Nurse Manager (Ambulatory Care) Located in Aurora, Colorado
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Denver, Colorado
Internal Number: 653253700
Seeking energetic & customer focused Nurse Manager is responsible & accountable for planning, organizing, directing, & evaluating patient care in high demanding Primary Care environment, at Aurora Community Based Outpatient Clinic. The Nurse Manager has direct supervisory responsibility for Primary Care nursing Clinic laboratory staff at these sites. Nurse Manager demonstrates professional nursing practice characterized by leadership that advances, promotes, & improves delivery of nursing care. This position is being offered in Aurora, Colorado (Telework hours assigned by the department) Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Preferred Experience: Preferred Experience: Primary Care/ Outpatient nursing experience. Leadership experience, advanced computer skills (word, excel, power point, database, ect., strong written and verbal skills, able to focus on details in high demanding atmosphere. Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required. Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience. Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience. Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required. Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: The position requires visual acuity, keen hearing , clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical impatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be mature flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities, based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements as a condition of employment. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles. ["This position is being offered in Aurora, Colorado (Telework hours assigned by the department) The Nurse Manager demonstrates competency in organization management skills, communication skills, data/operations analysis and strategic planning skills. The Nurse Manager maintains flexibility with a high degree of interpersonal skills, effective communication, leadership, motivation, and self-direction. Comprehensive management of patients/families as whole, dynamic, with age specific psychological, social, cultural, spiritual, and existential needs is evidenced through the utilization of the nursing process in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Duties: The nurse manager establishes professional relationships with health related groups within the VA and community, and works effectively with others. Decisions are based on VACO, VISN, Joint Commission, national directives, and evidence-based research outcomes The Nurse Manager promotes organizational effectiveness through an understanding of and application of organizational relationship models, principles, and strategies Uses an analytical framework such as the nursing process to create an environment that facilitates the delivery of care Implements standards of professional practice and accrediting bodies and applicable regulations and exercises the skills, knowledge, ability and motivation to foster decision-making, participation, flexibility, accountability, and responsibility in staff managed Exercises the skills and knowledge to implement and evaluate standards of care and practice; assures that staff competencies are communicated and assessed Assures that patient health education is provided throughout the patient care experience Provides leadership in addressing ethical issues that impact patients and staff Implements healthcare evaluation and outcome measures; applies fiscal principles Develops effective business plans; develops and maintains accurate and comparable data to enable data-based decisions for quality patient care Creates and maintains a safe workplace for patients and staff Promotes the timely and accurate completion of performance appraisals and proficiencies Contributes to the professional growth and development of staff Collaborates with other departments and disciplines to ensure the identification, measurement, and evaluation of performance improvement initiatives specific to the patient care services provided Strong customer service experience in high demanding environment Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Compressed/Flexible: Not Available\nBargaining Unit: This is not a Bargaining Unit position\nTelework: Hours are assigned based on the department needs\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nPCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not Required NOTE: Candidates must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary. Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases.\nPaid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period;\nSick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year.\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement).\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory"]
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.