Registered Nurse (RN) Assistant Nurse Manager - Emergency Department/Triage

Location
Chicago, IL
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 11, 2018
Closes
Jan 16, 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The assistant nurse manager serves as an assistant with line authority to the unit nurse manager in providing leadership and direction to nursing staff. He/she is accountable for adhering to established nursing and medical center policies. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: facilitates the delivery of quality patient care and ensuring patient safety; maintains competency and education of staff; ensures that staff are accountable for implementing care based on emergency and triage nursing standards and evidence-based practice; demonstrates, promotes, creates and ensures a culturally diverse workforce in which the values and needs of all individuals are respected; coordinates and integrates a variety of clinical and management decisions with clinicians and administration on all aspects of the unit; provides an environment that fosters employee staff development towards advancement in nursing practice and leadership; process payroll; process scheduling; and completes training as applicable. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: coordinating and facilitating patient flow including patient transfers and discharges; serves as charge nurse as needed; assigns tasks to staff; conducting and observing patient rounds; providing patient care as needed; conducting performance improvement projects to improve patient care and satisfaction scores; etc. If not ACLS certified within 6 months of assignment, may be reassigned to a different unit.

Work Schedule: 11 am to 7:30 pm
Some rotation to off tours, weekends and holidays
Scheduling flexibility required

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:
  • BSN
  • ACLS, BLS
  • Emergency Nursing Certification
  • 3 years current Emergency Department direct patient care experience
  • Evidence of current (3 years minimum) demonstrated proficiency as an Emergency Department charge nurse
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to appropriately and courteously relate to internal and external customers
  • Works well with interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated leadership, self-direction, collegiality, and rational problem solving skills
  • Evidence of strong communication skills written and oral
  • Basic computer skills
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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting.

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:

  • 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. (REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)

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.
  • Resume

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