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RN (Nurse Manager) 5 Main

VA Medical Center


Location:
Birmingham, AL
Date:
09/13/2018
2018-09-132018-10-21
Categories:
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Case Manager
  • Nurse Manager
  • Operating Room/PACU
  • Infection Control
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatric/Behavioral Health
  • Director of Nursing
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Job Details

Summary
Duties

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Plans work to be accomplished by assigned staff, setting priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work.
  • Assigns work to unit staff based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and individual capabilities
  • Evaluates the performance of assigned staff.
  • Makes recommendations for appointments, advancements or reassignments.
  • Provides advice, counsel, or instruction to personnel on work and administrative matters.
  • Hears and resolves complaints and referring more serious complaints not resolved to higher level supervisors.
  • Recommends and/or takes disciplinary action where appropriate.
  • Identifies developmental and training needs of assigned staff and providing or making provision for such development and training.
  • Responsible for performance improvement, customer service/patient satisfaction, patient and employee safety, interviewing applicants, employee relations, standards of care and practice, the work environment, and accreditation and regulatory standards.
  • Works collaboratively with the Associate Chief of Staff for Acute Care, Chief Resident and Attending Physicians; and actively develops and manages collaborative partnerships with interdisciplinary team members.
  • Responsible for time scheduling of the unit, coaches staff, deals with employee conduct and performance issues, completes recurring reports and performance evaluations in a timely manner.
  • Participates on service and medical center committees and task forces to improve nursing practice and patient care.
  • Has an integral role in supporting and facilitating student nurse clinical experiences, as well as orienting new Nurse Managers.
  • Works in partnership with the union and adheres to EEO principles.
  • Leads the 5 Main Nurse Leadership Team (Assistant Nurse Manager, Designated Charge Nurse(s), Clinical Nurse Leader and Educator) and ensures the delivery of the highest quality of nursing care.
  • Responsible for ensuring his/her actions contribute to a mode of continued accreditation readiness regarding Joint Commission, Office of Inspector General, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, VA surveyors, Laboratory College of American Pathologists, and other survey teams.
  • The Nurse Manager reports to the Associate Chief Nurse (Medicine) and is accountable to the Associate Director of Patient Care.
Work Schedule: Days, with flexibility to adjust schedule as needed to meet patient and staffing needs.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): You will be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of EDRP. Eligibility to apply does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Award amounts are based on availability of funding. For additional information. please contact Human Resources, 205-933-8101 extension 8049 to speak with the EDRP Coordinator.
graph of estimated pay ranges
$62,945
$104,938
Job Details
Application Open Date
9/11/2018

Application Close Date
9/24/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
15513-Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

Status
Full-Time


  • 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.

      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:
      • Bachelors of Science in Nursing
      • Masters degree or higher in nursing or related field with BSN from ACEN or CCNE accredited program preferred.
      • A minimum of two (2) years successful inpatient experience
      • A minimum of one (1) year successful leadership experience
      • Current BLS certification
      • Professional Nursing Certification (AACN)
      • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
      • Demonstrated ability to be dependable, self-directed, and flexible, including flexibility in assignment and time scheduling
      • Demonstrated evidence of sound decision making and application of critical thinking skills
      • Commitment to outstanding patient care delivery
      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 (glasses permitted), keen hearing (hearing aid permitted), clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking (up to 8 hours), standing (up to 8 hours), stooping, sitting, bending (up to 8 hours), pulling, and pushing. Light lifting under 15 lbs. Light carrying 15-44 lbs. 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. Use of rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. 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.

      VA facilities must make reasonable accommodation for the physical or mental limitations of an applicant or employee who is a qualified person with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the department or agency.
  • 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 09/24/2018 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:
      Job Position: CAZS-10305221-18-JSt

      Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

      • Plans work to be accomplished by assigned staff, setting priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work.
      • Assigns work to unit staff based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and individual capabilities
      • Evaluates the performance of assigned staff.
      • Makes recommendations for appointments, advancements or reassignments.
      • Provides advice, counsel, or instruction to personnel on work and administrative matters.
      • Hears and resolves complaints and referring more serious complaints not resolved to higher level supervisors.
      • Recommends and/or takes disciplinary action where appropriate.
      • Identifies developmental and training needs of assigned staff and providing or making provision for such development and training.
      • Responsible for performance improvement, customer service/patient satisfaction, patient and employee safety, interviewing applicants, employee relations, standards of care and practice, the work environment, and accreditation and regulatory standards.
      • Works collaboratively with the Associate Chief of Staff for Acute Care, Chief Resident and Attending Physicians; and actively develops and manages collaborative partnerships with interdisciplinary team members.
      • Responsible for time scheduling of the unit, coaches staff, deals with employee conduct and performance issues, completes recurring reports and performance evaluations in a timely manner.
      • Participates on service and medical center committees and task forces to improve nursing practice and patient care.
      • Has an integral role in supporting and facilitating student nurse clinical experiences, as well as orienting new Nurse Managers.
      • Works in partnership with the union and adheres to EEO principles.
      • Leads the 5 Main Nurse Leadership Team (Assistant Nurse Manager, Designated Charge Nurse(s), Clinical Nurse Leader and Educator) and ensures the delivery of the highest quality of nursing care.
      • Responsible for ensuring his/her actions contribute to a mode of continued accreditation readiness regarding Joint Commission, Office of Inspector General, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, VA surveyors, Laboratory College of American Pathologists, and other survey teams.
      • The Nurse Manager reports to the Associate Chief Nurse (Medicine) and is accountable to the Associate Director of Patient Care.
      Work Schedule: Days, with flexibility to adjust schedule as needed to meet patient and staffing needs.
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
      Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): You will be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of EDRP. Eligibility to apply does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Award amounts are based on availability of funding. For additional information. please contact Human Resources, 205-933-8101 extension 8049 to speak with the EDRP Coordinator.

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 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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