The Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) is assigned to the Nursing and Patient Care Service. The ANM is a registered nurse who demonstrates management and leadership skills. This RN is a nurse supervisor and provides oversight for the administration of leave, counseling and disciplinary actions in collaboration with the Nurse Manager. 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: RN with 3 years experience, VA experience, leadership experience. Adult acute care and care of the Step Down, Telemetry, Intermediate or Progressive care experience. Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years 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: Light lifting, under 15lbs;Light carrying, under 15lbs; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking 8-12hrs; Standing 8-12hrs; Repeated bending 1hrs; Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; See computer screen; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors Hearing (aid may be permitted). Environmental Factors: Excessive noise, intermittent; Working closely with others; Working alone. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Assistant Nurse Manager demonstrates a high level of clinical expertise, leadership, and creative approaches to management of complex care. In addition, applies skills necessary to identify, coordinate, and/or identify discipline, specific education, as well as training in leadership, professional staff development and emerging needs, to all levels of staff. Duties include but not limited to: Accountable to the Nurse Manager. In collaboration with the Nurse Manager, the Assistant Nurse Manager functions as a supervisor and assumes accountability for the operation of a designated unit. Assists in providing administrative direction in the development and evaluation of nursing staff. Oversees daily operations of the unit by ensuring shifts are adequately staffed. Demonstrates critical thinking skills, creativity, and has the knowledge to manage resources to achieve quality performance, positive employee relations, and compliance with facility policies. Assist in coaching, mentoring, and leading a professional team in the delivery of services to our veteran patients and families. Assures quality of care is delivered to our patients and accepts a patient workload when needed. Supportive of change activities on their unit and works to assure implementation of change that may occur. Responsible for performance improvement, customer service/patient satisfaction, patient and employee safety, interviewing applicants, employee scheduling, approving timecards, staff performance, complaints and concern resolution, employee relations, standards of care and practice, the work environment, and accreditation and regulatory standards. Responsible for delegated management, staff nurse functions, is self-directed, demonstrates effective decision making, interpersonal skills, and possesses potential for assuming greater administrative responsibilities. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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) Work Schedule: Monday- Thursday 0530-1500 and every other Friday 0530-1400\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFinancial 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.