Registered Nurse - Assistant Nurse Manager Polytrauma Rehab Center
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Internal Number: 690569500
The Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) for the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center (PRC) must demonstrate a high level of clinical expertise, leadership, and problem-solving skills. In conjunction with the unit nurse manager, this position has the responsibility and accountability for the nursing staff and the care provided to the population served 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: BSN required MSN preferred Rehab/Long term care experience CRRN or other related certification 5 years nursing experience 1-3 years rehab 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 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: The population of male and female Veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. South Texas Veterans Health Care System is a tertiary healthcare facility, providing acute medical, surgical, behavioral health, physical medicine and rehabilitation, geriatric, and primary care services predominately to Veterans, but in special cases, includes active-duty military and civilian populations. This position requires visual acuity, 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. Refer to Optional Form 178 dated April 2012 for additional functional requirements and environmental factors. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent may be exposed to infectious patients and/or contaminated materials that my require wearing of various levels of personal protective equipment (PPE) for long periods of time, caring for patients on isolation precautions, active participation in screening potentially infectious patients, and participating in labor pools during pandemics/disaster response situations the incumbent may be required to work in modified environments of care based on safety requirements and the needs of the patient. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, and be able to shift priorities based on patient needs. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) for the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center (PRC) must demonstrate a high level of clinical expertise, leadership, and problem-solving skills. In conjunction with the unit nurse manager, this position has the responsibility and accountability for the nursing staff and the care provided to the population served. The incumbent will be expected to work in collaboration with the highly effective interdisciplinary team. The ANM also assists in the design, implementation, and evaluation of unit based nursing programs. Other additional responsibilities include: - Serve as a role model, mentor, and coach; exhibits collaborative leadership and effective communication - Assists in the daily management of unit operations (oversight of patient care, customer service, equipment accountability, staff schedules, compliance audits, etc.) - Resource management (financial, human, material, or informational) to facilitate safe, effective, and efficient care- Contributes to the educational plan to meet changing program or service needs for self and others. -Provides developmental opportunities for staff to acquire clinical skills and expertise; encourages staff to seek advance preparation and specialty certification - Remains current in the standards of care established by professional organizations (ANA, ARN, etc), and regulatory bodies (TJC, CARF); utilizes professional standards of care and practice to evaluate and/or enhance programs - Complies with organizational expectations- Provides direct patient care when needed - The Assistant Nurse Manager may also have specific responsibilities as determined by the Nurse Manager 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: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday thru Friday 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"]
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.