Northern Arizona VA Health Care System is looking for an Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) to join the Primary Care team! The function of the Primary Care ANM is to provide, direct and supervise the delivery of quality nursing care, and the care of services of other disciplines as assigned, to a culturally diverse Veteran population. The nurse manager will also have clinical duties to support clinics and/or coverage for staff members. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: 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. 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, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory The Assistant Nurse Manager is expected but not limited to: Communicate and interact appropriately and courteously with internal and external customers Maintain electronic, verbal and written confidentiality of patient/employee information Work and function within a safe manner including responsibilities associated with Reusable Medical Equipment (RME), infection control and operation of equipment Integrate and apply pertinent aspects of the facility's Performance Improvement Program into their professional practice Utilize nursing research and literature in daily practice The Assistant Nurse Manager is responsible for the following functions but not limited to: Plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work Assign work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and the capabilities of subordinates Evaluate the performance of subordinates utilizing established guidelines and criteria Work with the RN Manager and Service Line Manager for appointments, advancements or reassignments of subordinates Give advice, counsel, or instruction to subordinate personnel on work and other matters Hear and resolve complaints of subordinates, and refer more serious unresolved complaints to higher level supervisors Recommend and/or take disciplinary action where appropriate Identify developmental and training needs of subordinates and provide such development and training (VA Handbook 5007, Part III, Chapter 8) Is responsible for performance improvement, customer service/patient satisfaction, patient and employee safety, employee relations, implementing standards of care and practice, the work environment, and ensuring that accreditation and regulatory standards are practiced Actively develop and manage collaborative partnerships with a variety of staff and clinicians KEY RESPONSIBLITIES Assists the Nurse Manager, Service Line Manager, Associate Chief of Staff for Primary Care and NAVAHCS Executive Leadership in the accomplishment of department and NAVAHCS defined objectives Consistently builds effective teams and staff morale Exemplifies and provides effective external and internal customer service and customer rescue Works effectively with other service lines, especially those with onsite or remote operations in the assigned CBOCs Provides on - site day to day operation and staff management of nursing and support staff. This includes the provision of direct hands on patient care Collaborates with the other Assistant Nurse Managers, Nurse Managers, and Nurse Executive regarding nursing practices and standards of care. Delegate's responsibility for the implementation of the nursing process based on the skill level and competence of personnel and patient needs. Assures a leadership role by establishing or maintaining an interdisciplinary approach to patient care Ensures Veteran Centered Care (Personalized, Proactive, Patient-Driven), and that Veteran needs are met as evidenced by outcomes and patient satisfaction Promotes an atmosphere that is conducive to excellence in patient care and staff satisfaction Supports the VA mission, vision, philosophy and values (ICARE) Provides ethical leadership and management Work Schedule: This position potentially requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as this is a 24/7 hospital. Some positions require rotation of tours or indefinite work on non-administrative tours as established by the immediate supervisor. Not all duties may be listed, so other duties may be assigned.\nTelework: Not available.\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized.\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized.\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required."]
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.