Nurse Manager Hematology-Oncology

Location
Little Rock, AR
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 27, 2018
Closes
Feb 26, 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The individual selected for the Hematology/Oncology Nurse Manager (NM) position will function under the supervision of the Associate Nurse Executive (ANE) and will be responsible for the overall management of the unit within the Ambulatory Care section of Nursing Service at the Little Rock campus. Strong leadership, managerial skills, communication and collaborative skills are critical for this role. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: (a) participation in design, support and maintenance of assigned unit; (b) direction of performance measures, regulatory compliance and quality improvement activities; (c) evaluation of staff performance; (d) initiation and facilitation of collaboration among disciplines; (e) collaboration in developing, implementing and maintaining Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Nursing and Ambulatory Service policies, mission, goals and resources; (f) facilitation of staff development; and (g) planning and implementation of strategic plans, budget, staffing, programmatic changes and unit specific projects. The successful candidate posseses professional communication skills to accomplish the above and coordinate changes according to complex patient care needs. The Hematology/Oncology unit is a 16 bed inpatient unit combined with an outpatient clinic and chemotherapy/biotherapy area with capability and capacity of 12 chairs.

Work Schedule: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday, with some rotations to off-tours

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.
  • Applicants and individuals appointed on or after November 30, 1999, who

    have been licensed, registered, or certified (as applicable to such position) in

    more than one State and who had such license, registration, or certification

    revoked for professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard care by any of those States, or voluntarily relinquished a license, registration or certification in any of those States after being notified in writing by that State of potential termination for professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard care, are not eligible for appointment, unless the revoked or surrendered license, registration, or certification is restored to a full and unrestricted status."
Preferred Experience: Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN)
Board certification from a VA approved certifying body
Evidence of 3-5 years of successful professional (RN) nursing practice with evidence of progressive nursing/administrative responsibility is strongly preferred
Previous management experience is preferred
2-5 years of recent Hematology/Oncology professional (RN) nursing 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; Heavy carrying 45 pounds and over
Straight pulling (1-2 hrs); Pushing (1-2 hrs)
Reaching above shoulder (1-2 hrs);
Kneeling; Repeated bending (1-2 hrs)
Walking (2-4 hrs); Standing (2-6 hrs)
Use of fingers; Use of both hands
Near vision correctable; Far vision correctable
Depth perception; Hearing (aide permitted)
Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously
Work closely with others, as well as, protracted or irregular hours of work

Selected applicants are encouraged to complete an online onboarding process.

To interview for this position, you must provide a :

Detailed Resume or CV

Other forms and credentialing will be required after interview to continue the hiring process. To find forms, go to
http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. and type in the form numbers provided below:

Other Documents required after interview
1. Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (form 10-2850a)
2. Current supervisor reference or current performance evaluation (form FL-10-341a)
3. 306 -Declaration for federal employment (form 306)
4. Copy of BLS (Basic Life Support) Card

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