The PMRS nursing service has an opening for an Assistant Nurse Manager position within our Rehab unit. 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: 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. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. 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. ["The Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) for PMRS is a dynamic role that requires the incumbent to be flexible and adaptable to changes. The ANM position requires accountability 24/7 operations of Rehab but not limited to delivery of nursing services and immediate supervision and guidance of nursing personnel. The Assistant Nurse Manager should demonstrate strong interpersonal communication skills, clinical expertise, leadership, integrity, trustworthiness, motivating, inspiring, empowering others, and innovative approaches to managing complex care and staffing. Practice is enhanced through the development of collegial relationships. They must demonstrate an ability to supervise diverse staff members with complex needs and assess the specific education needs, leadership training, professional staff development, and mentoring to achieve organizational outcomes. The preferred candidate should have management experience, staffing methodology knowledge, and prior use of electronic scheduling software. The Assistant Nurse Manager is accountable to the Nurse Manager and creates a caring and healing positive work environment which enhances care delivery and professional development of clinically competent staff utilizing the principles of transformational leadership. In collaboration with the Nurse Manager, the ANM functions as a supervisor and assumes accountability for the unit's operation in partnership with the Nurse Manager and in the absence of the Nurse Manager. The Assistant Nurse Manager must be willing to work off-tours and can be required to provide direct patient care; the position requires tour flexibility to offset the Nurse Manager to meet patient care and staff needs. Responsibilities will include but not limited: Assist the Nurse Manager in overall management and operations of a patient care unit. Provide leadership support for the service on weekends. Leads and guides staff in the delivery of high-quality patient care. Collaborates with the Nurse Manager to identify unit issues, takes action towards their resolution, and evaluate outcomes of changes. Participates in the evaluation of staff performance (RN and GS employees), time and attendance and career development reviews. Initiates quality improvement activities to improve patient outcomes. Applies evidence to improve nursing practice and patient care. Serves as a preceptor and mentor to others, including new employees and students. Modeling professional behavior that encourages trust, respect, boundaries adherence, open communication, creativity, and cohesion. Employing a leadership approach that exemplifies ethical and legal behavior and supports both Nursing's and the Organization's goals. Acting as a resource for patient care, patient flow, and environmental care. Encourages the development of the therapeutic milieu and alliance with staff and patients. Conducts quarterly staff development reviews and assist with staff self-assessments. Assist with scheduling and timekeeping duties. Assist the Nurse Manager in managing non-supervisory Human Relations Services issues. Participate in interdisciplinary meetings and leadership meetings. Assist staff with the interpretation of HPMs, SOPs, NSMs, and other polices requiring clarification. Review / revise policies and standard operating procedures that enhance efficiency of patient care and patient flow. Participating in environment of care rounds. Encouraging and creating opportunities for shared governance activities that reflect interdisciplinary collaboration. Assist with PI/QM projects and data collection. Assist in the follow-up incidents of near miss or less than optimal results with huddles and action plans for improvement. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards Paid 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) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Evening 1530-2400. Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required."]
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