Registered Nurse (Assistant Nurse Manager) - Community Care
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Columbus, Ohio, Ohio
Internal Number: 722221200
Central Ohio VA Health Care System is seeking a RN Assistant Nurse Manager for Community Care. Duty location is the Columbus Ambulatory Care Center Primary Care. The Community Care Assistant Nurse Manager assures nursing practice is based on current professional standards and the best available evidence. This position is expected to create a learning environment that is open and respectful, promoting professional inquiry. The RN must obtain and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. 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. Preferred Qualifications/Experience: Candidate should have at least 3 years of Nursing experience One year experience in PACT nursing model. Management/Leadership experience is preferred. BSN or higher BLS/ACLS Requirements: Current certification in BLS is required for all staff providing direct patient care, and police. Additionally, current ACLS is required for patient care staff that work in specified or high-risk areas (SICU/ICU/CCU/MICU/PACU/ED/and all procedure suites using moderate sedation, etc.). If you are selected for a position which requires BLS/ACLS certification, you will be required to have proof of certification prior to being boarded for appointment with VA. If selected, obtain such certification to avoid any delays in the hiring process. Physical Requirements: 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 morbidities. 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. The RN may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The RN may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The RN must be a capable of working effectively in stressful situations and able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard.VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3 These references can be found in the local Human Resources Office. ["The Assistant Nurse Manger (ANM) is a member of the Community Care service line whose role is to provide clinical and administrative nursing leadership for the Navigation Center. The Navigation Center Assistant Nurse Manager collaborates with nursing leadership and peers of other disciplines in organizational planning, innovation, and evaluation. The ANM directly supervises nurses and paraprofessionals within Community Care. Oversight is provided by CNM for day-to-day operations in all program areas of the Navigation Center- Non-VA Inpatient Care, Non-VA Outpatient Care, Inter-facility Care Consult, and the Transitional Care Program. The ANM is responsible for all issues that affect nursing including standards of practice, training, functional statements, position descriptions, proficiency reports, performance appraisals, policies, procedures, protocols and competencies. The ANM leads nursing staff to function within a nursing process framework for problem-solving and care facilitation: assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The Assistant Nurse Manager supports and directs performance improvement initiatives. This is done with the participation of Community Care staff nursing to improve the quality of nursing care. The Assistant Nurse Manager reports directly to Clinical Nurse Manager, Community Care. It is the Clinical Nurse Manager or designee who has direct control over work assignments and leave approval. The Assistant Nurse Manager reports directly to Clinical Nurse Manager, Community Care. It is the Clinical Nurse Manager or designee who has direct control over work assignments and leave approval. PRACTICE DIMENSION (Practice, Ethics, Resource Utilization) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIMENSION (Education/Career Development, Performance) COLLABORATION DIMENSION (Collaboration, Collegiality) SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY DIMENSION (Quality of Care, Research) The Community Care ANM protects printed and electronic files containing sensitive data in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 and other applicable laws, federal regulations, VA statutes and policy, and VHA policy. The incumbent meets the needs of both the internal and external customers while supporting the mission of the VA by consistently communicating and treating customers (veterans, their representatives, visitors, and all VA staff) in a courteous, tactful and respectful manner. In addition, the incumbent provides the customer with consistent information according to established policies and procedures and handles conflict and problems constructively and appropriately. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Telework: Authorized Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 920180 Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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