The Nurse Manager for Outpatient Mental Nursing is responsible for the management of Nursing Practice and Nursing Operations within his/her defined areas of responsibility. Outpatient Mental Health includes, but not limited to, BHIP, ICMHR, SUD, PRRC, IPP, PDE, Bed Control and other programs. Previous Mental Health Experience is essential. 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: Demonstrate advanced computer application skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, databases, etc.); have strong written and verbal skills; be customer focused and have a positive attendance history. Preferred experience includes: Mental Health experience is essential Previous Nurse Manager or Assistant Nurse Manager 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. 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/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 as a condition of employment. ["Learn more about the City of Denver with the links provided below: Denver.org Denver City Council At the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, our expert health care teams focus on your needs and the needs of other Veterans, your families, and caregivers. Eastern Colorado Health Care System is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility with service-lines serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients, with a Level Ill Emergency Department, and multiple community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC). Learn more about the Eastern Colorado Healthcare System here. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Nurse Manager is responsible and accountable for collaborating with Mental Health Section Chiefs and Program Managers/Supervisors for the planning, organizing, directing, and the evaluation of patient care programs and staff activities for the Mental Health Outpatient Clinics. Further duties of the position are, but not limited to: Provide direct supervision of nursing personnel in their defined area of responsibility and evaluates their performance and competency. Demonstrate professional nursing practice characterized by leadership and accomplishment in developing and implementing programs to improve the delivery of patient care. Establish relationships with professional and/or health related groups in the community. Work effectively with other disciplines and departments. Makes significant contributions to the nursing profession. Promotes organizational effectiveness through an understanding and application of organizational relationship models, principles, and strategies. Exercises the skills, knowledge, ability, and motivation to foster decision making, participation, flexibility, accountability, and responsibility in staff managed. Responsible for all issues that affect nursing including standards of practice, credentialing, training/orientation, functional statements, position descriptions, proficiency reports, performance appraisals, policies, procedures, protocols, and competencies. Implements healthcare evaluation and outcome measures, applies fiscal principles, develops effective business plans, develops and maintains accurate and comparable data to enable data-based decisions for quality patient care. Creates and maintains a safe workplace for patients and staff. Contributes to the professional growth and development of staff, develops staff for career progression, and collaborates with other departments and disciplines to ensure the identification, measurement, and evaluation of performance improvement initiatives specific to patient care services provided. Demonstrates competency in organizational management, written and verbal communication, data/operations analysis and strategic planning, and creative/visionary skills. Other duties as assigned. 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: Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. EDRP: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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