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RN Nurse Manager Behavioral Health Intensive Care Unit- Mather

VA Medical Center

Mather AFB, CA
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RN Nurse Manager Behavioral Health Intensive Care Unit- Mather
Mather AFB, CA


Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not

authorized for this position.

Major duties include, but may not be limited to:

Ø  Responsible for direct coordination of staffing, physical facilities, supplies and equipment for nursing services to patients on a 24 hour, 7 day a week for area of responsibility.

Ø  Assists the Chief Nurse with the coordination of service based leadership activities and team management.

Ø  Works closely with VA nurse managers, Chief Nurse and ADPCS on personnel actions including feedback and counseling for nursing staff and service recovery activities.

Ø  Supports, Joint Commission, OSHA standards, National Patient Safety Goals, Service wide Performance Measures, and evidence-based practice in the clinical setting to ensure optimal care outcomes.

Ø  Systematically evaluates and facilitates change in clinical practice/standards to effect positive change, develops action plans, and monitors for needed modifications.

Ø  Knowledgeable in the application and completes reports regarding policy and procedures that include but not limited to: staffing reconciliation, payrolls exceptions, risk management, patient incident and personnel accident, patient safety, EEO and sexual harassment allegations.

Ø  The Nurse Manager meets successfully the critical and non-critical elements of the Executive Career Field (ECF) performance appraisal and competency.

Ø  Active member of the Nurse Manager Council.  Attends meetings, provides updates on programs as needed and acts a point of contact for VA issues. Communicates information from this meeting with appropriate VA staff.

Ø  Attends monthly Nurse Standup meetings held by Chief Nurse for all nurse managers on current issues and events in the medical center.  Responsible for disseminating information from meetings to VA nursing personnel as indicated.

Ø  Provides on-site leadership and support to guide the care of Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit needs.

Ø  Clinically and administratively responsible for the care provided in the Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit.

Ø  Responsible for clinical coordination before, during, and after the patient's episode of care as it relates to Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit.

Ø  Collaboratively manages personnel and clinical issues with the VA Chief Nurse and personnel assigned to the Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit.

Ø  Administratively manages Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit nursing personnel assigned too, collaboratively manages clinical issues with Chief Nurse.  

Responsible for selection and coordination of new VA nursing staff hires for the Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit



Ø  National Certification

Ø  BSN and/or Master's degree from an accredited school of nursing recognized by the VA (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Ø  Certification in Lean principles.

Ø  1 year experience in a nursing leadership/supervisory role within the last 3 years

Ø  Minimum of five years successful practice, minimum three years critical care or progressive care experience required with demonstrated leadership abilities in coordinating care in a multidisciplinary setting in a tertiary care setting.

Ø  Ability to exercise critical thinking, problem solving and collaborative skills in a high stress environment.

Ø  Current proficiency in Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association (Required prior to assuming clinical duties and must remain current –VHA Directive 11-77)

Ø  Member of an appropriate professional nursing organization and seeks continuing education and professional development opportunities consistent with the annual learning plan.

Ø Current proficiency in ACLS through the American Heart Association


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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