Assistant Nurse Manager (SDU)

Location
Columbia, SC
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 15, 2020
Closes
Jan 27, 2020
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is actively recruiting for an Assistant Nurse Manager for the Step Down Unit (SDU). As a member of the Acute Hospital Team, the incumbent interacts with Veterans, family members, and an interdisciplinary team of professionals. As a registered nurse, the Assistant Nurse Manager is responsible for planning, administering and directing nursing care to adult and geriatric patients with intensive medical-surgical needs. The incumbent executes position responsibilities that demonstrate a high level of clinical leadership, experience, and creative approaches to the management of complex client care. In addition, he/she 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 assigned. The Assistant Nurse Manager is a supervisor and provides oversight for, staffing, counseling and disciplinary actions in collaboration with the Nurse Manager. He/she acts as the Nurse Manager in the Nurse Manager's absence. He/she must be poised and articulate in communicating with people of varied educational levels and varied ethnic backgrounds. The Assistant Nurse Manager is responsible to ensure that the highest possible quality of care is achieved and that a safe, therapeutic environment is provided. He/she is administratively responsible to the Nurse Manager and responsible for other team members, i.e. RN, LPN, NA. Performs other related duties as required by Nurse Manager.

Preferred Experience: BSN or Master's Degree in Nursing OR related field strongly preferred; Minimum 5 years professional nursing experience with progressive leadership and administrative responsibilities AND Experience in Emergency Room, Critical Care, Med Surg with Tertiary Level of Care preferred AND Previous experience as a Nurse Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager, Charge Nurse, Program Coordinator and/or General Nursing Supervision strongly preferred.

Work Schedule: 24 hour operation; Odd tours to include weekends, nights and holidays. Tour of duty is subject to change based on agency 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: BSN or Master's Degree in Nursing OR related field strongly preferred; Minimum 5 years professional nursing experience with progressive leadership and administrative responsibilities AND Experience in Emergency Room, Critical Care, Med Surg with Tertiary Level of Care preferred AND Previous experience as a Nurse Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager, Charge Nurse, Program Coordinator and/or General Nursing Supervision strongly preferred.

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: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1 - 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 4 hours); Standing (up to 4 hours); Repeated bending (up to 2 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted).None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: (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. This is a required form and must be submitted. Applicants who fail to submit will be rated ineligible for consideration. Additionally, applicants who fail to provide a complete and detailed explanation in response to any question (28-37) in which your answer is "Yes" will also be rated ineligible for consideration. This response should be provided on a separate sheet of paper as instructed on the form.
  • CV or Resume (please ensure that you include the month and year for each period of employment). If Federal employment, please include the grade level of the position.
  • Online Questionnaire

If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
Current Federal employees, copy of most recent SF-50 -Notification of Personnel Action (that shows title, tenure, grade, series).
Applicants will be rated ineligible if Required documents are not submitted and/or an award SF-50 is submitted.
Copy of Current, Valid RN licensure.
Copy of most recent performance appraisals, if applicable.
Copy of transcripts (unofficial are sufficient but must document degree was awarded).
Copy of any certifications that are applicable to area to which you are applying.

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, etcCover Letter

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

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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