Nurse Manager (Medical Surgical)

Location
New Orleans, LA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 07, 2017
Closes
Oct 07, 2017
Specialty
Managerial, Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Nurse Manager (Medical Surgical) is responsible for a full range of duties, serving as the expert to oversee the operations of the assigned areas and demonstrates mastery in leading the nursing team.?, Responsible for the 24 hour planning, organizing, and directing of activities for a 24 bed unit. Manages resources effectively to improve overall patient outcomes. Assesses the educational needs of the staff and collaborates to assure that learning needs are met. Applies evidence-based practice principles to validate and or improve nursing practice. Assures staffing levels are maintained and continually evaluates staffing needs. Manages supplies and equipment inventories and assures equipment is maintained and in working order. Assures a safety patient environment and immediately corrects deficiencies. Removes barriers through active collaboration with Nurse Executives, Nursing Supervisors, providers, site managers and support services.BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. citizenship: Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Education: 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).
  • Licensure: 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.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
  • 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 or bachelor's degree in a related field with approximately 2-3 years of experience (If MSN obtained in a Bridge Program, no BSN required). OR Doctoral degree in nursing or related field with approximately 2-3 years of experience.

Preferred Experience: Medical Surgical certification and recent Medical Surgical management preferred. 2-3 years of successful nursing practice in the Medical Surgical Unit. 2-3 years of leadership experience. MSN preferred.

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.

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 6 hours); Standing (up to 8 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).

Probationary Period:

This position requires completion of an initialtwo (2) - year probationary period, if not already served. Also, this position requires completion of an initial one (1) - year supervisory/managerial probationary period, if not already served.

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:

*Cover Letter
*DD-214
*OF-306
*Other(VA Form 10-2850A - Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist and Proof of Licensure)
*Other Veterans Document
*SF-15
*SF-50
*Transcript

VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (required) 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, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

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 1886274.

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.