RN Assistant Nurse Manager - Acute Care - Mather - 2 positions

Location
Mather, CA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 24, 2018
Closes
Feb 23, 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
  • Demonstrate ability to function effectively in the Assistant Nurse Manager Role requiring application of complex problem solving skills at the program level, and use team approaches to identify, analyze and resolve problems.
  • Assists Manager with clinical and administrative leadership and expertise while facilitating an atmosphere of interactive management and the development of collegial relationships among the interdisciplinary team.
  • Assist staff in following guidelines for planned change and in using quality improvement data when proposing change or improvement in nursing care.
  • Ensure staff compliance with NCHCS and Service Line goals and Network performance standards, licensure and required certifications (ACLS, BLS, TMS, Mosbys)
  • Participates in conflict resolution as necessary and acts as an effective problem solver, always in the leadership and not the peer role
  • Develop and maintain effective communication within assigned nursing unit and care level and among colleagues within and external to Nursing Service
  • Evaluate and approve attendance of all staff assigned to unit, per policy.
  • Ensure all staff complete annual mandatory competencies and training, required licensure and certifications and facilitates monthly unit in-service education programs
  • Knowledge and skills with various computer programs utilized within the unit and Nursing Service
  • Assesses staff performance on a regular basis, contributes to appraisals and proficiencies as necessary, assuring these are completed on time per regulation and signed off in the absence of the Nurse Manager
  • Assumes patient care when needed to ensure full operational needs of units
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8 hour PM shifts
Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredBasic 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:
  • Current proficiency in Basic Life Support (BLS)/ACLS through the American Heart Association (Required prior to assuming clinical duties and must remain current -VHA Directive 11-77)
  • Maintenance of an active, unencumbered RN license and specialty certification mandatory
  • Minimum 2 years acute care / critical care experience
  • Must have computer skills to include Microsoft Word, Excel, and the ability to navigate a computerized patient record system.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a diverse team environment.
  • Flexibility and the ability to change priorities quickly
  • Ability to provide education, guidance, assessments and assure standardized processes in Department
  • Previous experience in group teaching/education
  • Experience in a supervisory capacity for multiple RNs, LVNs, Nursing Assistants and/or Health Techs
  • Member of an appropriate professional nursing organization and seeks continuing education and profession development opportunities consistent with the annual learning plan.
  • BSN and/or Master's degree from an accredited school of nursing recognized by the VA (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
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:
  • Involves considerable amount of standing, walking, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting, and turning.
  • It requires restraining confused clients, repositioning patients, assisting with transfers from wheel chairs/stretchers and transporting them to other departments or facilities. Mechanical devices are available and are required to be used for heavy or difficult to lift clients.
  • Requires carrying or lifting of objects weighing up to 50 lbs., but occasionally may require work that involves pushing or lifting in excess of 50 pounds and going up and down flights of stairs.
  • The position requires visual and auditory acuity at a level to provide safe and effective nursing care.
  • The position requires the nurse to work for periods of time with arms above shoulder level or with neck in a fully flexed or extended position and the ability to physically control or defend against emotionally ill clients.
  • The position also requires ability to work on computers for extended periods of time.
  • In an eight-hour day, must be able to sit for 3 ? hours, stand for 3 ? hours, and walk for 1 hour.
  • Requires occasional bending/stooping (6-10% of work time).
  • Requires use of hands for actions such as typing, simple grasping, fine manipulation, and repetitive actions.
  • Requires the ability to frequently respond to multiple demands and priorities.
  • Has potential for exposure to infectious diseases, hazardous waste and chemicals.
  • Requires visual acuity, the ability to speak and the ability to hear speech.
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:

  • 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. 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), SF-50's, etc.
  • VA FORM 10-2850a
  • Resume