The Assistant Nurse Manager for the Ambulatory Care programs holds the responsibility for implementation of the Vision, Mission and Values of the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. He/she is engaged in administrative nursing practice characterized by both increased complexity of clinical decision making and enhanced skill in nursing management.
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The Assistant Nurse Manger is responsible for Ambulatory Care which provides care to Veterans who have complex health care need for whom routine clinic-based care is not effective. The nurse manager provides leadership in day-to-day operations and provides input into strategic planning process in the attainment of organizational goals.
The Assistant Nurse Manager keeps staff informed of the Ambulatory Care program goals through facilitating both vertical and horizontal communication in a timely manner. The incumbent provides timely information regarding emergencies, unusual occurrences or issues that impact on nursing practice and report to the Nurse Manager or the Chief Nurse of Ambulatory Care.
The Assistant Nurse Manager provides leadership in the day to day operations of the of the assigned work area. He/she organizes and prepares work schedules for employees to ensure the appropriate amount of staff is available for each work shift. This involves coordination with staff to ensure appropriate division of resources. Clinical duties can be assigned as the work day dictates.
The Assistant Nurse Manager provides timely information regarding emergencies, unusual occurrences, or issues that impact on nursing practice or operations to the nurse manager. The Assistant Nurse Manager should be knowledgeable concerning the disciplinary process. The incumbent is responsible for all issues that affect staffing including standards of practice, credentialing, training, functional statement, position descriptions, proficiency reports, performance appraisals, policies, procedures, protocols and competencies. Further, the Assistant Nurse Manager ensures that assignments of the staff reflect their appropriate utilization; cost effectiveness and compliance with staffing guidelines. The incumbent serves as a role model and coaches and supports staff in critical thinking regarding professional nursing practice and performance.
The Assistant Nurse Manager is responsible for ensuring an environment that is conducive to the recruitment and retention of highly competent nursing staff with diverse backgrounds. He/she directs practice according to established policies, standards of care, and standards of practice, and is responsible to ensure that nursing practice and operations are compliant with all applicable local, VISN, or National Standards, policies, statutes and regulations. He/she ensures that nursing practice is consistent with external standards such as the TJC and internal standards such as the VA Performance Measures. He/she plays a key role in the ongoing systematic evaluation and improvement of the quality and effectiveness of nursing care and services as they affect patient outcomes.
The RN's activities must reflect the highest standards that are consistent with the mission, values, priorities, goals and resources of BPVAHCS.
Work Schedule: Administrative Shift with 24 hrs/day responsibility for the unit.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/17/2020.
The Assistant Nurse Manager-OR is currently licensed as a Registered Nurse with an active, current, full and unrestricted license. The incumbent is a graduate of a state approved school of nursing and accredited by either the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). A Bachelor's degree in Nursing is required and a Master's degree in Nursing or related field is preferred with five years of successful nursing practice with a demonstrated administrative nursing component and progressive leadership. Previous experience in nursing management is preferred. National certification in Nursing Leadership or Specialty Certification is preferred. He/she must demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a team leader. Highly effective interpersonal, organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills are required. Maintaining a current BLS and ACLS certification is required. He/she will also have knowledge in cardiac care and day surgery procedures. He/she has the physical and mental capability to satisfactorily perform assigned duties.
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR 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. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
Master's degree in Nursing or related field is preferred with five years of successful nursing practice with a demonstrated administrative nursing component and progressive leadership
He/she will also have knowledge in Operating Room management and procedures
Previous experience in nursing management
Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements:Heavy Lifting, 45 pounds and over; Straight pulling 8 hrs; Pushing 8 hrs; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers' Both Hands required; Walking 8 hrs; Standing 8 hrs; Kneeling; Repeated bending 8 hrs; Both legs required; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20; Hearing (aid permitted)
Environmental Factors: Constant noise; Solvents (degreasing agents; )Working with hands in water; Working closely with other; Protracted or irregular hours of work
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.
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