We are seeking an innovative, energetic nurse leader for this important nursing management role. The Inpatient Mental Health Nurse Manager holds the responsibility for implementation of the Vision, Mission and Values of Orlando VA Healthcare Center within his/her defined areas of responsibility. He/she is engaged in administrative nursing practice characterized by both increased complexity of clinical decision making and enhanced skill in nursing management. The Nurse Manager provides leadership in day-to-day operations of a 20 bed Mental Health Inpatient Unit and input into the strategic planning process for the attainment of organizational goals. Keeping staff informed of Orlando VAMCs administrative 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 or operations to the Chief Nurse of Mental Health. He/she provides direct supervision of nursing personnel in their defined area of responsibility and evaluates their performance and competency. The incumbent is knowledgeable concerning the disciplinary process and keeps his/her supervisor abreast of such actions. Responsible for all issues that affect nursing including standards of practice, credentialing, training, functional statement, position descriptions, proficiency reports, performance appraisals, policies, procedures, protocols and competencies. He/she ensures appropriate orientation, education and continuing professional development of nursing personnel supervised. 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. This Nurse Manager will report directly to the Chief Nurse for Mental Health, VAMC Orlando. Work Schedule: Normal workdays/hours will be Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, with workday/hours flexibility required as patient care needs require. Incumbent will be expected to hold monthly staff meeting with all staff on their assigned tours. Financial Disclosure Report: Not require.
Internal Number: 600178500
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.