Registered Nurse (ED Nurse Manager)
The Nurse Manager has 24 hours, 7 days a week accountability for the provision and evaluation of patient care in the assigned clinic (Emergency Department, interventional radiology moderate sedation cases, phlebotomy staff management), and for the management and supervision of staff as assigned. The Nurse Manager demonstrates management practices that include effective labor and performance management, leadership skills, and clinical skills of a registered nurse. The Nurse Manager provides organizational performance improvement oversight to ensure positive patient outcomes, and staff and patient satisfaction. The Nurse Manager is accountable for applicable accreditation standards for the medical center.
The Nurse Manager:
1. Provides leadership application of the nursing process to client care, organizational processes / systems, by improving outcomes at the program / service level.
2. Initiates interdisciplinary projects to improve organizational performance.
3. Uses professional standards of care and practice to evaluate programs and / or service activities.
4. Implements an educational plan to meet changing programs or service needs for self and others. Maintains knowledge of current techniques, trends and professional issues.
5. Coaches colleagues in team building. Makes sustained contributions to healthcare by sharing expertise internally and / or externally.
6. Provides leadership in identifying and addressing ethical issues that impact client and staff, including initiating and participating in ethics consultations.
7. Uses the group process to identify, analyze and resolve care problems.
8. Collaborates with others in research activities to improve care.
9. Manages program resources (financial, human, material or informational) to facilitate safe, effective and efficient care.
10. This position requires both clinical/ direct patient care as well as supervisory responsibilities.
Citizen of the United States.
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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 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. 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.
Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.
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. Education/Experience
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.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www1.va.gov/vapubs/viewPublication.asp?Pub_ID=464&FType=2
BSN / Masters preferred
5-8 Years emergency/triage nursing experience Preferred
3 Years Med/Surg nursing experience Preferred
2 Year Management / Supervisory Experience Preferred
ANCC or other Recognized Certification Preferred in Related Fields
1. CV or Resume (required).
2.VA Form 10-2850a - Application for NurseandNurse Anesthetist (Available at http://vaww.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf)(required - this is in addition to the Resume).
Education (All education listed on resume and application must have)
* Full Street Address (P.O. Box addresses are not acceptable)
* Dates of Attendance must be in MM/YYYY format and include To: and From: (If exact dates are unknown, please provide estimated MM/YYYY and indicate estimated)
Work and Related Experience (all experience listed on resume and application must have)
* Full Street Address (P.O. Box addresses are not acceptable)
* Dates of Employment/Experience Activity must be in MM/YYYY format and include To: and From: (If exact dates are unknown, please provide estimated MM/YYYY and indicate estimated)
3. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
4. Current SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel, showing title, series, grade/step/salary.(Required for current or former government employees) Note: Your SF-50 should reflect the grade and step information equivalent to or greater than the grade lower than the position you are applying to as well as showing the length of time in grade requirements. This may not always be your most recent SF-50. You may need to submit more than one SF-50.