Assistant Nurse Manager (Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Internal Number: 711209200
The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) Behavioral Health Care Line (BHCL) is seeking applicants, preferably with psychiatric experience, to join our Nursing leadership team. We are seeking an Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) for Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs (MHRRTP). The ANM demonstrates leadership and creative approaches in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with the interdisciplinary team. 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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted. ["This is a supervisory position and is part of the chain of command for BHCL nursing. The ANM is accountable for adhering to established policies, standards of care and nursing practice. The ANM is responsible for the supervision and administration of nursing care delivery in MHRRTP and will function in an acting capacity when the Nurse Manager (NM) is absent. This is a position that contributes to the overall organizational succession planning effort. The patient age may range from 17 years through the geriatric years. The ANM reports directly to the Nurse Manager, MHRRTP and indirectly to the Chief Nurse, BHCL. MHRRTP has two ANMs who will collaborate to provide leadership and optimal leadership and clinical coverage for MHRRTP. Duties include but are not limited to: Demonstrates leadership in collaboration with the NM to develop and implement programs which improve the delivery of patient care on the units. Executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of the unit's day to day operations. Engages in collaborative planning efforts to optimize patient flow and staffing utilization on the units. Creates a positive work environment, which enhances care delivery and professional development of clinically competent staff. Collaborates with the Nurse Manager to assume 24-hour accountability for operations of MHRRTP to include management and evaluation of care delivery by nursing and other allied health care staff. Expected to provide up to 50% of FTEE providing direct patient care when needed for front-line staff coverage. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm with occasional off tours, weekends and Holidays Telework: Not available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required."]
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