ANM GI Department

Location
Saint Louis, MO
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 10, 2018
Closes
Jan 24, 2018
Specialty
Cardiology
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) functions as the professional leader of an interdisciplinary health care team and possesses the administrative leadership necessary to promote interdisciplinary cooperation. In collaboration with the Nurse Manager (NM), the ANM functions as a supervisor and assumes accountability for the operational functions of GI Dept. The ANM is responsible for creating a positive work environment which enhances care delivery and professional development of clinically competent staff. The ANM responsibilities include demonstration of the knowledge and skills necessary to facility and maintain care appropriate for the patients admitted to GI Dept. The incumbent should be familiar with the care of GI patients, protocols, and daily operations and supervises care in accordance with established standards and hospital policies and procedures, as well as, accepts responsibility and maintains accountability for own actions and for professional and personal growth. The ANM demonstrates the ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, and possesses the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors, and other members of the interdisciplinary team. The ANM will function in the clinical role at least fifty percent (50%) of the time which may include but is not limited to relieving staff for meetings, breaks and call-in supplementation. Clinical role will also include education and mentoring in the patient care areas as well as taking assignments and helping with the general demands on the unit.

Duties will include but not limited to:

Demonstrates effective leadership in assigned area and understands processes, procedures, standards, methods, and technologies related to assignment; collaborates and works well with others.

Serves as an assistant with line authority to the nurse manager in providing leadership and direction to nursing staff

Acts as the Nurse Manager during times of Nurse Manager absence, by directly supervising staff who provide care which compensates for or assists in meeting the health-related self-care demands, and/or enhancing or developing self-care

In collaboration with the nurse manager is responsible for the administration, management, supervision and evaluation of both nursing care and nursing personnel on the unit

Communicates clearly, orally and in writing, and maintains staff confidentiality

Providing unit coverage when needed (charge nurse, staff relief or taking an assignment); administers nursing care, medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines

Assisting the Nurse Manager in formulating and managing staff scheduling and accurately entering data into Acustaf

Utilizes appropriate position descriptions / functional statements, Performance Standards, and Qualification Standards to provide input for staff performance evaluations to Nurse Manager on Title 38 and Title 5 (GS) employees.

Assisting the nurse manager in compiling and submitting of required reports in a timely manner including: performance appraisals, proficiencies, performance improvement reports, certified time, and other workload and patient care data requested.

Assures that staff documentation is accurate indicating patient findings, assessments, and care provided in the medical record focusing on established performance standards.

Demonstrates sound judgment in problem/conflict resolution skills and in daily overall unit operations

Works in partnership with the union and adheres to EEO principles

Assists nurse manager in planning and conducting regularly scheduled unit staff meetings; encourages open communication and verbalization of options when identifying and resolving problems, facilitates resolutions through appropriate channels.

Participating on unit, service and medical center committees and task forces to improve nursing practice and patient care; disseminating applicable information to the GI Dept staff.

Active participation at the unit/program/facility level quality improvement processes and initiatives

In collaboration with the nurse manager, initiating new unit specific performance improvement activities

Completes policy / procedure development and / or review in a timely manner under the direction of the nurse manager

Identifies educational needs of the staff and ensures that these needs are addressed. Assures that all staff members complete mandatory annual reviews and assists NM/Nurse Educator in certifying staff competencies

In collaboration with the nurse manager, implements a unit-based orientation and preceptor program

Maintains proficiency in practice on their assigned unit and remains current with required certification for their unit, i.e., basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS).

The Assistant Nurse Manager of GI Dept reports to the Nurse Manager of GI Dept

Work Schedule: Able to work all shifts
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

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. OR 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) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
  • 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. Bachelor's Degree required.
2. Recent acute care experience with a minimum of 3 years of medical/surgical experience
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:
The Physical requirements of this position include the following tasks which may be performed intermittently: lifting of up to 50 lbs. (3 hours), sitting (2 hours), standing (4 hours), walking (8 hours), climbing (1 hour), kneeling (3 hours), bending/stooping (3 hours), twisting (2 hours), pushing/pulling (6 hours), simple grasping (8 hours), fine manipulation (8 hours), reaching above the shoulder (4 hours), and operating machinery (8 hours).

Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who encounter VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities.

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:

  • Current Performance Evaluation
  • VA Form 10-2850a
  • 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. (Current VA ST Louis employees do not need to submit this form).

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.
  • Current Performance Evaluation
  • VA Form 10-2850a
  • Resume

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