The VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (VASNHCS) RN Assistant Manager is a professional nurse who provides leadership and assumes responsibility for monitoring of staff clinical competence and work performance through ongoing assessment, adequacy of staffing, conduct and discipline issues, providing necessary training and supporting performance improvement. 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. Education: 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. RN Licensure: 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: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) provider card issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN). At least one (1) or more years of clinically relevant nursing 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 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: As outlined in U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Certificate of Medical Examination, Form OMB No. 3206-0250 including intermittent manual lifting or carrying up to 35 pounds, sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, bending, stooping, twisting, pulling, pushing, simple grasping, fine manipulation (including keyboarding), and reaching above shoulder for up to 12 hours per day. Mechanical lifting devices will be used for weights exceeding 35 pounds. ["The Assistant Nurse Manager - Mental Health Unit will be for VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System within our Mental Health Service located at 975 Kirman Avenue, Reno, Nevada 89502. The Assistant Nurse Manager - Mental Health Unit is responsible for the overall operation of the assigned unit regarding patient/family relations, environmental safety and effective resource utilization. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care. Practice affects programs at the service and/or medical center level. Demonstrates leadership that is sustainable regardless of the role. Uses collaborative strategies with all VASNHCS departments in order to maximize patient care. Serves as a mentor and consultant to healthcare staff involved in patient care. Provides leadership in promotion of an effective, compassionate delivery of health services congruent with the health care system mission and vision at the facility level. Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and the capabilities of subordinates. Evaluates the performance of subordinates. Gives advice, counsel, or instruction to subordinate personnel on work and practice matters. Identifies developmental and training needs of subordinates and provides or makes provision for such development and training. Responsible for customer service/patient satisfaction, patient and employee safety, employee relations, standards of care and practice and the work environment across multiple services. Actively develops and manages collaborative partnerships with physicians and other clinicians. Provides leadership on service and medical center committees and task forces to improve nursing practice and patient care across the facility. Identifies educational needs of staff at the facility, service, or program level, and ensures that these needs are addressed. Utilizes creative problem-solving methodologies to resolve problems that impact performance. Provides leadership in addressing ethical issues that impact patient and staff. Analyzes ethical issues, applying appropriate theoretical principles and provides guidance as appropriate. Maintains nursing expertise and responsible for implementing education for others at the service/program level. Identifies and corrects real or potential safety concerns. Corrective action is initiated to ensure a safe working environment. Assumes self-directed responsibility and accountability for evaluating own progress toward professional career goals. Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards Paid 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) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Varies, must accept all shifts - Service will determines Tour of Duty to meet the needs of the unit/patients. Compressed/Flexible: Available. Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required."]
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