The Nurse Manager (NM) of Nursing Unit 5 A is located at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center Houston, TX in the Opererative Care Line Service. The Nurse Manager (NM) of Nursing Unit 5A demonstrates a high level of clinical expertise, leadership, and creative approaches to management of complex care. S/he also demonstrates knowledge of scope of practice and RN accountability in assignment, delegation, and supervision of staff. The NM applies skills necessary to identify, coordinate, and/or identify discipline-specific education and arranges training for staff and demonstrates competencies specific to the management of clinical setting. S/he ensures staff compliance with OCL goals, nurse-sensitive indicators, and performance measures, provides oversight for the administration of leave, counseling and disciplinary actions and assists other OCL NMs in coverage of other OCL units as needed for leave. Acts as the Nurse Executive as delegated during the absence of the Nurse Executive. This position will be evaluated using the Executive Career Field Performance Appraisal Program. Applies the nursing process to system or processes at the unit/team/group level to improve care. Demonstrates leadership by involving others in improving care. Demonstrates ability to function effectively in Nurse Manager or other designated leadership roles requiring application of problem-solving skills at the unit level, and use team approaches to identify, analyze and resolve problems. Serves as a role model in assessing and evaluating patient status and identifying priority needs for care. Initiates/participates in quality improvement activities that result in improved outcomes. Demonstrates leadership in unit level quality improvement activities. Identifies problem areas for monitoring and evaluation, active in analyzing findings and changing practice based on quality improvement findings with resultant improvement in patient care. Uses customer feedback to improve patient care delivered on unit. Evaluates practice of self and others using professional standards, relevant statues, and regulations. Acts to improve performance. Self-directed in evaluating progress toward professional careers goals. Acts as a role model in fulfilling work commitments, independently seeking out and assuming additional responsibilities. Acquires knowledge and skills to maintain expertise in area of practice. Participates in educational activities to improve clinical knowledge and enhance role performance. Pursues an educational plan (literature review, continuing education, in-services, certification, and formal education) to maintain/improve knowledge in a specialized area of professional practice. Actualizes the process of continuous learning to refine and expand skills for self and staff. Educates colleagues and/or students and serves as a preceptor and/or mentor. Preserves the right of others while serving as a patient advocate and promotes mutual respect among colleagues and co-workers. Shares knowledge with colleagues and/or students in formal in services or informally as a resource person or consultant in an area of practice. Serves as a preceptor to new staff and/or mentor to less experienced staff. All duties dictated by patient care. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday7:30 am -4:00 pm with rotation possible to Off tours, Weekends and Holidays Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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