RN - Nurse Manager, Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Palo Alto, California
Internal Number: 667793200
The PACU Nurse Manager is an accessible nurse leader who reports directly to the Chief Nurse, Surgical & Interventional Procedures Service (SIPS), and is an active member of the SIPS Management Team. The PACU Nurse Manager works in collaboration with the Chief of Anesthesia, other Service Chiefs or Designees, and other members of the disciplines. The PACU Nurse Manager collaborates with other multidisciplinary team members to manage and maintain the delivery of quality patient care. 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. Preferred Experience: Current BLS provider card. Current ACLS provider card. MSN degree or Master's degree in a healthcare related field or Doctoral Degree in Nursing or related field. Recent Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) RN experience. CPAN Certification. Minimum of 5 years of professional nursing experience in acute care, and/or invasive procedure areas. Previous progressive leadership/management experience. Experience with Microsoft Office Products, CPRS, VISTA, BCMA charting. 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 potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, and sitting. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing. 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. In the performance of duties, the incumbent may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles. ["The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Manages the administration and evaluation of nursing care, program implementation, personnel management and overall operations for the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). Manages the delivery of quality patient care, including appropriate documentation, employees clinical I performance competency and continuous National and VAPAHCS Performance Improvement Measures, consistent with VAPAHCS mission. Oversees and monitors employee's adherence to VHA Privacy / HIPAA and Information Security rules and regulations. Responsible for direct coordination of staffing, physical facilities, supplies and equipment for nursing services to patients on a 24 hour, 7 days a week basis. Responsible for ensuring employees complete mandatory annual and on time facility and nursing training and reviews within mandated time frame. Responsible for ensuring annual Appraisals / Proficiencies are completed, communicated to the employees and submitted in a timely manner. Responsible for ensuring staff compliance with VAPAHCS and unit-based policies and procedures. Knowledgeable in the application and completes reports regarding policy and procedures that include but not limited to: staffing reconciliation, payroll exceptions, risk management, patient incident and personnel accident, EEO and sexual harassment allegations. Participates in designing, implementing, monitoring and revising systems to ensure the cost-effective use of resources including staffing effectiveness and enhance patient care utilizing System Redesign principles. Provides leadership and collaborates with the team to improve and sustain the quality and effectiveness of services to patients in an interdisciplinary setting. Applies professional practice and The Joint Commission Standards to program development, analysis, and management. Promotes Evidence Based Practice in all clinical environments to provide / ensure optimal patient care outcomes. Works collaboratively with the SIPS Management Team to identify and promote staff development and enhance staff competencies, and System Redesign initiatives. Maintains an integrated delivery system through expansion of clinical practices. Maintains operational efficiencies through emphasis on safe practices and National Safety. Supports excellence in research, training, education through ongoing competency. Actively implements Lean principles, supports quality improvement projects and promotes a culture of continuous quality improvement. Work Schedule: 7:30am- 4:00pm, Monday to Friday (With flexibility to meet patient and program needs)\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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