Assistant Nurse Manager (Cardiac Cath)

Location
Miami, FL
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 07, 2017
Closes
Oct 04, 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Cardiac Cath Lab Assistant Nurse Manager will support the Vision, Mission and Values of Miami VA Healthcare Center within his/her defined area of responsibility. He/she is engaged in administrative nursing practice characterized by both increased complexity of clinical decision making and enhanced skill in nursing management. The Cardiac-Cath Lab Assistant Nurse Manager, in collaboration with the Nurse Manager, will provide leadership in day-to-day operations of the Cardiac Cath-Lab/EP unit as well as the Heart Station unit and ECHO lab. He or she will input strategic planning process for the attainment of organizational goals. The Assistant Nurse Manager executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to the management of patient care for adult and geriatric patients, in accordance with the Florida Nurse Practice Act, Medical Center, and VA standards of care.
The Assistant Nurse Manager is responsible for assisting the Nurse Manager with management of patient care in the Cardiac Cath Lab Unit. He/ She is responsible for organizing, directing, and evaluating the patient care delivery system within the outpatient setting. Under the Nurse Manager, the Cardiac Cath-Lab Assistant Nurse Manger will manage staff, clinical operations, quality control, quality improvement measures, and strategic growth/development. This position requires a team player with a solid history of leading large teams, building successful relationships with physicians and a clinical background working in a Cardiac Cath-Lab. The Cardiac Cath-Lab Assistant Nurse Manager will join an excellent and expert multi-disciplinary team of heart care professionals to provide patients with excellent care in the diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular diseases. The Assistant Nurse Manager ensures that subordinate personnel provide timely nursing care which complies with acceptable standards of care. He/ She is responsible for all issues that affect nursing including standards of practice, credentialing, training, functional statement, position descriptions, proficiency reports, performance appraisals, policies, procedures, protocols and competencies. The Assistant Nurse Manager will assist Nurse Manager with timely recruitment and staffing on a continual basis, validating the nursing hours per patient day, assuring fiscal accountability, and working with the Nurse Manager to identify and share resources. The Assistant Nurse Manager, in collaboration with the Nurse Manager, will assist with time schedules of the unit, dealing with employee conduct and performance issues, completing and submitting recurring reports in a timely manner. The Assistant Nurse Manager has continuing responsibility for all the following functions: (1) planning work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting priorities, and preparing schedules for completion of work; (2) assigning work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and the capabilities of subordinates; (3) evaluating the performance of subordinates; (4) Implementing individual performance expectations on work and administrative matters; coaches, counsels, develops, and provides input to performance evaluations to enable employees to be successful in contributing to the achievement of individual and work group objectives. He/she will make recommendations for appointments, advancements, or reassignments of subordinates; (5) hearing and resolving complaints of subordinates and referring more serious complaints not resolved to higher level supervisors; (7) recommending and/or taking disciplinary action where appropriate; and (8) ensuring appropriate orientation and identifying developmental training needs of subordinates and providing or making provision for such development and training .

Work Schedule: TOUR OF DUTY: Primarily Normal work days/hours will be Monday-Friday: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, with the flexibility to work other tours to meet unit/program objectives as required.

NOTE: Those who previously applied to announcement WC-17-QR-1949223 do not need to re-apply. This position is an open continuous announcement and may extend closing dates until a selection is made.

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.
  • 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.
    • 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)
  • 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:
1) 2-3 years of recent nursing supervisory (charge nurse) or management experience.
2) A minimum of 2-3 years recent successful practice within the last 5 years of cardiac cath lab experience.
3) BSN/MSN preferred
4) Advanced organizational skills, advanced oral/written communication skills.

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 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's 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 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree.
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 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1 - 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted)

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume
VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. by closing date

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Resume
  • SF-50
  • Transcript