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Registered Nurse Assistant Nurse Manager Community Living Center (CLC) Kerrville

VA Medical Center


Location:
Kerrville, TX 78028
Date:
05/11/2018
2018-05-112018-06-10
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  • Medical/Surgical
  • Nurse Manager
  • CNO/Nurse Executive
  • Operating Room/PACU
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Job Details


Summary

The South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) is comprised of two inpatient campuses: the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio and the Kerrville VA Hospital in Kerrville, Texas. The STVHCS serves one of the largest primary service areas in the nation, with 63 counties, and is part of the VA Heart of Texas Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 17), with offices located in Arlington, Texas. Providing a service to Veterans with a working staff of more than 3,100 employees, South Texas provides health care services for 93,000 Veterans. The STVHCS is a facility providing primary, secondary and tertiary health care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine. It also supports a 90 bed Extended Care Therapy Center, a 30-bed Spinal Cord Injury Center, an eight-bed Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, and a Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center. Affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the system has an active ambulatory care program with numerous satellite outpatient clinics.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm; rotating shifts as needed in accordance to needs of the unit; may include weekend and holiday rotation.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.




Duties

The Assistant Nurse Manager (Registered Nurse) for one of the four neighborhoods of the Community Living Center, Kerrville Division, will serve as the Acting Nurse Manager (ANM) in the absence of the incumbent Nurse Manager (NM). You will be responsible for evaluating, guiding and developing staff as they execute: development of plans of care, prioritization of client needs, relevance of nursing diagnosis, individualization of interventions, expected veteran-resident outcomes, and quality of documentation. You will distribute time and effort between hands-on direct care (40%) and management/administrative functions (60%). You will serve on a rotational basis along with other Kerrville Division nursing leaders as the accessible in-house nursing leadership authority after routine business hours. You will be expected to recognize and respond to urgent needs appropriately utilizing critical thinking skills and on-the-spot re prioritization. You will employ effective communication skills to identify and resolve problems/issues on the neighborhood and/or in the facility after business hours. You will report to Nursing leadership accurate, necessary, and sufficient information regarding issues that may have occurred in the neighborhood during and after normal business hours that cannot be tabled until the next AM Department of Nursing Morning Report. You will assist the NM in managing the assigned unit(s) resources within budgetary guidelines. With attention to variable labor costs (e.g. overtime and comp time), new and replacement equipment, and supplies. You will compile and submit required reports in a timely manner including but not limited to: performance appraisals; proficiencies; performance improvement / quality improvement reports; schedules; certified time; workload requests; and patient care data reviews. You will understand, teach, and monitor neighborhood staff's completion of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Assessments through the Caribou system. You will understand, initiate, and update, complete and accurate "I-Care" plans for assigned residents. You will be completing special assignments and a contributing member of Nursing Administration Committee and a system of councils and committees.








graph of estimated pay ranges
$57,756

$120,552





Job Details



Application Open Date

5/4/2018



Application Close Date

5/15/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

None



Status

None




























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    • 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:
      Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
      Certification in Med/Surg, MDS-RAI, or Geriatrics
      1 Year in MDS
      1 Year in nursing
      1 Year in management to include: Assistant Nurse Manager, Nurse Manager or Nurse Supervisor
      1 Year in Long Term Care as an RN

      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: Moderate Lifting (15-44 lbs); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs); Straight Pulling (4-6 hours); Pulling hand over hand (4-6 hours); Pushing (4-6 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (4 hours); Standing (2 hours); Kneeling (2 hours); Repeated bending (2 hours); Climbing, legs only (2 hours); Climbing, use of legs and arms; Both legs required; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Sitting (8 hours per day); Simple Grasping (2-4 hours per day); Fine Manipulation (4-6 hours, includes keyboarding per day); Twisting (4-6 hours per day); Mental and Emotional Stability.




  • 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 05/15/2018 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.

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      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: CBAR-10203413-18-MRA




      The Assistant Nurse Manager (Registered Nurse) for one of the four neighborhoods of the Community Living Center, Kerrville Division, will serve as the Acting Nurse Manager (ANM) in the absence of the incumbent Nurse Manager (NM). You will be responsible for evaluating, guiding and developing staff as they execute: development of plans of care, prioritization of client needs, relevance of nursing diagnosis, individualization of interventions, expected veteran-resident outcomes, and quality of documentation. You will distribute time and effort between hands-on direct care (40%) and management/administrative functions (60%). You will serve on a rotational basis along with other Kerrville Division nursing leaders as the accessible in-house nursing leadership authority after routine business hours. You will be expected to recognize and respond to urgent needs appropriately utilizing critical thinking skills and on-the-spot re prioritization. You will employ effective communication skills to identify and resolve problems/issues on the neighborhood and/or in the facility after business hours. You will report to Nursing leadership accurate, necessary, and sufficient information regarding issues that may have occurred in the neighborhood during and after normal business hours that cannot be tabled until the next AM Department of Nursing Morning Report. You will assist the NM in managing the assigned unit(s) resources within budgetary guidelines. With attention to variable labor costs (e.g. overtime and comp time), new and replacement equipment, and supplies. You will compile and submit required reports in a timely manner including but not limited to: performance appraisals; proficiencies; performance improvement / quality improvement reports; schedules; certified time; workload requests; and patient care data reviews. You will understand, teach, and monitor neighborhood staff's completion of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Assessments through the Caribou system. You will understand, initiate, and update, complete and accurate "I-Care" plans for assigned residents. You will be completing special assignments and a contributing member of Nursing Administration Committee and a system of councils and committees.







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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