Registered Nurse (Nurse Manager - Community Living Center/Geriatrics Extended Care)

Location
North Chicago, IL
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 03, 2019
Closes
Nov 02, 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Nurse Manager is responsible for time scheduling of the unit, coaches staff, deals with employee conduct and performance issues, completes recurring reports and performance evaluations in a timely manner, works in partnership with the union and adheres to EEO principles. The Nurse Manager participates on service and facility committees and task forces to improve nursing practice and resident care, identifies educational needs of staff and ensures that these needs are addressed. The Nurse Manager has an integral role in supporting and facilitating student clinical experiences, as well as orienting new Nurse Managers.

Major duties and responsibilities also include:
  • Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work; ensures that assignments are delegated based on staff competency and resident needs.
  • Evaluates the attendance and performance of all staff assigned to the unit; ensures all staff completes all mandatory training.
  • Recommends appointments, advancements or reassignments of subordinates.
  • Gives advice, counsel, or instruction to subordinate personnel on work and administrative matters.
  • Listens and resolves complaints of subordinates and refers more serious complaints not resolved to higher level supervisors.
  • Recommends and/or takes disciplinary action where appropriate.
  • Self directed in evaluating progress toward professional career goals (includes completing self evaluation and goals).
  • Demonstrates leadership by sharing knowledge with colleagues or students to enhance professional growth, development and practice; develops and maintains effective communication with assigned unit; ensures unit level staff meetings are held per policy and those minutes are recorded and maintained.
  • Formally shares information gained from continuing education experiences within or across unites and/or within the medical center.
  • Acts as a role model in fulfilling work commitments, seeking out and assuming additional responsibilities and assisting others with career development.
  • Maintains a work environment that honors diversity.
  • Facilitates an integrated resident centered plan of care.
  • Utilizes creativity and innovation and recommends changes that will improve resident care or clinical efficiency.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:15 am - 3:45 pm with weekend rotation
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.

Preferred Experience:
  • Have at least a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing; MSN/MN or Master's Degree in a related healthcare field;.
  • Have at least 2 years of increasingly complex RN nursing practice;
  • Have/maintain current certification in BLS; and
  • Be acquainted with long term care clinical environments including familiarity with the Minimum Data Set and Interdisciplinary Treatment plans.

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: To perform in a fully successful manner, the individual must have the physical ability to perform job-related duties which include the following: light lifting (under 15 pounds); light carrying (under 15 pounds); straight pulling (1 hour or less); pushing (1 hour or less); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (1 hour or less); standing (1 hour or less); kneeling (less than 1 hour); repeated bending (1 hour or less); climbing (less than 1 hour); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; and hearing (aid permitted). The employee may encounter the following environmental factors: excessive noise, intermittent; slippery or uneven walking surfaces; working with hands in water; and working closely with others. A health examination must be successfully completed prior to this assignment and periodically thereafter as required by the Occupational Health Clinic policy. There will be intermittent exposure to blood and body fluids.None

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
  • DD-214
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript