Registered Nurse-Nurse Manager(4 South-Med Surg/Telemetry)

Location
Huntington, WV
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 31, 2018
Closes
Feb 28, 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Nurse Manager of the 30-bed 4 South Telemetry Unit is responsible for the nursing practice, quality of care, and personnel management of the unit 24/7. The Nurse Manager will ensure a healthy working environment and actively participate in implementing the mission, vision, policies, goals, and objectives of the Huntington VA Medical Center. The Nurse Manager executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care.

  • Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Manage the patient care environment including budgeting, supplies, equipment, and patients.
  • Provide direct supervision of nursing personnel in their defined area of responsibility and evaluate performance and competency.
  • Manage staffing process using VA Staffing Methodology and electronic staffing programs.
  • Monitor compliance to CARF, Joint Commission Standards, and other standards and policies.
  • Collaborate with other Supervisors and Service Chiefs for program development, quality care, and strategic planning.
  • Identify, delegate and provide oversight of care delivery and outcomes.
  • Serve as a change agent by promoting an environment that embraces new knowledge, professionalism, innovations and improvements in the health care delivery system.
  • Ensure staff orientation, continuing education, and personnel development.
  • Create and advocate for a work environment that is conducive to the recruitment and retention of highly competent nursing staff with diverse backgrounds.
Work Schedule: Primarily Dayshift, Monday Thru Friday, 7:30am-4pm
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.
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: Lifting: Frequently 11 to 24 pounds; Occasionally 25 to 34 lbs; Occasionally 35. Carrying: Frequently 35lbs; Pushing: Occasionally up to 100 lbs; Bending/Stooping: Frequently; Squatting: Rarely; Crouching: Occasionally; Balancing: Continuously; Pulling: Frequently; Standing: Frequently; Walking: Frequently, Climbing: Occaisionally.

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

  • Copy of Nursing Licensure
  • Resume
  • Transcript
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
  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
  • Copy of Nursing Licensure
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript