The Assistant Nurse Manager is a registered professional nurse who is accountable to the Nurse Managers of the Medical/Surgical Unit. In collaboration with the Nurse Managers, functions as a supervisor and assumes accountability for the operation of the Medical/Surgical Unit. This includes the management, supervision and evaluation of care delivered by nursing and other allied care staff. PAY SCHEDULE NS82 Duties include, but not limited to: Responsible for contributing to the establishment and implementation of evidenced-based nursing standards of practice In collaboration with the Nurse Managers, creates a positive work environment which enhances care delivery and professional development of clinically competent staff. Promote, create, demonstrate and ensure a culturally diverse workforce in which the values and needs of all individuals are respected. This RN is a nurse supervisor and provides oversight for the administration of leave, counseling and disciplinary actions in collaboration with the Nurse Managers. Acts as the Nurse Manager during times of the Medical/Surgical Unit Nurse Manager absences. The Assistant Nurse Manager provides care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and executing medical regimens including administering medications and treatments prescribed by a licensed or otherwise legally authorized provider. Assisting with: (1) Planning work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work; (2) Assigning work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and the capabilities of subordinates; (3) Evaluating the performance of subordinates; (4) Making recommendations for appointments, advancements or reassignments of subordinates; (5) Giving advice, counsel, or instruction to subordinate personnel on work and administrative matters; (6) Hearing and resolving complaints of subordinates and referring more serious complaints not resolved to higher level supervisors; (7) Recommending and/or taking disciplinary action where appropriate; and (8) Identifying developmental and training needs of subordinates and providing or making provision for such development and training (VA Handbook 5007, Part Ill, Chapter 8). Work in partnership with the union and adheres to EEO principles. In the absence of the Nurse Manager, covers for the Nurse Manager to handle administrative and clinical issues, such as staffing coverage, granting leave, and patient and/or staff issues, Work Schedule: Full-Time, Scheduled hours to be determined by needs of the Unit Nurse Manager. This position requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as this is a 24/7 medical center, Some positions require rotation of tours or indefinite work on non-administrative tours as established by the Chief(S), Nursing Service. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599144600
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