Registered Nurse - Nurse Manager
The Nurse Manager is a professional nurse who holds twenty-four hour accountability for the management of a defined area of organized nursing services or resident care unit within the VANIHCS. The incumbent is a first level-nursing manager who functions under the direction and guidance of the Chief Nurse and Nurse Executive/ Associate Director Patient Care Services in providing clinical and administrative leadership. He/she uses the nursing process to achieve identified goals for VA Northern Indiana Health Care System. As a nursing leader, the Nurse Manager is responsible for the management of Nursing Practice and Nursing Operations within their defined areas of responsibility. He/she facilitates an interdisciplinary approach to high quality, cost effective and customer focused health care. The Nurse Manager directly supervises all nursing personnel in their defined area of responsibility and may supervise the Medical Support Services Clerk in some settings. The Nurse Manager is directly accountable to the Chief Nurse. He/she is accountable for writing and adhering to established policies, standards of care, and standards of practice. The registered nurse provides care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and executing medical regimens including administering medications and treatments prescribed by a licensed or otherwise legally authorized provider. (Indiana Board of Nursing) The nurse's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community. (ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses)Work Schedule: Administrative tour - hours may vary.
Functional Statement Title/#: Nurse Manager
- U.S. Citizenship.
Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration requiredGraduate 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. 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)
- Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.
- Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience.
- Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience.
- Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience.
- Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience
- 2-3 years' Mental Health Nursing experience.
- Substance abuse treatment experience.
- Nurse Manager/Supervisor experience.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Grade Determinations: Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows:
- Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization; Professional Development: performance, education/career development;Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality;Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.
Physical Requirements: Registered Nurse Functional Requirements: Heavy Lifting 50 lbs and over (intermittently); Carrying up to 45 lbs (intermittently); Repeated bending; Straight Pulling up to 45 lbs (intermittently); Straight Pushing up to 45 lbs (intermittently); Stooping (intermittently); Squatting (intermittently); Kneeling (occasionally); Use of both arms; Use of both hands; Use of fingers; Overhead work, both arms (intermittently); Prolonged walking (up to 4 hours/day); Prolonged standing (up to 4 hours/day); Sitting (up to 2 hours/day); Far Vision - correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; Near Vision - correctable to read newsprint at 13-16 inches; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing - ability to hear and understand the spoken voice from a distance of 8 feet. Emotional and mental stability ?,- ability to effectively perform the essential functions of the position and respond appropriately in emergency situations.You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
2. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (Available athttp://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf Note: Current VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System Nurses do NOT need to submit this form. All other Nurse applicants MUST provide a VA Form 10-2850a as part of the application package.
3. Answers to the Assessment Questionnaire
You may also submit the following supporting document type (s), which may not be required for all applicants:
1. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available athttp://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf).
2. Copy of Current Certification, Licensure, or Registration
3. Copy of college transcript.
4. Veterans who are outside of the VA Medical Center must submit a DD-214 documenting all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.), more than one DD-214 may be needed to show your total military service; and a Application for 10-point Veteran Preference (SF-15) form and required documentation, if you are claiming 10-point veteran preference. (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
5. Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) Required only from current or former Federal employees. Submit most recent action showing highest grade/step held. Former Federal employees should submit a copy of their separation personnel action.
Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 2005016.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.