Registered Nurse-Nurse Manager (Operating Room)

Pineville, LA
Sep 08, 2017
Oct 04, 2017
Managerial, OR / PACU
Contract Type
Full Time

TheRegistered Nurse-OperatingRoomNurseManagerwill have twenty-four hour accountability for the management of a defined area of an organized Nursing Servicesor patient care unit(s) within the Alexandria VA Healthcare System. The incumbent is a first levelnurse manager who functions under the direction and guidance of the Associate Director-Patient Care Services. He/She will provide clinical and administrative leadership as well as use the nursing process to achieve goals for AVAHCS. As a nursing leader, the OR Nurse Manager is responsible for the nursing practice and nursing operations within his/her 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 the Operating Room, Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Ambulatory Surgery, Pre-op teaching, and supervises Medical Support Service clerks.

The Nurse Manager is directly accountable to the Associate Chief of Nursing Services-Acute. He/shemay be instructedto assume other duties, such as Non Administrative Tour Nursing Coordinator, assistance with Sterile Processing Services, and assuming roles of other Nurse Managers at the discretion of the AD-PCS to accomplish the goals and missions of the Alexandria VA Healthcare System. The Operating Room Nurse Manager is engaged in administrative nursing practice characterized by both increased complexity of clinical decision making and enhanced skills in nursing management. He/she provides leadership in day-to-day operations and input into thestrategic planning process for the attainment of organizational goals. The OR Nurse Manager keeps staff informed of the Medical Center Administrative goals through facilitating both vertical and horizontal communication in a timely manner. The incumbent will provide timely information regarding emergencies, unusual occurrences or issues that impacts nursing practice or operations to the AD-PCS. The incumbent assumes responsibility for staffing and scheduling of permanent and supplementalnursing staff, and ensures that assignments of the staff reflect their appropriate utilization, compliance with staffing guidelines, and The Joint Commission standards. The Nurse Manageris fiscally responsible, and participates with the practice, credentialing, training,functional statements, position descriptions, proficiency reports, performance appraisals, policies, procedures, protocols and procedures. The incumbent serves as a role modelwho coaches and supportsstaff in clinical thinking regarding professional nursing practice. The OR Nurse Manager is an active member of the Clinical Management team who plays a key role in the ongoing systematic evaluation and improvement of the quality and effectiveness of nursing care.

Tour of Duty: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm

This position locatedinBuilding 7 Fourth floor

Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

This position is open until filled. The first cut off date is August 22, 2017 and every 15 workdays thereafter. If a selection is not made from the first certificate of eligibles.

Education and Experience: In addition to the basic qualification requirements, applicants must have demonstrated evidence of the following knowledge, skills and abilities determined to be essential for satisfactory performance in the position:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required. Master of Science of Nursing is preferred.

Fiveyears of successful nursing practice is desired.

Two-Three years of nursing leadership is required.

National certification is desired

Flexiblity and dependability

Excellent interpersonal relations/communications skills

Utilization of nursing practice and evidence based practice to achieve optional patient outcomes

Understanding and utilization of customer service concepts

Proficient teaching with Acute Care, Mental Health and Geriatrics

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 Requirements:

  • 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.


Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:"It is VA policy to ensure that all selected applicants and employed personnel are physically, mentally and emotionally fit to perfom the duties of the position to which assigned. A pre-placement physical examination is required for all full-time, part-time and intermittent employees identified by VA Directive and Handbook 5019."

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You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  1. CV or Resume.
  2. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for NurseandNurse Anesthetist (Available at (required).
  3. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service(required). 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
  4. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).
  5. Optional Form 306 (Declaration of Federal Employment), required for all non-federal applicants (
  6. Occupational Questionnaire
  7. College Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable). If your transcript is being forwarded separately from your college or university, it must also include the announcement number on either the transcripts or envelope in order to match it with your application material.