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NURSE (Dialysis Manager)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Cincinnati, OH
Date:
05/08/2018
2018-05-082018-06-10
Categories:
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Case Manager
  • Nurse Manager
  • Dialysis
  • Operating Room/PACU
  • Infection Control
  • Psychiatric/Behavioral Health
  • Director of Nursing
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Job Details


Summary

GENERALDESCRIPTION: The Nurse Manager, Dialysis, is registered professional nurse who is responsible and accountable for all aspects of the nursing program in his/her area. In this key leadership role, the Nurse Manager has responsibility for resource planning and utilization; assuring the implementation of the quality management program; specified performance measures, identified national and local programs and initiatives, utilization and evaluation of clinical information technology systems and tools. He/she functions within this leadership role to assure the delivery of nursing care, patient and employee safety, customer and nursing staff satisfaction, effective use of resources, and compliance with a broad range of performance measurements and external reviewing body requirements.
The Nurse Manager, Dialysis, works collaboratively across integrated organizational structures and with medical center leadership to meet the organization's mission and performance measures.

This announcement is open to current employees (Full Time/Part Time permanent employees) of the Cincinnati VAMC. This vacancy is also being announced Externally under Announcement CBBC-10206196-18-LAD which will be posted from May 4, 2018 thru May 21, 2018. Per the Master Agreement between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the Department agrees to first consider internal candidates for selection.



Work Schedule: Primarily days Mon-Friday must must be flexable to accomadate the needs of the service
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required




Duties

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • In this key leadership role, the Nurse Manager, Dialysis, is responsible for sound fiscal and human resource management, unit/level quality improvement and patient safety standards, customer service/patient satisfaction, hiring decisions, staffing, employee relations, standards of care/practice, the work environment and accreditation standards.
  • This leadership role also actively manages and develops collaborative partnerships with clinicians and physicians to achieve common goals.
  • He/she participates in medical center committees, union partnerships and work groups to continuously improve the quality of care and resolve staff and/or patient care issues.
  • The incumbent participates in studying, identifying, evaluating and implementing creative process and system improvements that facilitate the mission of the Medical Center at the program or service level and which can be documented through demonstrated outcomes.
  • He/she demonstrates understanding of patient rights, policies relating to patient rights (i.e. Advanced Directives, DNR, patient confidentiality) and understanding of ethics for the Federal employee.
  • The Nurse Manager creates a positive work environment using relationship based care which 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 all individuals are respected.
  • He/she monitors and participates in quality and patient care outcome measures, holds staff meetings, and demonstrates positive leadership and communication skills at all times.
  • Nurse Manager is also responsible for contributing to the establishment and implementation of evidenced based nursing standards of practice.
  • Responsible for the oversight of staff who are responsible for demonstrating and maintaining full competency in the use, pre-cleaning and/or reprocessing of reusable medical equipment.
  • Employee must ensure that the appropriate Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and manufacturer's instructions are followed for any step in the use of RME (pre-cleaning, reprocessing, disinfection, sterilization, maintenance) in which he/she is involved.
  • Nurse Manager is an ECF participant and must meet the performance requirements detailed in that document including performance measures and the HPDM elements of performance in addition to the nursing professional qualification standards.







graph of estimated pay ranges
$74,350

$107,781





Job Details



Application Open Date

5/8/2018



Application Close Date

5/17/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

None



Status

None




























  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section

    • Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

      Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • 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:
      • A BSN or higher is preferred
      • Previous Management experience is preferred
      • Previous Dialysis experience is highly 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:
      The population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. The VA Medical Center is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients. There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, with admissions for medical co-morbidities. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.




  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section





  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section

    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 05/17/2018 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.




  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: 1


      Job Position: CBBC-10206195-18-LAD




      Duties may include but are not limited to:

      • In this key leadership role, the Nurse Manager, Dialysis, is responsible for sound fiscal and human resource management, unit/level quality improvement and patient safety standards, customer service/patient satisfaction, hiring decisions, staffing, employee relations, standards of care/practice, the work environment and accreditation standards.
      • This leadership role also actively manages and develops collaborative partnerships with clinicians and physicians to achieve common goals.
      • He/she participates in medical center committees, union partnerships and work groups to continuously improve the quality of care and resolve staff and/or patient care issues.
      • The incumbent participates in studying, identifying, evaluating and implementing creative process and system improvements that facilitate the mission of the Medical Center at the program or service level and which can be documented through demonstrated outcomes.
      • He/she demonstrates understanding of patient rights, policies relating to patient rights (i.e. Advanced Directives, DNR, patient confidentiality) and understanding of ethics for the Federal employee.
      • The Nurse Manager creates a positive work environment using relationship based care which 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 all individuals are respected.
      • He/she monitors and participates in quality and patient care outcome measures, holds staff meetings, and demonstrates positive leadership and communication skills at all times.
      • Nurse Manager is also responsible for contributing to the establishment and implementation of evidenced based nursing standards of practice.
      • Responsible for the oversight of staff who are responsible for demonstrating and maintaining full competency in the use, pre-cleaning and/or reprocessing of reusable medical equipment.
      • Employee must ensure that the appropriate Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and manufacturer's instructions are followed for any step in the use of RME (pre-cleaning, reprocessing, disinfection, sterilization, maintenance) in which he/she is involved.
      • Nurse Manager is an ECF participant and must meet the performance requirements detailed in that document including performance measures and the HPDM elements of performance in addition to the nursing professional qualification standards.






Best Care / Best Careers

To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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