Nurse Manager

Location
Mountain Home, TN
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 21, 2018
Closes
Dec 21, 2018
Specialty
Managerial
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An opening exists for a Primary Care Nurse Manager for Mountain Home and Community Based Outpatient Clinics. The incumbent functions in an independent manner under the supervision of the Chief Nurse, Primary Care and Community Medicine. He/she serves as an expert nurse who supervises and manages a wide range of responsibilities and accountabilities for the care of Primary Care patients and their families. He/she has a thorough understanding of managing clinic flow and factors that impede flow. He/she is accountable for adhering to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice; demonstrating leadership in improving nursing care; and the administration, management, supervision and evaluation of both nursing care and nursing personnel on his/her designated unit and as assigned for the Medical Center on the off tours, weekends, and holidays. Demonstrates, promotes, creates and ensures a culturally diverse workforce in which the values and needs of all individuals are respected. Provides an environment that fosters employees to perform to their full potential.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday generally administrative, 7:30 am- 4:00 pm; however some off tours (evenings, nights, weekends and holidays) may be required
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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:
1. MSN
2. Minimum of 10 years increasingly complex clinical nursing experience (preferred)
3. Minimum of 3 years experience in nursing management (preferred)
4. Knowledge of Joint Commission standards
5. Certification in Nursing Administration (preferred)
6. Proven leadership, self-direction, and a high degree of motivation
7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with other members of the health care team to accomplish the medical center's mission, vision, and goals
8. Evidence of strong positive interpersonal, customer service, verbal/written communication, and leadership skills.
9. Evidence of sound decision making and critical thinking skills
10. Evidence of excellent collaborative relationships with physicians and support services
11. Outlook Office Computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, and Project Management
12. Experience in collecting and analyzing workload data
13. Experience with the Patient Centered Medical Home/Patient Aligned Care Team
14. Education/training in patient panel population management for chronic disease, health promotion, disease prevention, and resource utilization
15. Able to demonstrate skill in the use of Motivational Interviewing with patient populations.

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 requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires periods of walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, pushing, and transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials, and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • 10-2850C
  • Resume

REQUIRED: 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.

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
  • 10-2850C
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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