RN -Nurse Manager - (Acute Mental Health Unit 4CD)
The Nurse Manager is directly responsible for the management of patient care in the 33-bed Acute Inpatient Mental Health Unit-(4CD). The Nurse Manager is responsible for organizing, directing, and evaluating the patient care delivery system within the inpatient setting. The Nurse Manager is responsible and accountable for the 24/7 operations of their units, ensuring that subordinate personnel provide timely nursing care which complies with acceptable standards of care. In addition, theNurse Manager executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to the management of patient care for adult and geriatric patients. The 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) making recommendations for appointments and advancements; (5) giving advice, counsel, or instruction to subordinate personnel on work and administrative matters; (6) 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) identifying developmental and training needs of subordinates and providing or making provision for such development and training. The Nurse Manager is also responsible for performance measures, performance improvement, customer service/patient satisfaction, patient and employee safety, interviewing applicants, employee relations, standards of care and practice, the work environment, and accreditation and regulatory standards. The Nurse Manager actively develops and manages collaborative partnerships with physicians and other clinicians. The Nurse Manager is responsible for staffing their units on a continual basis (24/7), validating the nursing hours per patient day, and working with other Nurse Managers to identify and share resources. The Nurse Manager is responsible for time scheduling of the unit, coaching staff, dealing with employee conduct and performance issues, completing and submitting recurring reports, proficiencies and performance evaluations in a timely manner. The Nurse Manager participates on service and medical center committees and task forces to improve nursing practice and patient care. The Nurse Manager identifies educational needs of staff and ensures that these needs are addressed. The Nurse Manager has an integral role in supporting and facilitating student nurse clinical experiences, as well as orienting new staff. The Nurse Manager works in partnership with the union and adheres to EEO principles. The Nurse Manager will maintain competency/proficiency in practice on their assigned unit and remain current with required certification for their unit, i.e., basic life support (BLS) and Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior (PMDB). The Nurse Manager reports to the Associate Chief Nurse/Mental Health and is accountable to the Associate Director for Patient Care Services (ADPCS).
Preferred Experience: 2-3 years of supervisory/management experience. 2-3 years of mental health experience. Demonstrated expertise in organization dynamics, evaluative techniques and leadership abilities.
Masters degree in nursing or related field with BSN from NLNAC or CCNE accredited program preferred. Certification in mental health preferred.
Work Schedule: Administrative Tour: 7:30am.-4:30pm. (Occasional off tour schedule to attend meetings is required).
Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.
Travel Required: Occasional Travel
Travel Description: Occasional Travel to both campuses and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) May be required
Relocation Authorized: No
This position does not require a Financial Disclosure
Bargaining Unit Position: No
Supervisory Position: Yes
Functional Statement: Nurse Manager
*Selected Applicant will be required to complete a 1 Year Supervisor Probationary Period*BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
- U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
- 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.
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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.
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.
Preferred Experience: MSN/ certification inmental healthpreferred;BSN required
BLS Certification required
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 and Salary will be determined by the Nursing Professional Standards Board.
Work requires extensive walking, standing, stretching and bending in caring for patients in wards.
The physical requirements of this position include lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking (distance), climbing, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), pulling, pushing, repetitive motionand stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, keyboarding, reading and logical thinking, depth perception , hearing (aide permitted); near/far vision correctable to meet Driver's License requirements. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. There may be the need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness and hazardous materials.All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Other(VA Application 10-2850a)
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:*Cover Letter
*Other Veterans Document
VA RN Application Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (required if you are not a current VA Hudson Valley RN employee; -You will NOT be considered without submittal of this form) Available at the VA Forms website: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=10-2850&tkey=&Action=Search
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 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 2006002.
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.