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RN - Assistant Nurse Manager (Acute Care Med/Surg Unit 4C)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Dallas, TX
Date:
09/12/2017
2017-09-122017-10-11
Job Code:
3b99fb
Categories:
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Infection Control
  • Nurse Manager
  • Staff Development
  • Wound Care
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RN - Assistant Nurse Manager (Acute Care Med/Surg Unit 4C)
Dallas, TX
Duties:

There is a vacancy for a Float Assistant Nurse Manager Position at Dallas VA for 4C Med/Surg unit. The primary shift is evening and rotating tours of nights/weekend are required.  Incumbent will assist with the day to day operations of the unit, serve as a primary charge nurse as needed, and work collaboratively with the nurse manager in clinical and administrative duties (i.e. Performance / Process Improvement activities, special programs, policies and procedures, time schedules) and assist the Staff Development Specialist with staff education (i.e. orientation, annual review, competencies etc.). 

 The following is a list of skills and characteristics that will be required and / or expected if assigned to this role:

 

 

 

a.                   Open to all Registered Nurses, must have graduated from an ACEN or CCNE accredited Nursing program and a BSN is preferred.

 

b.                  One year of nursing experience required.  Two years are preferred or leadership experience in another career field.

c.                   Experience in functioning as charge nurse or leadership role required.

d.                  Demonstrated ability to communicate well with staff of all levels.

e.                   Excellent attendance and flexibility in scheduling is necessary.

f.                    Assist with coordination of training and education for all nursing staff positions.

g.                  Knowledge of facility policies / procedures and ability to teach and enforce. May serve on a Nursing Service Council.

h.                  Collaborate with the employee and Nurse Manager in the evaluation process of employees. 

i.                    Prepare time schedules and submit to Nurse Manager for review and approval.

j.                    Collect data for quarterly reports on process improvement activity and program evaluations (i.e. wound care, infection control, patient complaints, medication errors, equipment location, etc.). 

k.                  Ensure that medical records are maintained current and complete by monitoring the Nursing Service documentation to verify the entries are descriptive of care rendered and all physician orders have been properly carried out.

l.                    Plan, coordinate, and utilize available staff to accomplish patient care workload.

m.                Demonstrates, promotes, creates and ensures a culturally diverse workforce in which the values and needs of all individuals are respected.

n.                  ACLS required (All Med- Surg is moving to Med/Tele)

 

 

 

***Must be certified in BLS and ACLS***

 

Tour of duty: Primary shift is evening and rotating tours of nights/weekends are REQUIRED. 

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive is NOT authorized for this position.

 

 

 

***Please see the "Required Documents" section below to ensure you have submitted all documentation***

 

 

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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