The incumbent practices as a med/surg assistant clinical nurse manager who has 24-hour responsibility for the operation of a patient care unit/area in the Nursing Section of Patient Care Service within the Tampa VAMC. Provides leadership in the planning and implementing of care to patients in the medical center. 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 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 or 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 These units specialize in providing care to ill med/surg veterans or chemo/oncology. The age of patients ranges from young adult through geriatric. Common diagnoses include post operative surgical cases, post myocardial infarction, cancer diagnosis, respiratory diseases, etc. The assistant clinical nurse manager (ACNM) demonstrates knowledge and competencies in critical care nursing such as hemodynamic monitoring, operates a variety of therapeutic and treatment of the medical surgical and oncology patients. Demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. The Assistant Clinical Nurse Manager demonstrates performance and leadership that is broad enough to improve the care for a group of patients. The ANM is responsible for the documented outcomes at the unit level. Program is defined as a substantial coordinated group of activities impacting patients and/or employees. The ANM must demonstrate Lead and organize delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning. Serves as an assistant with line authority to the unit nurse manager in providing leadership and direction to nursing staff. Provides coverage for the Nurse Manager in his/her absence and functions under the supervision of the Nurse Manager. Adhering to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice Administration (including scheduling and staffing), management, supervision, education and evaluation of both nursing care and nursing personnel on his/her designated unit and as assigned for the Medical Center on the off-tours, weekends, and holidays Participates and guide the delivery of patient care, serving as relief for the nurse manager during absences Designated as a leave granting official in the absence of the Nurse Manager or under the supervision of the Nurse Manager. Demonstrate, promote, create, and ensures a culturally diverse workforce in which the values and needs of all individuals are respected Provides an environment that fosters employees to perform to their full individual potential Use advanced clinical knowledge/judgement to promote staff involvement in planning, decision making, and evaluate outcomes. Systematically evaluate current practice, and formulate outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within an area of expertise Guide, develop and support staff from a leadership perspective Use professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities Plan and assigns work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting priorities and prepare schedule for completion of work Evaluates the performance and competencies of subordinates Makes recommendations for appointment, advancements, or reassignments of subordinates. Provides mentoring, advice, counsel, or instruction to subordinate personnel on work and administrative matters. Must maintain BLS certification Ensures patient and employee safety concerns are identified and addressed timely. Monitoring compliance with accreditation and regulatory standards, ensuring continuous readiness for all internal and external reviews. Foster a mentality of positive change and support process Improvement opportunities that embrace new ideas and new methods to facilitate safe practice and sound business decisions. Addresses customer service/patient satisfaction concerns in a timely manner, reporting resolution to supervising manager. Performs delegated duties: i.e develops time schedules, complete performance evaluations, complete fact findings, and initiates or recommends disciplinary action. Additional duties as assigned: Direct patient care as needed. 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 Work Schedule: Dayshift with potential variability of tour of duty to rotating weekends and holidays as indicated by leadership.\nTelework: Not Available.\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized"]
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