The New Orleans - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System is seeking a Ambulatory Care Nurse Manager who demonstrates leadership in providing the delivery of nursing care to the Ambulatory Care Specialty Clinics. This position reports directly to the Associate Nurse Executive, Ambulatory Care New Orleans. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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: Minimum of 5 years nursing experience to include a minimum of 2 year ambulatory or medical home model experience Minimum of 3 years mid level management or higher experience Masters degree Ambulatory care nursing certification 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 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: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Nurse Manager is responsible for a full range of duties, serving as the expert to oversee the operations of the assigned areas and demonstrates mastery in leading the Nursing Team. Duties include, but are not limited to: Removing barriers through active collaboration with Nurse Executives, Nursing Supervisors, providers, site managers, and support services. Managing resources effectively to improve overall patient outcomes, using the group process in decision-making. Assessing the educational needs for staff and collaborates to assure that learning needs are met. Applying evidenced-based practice principles to validate and/or improve nursing practice. Taking corrective actions as necessary and assures safe staffing levels are maintained and continues to evaluate staffing needs; submitting requests for additional staff and/or to backfill vacant positions. Managing supplies and equipment inventories and assures equipment is maintained and in working order. Completing annual performance reviews and proficiencies in a timely manner and effectively maintains competency files, assuring competency and safe practice for assigned staff. Performing human resource functions including behavioral interviewing for selection of staff, in a fair unbiased diverse environment. Promptly submitting documentation for staff promotions and awards. Personally supporting the EEO Program. Effectively addressing disciplinary problems and closely collaborates with Employee Relations to resolve issues. Maintaining working knowledge of the AFGE,/NFFE Contract, abides by the contract, laws, regulations and VA Directives. Implementing action plans to assure performance measures are met to improve organizational performance. Assuring a safe patient environment and immediately corrects deficiencies. Submitting reports and data in a timely manner. Supporting a work climate that is conducive to recruitment and retention of staff. Responsible for supporting and reinforcing the framework for high reliable organization by committing to a culture of safety and continuous improvement. Adhering and demonstrating the Caritas principles in all aspect of work. Demonstrating leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards\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)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM and as patient care dictates with 24/7 responsibility.\nTelework: Not available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized\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.