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Job Title: RN - Assistant Nurse Manager (520 Inpatient)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 02/09/2018
Expire Date: 04/10/2018
Job Categories: Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Executive Management, Research & Development, Medical, Environmental
Job Description
RN - Assistant Nurse Manager (520 Inpatient)
Work Schedule: Full-time, 11:30am to 8pm, with shifts that may vary depending on patient care needs

NOTE: Shifts may vary depending on patient care needs.

***RELOCATION INCENTIVE/RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE IS NOT AUTHORIZED.***

The Assistant Nurse Manager is a self-directed proven nurse leader in MH Nursing. He/she provides oversight for the delivery of nursing care and directly supervises inpatient nurses. Works in partnership with MH inpatient interdisciplinary leaders and staff to systematically evaluate, standardize, and improve care delivery, program implementation, personnel management, and operations for the inpatient MH programs. Efforts resulting in ongoing improvement reflecting innovative and transformative changes to patient centered care. Strategic objectives of Access, Quality, Customer Experience, Operational Efficiency and Employee engagement are guide change efforts. He/she assures that all aspects of programming and patient care align with VAPAHCS policies, VA MH Program office guidelines and handbooks, and National Center for Patient Safety Environment of Care requirements. This nursing leader provides coordination and accountability for all regulatory and environmental surveys and meets related suspense requirements timely. Provides support and assures consistent application of station policy, directives, and evidenced based approaches to clinical care. He/she mentors existing and emerging leaders in MH Nursing by assuring engaged involvement in peer review, professional development, shared governance, and performance improvement at the point of care. He/she fosters effective collaboration related to Human Resources and Labor Relations activities. Assures and partners with all to provide evidence based, personalized proactive recovery oriented patient care aligned with Health Care System strategic goals and initiatives.

The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Administratively accountable to the Nurse Manager, inpatient Mental Health for the operations of the inpatient areas.
  • Supports new roles and responsibilities and enhances the workforce's capabilities through mentoring and developing others.
  • Assists Nurse Managers to develop work schedules with appropriate levels of staff. Ensures that staff are properly distributed across the schedule.
  • Takes a leadership role in development and implementation of Performance Improvement activities such as risk management, clinical practice and outcome measures in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
  • Provides administrative supervision for the performance plan, evaluation and appraisals for nursing staff
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • United States Citizenship.
  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency, and accredited by the National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) which changed to the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) at the time the program was completed; 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 5005/27, Appendix G6). OR 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.
  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration (i.e., licensure) as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or the District of Columbia. Note: Provide your RN registered license number on your application.

Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements, 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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard, dated March 17, 2009, http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf

Preferred Criteria:

  • One (1) year of full-time experience as a licensed professional nurse.
  • 1-2 years of RN experience in an Inpatient Mental Health setting
  • Experience in leadership with performance improvement, change management, and mentorship.
  • Certification in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (RN-BC).
Physical Requirements: This position requires heavy lifting, 45 pounds heavy carrying, 45 pounds straight pulling (2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking & standing 8 hours - intermittently; repeated bending; both legs required; ability for rapid mental& muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 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 (aide permitted). 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.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document(s):
  • Resume (Required for ALL applicants)
Applicants are not required, but highly encouraged to submit the following document: Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees), SF-50's, etc.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • United States Citizenship.
  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency, and accredited by the National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) which changed to the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) at the time the program was completed; 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 5005/27, Appendix G6). OR 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.
  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration (i.e., licensure) as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or the District of Columbia. Note: Provide your RN registered license number on your application.

Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements, 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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard, dated March 17, 2009, http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf

Preferred Criteria:

  • One (1) year of full-time experience as a licensed professional nurse.
  • 1-2 years of RN experience in an Inpatient Mental Health setting
  • Experience in leadership with performance improvement, change management, and mentorship.
  • Certification in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (RN-BC).
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