Registered Nurse - Assistant Manager Medical Surgical Specialty Clinics
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Seattle, Washington
Internal Number: 654490200
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more 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: Bachelor of Science in Nursing required; Master degree in Nursing preferred Minimum of 2-3 years of acute care (hospital) or clinic setting RN experience with progressive leadership responsibilities 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: Heavy lifting (45 pounds and over), Straight pulling (6 hours), Pushing (2 hours), Reaching above shoulder, Use of fingers, Both hands required, Walking (6 hours), Standing (2 hours), Repeated bending (6 hours), Visual Acuity 20/30 corrected. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Outpatient Specialty Clinics covers specialty medicine and surgical services within various clinics in Seattle and American Lake including cardiology, dermatology (skin), nephrology, endocrinology & metabolism, neurology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases and rheumatology, orthopedics, ENT, podiatry, general surgery, vascular, plastic surgery, urology, neurosurgery, and thoracic surgery. The Assistant Nurse Manager is accountable for the management of the nursing clinical area under the direction of the Nurse Manager. The Assistant Nurse Manager's practice is characterized by leadership and expertise in managing various issues. The Assistant Nurse Manager is responsible for the management of nursing practice and nursing operations as well as the coordination and management of care for the Specialty Clinics. Responsible for all issues that affect nursing including standards of practice, credentialing, training, functional statements, position descriptions, proficiency reports, performance appraisals, policies, procedures, protocols and competencies Manages the patient care environment including budgeting, supplies, equipment and patients. Daily management of patient flow through the clinic and participation in the plan of care as part of an interdisciplinary team of providers for each clinic Staff orientation, continuing education and personnel development evaluates and provides substantiation of improved patient care or staff performance relative to identified need leads other staff members on the resolution of patient care problems assists nurse manager in managing clinic resources which results in decreased waste, improved efficiencies and/or decreased liabilities while maintaining or enhancing care and practice develops time schedule in timely manner per union contract monitors workload throughout the tour of duty and adjusts assignments as needed participates in interviewing process for staff selection, fact finding, counseling staff and evaluating staff performance identifies need for staff education at the unit/team/work group level in collaboration with nurse manager and coordinates, organizes and leads staff in presentation of educational offerings initiates and develops actions which results in improvement in performance of self and others assists nurse manager in the evaluation of staff and implements strategies to promote staff's professional development accepts delegated assignments from Nurse Manager for selected quality monitors, staff education, performance evaluations or other nursing care delivery aspects serves on nursing service and facility committees or task forces as assigned by the Nurse Manager. Responsible for performance improvement, customer service/patient satisfaction, patient and employee safety, employee relations, standards of care and practice, the work environment and accreditation and regulatory standards Develops and manages collaborative partnerships with physicians and other clinicians Creates and advocates for a healthy work environment that is conducive to the recruitment and retention of highly competent nursing staff with diverse backgrounds. Monitors compliance to TJC standards and other standards and policies. Keep staff informed of organizational goals through facilitating both vertical and horizontal communication in a timely manner. Travel between Seattle and American Lake Divisions. Direct patient care as needed. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm\nTelework: Not available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact VISN 20 EDRP Coordinator Stacy Hermann @ V20CompensationTeam@va.gov, for questions/assistance\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required\nPay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases.\nPaid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 11 paid Federal holidays per year.\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement).\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory."]
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.