Assistant Nurse Manager, Centralized Nurse Staffing Office/Utilization Management

Location
San Diego, CA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 16, 2019
Closes
Nov 15, 2019
Specialty
Office
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) of Utilization Management and Care Coordination (UM/CC) reports to the Nurse Manager of the assigned area, collaboratively providing leadership for the overall management of the assigned area of responsibility. The ANM UM/CC demonstrates performance and leadership that improves safe, cost effective and medically appropriate levels of care for patients throughout the continuum of care in all settings. The ANM manages the utilization management program, hospital discharge planning, transfer center, and the community lodging program. The ANM manages and facilitates utilization review and transitions to different clinical settings for VASDHS, and is involved in interdisciplinary medical center resource utilization. responsible for the analysis and documented outcomes of the UM/CC and other associated care coordination program and manages the associated activities, where resource utilization is impacted and clinical decisions are made that have the potential to alter the course of patient care and VASDHS, VISN, or VACO goals/outcomes. The ANM demonstrates:
  • Leading and organizing delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care, discharge planning and patient placement in the community;
  • Using advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes,
  • Functioning as an expert in utilization and care coordination,
  • Systematically evaluating current practice, and formulating outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within utilization management and care coordination,
  • Guiding, developing, and supporting staff from a leadership perspective, and
  • Using professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities.

Work Schedule: Full time permanent, 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, from 7:00am - 3:30pm; hours and days can/will be adjusted according to demand/flow - requires flexibility in schedule and assignments. Overtime/ Weekend/ Holiday work may be required to meet patient care needs.
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: MSN or related field, at least three (3) years acute care clinical experience within the last 5 years with an in-depth knowledge of critical care; flexible and works in a rapidly changing environment, including working variable shifts; prepares report of relevant healthcare and clinical operations; patient care workflows and processes; experience in leadership, fiscal, and operations management skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with physicians, management, and staff from all points of entry; demonstrate organizational and project management skills, lead a team, prioritize tasks, and see projects through from inception to completion; analytical and critical to quickly analyze problems, determine appropriate level of intervention, and develop and apply effective solutions; effective interpersonal for exchanging information and problem solving with all levels of management and staff, consultants and outside agencies; and BLS/ACLS certified.

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 [If MSN obtained in a Bridge Program, no BSN is required]; 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: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling, Pushing, Walking, Standing, Repeated bending (8 - 12 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands and 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 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional/Mental stability; Keyboarding and reading computer screen (8-12 hours intermittently over scheduled shift).

In compliance with VA Directive 1192, annual influenza vaccination will be required for all VA Employees. The vaccination will be provided by or proof of the vaccination must be provided to the VA Facility's Occupational (Employee) Health Office on an annual basis.None

The following documents are required. You must provide a complete Application Package which includes the below documents. *IF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE NOT PROVIDED, YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FURTHER CONSIDERATION AND YOU WILL BE RATED AS INELIGIBLE.*

CV or Resume - It must include sufficient experience and/or education. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position. Your resume MUST include the following: the month and year for each position held, and the number of work hours per week, e.g., 03/09 - 06/11 (or Present), 40 hrs/week.

Current 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.

Unofficial transcript(s) - must show degree and confer date. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. NOTE: Applicant's education program must show accreditation either in ACEN or CCNE websites at the time the program was completed. If the school is not currently listed, applicants must provide evidence of past accreditation in the application materials.

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
  • VA Form 10-2850a
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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