Registered Nurse (Inpatient Mental Health Assistant Manager)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Seattle, Washington
Internal Number: 712056500
The Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) is accountable for the management of the clinical area under the direction of the Nurse Manager. When providing direct services to patients, acts as a role model of expert and ethical clinical nursing. The ANM functions as part of an interdisciplinary team consisting of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and other mental health professionals. 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: Bachelor of Science in Nursing Minimum of two years of acute psychiatric/mental health experience as a registered nurse 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: Heavy lifting (45 pounds and over); straight pulling (6 hours); pushing (2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (6 hours); standing (2 hours); repeated bending (6 hours); ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid may be permitted); visual acuity 20/30 corrected. Environmental Factors: Working with hands in water; working closely with others. ["7 West is an inpatient unit that provides acute care to psychiatric patients. Patient populations include Veterans who present with the full range of DSM V mental disorders, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders and substance abuse disorders. Patients are likely to present with co-morbid medical conditions, functional decline and unstable living conditions. Duties include but are not limited to: Being accountable for adhering to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice. Demonstrating leadership in improving nursing care. Administrating, managing and supervising, and evaluating both nursing care and nursing personnel on their designated unit under the direction of and collaboration with the nurse manager. Developing the time schedule in a timely manner. Assisting the nurse manager in managing the unit resources which results in decreased waste, improved efficiencies and/or decreased liabilities while maintaining or enhancing care and practice. Work Schedule: Compressed schedule (10 hour shift), shift and hours flexible, determined by nurse manager. Compressed/Flexible: Compressed schedule authorized. Telework: Not available. Virtual: This is not a virtual or remote position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized. Employee Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Not authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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 VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards"]
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