This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. English Language Proficiency: In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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: -Management experience -3 years of successful professional nurse experience -1 year of experience in OR/DPU or MHRRTP experience 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 and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience. 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 position requires light to moderate lifting and carrying (up to 44 pounds), straight pulling (1 hour), pushing (1-3 hours), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (4 hours), standing (2-7 hours), kneeling (2 hour), repeated bending (2 hours), climbing (use of legs and arms), both legs required, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, specific visual requirement (20/40 DVA; corrected), ability to distinguish basic colors, and hearing (aid permitted), sitting (8 hours), simple grasping (2-4 hours), fine manipulation (including keyboarding 4-6 hours), twisting (2 hours), and mental and emotional stability. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards As the Assistant Nurse Manager you will demonstrate a high level of clinical expertise, leadership, and creative approaches to management of complex care and administrative duties. In addition, apply skills necessary to identify, coordinate, and implement discipline-specific education, leadership, professional staff development for all levels of staff. Actively develop and manage collaborative partnerships with physicians, other clinicians, and ancillary staff. You will be accountable to the Nurse Manager (NM). Provide oversight for the administration of leave, counseling and disciplinary actions in collaboration with the NM. Act as the NM during times of the NM's absence. Collaborate with NM, function as a supervisor and assume accountability for the daily operations of the to include staff nurse and administrative duties. You will manage, supervise, and evaluate the care delivered by staff and other allied health care staff. Responsible and accountable for contributing to the establishment and implementation of evidence-based nursing standards of practice. Create a positive work environment which enhances care delivery and professional development of clinically competent staff. Promote, create, demonstrate, and ensure a culturally diverse workforce. You will be responsible and accountable for appropriate orientation, education, continuing professional development of nursing personnel (RN, LVN/LPN, CNA,\nadministrative staff), scheduling, staffing, evaluating, directing, and supervising nurses and ancillary staff as directed by NM and in the absence of the NM as well as during off tours hours (e.g. after 4:30 PM), weekends, and holidays. The duties are divided as follows; direct patient 50% - supervisory/administrative duties 50%. You will provide care and counseling for Veterans in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process in support of improving or maintaining Veterans' functional status and well-being including but not limited to, systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling, execution of medical care regimens including administering medications and treatments prescribed by a licensed or otherwise legally authorized provider. Know how to obtain translation services for patient or families with limited English language proficiency or who need sign language services. At the direction of the NM, you will direct practice according to established policies, standards of care, and standards of practice, and is responsible to ensure that nursing practice and operations are compliant with all applicable local, VISN, or National Standards, policies, statutes and regulations (e.g. VHA Directives/Handbook, The Joint Commission (TJC), Long-Term Care Institute (LTCI), Office of Inspector General (OIG), ANA). You will play a key role in the ongoing systematic evaluation and improvement of the quality and effectiveness of nursing care and services relative to Veteran care outcomes (e.g. Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning (SAIL)). Work Schedule:Full-time Monday-Friday; 7:00am-3:30pm; 7:30am-4:00pm; or 8:00am-4:30pm\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact VISN17EDRP2@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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.