RN - Nurse Manager (GEC)
The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Registered Nurse to serve as the Nurse Manager within our Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) Service: Community Living Center (CLC). The Nurse Manager is a responsible member of the disciplinary team and interacts with patience, family members, professionals, and supportive personnel. The Nurse Manager is administratively responsible for the planning, administering, and directing nursing care to adult and geriatric patients with psychiatric and substance abuse problems. He/she is responsible to ensure that the highest possible quality of care is achieved and that a safe therapeutic environment is provided. The Nurse Manager is responsible to the Chief of Nursing Services, Geriatrics and Rehabilitative Care. Please note that the position is not open to novice nurses. Duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Plans and coordinates nursing coverage based on veteran health care needs;
- Plans, implements, and evaluates nursing practices for vulnerable veterans based on evidence-based standards of practice;
- Serves as a nursing role model and assures competence of nursing staff;
- Participates and collaborates as a leader with other GRC nurse managers in the decision-making process related to patient care, unit/ward policies and procedures, customer service and performance improvement activities;
- Manages nursing resources (i.e. financial and personnel) to provide efficient and effective patient care delivery and staff management;
- Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing;
- Assists nursing and other staff in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care in a cost effective and efficient manner;
- Provides the staff educational opportunities on an individual and/or group basis to meet the needs of the staff;
- Maintains current knowledge of nursing trends and issues related to homeless and/or mentally ill veterans in the community;
- Provides supervisory guidance and evaluates staff performance. Provides guidance to staff to assist them in the improvements as appropriate;
- Assures detailed, current, and comprehensive documentation contained in the patient medical record and other pertinent records;
- Works collaboratively with respective program leaders to evaluate systems for patient care delivery and staff management to meet the particular health care needs of the veteran population;
- Promotes participation by staff in providing needed data and feedback respective to clinical performance issues and patient care concerns;
- Develops and/or supports research projects directed toward improving patient care and participates in staff development;
- Collaborates with other health care professionals in providing continuity of care for veterans;
- Manages the patient care environment including budgeting, supplies, equipment and patients;
- Personnel management including schedules, counseling, and evaluation of staff;
- Staff orientation and continuing education thereafter;
- Represents the department or unit within the organization;
- Provides direct patient care when needed.
Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Nurse Clinical PathwayBasic 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.
- Masters in Nursing (MSN) preferred;
- At least 3 years of successful nursing practice as a nurse leader (Nurse Manager, Acting Nurse Manager, Charge Nurse or Team Leader) preferred;
- Gerontology or Nurse Executive certification preferred;
- Evidence of self-direction or organizational skills;
- Evidence of effectively educating patients and patient families.
- 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.
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:
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
- Other Veterans Document