The Orlando VA Healthcare System is seeking an administratively and clinically experienced innovative, energetic nurse leader for this important nursing management role.
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The Nurse Manager position will be responsible and accountable for planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating nursing care, and supervising nursing personnel assigned to Ambulatory/Primary Care at the Lake Nona Outpatient Clinic. He/she will manage the daily operations of these direct patient care areas, ensuring that performance improvement and risk assessment activities are developed and completed for ongoing assessment and improvement of all aspects of patient care delivery. The successful candidate works collaboratively with Nursing, Primary Care providers and the Primary Care team members to assure quality practice and outcomes, effective coordination of patient care and efficient unit operations. He/she will collaborate with executive nursing leadership to contribute to strategic planning, innovation, recruitment and retention of nurses. This Nurse Manager will demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and act as a technical, clinical, and administrative resource to nursing personnel and other allied disciplines in interpreting and applying policies and procedures. The incumbent will be responsible for assuring compliance with Joint Commission and other internal/external regulatory agencies and for the implementation of actions to meet established performance measures. This Nurse Manager will report directly to the Chief Nurse for Ambulatory Care, VAHCS Orlando.
Work Schedule: Normal work days/hours will be Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, with work day/hours flexibility required as administrative and/or clinical demands require.
Telework: Occasional Telework may be permitted at the discretion of management.
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
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English.
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.
A Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is required. A Master of Science Degree in Nursing (MSN) or a related field is preferred. National certification in Nursing Administration and/or Ambulatory Care Nursing is preferred. Current or recent (within last 3 years)
Primary Care/PACT first-line nursing management experience is required
Demonstrated skills in effectively managing change processes and human resources in previous roles
Demonstrated skills in effectively collaborating with and directing multidisciplinary teams in previous assignments
Knowledge of computer systems and standard software programs required for use in the Nurse Manager role
Advanced organizational skills in managing complex systems
Advanced skills in oral and written communications required
Knowledge and understanding of Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) regulations/policies/ procedures, current Joint Commission standards for Ambulatory Care, and other current internal and external accrediting body standards highly desirable
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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years 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:This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, pushing, and lifting up to approximately 35 lbs. Knowledge of safe patient handling and appropriate usage of patient lifts is required as transferring of objects and patients may be required. The population of male and female Veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elder adult, age 65, and over. Each Veteran may be accompanied by caregivers/family members, which may include small children. Veterans may present to clinic via wheelchair, scooter, or gurney. This position may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. This position may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The RN must be a mature, flexible, sensible, individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to handle multiple inputs and tasks simultaneously, able to shift priorities based on clinic or patient needs, and readily able to accommodate to change or new situations and realities as doable challenges.
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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