Assistant Nurse Manager

Department Of Veterans Affairs Dublin , GA 31040

Posted 4 weeks ago

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The Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) is a developmental position for progression to a Nurse Manager position. The ANM demonstrates leadership in the application of the nursing process to patient care, organizational processes and/or systems, and improving outcomes at the program or service level.

The focus of the individual's performance encompasses a combination of clinical, administrative, educational, and research. The ANM performs at a level that impacts several units, services, service lines.

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Responsibilities

The ANM works closely with the Nurse Manger to develop skills that demonstrate leadership and creative approaches to management of complex patient care.

The ANM is an expert clinical nurse with a background of experience and an intuitive grasp of each clinical situation.

The ANM demonstrates potential for leadership that is broad enough to improve the care for a group of patients. In collaboration with the Nurse Manager, the ANM is responsible for the documented outcomes at the program or service level. Program or service level outcomes must be broad and complex and can be demonstrated at any organizational level within a facility, VISN, or VACO.

Program is defined as a substantial coordinated group of activities impacting patients and/or employees. The ANM shows continued progress in skill development regarding:

a. Leading and organizing delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning;

b. Using advanced clinical knowledge/judgement to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes,

c. Functioning as an expert in clinical practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities,

d. Systematically evaluating current practice, and formulating outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within an area of expertise,

e. Guiding, developing, and supporting staff from a leadership perspective, and

f. Using professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities.

The ANM is clinically and administratively responsible to the Nurse Manager of the assigned unit. The incumbent and supervisor develop a mutually acceptable action plan to ensure productivity within the unit, the scope of the project plan, and the established deadlines of each associated task.

He/she will be responsible for planning and organizing to define parameters on approved plans for assigned nursing staff. The individual will estimate costs, coordinate with staff and line management personnel to ensure completion on all phases of assigned projects. The incumbent will provide definitive interpretations of regulations, study procedures, and the initial application of new methods and conduct facilitation training to assigned nursing staff.

He/she will keep the Nurse Manager informed on potential controversial findings, issues, or problems that may have widespread impact. The Assistant Nurse Manager will submit completed projects to the Nurse Manager for review and authorization to ensure compatibility with organizational goals, guidelines, and effectiveness in fulfilling unit goals.

The ANM is also responsible and accountable for maintaining the training required to fulfill all assigned duties that reflect the educational, experiential and competency requirements outlined in the four (4) Dimensions of Nursing Practice with associated Elements:

1.Practice: Practice, Ethics and Resource Utilization

2.Professional Development: Education/Career Development and Performance

3.Collaboration: Collaboration and Collegiality

4.Scientific Inquiry: Quality of Care and Research

Work Schedule: Hours will vary and will be discussed during the interview.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

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0610 Nurse

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination

Qualifications

NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD

a. Basic Requirements

(1) Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.

(2) Graduation from School of Nursing

(a) Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant. [NOTE: See exception in subparagraph (b) below for candidates who are enrolled in a MSN Bridge Program.]

1.The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), an accrediting arm of the National League for Nursing located at 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, New York 10006 or call (800) 669-1656 extension 153. The NLNAC accredits all levels of nursing programs. Additional information may be obtained from the NLNAC web site; or

2.The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The CCNE accredits bachelors and masters degree programs, and is located at One Dupont Circle N.W., Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036 or call (202) 463-6930. Additional information may be obtained from the CCNE web site.

(b) The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. In these programs, students are given a certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX and should submit this certification to VA prior to appointment.

Students do not earn a BSN, but receive a MSN degree upon completion of course work. A copy of the MSN transcript must be provided to VA. Bridge programs that confer a master's degree also fully meet the education requirement, even though a Bachelor's Degree is not awarded.

(c) In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active, and unrestricted registration (see paragraph 2a(3)) will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.

Condition of Employment. A registered nurse (RN) will have a current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. The RN must maintain a current, full, active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with VA.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional VHA Requirement:

Nursing School must be accredited by one of rthe following Organizations at the time for which you graduated:

1.The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), an accrediting arm of the National League for Nursing located at 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, New York 10006 or call (800) 669-1656 extension 153. The NLNAC accredits all levels of nursing programs. Additional information may be obtained from the NLNAC web site; or

2.The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The CCNE accredits bachelors and masters degree programs, and is located at One Dupont Circle N.W., Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036 or call (202) 463-6930. Additional information may be obtained from the CCNE web site.



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