The VA Central California Health Care System (VACCHCS) Nurse Manager in the Operating Room is a professional nurse who provides leadership and assumes the responsibility and accountability for the monitoring of staff clinical competence and work performance through ongoing assessment, adequacy of staffing, conduct and discipline issues, providing necessary training and supporting performance improvement. The Nurse Manager - Operating Room is part of the team responsible for the treatment of surgical patients. The Nurse Manager is responsible for the overall operation of the unit with regard to patient/family relations, environmental safety and effective resource utilization. The incumbent practices as a managing RN in the Operating Room as the designated first-line supervisory authority, responsibility, and accountability for the 24/7 operations of their unit, ensuring that subordinate personnel provide timely nursing care which complies with generally accepted standards of clinical practice. The Nurse Manager is also responsible for the overall operation of the unit with regard to patient/family relations, environmental safety and effective resource utilization. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Works with the physician and provides regular and high quality surgical care to the patients. Responsible for the management of the other personnel included in the Operating Room team. Uses the nursing process to analyze Veteran's care and systems problems and accurately documents care of Veterans. Plans work to be accomplished by the assigned staff, setting priorities, and preparing schedules for completion of work. Assigns work to assigned staff based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and the capabilities of the subordinates. Evaluates the performance of subordinates. Makes recommendations for appointments, advancements, or reassignments of assigned staff. Hears and resolves complaints of staff and refers more serious complaints not resolved to higher level supervisors. Recommends and/or takes disciplinary action where appropriate. Identifies developmental and training needs of subordinates and providing or making provision for such development and training. Works with the physician and provides regular and high-quality medical care to the patients. Adhere to the medical facility's policies and procedures and ensure adherence to medical norms and standards. Leads the team of nurses who provide treatment to surgical patients. Serves as a mentor and consultant to healthcare staff involved in patient care. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 07:30 A.M. - 04:00 P.M. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. Bargaining Unit Position: Not Covered.
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.