ASSISTANT NURSE MANAGER (3L Medical Telemetry Unit)

Location
Minneapolis, MN
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 10, 2018
Closes
Jan 24, 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
ASSISTANT NURSE MANAGER (3L Medical Telemetry Unit)
Full-Time, Night Shift


3L is a medical/telemetry unit with 28 beds. Common diagnoses include congestive heart failure, pneumonia, obstructive chronic bronchitis with exacerbation, acute renal failure and acute pancreatitis.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a high level of clinical expertise, leadership, and creative approaches to management of complex care. In addition, s/he will apply skills necessary to identify, coordinate, and/or identify discipline-specific education, as well as training in leadership and professional staff development to all levels of staff. This RN provides first line supervision and oversight for the administration of leave, counseling and disciplinary actions for assigned staff in collaboration with the Nurse Manager.

The ANM assists in the design, implementation and evaluation of unit based Nursing programs and goals. There are six major responsibilities of the Assistant Nurse Manager:
  1. Assists the Nurse Manager in managing patient care operation at the unit level
  2. Role models collaborative leadership and communicates effectively
  3. Monitors quality of patient care and nursing practice
  4. Develops and/or provides education for staff to meet specific patient care needs on the unit
  5. Participates in the unit based staffing methodology activities
  6. Complies with Organizational Expectations
The Assistant Nurse Manager may have specific responsibilities as outlined by the Nurse Manager. Additional expectations are:
  • Work a minimum of one (1) weekend per month.
  • Work a minimum of one (1) major and one (1) minor holiday per calendar year.
  • Serve as Charge Nurse, which may include taking a modified patient assignment.
  • Administrative time will be provided as determined by the Nurse Manager.
Work Schedule: Full Time, Night Shift 11:30pm - 8:00am
Preferred Education/Experience: Baccalaureate in Nursing, 4 years of RN experience, 2 years of leadership experience
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.
Experience refers to paid nursing experience. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including LPN 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: In accordance with HRML No. 05-12-02, Employment of People with Disabilities, Including Under Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102 (u). Requirements include:
Heavy Lifting (up to 35 lbs); Moderate Carrying (15-35 lbs); Reaching Above Shoulder; Ability and dexterity of hand(s) to manage gross and fine motor tasks of patient care (i.e. IV insertion, wound care management, etc.); Walking Throughout Assigned Shift; Standing As Duties Require; Kneeling as Duties Require; Repeated Bending As Duties Require; Near Vision Correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far Vision Correctable in One Eye To 20/50 and to 20/100 In the Other; Color Vision; Hearing (aid permitted); and Specific Hearing Requirements.

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

  • 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. This is required.

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
  • OF-306
  • VA Form 10-2850A
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript