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Staunton, Virginia, United States
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Description

Responsibilities

The Nurse Manager is directly responsible to the Chief Nurse of Primary Care and is responsible and accountable for the delivery of quality nursing care to a culturally diverse Veteran patient population. The Nurse Manager is responsible for providing clinical and administrative leadership. As a nursing leader, the Nurse Manager is responsible for the management of Nursing Practice, Nursing Operations and Community Based Outpatient Operations within their external standards, such as The Joint Commission. The Nurse Manager is an active member of disciplinary teams. S/he plays a key role in the ongoing systematic evaluation and improvement of the quality and effectiveness of nursing and administrative care and services as they affect patient outcomes. The incumbent provides guidance and direction to the performance improvement process. The Nurse Manager collaborates with interdisciplinary team members, including other program and service leaders at the local and network levels. The registered nurse is responsible for and directs all day to day functions of the Community Based Outpatient Clinic and operates as a team leader for management of the clinic. Through the management team, oversees the development and implementation of all policies and procedures, planning, directing, supervising, and coordination of all activities of the Community Based Outpatient Clinic. Works to integrate all clinic activities with those of the Medical Center and VISN on behalf of Veterans and is designated as the Contracting Officer (COR) and Fund Control Official (FCP) for the clinic in order to perform contract authorization within delegated authority and monitor contracts while maintaining costs, tracking workload and ensuring adequate services are provided.

Duties include but not limited to:
  • Takes a leadership role in utilizing problem-solving methodologies to resolve system and/or process problems that impact on patient care or staff performance.
  • Demonstrates role modeling, leadership and advanced clinical expertise to improve the delivery of patient care through the use of the nursing process for patient requiring specialized/complex care.
  • Develops creating, innovative strategies to resolve problems and/or promote positive outcomes in collaboration with nursing/medical center leaders.
  • Collaborates with Case Managers, Clinical Specialist, other Nurse Managers, Chief Nurses and the Associate Director for Patient /Nursing Service, Chief of Staff and other services, such as Health Administration Service and all other clinical services in the application of nursing process to improve outcomes for programs.
  • Utilizes creative problem solving methodologies to resolve problems that impact on patient care or staff performance.
  • Uses team approach to identify, analyze and resolve problems.
  • Analyze ethical/care issues, applying appropriate theoretical principles and ensures application of institutional policy.
  • Serves as a resource and advocate for the protection of patient/family rights and personal values and belief systems.
  • Promotes a climate in which employees are encouraged to report those situations that may adversely affect the delivery of patient care.
  • Establish a mechanism for reporting and handling instances of incompetent, unethical or illegal practice.
  • Promotes a climate in which employees are encouraged to report those situations that may adversely affect the delivery of patient care.
  • Maintains privacy and confidentiality of staff and patient data, including the written and automated medical record and patient communication.
  • Independently prioritizes, organizes, delegates and/or completes own assignments based upon patient care needs and competencies of providers.
  • Effectively utilizes support services, education, and other resources and takes action through referrals, consults, and direct actions to ensure patient care needs are met.
  • Ensures that assignments are delegated based on staff competency and patient needs.
  • Identifies and initiates corrective measures in the event of job related injuries. Demonstrates knowledge of the OWCP process.
  • Ensures adherence to all safety and health standards, regulations and work practices and the use of personnel protective equipment as required.
  • Ensures appropriate monitoring of on the job injuries and works with staff to prevent injuries.
  • Demonstrates responsibility for professional development of self and others.
  • Maintains knowledge of current techniques, trends, and professional issues to enhance own performance through continuing education, current health care literature, and/or professional affiliations.
  • Holds monthly staff meetings with minutes to facilitate communication.
Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 0800-1630
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Qualifications

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:
  • Previous experience in Primary Care
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: The physical requirement of this position may include lifting, standing, prolonged sitting, bending, stooping, walking, reaching, and repetitive motion. The mental/sensory requirement include recall, reasoning, problem solving, hearing, writing, keyboarding, reading and logical thinking. The environment's pace may vary from steady to fast paced, requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes. BLS is required and use of personal protective equipment may be required.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60082116
  • Location:
    Staunton, Virginia, United States
  • Position Title: Nurse Manager (Staunton CBOC)
  • Company Name: Veterans Health Administration
  • Job Function: Nurse Manager
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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