The Nurse Manager (Home Based Program Coordinator) has overall responsibility for the operation and management of Home Based Primary Care at the New Mexico VA Health Care System all of which are programs designed to deliver specialized, complex, highly professional services that are important program components of the facility and that significantly impact the health care provided to Veterans. 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. 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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The work of this position is highly complex, involving broad program management skills, supervisory skills and clinical skills, all of which require the exercise of mature autonomous judgment and flexible use of a wide range of professional abilities. Decisions across assignments are made exercising wide latitude and independent judgment. The incumbent directly or indirectly supervises all specialty care clinic providers. The incumbent reports to the Associate Chief of Staff for Geriatrics and Extended Care, but largely operates on a day-to-day basis in an independent manner, with full responsibility to keep the supervisor or HBPC leadership team apprised of activities and any issues in need of close collaboration. FUNCTIONS OR SCOPE OF ASSIGNED DUTIES: Has direct or indirect (through subordinate supervision) administrative and professional supervision of subordinates. Has line and staff authority for resource allocations within the area of responsibility. Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the HBPC program; this includes planning, directing, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluating the program. Ensures the program is in compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC) Standards for the Accreditation of Home Care and VA Medical Center and Central Office policy. Decisions are made exercising wide latitude and independent judgment. Managing and directing the work of others to accomplish program goals and objectives, and ability to devise ways to adapt work operations to new and changing programs, staffing and budget requirements, etc. Plans, certifies, and approves time schedules. Approves and arranges coverage for planned and unplanned leave. Utilizes automated data processing systems to plan, certify and approve time and leave. Assists the team in developing local HBPC policies and procedures and coordinating the HBPC performance improvement, utilization review, and risk management programs. Responsible for resource management and assuring appropriate resources are designated for the support of the HBPC Program and safety of the HBPC staff which include appropriate space, time, medical and information technology and communications equipment, as well as vehicles for the daily use of HBPC staff. Responsible for processing, assigning, and monitoring referrals to HBPC to ensure timely access and care coordination. Monitors and ensures Environment of Care standards, infection control practices, needle stick safety, and use of personal protective equipment use are maintained. Assures reporting of and investigates medication errors, adverse patient events, and adverse drug reactions. Assures correct procedures for handling narcotics/controlled substances and medications in the home are maintained. Collaborates with appropriate data and technology departments to ensure accurate HBPC clinical, administrative, and workload data. Recognizes and addresses issues, investigates irregularities, and conducts counseling of staff regarding patterns of leave abuse, absence without leave (AWOL), tardiness and performance that does not conform to policy/procedure. Has knowledge of AFGE union agreement and maintains a practice that conforms to union agreement, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Human Resources Management, VA, and other government regulations/guidelines. Prepares and submits timely reports and documentation through supervisory channels. Has direct responsibility for HBPC home care performance measures and ensures staff compliance with measures. Monitors and provides direction to staff to ensure that productivity standards are maintained. Represents the medical center at professional/program community group/events and committees. Promotes communication/interactions between medical team members. Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Full-time, M-F, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm\nTelework: Not available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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