Nurse Manager - Primary Care Community Based Outpatient Clinics
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Internal Number: 654470900
VA Central Iowa is recruiting for a Nurse Manager for the Primary Care Service Line. The position requires responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to the management of complex client care. 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/MSN preferred - 3-5 years of management experience - 5 years of nursing experience preferred - Ambulatory nursing 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 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: 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. Must be able to lift at least 45 pounds. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. 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. This position requires heavy lifting, 45 pounds heavy carrying, 45 pounds straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); use of fingers; both hands required; walking & standing 8-12 hours; repeated bending 12 hours; both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable @ 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted). Transferring patients and objects may be required. ["The Nurse Manager of Primary Care and the Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) directs the clinical services offered by the program to ensure that the program follows local and national VHA standards and policies as well as accreditation standards for home care organizations. He/she ensures development and continued effective functioning of the interdisciplinary health care team. The Nurse Manager recognizes and effectively utilizes the skills, knowledge, and contributions of each team member. He/she provides direction and team leadership to include: (a) Communicating VA policies to the Primary Care team.\n(b) Developing and implementing the Primary Care and CBOC Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), to operationalize the hospital policies, with input as indicated from interdisciplinary service line managers or chiefs.\n(c) Managing program SOPs and activities to include, but not limited to, performance improvement, patient safety, utilization review, emergency preparedness, and staff safety.\n(d) Evaluating the effectiveness of the Unit Programs (e.g., program outcomes, performance improvement) including telehealth.\n(e) Coordinating training and educational programs.\n(g) Acquiring, managing, and remaining accountable for unit resources and resource utilization.\n(h) Collaborating with appropriate data and technology departments to ensure accurate unit clinical, administrative, and workload data. The incumbent: - Leads and manages staff in the provision of clinical care - Manages staff performance through functional statements, performance appraisals, and competency expectations, all within timelines outlined; ensures completion of orientation program for all staff - Manages quality improvement activities and safety, utilizes Unit Tracking Board/Huddle board for unit, and is an active participant in High Reliability Organization (HRO) principles - Maintains a culture of continuous readiness for all accreditation bodies - Manages relationships with unions; maintains knowledge of their contracts, management rights and follows such processes - Manages time and leave, utilizes and follows staffing methodology as applicable to their unit; facilitates the provision of safe, efficient, and cost-effective patient care, understands and has budgetary oversight as it relates to their unit - Manages Human Resources issues, manages personnel issues, knowledgeable about EEO and RA related topics. Identifies when to involve Chief Nurse and/or HR - Demonstrates an understanding of Executive Career Field Performance Plan (ECF). Develops goals for self in collaboration with Chief Nurse. Understands performance measures that are incorporated into ECF plan and facility quality measures as they relate to their unit Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:30am-4:00pm\nTelework: Available, ad hoc\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.