The Nurse Manager works toward accomplishing objectives and standards in accordance with the VHA, VISN, and Medical Center Strategic Plan and ECF Performance Plan. Board Certification from a VA approved certifying body is preferred. The Nurse Manager is responsible to the Chief Nurse, Acute Care Services. The Nurse Manager demonstrates leadership in the application of the nursing process to patient care, organizational process and/or systems, improving outcomes at the unit or service level. The focus of the individuals' performance encompasses a combination of clinical, administration, education, and research. The Nurse Manager performs at a level that affects the unit, service, service line, or entire medical center. The primary practice setting for this role is Acute Care but may cross to other areas in the Medical Center. The practice of the Nurse Manager RN in this position is based on knowledge, experience, and research and has a direct impact on patient care and patient safety in the assigned areas. The designated areas serves Veterans presenting with varying degree of illness and co-morbidities requiring medical, surgical, neurological, or psychiatric interventions. The Nurse Manager is required to assure quality care is provided for a population of male and female Veterans ranging from young adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and older. The NM shows progressive ability to execute position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to the management of complex client care. The NM executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care. The NM demonstrates performance and leadership that is broad enough to improve the care for a group of patients. The NM is responsible for the documented outcomes at the program or service level. Program or service level outcomes must be broad and complex and can be demonstrated at any organizational level within a facility, VISN, or VACO. Program is defined as a substantial coordinated group of activities impacting patients and/or employees. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Available Permanent Change of Station (PCS): 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.