Assistant Nurse Manager, Emergency Department, Registered Nurse

Location
Indianapolis, IN
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 17, 2018
Closes
Jun 16, 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Leads/delegates group activities to solve problems or accomplish a specific task. Serves as a role model in the delivery of comprehensive patient/family care and the resolution of issues.
  • Applies a collaborative team approach in identifying, analyzing and resolving patient flow issues.Promotes continuity of care through collaboration with patients, families and healthcare teams
  • Applies problem-solving skills leading to resolution of barriers to patient flow.
  • Evaluates staff performance and provides feedback as appropriate
  • Implements an educational plan to meet changing program or service needs for self and others.Maintains knowledge of current techniques, trends and professional issues.
  • Facilitates
  • Facilitates open exchange of ideas between peers, management, and staff; creatively responds to and evaluates suggestions for improvement.
  • Participates in educational assessment of unit staff and recommends to ED Unit Manager priority of topics for staff development.
  • Supports participation in professional organizations.
  • Shares clinical/
  • As directed by the ED Unit Manager, conducts staff meetings to facilitate communication, disseminate information /lead and promote interdisciplinary interaction and problem solving.
  • Provides staff with ongoing feedback related to performance, and assists the ED Unit Manager with staff performance appraisals and Individual Development Plans.
  • Demonstrates effective conflict resolution/management skills.
  • Creates an atmosphere in which nurses build professional relationships with peers and colleagues in the interdisciplinary team.
  • Provides opportunities for nurses to share knowledge through coaching and mentoring.
  • Establishes/maintains effective collegial relationships within Ambulatory Care, between services, within administration and with other leaders in the health care community.
  • Assures compliance with standards and regulations related to clinical practice through data collection, interpretation, and reporting of findings with appropriate recommendations including VANOD and other nurse sensitive data bases.
  • Assures that customers are treated in a professional manner with tact, courtesy, and respect.
  • 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:
    • 4 years of ED/ICU experience
    • ACLS/BLS certified, CEN certificate a plus

    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: This position 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. The work may involve 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.None

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

    SF-50 required for all current employees of VA for internal consideration.
    Required for external applicants- 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.

    Failure to provide one of the documents listed above (SF-50 or VA Form 10-2850a) will result in ineligibility.

    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
    • VA Form 10-2850a, Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetists
    • Other Veterans Document
    • Resume
    • SF-15
    • SF-50
    • Transcript