The Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM) is a registered nurse qualified by education, experience and specialized expertise to function as the facility contact for the Women Veterans Health Program. The WVPM assesses program needs and status of compliance with VA and external regulations and requirements, provides updates, needs, and assessments, etc. to the Chief of Staff and to the Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive. Per Congressional mandate, the WVPM position is a full-time administrative role. The Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM) has responsibility for assessing the needs of women Veterans and assisting in planning, organizing, and coordinating facility services and programs to meet those needs. The WVPM is primarily responsible for:
- Promoting positive health behaviors and ensuring health care to women Veterans that meets all standards of quality management/ improvement and is efficient and cost-effective.
- Acting as liaison between women veterans and various VA service providers to meet the needs of women Veterans, which may include: compensation, health care, rehabilitation, outreach, and other current and future benefits and programs administered by VA.
- Assessing compliance and making recommendations to the appropriate medical center or VISN management official to ensure compliance with policies and regulations related to care for women veterans.
- Ensuring women Veterans are afforded equal access to all services.
- Ensuring women Veterans receive quality, comprehensive medical care in a safe and sensitive environment.
- Executing comprehensive planning for women?s health issues that improves the overall quality of care provided to women Veterans and achieves program goals and outcomes.
- Collaborating with primary care leadership and providers to ensure that the needs of women Veterans are met in a comprehensive manner.
- Actively participating in the Patient Aligned Care Team implementation teams.
- Working in coordination with diagnostic services to develop, implement, and maintain a formal tracking mechanism to ensure proper and timely notification of women?s diagnostic studies.
- Reviewing policies, handbooks, strategic plans, operating plans, and contracts related to women?s health in collaboration with the Women Veterans Program Team and other health care teams as appropriate.
- Revising existing and developing new women?s health policies, procedures, etc. where needed.
- Working with the Business Office to collaborate on contracts that impact the delivery of services to women Veterans (e.g. contracts for radiology and mammography, maternity and infertility, gynecology, grant and per diem, and CBOCs).
In all interactions, the WVPM executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex care. The complexity of the position is such that the WVPM functions in a variety of roles impacting the outcomes for women Veterans across the continuum of care (e.g. outpatient, inpatient, extended care, and community care) and throughout primary care, specialty care, and ancillary diagnostic care as they pertain to women?s health issues. Practice is comprised of complex managerial and administrative components, associated with critical health care issues and activities that influence the organizational mission, health care, and policy.
Work Schedule: Variable Shifts
Functional Statement Title/#: Women Veterans Program Manage