The Mental Health Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) performs delegated supervisory functions and/or is a direct supervisor and works in collaboration with Mental Health Nurse Manager and the Associate Chief Nurse for Mental Health (ACN/MH) and shares responsibility for various functions throughout the Residential Units.
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The Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) shares responsibility for performance improvement. He/she is responsible for customer service/Veteran satisfaction, Veteran and employee safety, interviewing applicants, employee relations, standards of care and practice, the work environment, and accreditation and regulatory standards.
He/she actively develops and manages collaborative partnerships with providers and other clinicians.
Works with other Nurse Managers to identify and share resources.
Assists with scheduling, coaching and mentoring of the staff. Participates on Mental Health Nursing workgroups or committees, Medical Center committees and Task Forces to improve nursing practice and Veteran care.
Identifies educational needs of staff and ensures that these needs are addressed.
Shares responsibility for competency of staff on assigned unit/ team/ work group.
He/she has an integral role in supporting and facilitating student nurse clinical experiences. Works in partnership with the union
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The nature of the role will require being available for extended hours and emergent situations on evenings and weekends, based upon the needs of our Veterans and the Medical Center
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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HelpRequirements 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
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.
Preferred Experience: Bachelor's degree in nursing preferred.
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.
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.
Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over)
Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over)
Pushing (up to 2 hours)
Use of fingers
Both hands required
Walking (up to 6 hours)
Standing (up to 6 hours)
Repeated bending (up to 6 hours)
Both legs required
Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously
Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"
Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 an to 20/40 in the other
Ability to distinguish shades of colors
Hearing (aid permitted)
Emotional and Mental Stability
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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