WILL BE REVIEWED EVERY TWO WEEKS. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Position is also being announced as a Psychiatrist, Social Worker and Psychologist – only one position will be filled. The VISN Chief Mental Health Officer (CMHO) is a network level position that coordinates and plans for mental health care throughout the VISN. The incumbent directs a large, complex mental health program at the VISN level. This individual is selected by and reports to the VISN Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Duties are exercised with wide latitude, autonomy, and independence. Responsibilities include overall planning, direction, and execution of mental health care especially related to the implementation of the Uniform Mental Health Benefits Package. The administrative or technical work is of substantial difficulty and responsibilities are significant. This individual determines long range plans and works to assure that implementation of program goals are carried out. Consultation is provided to the Chiefs of Mental Health at the seven VA Medical Centers, other VISN programs, and serves as the VISN representative to Office of Mental Health Operations in VA Central Office. Duties Implementing, planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, reviewing, evaluating, and improving the operations of mental health services within the VISN to include, but not limited to, the following: a. Develops, implements, and leads team management groups to effectively accomplish goals, focus on customer needs, assure and maintain quality, and accomplish mission and vision. Leads the VISN mental health business direction through strategic planning, program implementation, customer focus, and team based management. b. Monitors and evaluates VISN compliance with the components set forth in Uniform Mental Health Services in VA Medical Centers and Clinics Handbook, as well as all other related VHA directives, handbooks, manuals, memoranda, policies, program guides, and information letters. Develops, obtains appropriate approval, and implements plans to address gaps when they exist. c. Maintains efficient operation of VISN Mental Health services through cost effective systems, productivity, efficiency, and new program and procedures. Conducts evaluations of specific features of VISN mental health care as needed. Develops and expands the VISN Mental Health program's capacities, responsiveness, and image within the VISN and community. d. Maintains clinical expertise and specific discipline requirements for licensure and practice in his/her clinical discipline as well as having a working knowledge of licensure requirements and qualification standards of all mental health professionals. Provides support and consultation regarding a full range of behavioral health services, including assessment and using the most appropriate clinical techniques in providing quality care. Coordinates efforts to meet performance standards in mental health for the VISN. e. Performs site visits to VISN facilities that provide mental health services when necessary to monitor and/or investigate compliance with regulations and requirements and when requested by the facility or VISN management. Presents recommendations to the Executive Leadership Committee regarding changes needed in mental health care across the VISN. f. Communicates regularly with the following individuals/groups to discuss ongoing issues impacting the quality of mental health care provided at each VISN facility: Facility Leadership; Facility Mental Health Leadership; VISN CMO; VISN QMO; Office of Mental Health Operations. Travel Required 25% or Greater Travel between VISN facilities Relocation Authorized Yes Appraised Value Offer (AVO) not authorized
San Francisco VA Medical Center Martinez, CA
Job Overview Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1959784 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. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Duties The incumbent performs as a generalist medical technologist and rotates with other generalists on a regular basis through a variety of laboratory disciplines with the responsibility of performing a full range of routine tests in the areas of hematology, chemistry, coagulation, microbiology, blood banking, and urinalysis, as well as, complex analyses and specialized tasks; evaluating abnormal results; using and maintain equipment; and setting up and monitoring quality controls. Evaluates and solves problems related to collection and processing of biological specimens for analysis taking into account physiologic processes and requirements. Maintains and documents the optimal functioning of laboratory equipment. Uses, calibrates, identifies malfunctions, repairs, and performs preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment. Troubleshoots deviations in test performance due to instrument malfunction. Performs and documents quality control and assurance activities and corrective actions related to test performance using statistical principles and theories of performance improvement. Adheres to practices and regulations governing bio-safety and bio-security in the workplace. Identifies discrepancies, solves problems, and presents solutions. Answers inquiries regarding test results, methodology, test specificity, test sensitivity, and specific factors, which influence test results. Interprets results and suggests follow-up test selection or procedures. Evaluates and implements new techniques and procedures in the laboratory in terms of equipment, method comparison, and establishment of reference intervals using statistical methods and theoretical knowledge. Interprets findings and makes recommendations. Incorporates principles of educational methodology in the instruction and training of new employees and students and in the laboratory's in-service/continuing education program. Communicates effectively and courteously with and while working as a health care team member. Provides excellent service as defined by the customer (health care providers, patients, and others). Gives direction and guidance using underlying principles of laboratory testing. Organizes work and sets priorities to meet deadlines. He/she also works off-hour shifts, weekends, and holidays as priorities demonstrate a need. Work Schedule: Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am -5:30 pm, Saturday 7:00am - 3:30 pm Functional Statement Title/#: Generalist Medical Technologist On-Call: No Rotating Shifts: No Required to work holidays or weekends: Yes Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA): Exempt Bargaining Unit Position: Yes Travel Required Not Required Relocation Authorized No
San Francisco VA Medical Center Mare Island Naval Shipyard, CA
Job Overview Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1957372 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. POSITION IS ALSO BEING ANNOUNCED AS A PSYCHIATRIST, NURSE, AND SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM MANAGER – ONLY ONE POSITION WILL BE FILLED. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED AND WILL CLOSE JULY 17, 2017. THE FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICANTS WILL BEGIN WITH APPLICATIONS RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE MAY 31, 2017 AND QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE REFERRED TO THE SELECTING OFFICIAL. THE SUBSEQUENT REVIEWS WILL BE EVERY TWO WEEKS THEREAFTER OR UNTIL A SELECTION HAS BEEN MADE. WHO MAY APPLY: CURRENT PERMANENT VA EMPLOYEES ONLY Duties The VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21) Chief Mental Health Officer (CMHO) is a network level position that coordinates and plans for mental health care throughout the VISN. The incumbent directs a large complex mental health program at the VISN level. The CMHO reports to the VISN Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Duties are performed with wide latitude, exercising independent judgment and full, delegated autonomy. Responsibilities include overall planning, direction, and execution of mental health care especially related to the implementation of the Uniform Mental Health Benefits Package. The administrative or technical work is of exceptional difficulty and responsibility. The CMHO serves as an expert consultant to the Chiefs of Mental Health at the seven medical centers and to program managers of other VISN programs. The CMHO also serves as the VISN representative to the Office of Mental Health Operations and to the Office of the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Clinical Operations and Management. Major Duties and Responsibilities: Implementing, planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, reviewing, evaluating, and improving the operations of mental health services within the VISN to include, but not limited to, the following: a. Develops, implements, and leads team management groups to effectively accomplish goals, focus on customer needs, assure and maintain quality, and accomplish mission and vision. Leads the VISN mental health business direction through strategic planning, program implementation, customer focus, and team based management. (25%) b. Monitors and evaluates VISN compliance with the components set forth in Uniform Mental Health Services in VA Medical Centers and Clinics Handbook, as well as all other related VHA directives, handbooks, manuals, memoranda, policies, program guides, and information letters. Develops, obtains appropriate approval, and implements plans to address gaps when they exist. (25%) c. Maintains efficient operation of VISN Mental Health services through cost effective systems, productivity, efficiency, and new program and procedures. Conducts evaluations of specific features of VISN mental health care as needed. Develops and expands the VISN Mental Health program's capacities, responsiveness, and image within the VISN and community. (25%) d. Maintains clinical expertise and specific discipline requirements for licensure and practice in his/her clinical discipline as well as having a working knowledge of licensure requirements and qualification standards of all mental health professionals. Provides support and consultation regarding a full range of behavioral health services, including assessment and using the most appropriate clinical techniques in providing quality care. Coordinates efforts to meet performance standards in mental health for the VISN. (15%) e. Performs site visits to VISN facilities that provide mental health services when necessary to monitor and/or investigate compliance with regulations and requirements and when requested by the facility or VISN management. Presents recommendations to the Executive Leadership Committee regarding changes needed in mental health care across the VISN. (10%) Communicates regularly with the following individuals/groups to discuss ongoing issues impacting the quality of mental health care provided at each VISN facility: Facility Leadership; Facility Mental Health Leadership; VISN CMO; VISN QMO; and Office of Mental Health Operations. Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Functional Statement Title: Psychologist (VISN Chief Mental Health Officer) On Call: No Rotating Shifts: No Required to work holidays and weekends: No Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA): Exempt Bargaining Unit: No The Department of Veterans Affairs offers 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. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a high quality candidate. Travel Required 25% or Greater Travel between VISN 21 facilities. Relocation Authorized Yes Appraised Value Offer (AVO) is not authorized
San Francisco VA Medical Center Mare Island Naval Shipyard, CA
Job Overview Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1958938 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. POSITION IS ALSO BEING ANNOUNCED AS A PSYCHIATRIST, NURSE, AND PSYCHOLOGIST – ONLY ONE POSITION WILL BE FILLED THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED AND WILL CLOSE JULY 17, 2017. THE FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICANTS WILL BEGIN WITH APPLICATIONS RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE MAY 31, 2017 AND QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE REFERRED TO THE SELECTING OFFICIAL. THE SUBSEQUENT REVIEWS WILL BE EVERY TWO WEEKS THEREAFTER OR UNTIL A SELECTION HAS BEEN MADE. WHO MAY APPLY: CURRENT PERMANENT VA EMPLOYEES ONLY Duties The VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21) Chief Mental Health Officer (CMHO) is a network level position that coordinates and plans for mental health care throughout the VISN. The incumbent directs a large complex mental health program at the VISN level. The CMHO reports to the VISN Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Duties are performed with wide latitude, exercising independent judgment and full, delegated autonomy. Responsibilities include overall planning, direction, and execution of mental health care especially related to the implementation of the Uniform Mental Health Benefits Package. The administrative or technical work is of exceptional difficulty and responsibility. The CMHO serves as an expert consultant to the Chiefs of Mental Health at the seven medical centers and to program managers of other VISN programs. The CMHO also serves as the VISN representative to the Office of Mental Health Operations and to the Office of the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Clinical Operations and Management. Major Duties and Responsibilities: Implementing, planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, reviewing, evaluating, and improving the operations of mental health services within the VISN to include, but not limited to, the following: a. Develops, implements, and leads team management groups to effectively accomplish goals, focus on customer needs, assure and maintain quality, and accomplish mission and vision. Leads the VISN mental health business direction through strategic planning, program implementation, customer focus, and team based management. b. Monitors and evaluates VISN compliance with the components set forth in Uniform Mental Health Services in VA Medical Centers and Clinics Handbook, as well as all other related VHA directives, handbooks, manuals, memoranda, policies, program guides, and information letters. Develops, obtains appropriate approval, and implements plans to address gaps when they exist. c. Maintains efficient operation of VISN Mental Health services through cost effective systems, productivity, efficiency, and new program and procedures. Conducts evaluations of specific features of VISN mental health care as needed. Develops and expands the VISN Mental Health program's capacities, responsiveness, and image within the VISN and community. d. Maintains clinical expertise and specific discipline requirements for licensure and practice in his/her clinical discipline as well as having a working knowledge of licensure requirements and qualification standards of all mental health professionals. Provides support and consultation regarding a full range of behavioral health services, including assessment and using the most appropriate clinical techniques in providing quality care. Coordinates efforts to meet performance standards in mental health for the VISN. e. Performs site visits to VISN facilities that provide mental health services when necessary to monitor and/or investigate compliance with regulations and requirements and when requested by the facility or VISN management. Presents recommendations to the Executive Leadership Committee regarding changes needed in mental health care across the VISN. f. Communicates regularly with the following individuals/groups to discuss ongoing issues impacting the quality of mental health care provided at each VISN facility: Facility Leadership; Facility Mental Health Leadership; VISN CMO; VISN QMO; Office of Mental Health Operations. Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Functional Statement Title: Social Work Program Manager (VISN Chief Mental Health Officer) On Call: No Rotating Shifts: No Required to work holidays and weekends: No Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA): Exempt Bargaining Unit: No The Department of Veterans Affairs offers 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. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a high quality candidate. Travel Required 25% or Greater Travel between VISN facilities. Relocation Authorized Yes Appraised Value Offer (AVO) not authorized
San Francisco VA Medical Center San Francisco, CA
Job Overview Summary ****Please REVEIW and READ the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section (on the upper right hand side) of the announcement and supply all required documents [e.g., resume/CV: Must include the vacancy announcement number, position title, grade/salary, how to contact you, descriptions of jobs held including the name and address of employer, job title, description of duties, beginning and ending date, (month and year) of employment, and average hours worked per week, OF-306, VA Form 10-2850c – Application for Associated Health Occupations ( Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf). This form must be completed and signed ON PAGE 3 AND 4, SF-50 (if civil service federal employee), DD-214/SF-15/Preference Letter (if Veteran), etc.] Failure to supply all required documents and complete documents will result in non-consideration for this position.**** **Current and Permanent VA and/or Federal Employees should apply under NQ-17-YZV-1957437-BU-OCA ** NOTE: This is an open continuous announcement AND the first cut-off date of ______. Additional cut off dates will be established through-out the opening dates and qualified applicants will be referred. Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1958162 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? For more information on San Francisco VA Health Care System, go to: http://www.sanfrancisco.va.gov/ VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Duties The Advanced MSA works collaboratively in an interdisciplinary coordinated care delivery model (i.e., patient aligned care team, or other specialty care setting where the patient aligned care team model is used such as oncology, HIV, SCI, Military Sexual Trauma, etc.). The Advanced MSA coordinates with the patient care team to review the clinic utilization by using various reports (e.g., Clinic Utilization Statistical Summary), ensure that the clinic setup is closely monitored to effectively support the needs of the clinic, and make any necessary adjustments. They develop/maintain effective and efficient communication with the patient, interdisciplinary team, VA medical centers, and other agencies (e.g., assist with communications during the inpatient to outpatient discharge; communicate with non-VA medical facilities; facilitate/process secure messaging with the patient and team; notify patients of normal lab results; develop and manage a tracking system for follow up care such as consults, tests, etc.). Other assignments at this level include, but are not limited to: participating in team huddles and team meetings to manage and plan patient care; setting priorities and deadlines, adjusting the flow and sequencing of the work to meet team and patient needs; may work with the team to reinforce the plan of care and self-help solutions and entering appropriate information into the electronic record; monitoring pre-appointment requirements to assure readiness for patient visit/procedure (e.g., X-ray, lab work); managing electronic wait list to verify and validate accuracy and resolve issues; participating and providing input in problem solving on operational issues or procedures in team meetings, performing administrative follow up actions; participating in and independently following up on team huddles by sharing information and collaborating with the medical team to assure continuity of care; evaluating patient information and clinic schedule lists to determine whether patient is vested; educating providers about shared patients (those who receive their care at multiple VAs or those who have care in the community) and bringing to the attention of the provider. Bargaining Unit Position: Covered. Work schedule: Tour of Duty can be 8 or 10 hour shift with possible Saturday Alignment Tour of Duty will be repeated. There are not shift changes. Tour of Duty could start as early as 6:30 am and end as late as 8:00 pm Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Nonexempt. Functional Statement Title/FS#: Advanced Medical Support Assistant/000000, Hybrid Title 38 - covered by a functional statement. Travel Required Occasional Travel Travel occasionally to the San Bruno CBOC for training or other back office assignments Relocation Authorized No
San Francisco VA Medical Center San Francisco, CA
Job Overview Summary **ALL VA and FEDERAL EMPLOYEES MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS: Resume (Required): Resume or CV must include the vacancy announcement number, position title, grade, how to contact you, descriptions of jobs held including the name and address of employer, job title, description of duties, beginning and ending date, (month and year) of employment, and average hours worked per week. SF-50 (Required): Current, permanent Federal employees must submit a copy of their latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) which shows title, series, grade, and step of current position held. Award and time off SF50's are not acceptable. VA Form 10-2850c – Application for Associated Health Occupations (Required): (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf). This form must be completed and signed ON PAGE 3 AND 4. Failure to sign VA Form 10-2850c form will result in non consideration. Failure to supply all required documents and complete documents will result in non-consideration for this position.** NOTE: This is an open continuous announcement AND the first cut-off date of ______. Additional cut off dates will be established through-out the opening dates and qualified applicants will be referred. Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1957437 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? For more information on San Francisco VA Health Care System, go to: http://www.sanfrancisco.va.gov/ VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Duties The Advanced MSA works collaboratively in an interdisciplinary coordinated care delivery model (i.e., patient aligned care team, or other specialty care setting where the patient aligned care team model is used such as oncology, HIV, SCI, Military Sexual Trauma, etc.). The Advanced MSA coordinates with the patient care team to review the clinic utilization by using various reports (e.g., Clinic Utilization Statistical Summary), ensure that the clinic setup is closely monitored to effectively support the needs of the clinic, and make any necessary adjustments. They develop/maintain effective and efficient communication with the patient, interdisciplinary team, VA medical centers, and other agencies (e.g., assist with communications during the inpatient to outpatient discharge; communicate with non-VA medical facilities; facilitate/process secure messaging with the patient and team; notify patients of normal lab results; develop and manage a tracking system for follow up care such as consults, tests, etc.). Other assignments at this level include, but are not limited to: participating in team huddles and team meetings to manage and plan patient care; setting priorities and deadlines, adjusting the flow and sequencing of the work to meet team and patient needs; may work with the team to reinforce the plan of care and self-help solutions and entering appropriate information into the electronic record; monitoring pre-appointment requirements to assure readiness for patient visit/procedure (e.g., X-ray, lab work); managing electronic wait list to verify and validate accuracy and resolve issues; participating and providing input in problem solving on operational issues or procedures in team meetings, performing administrative follow up actions; participating in and independently following up on team huddles by sharing information and collaborating with the medical team to assure continuity of care; evaluating patient information and clinic schedule lists to determine whether patient is vested; educating providers about shared patients (those who receive their care at multiple VAs or those who have care in the community) and bringing to the attention of the provider. Bargaining Unit Position: Covered. Work schedule: Tour of Duty can be 8 or 10 hour shift with possible Saturday Alignment Tour of Duty will be repeated. There are not shift changes. Tour of Duty could start as early as 6:30 am and end as late as 8:00 pm Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Nonexempt. Functional Statement Title/#: Advanced Medical Support Assistant/000000, Hybrid Title 38 - covered by a functional statement. Travel Required Occasional Travel Travel occasionally to the San Bruno CBOC for training or other back office assignments Relocation Authorized No
San Francisco VA Medical Center San Francisco, CA
Job Overview Summary ****Please REVEIW and READ the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section (on the upper right hand side) of the announcement and supply all required documents [e.g., resume/CV: Must include the vacancy announcement number, position title, grade/salary, how to contact you, descriptions of jobs held including the name and address of employer, job title, description of duties, beginning and ending date, (month and year) of employment, and average hours worked per week, OF-306, VA Form 10-2850c – Application for Associated Health Occupations ( Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf). This form must be completed and signed ON PAGE 3 AND 4, SF-50 (if civil service federal employee), DD-214/SF-15/Preference Letter (if Veteran), etc.] Failure to supply all required documents and complete documents will result in non-consideration for this position.**** **Current and Permanent VA and/or Federal Employees employees should apply under NQ-17-YZV-1956679-R (Internal) ** Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1956995 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. For more information on San Francisco VA Health Care System, go to: http://www.sanfrancisco.va.gov/ VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Duties The Supervisory Medical Support Assistant (MSA) will be at the San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS). The Supervisory MSA's time may be spent at San Bruno Clinic as well as main campus. Positions may be located in Medical Practice, EYE/ENT, Hem/Onc, Infectious Disease, Women's Clinic, and Modules I, II, & III. The Supervisory Medical Support Assistant (MSA) is responsible for managing and supervising all the appointment management services of the clinics and supervises all Lead and Advanced Medical Support Assistants (MSAs). He/she collaborates with and has an extensive knowledge of all clinical services and programs, to include primary care, specialty care, mental health and ancillary services. The incumbent is flexible, multi-skilled and creative in solving everyday challenges unique to a remote site. The Supervisory MSA assigns work and daily priorities to all Lead and Advanced MSAs and ensures the goals and mission of the Clinic and Health Care System are being met. S/he is responsible for all performance management functions related to Lead and Advanced MSAs, as well as work study students and volunteers providing support within his/her program. The Supervisory MSA applies principles, methods and guidelines to evaluate administrative operations in order to determine best practices for organizing administrative work and flow of patients throughout the clinic. S/he must take into consideration the staff ratios and skill mixes needed to accomplish the work. Analysis results in recommendations for improvement and implementation of new systems and processes that are discussed with the rest of the management team for decisions regarding the efficiency of clinic operations. S/he performs duties related to the receipt, intake and indexing of health and administrative information. S/he will interface with personal computer (PC) applications as well as numerous VISTA applications. Supervisory MSA will be responsible for the related duties below:Monitors and analyzes Automated Call Distribution (ACD) data to ensure timely phone access for patients and provides feedback and training to staff; identifies developmental and training needs for all staff operating on the ACD system. Disseminates new VA Directives and procedures that impact/relate to front desk and clinic operations and provides training to staff. Anticipates problems and develops systems and processes to ensure the goals and mission of the VA are able to be met. Establishes and manages clinic profiles for all clinics within the area of responsibility. Works with the Lead MSAs and supervisor to ensure the clinic stop code information corresponds with the DSS stop code identifiers on the clinic profiles. Collects data relevant to the clinic area of responsibility, activities and workload for report preparation and submissions. Provides support in the preparation of Clinical Programs projects, reports, surveys, evaluations, and graphs. Prepares and analyzes clinic access data from various sources, to include VISTA, VSSC and Clinic Practice Module, in order to provide reports and recommendations to supervisor and Clinic Leadership. Manages and supervises one of the following areas: - EYE/ENT/HEMOC/ID = 2 Lead MSAs and 10 Advanced MSAs - Modules I and II = 2 Lead MSAs and 12 Advanced MSAs - Modules III = 2 Lead MSAs and 10 Advanced MSAs - Medical Practice = 2 Lead MSAs and 16 Advanced MSAs. Work schedule: Tour of Duty can be 8 or 10 hour shift with possible Saturday Alignment. Tour of Duty could start as early as 6:30 am and end as late as 8:00 pm. Tour of Duty will be repeated. There are no shift changes. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt. Functional Statement Title/FS#: Supervisory Medical Support Assistant/000000, Hybrid Title 38 - covered by a functional statement. Travel Required Not Required Relocation Authorized No
San Francisco VA Medical Center San Francisco, CA
Job Overview Summary The Psychiatric Nurse Manager is a professional nurse who holds 24-hour accountability for the care provided within the mental health service. Areas of supervision are the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit; Psychiatric Evaluation (Emergency) Service; Same Day/Access Center and the Behavior Education and Support Team. 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 San Francisco VA Medical Center is located on the historic site of Fort Miley. This beautiful, historic site overlooks the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. Our Medical Center serves Veterans within the Bay area and community based outpatient clinics in Santa Rosa, Eureka, Ukiah, Clearlake, San Bruno and downtown San Francisco. We have a long history of cutting-edge research and innovative medical programs. We are looking for educated, compassionate, energetic nurses to provide exceptional care to our nations Veterans. Our nurses have a voice in guiding practice and feel good about their jobs. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of flexible schedule and benefit opportunities. If you feel you have what it takes to take nursing to the next level, consider a career with VA. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Duties The Nurse Manager is responsible for planning, directing, monitoring and evaluation of operations within the designated mental health areas. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:Provide leadership in day-to-day operations for the designated mental health units Understanding the skills and knowledge of each team member and their role and the contribution each makes to accomplish the program goals Provide input into the strategic planning process for the attainment of service line and medical center mental health goals Provide direct supervision of nursing personnel in the designated areas, including hiring, training, scheduling, evaluation and disciplinary actions when necessary. Evaluate and allocate available resources to promote efficient, effective, customer-focused care Serves as a role model for staff Facilitate an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration and collegial relationships The Nurse Manager is accountable to the Nursing Service Chief of Mental Health. Work Schedule: 0800-1630 Monday thru Friday. Extended hours may be necessary as this nurse manager has 24/7 accountability for the care provided in the designated mental health areas. Title/#: 662-000000 Travel Required Not Required Relocation Authorized No