The Ambulatory Care Nurse Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the nursing staff within Brookings VA Clinic. This includes planning, directing, budgeting, monitoring and evaluating the nursing functions within the ambulatory care arena. 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: Graduate degree preferred with 2-3 years of Primary Care Leadership. 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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; Light carrying, under 15 pounds; Pushing 1hr; Walking 2-4hrs; Standing 2-4hrs; Kneeling 1hr; Repeated bending 1hr; Climbing, legs only 1hr; Both legs required; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid may be permitted). Environmental Factors: Working closely with others; Protracted or irregular hours of work. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Nurse Manager is responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care and may work as a front line staff RN in an emergent condition or when staffing necessitates coverage. The incumbent influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Duties include but not limited to: Ensures the nursing process is applied, including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of care based on age- and cultural-specific components with documentation of care completed in a timely and accurate manner. Assumes responsibility for ensuring coordination of care that is focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. Ensures nursing personnel are competent and trained and consider all characteristics of the patient, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous life and healthcare experiences. Oversees the technical and professional components of care delivery, including administration of medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. Directs the clinical services offered within these clinics to ensure compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC) Standards for Ambulatory Care. Provides leadership and has continuing responsibility for the updating, deployment, coordination, and evaluation of the program at the Roseburg VA Healthcare System (RVAHCS). This includes collaboration with the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC), surgical, and acute medical and mental health inpatient programs. As a supervisor, the Nurse Manager additionally will collaborate with Human Resources regarding personnel issues. Responsibilities for the ambulatory care nursing services include developing the scope of practice for employees assigned, designing plan of care, and assuring implementation of quality improvement measures along with developing action plans to meet performance measures. Designates service priorities and objectives, supervises programs, and supervises and evaluates performance of staff assigned to the program. Makes independent professional decisions and recommendations with infrequent recourse to supervisory guidance. Responsible for advising management of specific clinical or administrative issues within the Ambulatory Care Nursing Service and within VARHS. Serves as a direct line supervisor and consultant and advisor to subordinates, peers, and administration. 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)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 0800-1630\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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