Registered Nurse (Assistant Nurse/Clinical Manager) Outpatient Mental Health
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Internal Number: 623400900
Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components. Assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. The Assistant Nurse/Clinic Manager is a registered professional nurse who is accountable to the Chief of Social and Behavioral Health Services, Anchorage, AK. In collaboration with the Service Chief, functions as a supervisor and assumes accountability for the operation of the outpatient mental health clinics to include tele-mental health, PCMHI, and Specialty Mental Health services. This includes the management, supervision, and evaluation of care delivered by nursing and other allied healthcare staff. As a registered nurse, the Assistant Nurse/Clinic Manager is also responsible for contributing to the establishment and implementation of evidence-based nursing standards of practice. In collaboration with the Service Chief, creates a positive work environment that 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 each individual are respected. Duties and responsibilities included but are not limited to the following: Monitor and help to secure coverage for same day access. Reply to any nursing specific reports assigned through the Joint Patient Safety Reporting (JPSR) system or Patient Safety Officer. Address daily clinic issues related to nursing services and clinic operations. Review and ensure appropriate nursing coverage daily, including authorizing/denying nursing leave in VATAS based on operational needs. Participate in nursing interviews, complete reference checks, and submit required completed paperwork to HR. Meet with nursing staff daily to identify and address potential issues. Audit mental health outpatient clinic's nursing functional statements and proficiencies annually to ensure position specific tasks are accurately reflected and sent to the Service Chief for review no later than 90 days before the end of the fiscal year. Train and orient new nursing staff as well as conduct annual training for existing nursing staff and providing nursing staff with midyear performance reviews Keep nursing competency folders up-to-date and ensure the Service Chief is able to sign forms in a timely manner. Conduct a monthly review of assigned staff's TMS and notify nurses individually of delinquent or soon to expire courses. Participate in and maintain status as a RQI Superuser. Train and serve as backup for the Service Chief whenever the Chief is off site. Join and participate on an interdepartmental process improvement team/committee. Participate in weekly interdisciplinary treatment team meeting. Attend monthly Director's Staff Meeting. Attend weekly mental health leadership and all hands meetings. Monitor mental health tracers and input data into org dashboard. Monitor room cleaning and hand hygiene logs. Conduct mock tracers to help train staff on correct process and procedures. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8am - 4:30pm, with availability of a compressed tour. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 11 paid Federal holidays per year. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. Recruitment Incentive: Not Authorized EDRP: Authorized for this position PCS: Not Authorized
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.