Registered Nurse (Nurse Manager)

Location
Boston, MA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 12, 2018
Closes
Jan 26, 2018
Specialty
Managerial
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This position is located at the Jamaica Plain, MA Campus of VA Boston

This is a Nurse Manager (NM) position. Selectee is subject to the NM pay while occupying this positions. NM Pay Range: $79,746-$142,569. Selectee will need to sign a Memo of Understanding that they occupy this pay range only as long as they remain in the Nurse Manager Role.


The Nurse Manager of the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Program manages all aspects of daily operations for the program, including but not limited to human, financial and other resources management; and, program development and strategic planning. The incumbent works collaboratively with the Medical Director and is responsible for ensuring that excellent Primary Care is provided to the Veteran population. Emphasis is placed on patient-centered, compassionate, quality care, delivered within a team approach to best serve the needs of each patient in a timely and efficient manner.
The Nurse Manager executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex client care. The incumbent promotes patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the goals. As a change agent, promotes an environment that embraces new knowledge, innovations and improvements in our health care delivery systems. He/She implements new programs or enhancements consistent with local, VISN and VHA-national goals and priorities. Fundamental aspects of the role include: management and leadership in the care of patients; standardization of care; identification, delegation and oversight of care delivery and outcomes. The manager uses and refines data systems to identify trends and leads teams in the pursuit of ongoing opportunities for improvement.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday Days with opportunities for flexible scheduling
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Functional Statement #: Nurse II, 901520 Nurse III, 301356

NOTE: This position is covered by locality-based comparability pay.
NOTE: Travel and relocation expenses are NOT authorized.
NOTE: This position is in the Excepted Service.
NOTE: The incumbent may be required to travel to other VA campuses and CBOCs.
NOTE: Selectee must have a valid unrestricted driving license.
NOTE: Selectee will be required to complete additional forms to proceed with employment process.
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 or Masters' Degree in Nursing or related field is preferred.
  • 3-5 years of RN experience with the following: demonstrated nursing leadership, outpatient case management to patients with multiple co-morbidities including psychiatric illness, health education in areas of disease management.
  • 3-5 years of RN experience in Home Care and Primary/Ambulatory Care.
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:

1. Lifting up to 45 lbs. (Intermittently)
2. Carrying up to 45 lbs. (Intermittently)
3. Repeated bending
4. Straight Pulling up to 45 lbs. (Intermittently)
5. Straight Pushing up to 45 lbs. (Intermittently)
6. Stooping (Intermittently)
7. Squatting (Intermittently)
8. Kneeling (Occasionally)
9. Use of both arms
10. Use of both hands
11. Use of fingers
12. Overhead work; both arms (Intermittently)
13. Prolonged walking (Up to 4 hrs. /day)
14. Prolonged standing (Up to 4 hrs. /day)
15. Sitting (Up to 2 hrs. /day)
16. Far Vision - correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other
17. Near Vision - correctable to read newsprint at 13 - 16 inches
18. Ability to distinguish shades of colors
19. Hearing - ability to hear and understand the spoken voice from a distance of 8 feet. Ability to effectively utilize a stethoscope and distinguish breath and heart, and bowel sounds.
20. Emotional and mental stability - ability to effectively perform the essential functions of the position and respond appropriately in emergency situations.

The Department of Veteran Affairs must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.

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:

  • Copy of license
  • Resume
  • Transcript
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.
Upon Selection.

CSC Form 665 will be required for the selectee.

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), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Copy of license
  • VA Letter
  • Resume
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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