Nurse Manager Medical/Surgical Care Unit

Location
Muskogee, OK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 10, 2018
Closes
Jan 17, 2018
Specialty
Managerial, Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

The 4 East Nurse Manager:
  • S(H)e displays leadership/management skills in prioritizing patient care needs and staffing requirements to best utilize staff and material resources in accomplishing nursing and organizational goals in an efficient manner.
  • S(H)e is responsible for reviewing admission criteria as needed.
  • The Nurse Manager has 24/7 responsibility for reviewing admission criteria as needed.
  • The Nurse Manager is responsible for building an atmosphere of respect, trust, and civility among the Veterans and staff.
  • The Nurse Manager drives Quality, Safety and Value on their assigned suite.
  • Performs executive position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care.
  • Demonstrates performance and leadership that is broad enough to improve the care for a group of patients.
  • Responsible for the documented outcomes at the program or service level. Program or service level outcomes must be broad and complex and can be demonstrated at any organizational level within the facility, VISN, or VACO. Program is defined as a substantial coordinated group of activities impacting patients and/or employees.
  • Demonstrates leading and organizing delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning.
  • Uses advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes.
  • Functions as an expert in clinical practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities.
  • Systematically evaluates current practice, and formulating outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within an area of expertise.
  • Guides, develops, and supports staff from a leadership perspective.
  • Uses professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm (may work variable shifts as needed)
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:
  • Two (2) - Three (3) years of management experience
  • Three (3) - Five (5) years of Med/Surg experience
  • Three (3) - Five (5) years of peri-operative 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: Heavy Lifting (45 pounds and over); Straight Pulling, Pushing, Walking, Standing, Repeated bending (8-10 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands, legs, and eyes required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); and Emotional/Mental Stability.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • 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.

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.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • VA Form 10-2850a
  • Resume
  • SF-50
  • Transcript