Referral Coordination Initiative (RCI) Assistant Nurse Manager, Community Care
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Internal Number: 711347400
The Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) position is an entry level management position. In collaboration with the Nurse Manager, functions as a supervisor and assumes accountability for the operational function of the designated units. Assignment may include (but is not limited to) scheduling, staffing, evaluating, counseling, and directing nursing personnel in assigned units. The ANM has first-line supervisory authority, responsibility, and accountability. 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: BSN, Community Care / RCI experience, at least 3 years of leadership / managerial experience preferred. 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. 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: The incumbent must be able to perform all activities of the position without restriction. This position involves considerable standing, walking, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and turning. The work may involve pushing or lifting weight in excess of 50 pounds and going up and down flights of stairs. Requires visual and auditory acuity at a level to provide safe and effective care. Requires the individual to work for periods of time with arms above shoulder level or with the neck in a fully flexed or extended position and the ability to physically control or protect him/herself from physically abusive patients. Requires the individual to travel in an automobile for several hours at a time. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Direct and supervise the Community Care RCI nursing staffing as designated by the Nurse Manager. Act as the Nurse Manager during time of Nurse Manager absences. 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 as delegated by the Nurse Manager. Make recommendations to the Nurse Manager for appointments, advancements, or reassignments of subordinates. Give advice, counsel, or instruction to subordinate personnel on work and administrative matters (such as performance and conduct issues). Hear and resolve complaints of subordinates and referring more serious complaints not resolved to higher level supervisors. Recommend and/or take disciplinary action where appropriate. Follow the hiring and selection process for new employees in collaboration with the Nurse Manager. Identify developmental and training needs of subordinates and services and providing or making provision for such development and training. Identify and implement performance improvement based on performance/quality measures. Maintain patient and employee safety, standards of care and practice, the work environment, and accreditation and regulatory standards. Actively develop and manage collaborative partnerships with other departments, both internal and external to the VA. TriWest / JPSR / PATSR issues, assist in resolving consult issues. Work with data analyst to pull Data / Metrics for services. Update or write SOPs as needed. Attend National meetings for Community Care and RCI and disseminate critical information to staff. Collaborate with the Nurse Manager to ensure the Community Care department is staffed appropriately, validating the workload, and using national staffing tools as a guide for staffing. Ensure that suspense's and reports are completed timely along with proficiencies and performance appraisals as delegated by the Nurse Manager. Work closely with UEC and Preceptor to disseminate any critical information to staff or services. Participate on service level committees and task forces to improve nursing practice and patient care. Support shared governance and encourages employees to participate in facility councils. Maintain a partnership with the union and adhering to EEO principles. Other duties as assigned. 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: 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Monday-Friday Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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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.