Registered Nurse - Nurse Manager- Ambulatory Care -New Port Richey Outpatient Clinic
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Port Richey, Florida
Internal Number: 701069800
We seek an energetic, forward-thinking, masters prepared Registered Nurse (RN) with outstanding communication skills to serve as the Nurse Manager (NM) for the organization's Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACTs) initiatives at the New Port Richey Outpatient Clinic. The incumbent will be responsible for helping enhance the collaborative relationship between nursing, the medical staff and other disciplines in a face-to-face and virtual environment. 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: Experience: Five (5) years of nursing experience with previous supervisory experience, Outpatient/Specialty care experience preferred 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. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. 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: This position requires visual acuity, keen 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. Mechanical inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative or invasive procedures, or home settings. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles. ["The NM works in close coordination with facility and VISN Management to ensure that PACT principles are applied and used efficiently in support of a broad range of clinical functions. Some of which include direct patient care, specialty consultation, Telehealth clinics, teachings, and research endeavors. The incumbent performs as the Registered Nurse Manager for the PACTs, all aligned in Ambulatory and Primary Care. She/he is responsible for implementing processes and monitoring compliance with standards of care and standards of practice that impact veteran care. Job functions also include assisting in managing nursing care delivery and staff development. The NM is responsible to the Chief Nurse, Ambulatory Care or designee for designated functions. She/he demonstrates leadership when providing nursing care or developing programs which will improve the delivery of nursing care; and provides managerial and administrative oversight for the clinic site. She/he works to meet designated clinical, facility, VISN and national performance measures. Responsibilities Manages the daily operations and resources at the New Port Richey clinic location of care. Leads and guides staff in the delivery of high-quality patient care. Identifies clinical and administrative issues, takes action towards resolution, and evaluation of the outcomes. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings to facilitate timely patient care services. Evaluates staff performance Coaches and counsels staff. Serves as a preceptor and mentor to others. Reviews and addressee employee time and attendance and associated dependability metrics. Initiates quality improvement activities to improve patient outcomes and Hospital Performance Measures. Applies evidence to improve nursing practice and patient care. Assist with conducting evidence-based research for innovative programs. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards 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: 0730 - 1600 Monday - Friday. Saturday as needed. Telework: Not Eligible. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. 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.