The Registered Nurse, Assistant Nurse Manager (RN) is an expert nurse who provides leadership in the Office of Community Care (OCC). RN is responsible for staffing, scheduling and employee relations. RN shares responsibility for competency and education of staff, development and evaluation of clinical programs. RN will work closely with the Clinical Nurse Manager, clinical staff and administration. Excellent organizational and customer service skills are required. All RNs are required to be competent in the standards of nursing, incorporating evidenced based care. Based on the RN's patient assessment, the RN must be able to initiate care independently based on department standard operating procedures. The RN is expected to communicate timely and effectively with all members of the Interdisciplinary Team as well as relate courteously and appropriately to all internal and external customers. The RN is expected to work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment working as a patient advocate and build strong teams within multiple levels of interdisciplinary staff. Duties include, but not limited to the following: Demonstrates ability to function effectively in the ANM role requiring application of problem-solving skills at the unity level and use of team approaches to analyze and resolve problems. Demonstrates leadership in identifying programs or staff performance that create opportunities for improvement. Serves as a resource and advocate in resolving legal ethical issues such as Advanced Directives and the protection of patient/family rights. Maintains professional knowledge and skills based on currently published or communicated information through reading, workshop, etc. Assesses educational needs to implement program or service practice changes, develop and implements educational plan to meet needs for self or other staff in program/service. Actively evaluates practice for a program or service, based on established professional community or regulatory standards (i.e. Joint Commission) and recommending/implementing changes to meet those standards. Responsible for staff compliance with Service & Medical Center goals and Network performance standards. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.