Nursing Service is recruiting for a Nurse Manager to manage and oversee the work of staff and patient care at the locations listed above. This RN position is critical to meet the projected workload demands for the Primary Care Patient Aligned Care Team, Mental Health and related Subspecialties. The incumbent abides by and promotes, the VA " I Care Values", High Reliability Organization, and the Nursing Relationship-Based Care model for the Hampton VA Health Care System located in Hampton, VA. 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. 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. Preferred Requirements: Master's in Nursing or Health related field. 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: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, and sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands, both legs and repeated bending. Heavy lifting (45 lbs. and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs. and over); Straight Pulling (up to 4 hours); Pushing (up to 4 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 8 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Repeated bending (up to 8 hours); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Specific visual requirement: Read typed Chapters; Correctable vision :20/40 in one eye; Ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted). The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders; Emotional and Mental Stability: 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 function of the Nurse Manager is to provide, direct and supervise the delivery of quality nursing care to a culturally diverse Veteran population. The Registered Nurse possesses a broad-based clinical knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting. Major duties and responsibilities include but not limited to: Serves as role model to staff and leads example Manages leave and payroll Evaluates the performance of subordinates Recommends and/or take disciplinary action where appropriate in collaboration with leadership and Makes recommendations for appointments, advancements or reassignments of subordinates Gives advice, counseling, or instructions to subordinate personnel on work and administrative matters Plans and assigns work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting priorities and preparing schedules for work completion Hears and resolves complaints of subordinates and refer more serious complaints not resolved to higher level leadership Plans and manages clinic staffing to include hiring/terminations to meet patient care needs, achieve cost-effective operations and meet productivity goals. Identifies developmental and training needs of subordinates; provides or makes provisions for such development and training as per VA Handbook 5007, Part III, Chapter 8 Assesses, maintains, and improves competence and professional role of staff members which includes providing staff development opportunities and facilitating research and evidence-based practice Responsible for performance improvement, performance measures, customer service/patient satisfaction, patient and employee safety, interviewing applicants, employee relations, standards of care and practice, the work environment, and accreditation/regulatory standards Demonstrates leadership and collegiality by serving as an advocate for veterans and their families, as well as a mentor/preceptor/teacher for colleagues and staff Performs other duties as assigned Demonstrate working practices that include adherence to Infection Control. Maintain confidentiality of electronic, written and/or verbal patient/employee information Conforms with all medical center and service/service line safety policies, procedures and protocols to avoid injury and/or illness to self and others Timely comprehensive written/oral reporting through sound decision making based on knowledge of customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, clinical relevance and leadership goals. Identifies and reports all unsafe conditions to appropriate personnel to ensure a safe environment for all patients, medical center personnel and visitors. Demonstrates leadership by serving as an advocate for patients, team player to colleagues as she/he continues to enhance his/her own and the team's professional Acts in a unit leadership capacity as delegated by the Nurse Manager/ Chief Nurse of the service line. Demonstrates leadership by serving as an advocate for patients, team player to colleagues as she/he continues to enhance his/her own and the team's professional growth, development and practice. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30a.m to 4:00p.m. (tour will finalized with the Chief Nurse).\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nFinancial 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.