This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The duties of the Primary Care/Community Care Nurse Manager include, but are not limited to: Provides leadership in the application of the nursing process at the unit level to improve patient care outcomes. Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the delivery of care. Uses sound judgement in making decisions and identifying/analyzing/resolving patient care and staff problems that impeded the delivery of care. Evaluates patient care delivery through review and aggregation of patient, staff, visitor, and other incidents. Maintains unit environment and manages resources by assessing use of equipment and supplies to promote prudent utilization. Provides for positive patient outcomes by coordinating and integrating patient care. Evaluates and determines qualifications of prospective staff members and makes recommendations for retaining, hiring, and/or transferring staff. Assesses and evaluates staff performance according to performance standards and dimensions of professional practice. Effectively supervises, guides, and counsels nursing and/or other staff personnel. Evaluates performance of unit annually. Develops staff for patient care leadership assignments. Acquires knowledge and skills to maintain expertise in area of practice. Participates in educational activities to improve clinical knowledge and enhance role performance. Identifies staff learning needs and arranges educational programs to meet these needs. Demonstrates computer literacy and acts as a resource for staff. Serves as a resource to other staff in meeting client's learning and discharge needs through recommending appropriate referrals, adaptive equipment, and approved educational materials. Uses group process to identify, analyze, and resolve care problems. Collaborates with other disciplines and care givers and uses group process for decision making and interdisciplinary problem solving. Serves as a role model in interacting with clients, families, and significant others in a professional manner and utilizing effective communication skills. Educates colleagues and/or students and serves as a preceptor and/or mentor. Shares knowledge with colleagues and/or students either in formal in-services or informally as a resource person or consultant in an area of practice. Demonstrates awareness of performance improvement measures defines for the unit and actively participates in these. Assumes a leadership role in interdisciplinary opportunities to improve patient care at the program or organizational level. Work Schedule: Full Time; Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Christine McMahon at christine.McMahon2@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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