The Assistant Nurse Manager will be assigned to 5-Main, Inpatient Unit, in Patient Care Service. 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. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. Physical Requirements: Satisfactory physical examination as determined by the Employee Health Unit upon appointment only. The population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. The VA Medical Center is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients. There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, with admissions for medical co-morbidities. This position requires visual acuity (glasses permitted), keen hearing (hearing aid permitted), clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking (up to 8 hours), standing (up to 8 hours), stooping, sitting, bending (up to 8 hours), pulling, and pushing. Light lifting under 15 lbs. Light carrying 15-44 lbs. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. Use of rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. 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. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Inpatient Assistant Nurse Manager Duties Receives direction from the Nurse Manager and work collaboratively with the Nurse Managers, Educators, Charge Nurses, and other unit leaders to ensure the optimal delivery of quality, Veteran Centered patient care. Responsible and accountable for the 24/7 operations and delivery of nursing care of the Units, in collaboration with the Nurse Manager Facilitate day to day operations related to coordination of the interdisciplinary team, bed flow, and bed control for patient care needs. Provides day to day oversight of care for complex patients at the unit level. Communicates all relevant events and information to Nurse Manager/Chief Nurses. Ensures that equipment and supplies are appropriate for unit needs and Veteran care. Completes timely performance evaluations including proficiencies. Ensures environment of care is compliant with governing standards and policy. Works collaboratively with Environmental Management Service and Engineering to resolve structural, equipment and environmental deficiencies on unit(s). Oversight of all assigned work of subordinates, including work assignments and breaks. Serves as lead for Charge Nurses and ensures completion of all Charge Nurse responsibilities. Ensures units are staffed with established nursing hour per patient day with minimal overtime usage./Schedule staff, approve leave or overtime, resolve leave exceptions, and certify time per established policy within in a timely manner. Completes Joint Patient Safety Reviews for work related incidence(s). Manages performance through mentoring, coaching, awards, recognition, and counseling. Makes recommendations to the Nurse Manager regarding disciplinary actions. Participates in performance-based interviewing and timely selection of high- quality candidates. Ensures required competency, certification, and licensure of all subordinate staff. Ensures unit compliance with all infection control and Performance Improvement measures. Conduct daily rounds with patents, staff, and providers. Ensure unit(s) maintain high level of survey readiness. Monitor controlled substance and other medication administration and management to ensure compliance with policy and regulatory guidelines. Reports deficits immediately. Completes monthly reports within established guidelines. Oversees action plans to meet established benchmarks for Performance Improvement measures (dashboards, nursing indicators, patient satisfaction, All Employee Survey, etc.); and other established quality and administrative measures. Monitors documentation and ensures compliance with policy, procedure, and professional guidelines. Maintains unit safety, including suicide prevention, safe patient handling, fire safety, and management of disruptive behavior. Participates in emergency preparedness including contingency for utility outages and weather. Conduct in-depth chart reviews, track trends, maintain spreadsheets/data logs, report findings, and compile action plans for assigned Performance and Quality Improvement initiatives. Contributes to policy and procedure review and updates. Provides oversight of staff compliance with mandatory education (including TMS) and documentation as assigned by the nurse manager. Provides a Patient Centered Care (PCC) environment and ensuring compliance with PCC Center of Innovation initiatives. Unit compliance with service, facility, VISN, and VHA policy and procedure, as well as compliance with AFGE Master Agreement. Participates in service strategic planning and professional growth activities. Provides nurse manager coverage. 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: Monday - Friday; Rotating Shifts: 0730 a.m. - 4:00p.m. and 11a - 7:30p, with the flexibility to meet service needs. 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"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.