Nurse Manager (Primary Care)

Location
Wichita, KS
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 15, 2019
Closes
Sep 14, 2019
Specialty
Managerial
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Primary Care Nurse Manager is a registered professional nurse who is accountable to the Chief Nurse Ambulatory Care and is responsible for Primary Care. In collaboration with the Chief Nurse of Ambulatory Care, she/he functions as a supervisor and assumes accountability for the operation of a designated unit. This includes the management, supervision and evaluation of care delivered by nursing and other allied health care staff. As a registered nurse, the Primary Care Nurse Manager is also responsible for contributing to the establishment and implementation of evidenced-based nursing standards of practice. In collaboration with the Chief Nurse Ambulatory Care, creates a positive work environment which enhances care delivery and professional development of clinically competent staff. Promotes, creates, demonstrates and ensures a culturally diverse workforce in which the values and needs of all individuals are respected.

The Primary Care Nurse Manager demonstrates a clinical expertise, leadership, and creative approaches to management of complex care. In addition, applies skills necessary to identify, coordinate, and/or identify discipline-specific education, as well as training in leadership, professional staff development and emerging needs, to all levels of staff. This RN is a nurse supervisor and provides oversight for the administration of leave, counseling and disciplinary actions in collaboration with the Chief Nurse Ambulatory Care.

This RN is directly responsible and accountable to the Nurse Manager of the designated unit. This RN is also responsible and accountable for maintaining training required and may be assigned additional duties that reflect the educational, experiential and competency requirements outlined in the nine (9) Dimensions of Practice:
- Nursing Practice
- Ethics
- Resource Utilization
- Educational/Career Development
- Performance
- Collaboration
- Collegiality
- Quality of Care
- Research

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.

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: The work is located in an office setting. The work environment involves everyday risks or discomfort that requires normal safety precautions typical in an office setting and throughout the medical center. Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken and written communication. Good manual dexterity and keyboarding skills are essential. Must be able to view and read information on computer screens. Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move 45 pounds or more. Must be able to carry 25 pounds short distances.None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package. Requests for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit required documents. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software or fax transmissions.

The following documents are required:
  • Resume (required) - Resume must include the following information for each job listed: job title, duties, start and end dates, full time or part time status (include hours worked per week). Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing your work experience in detail. We cannot make assumptions regarding your qualifications.
  • Transcript (required) - Transcript must include the following information to be considered acceptable: student's name, college/university name, degree obtained, and date degree conferred.
  • VA Form 10-2850a (required prior to job offer) - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf.
  • If you are a current federal employee, include your latest SF-50 Notification of personnel action that shows your current title, series, grade, step, salary, and tenure. (required)
  • If you are a former federal employee, include your last SF-50 Notification of personnel action that shows your title, series, grade, step, salary, and tenure. (required)
  • If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 that shows your character of service (i.e. Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions) (required). If you are claiming 10-point Veterans' preference, in addition to your DD214, you must submit an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, along with all required supporting documentation available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.

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
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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