The Assistant Nurse Manager is a professional nurse who shares accountability for the management of the Spinal Cord Injury Unit (SCI Unit) within the VA Puget Sound Health Care System under the direction of the Nurse Manager. The Assistant Nurse Manager shares responsibility for the supervision of Administrative and Nursing personnel; including administrative operations, nursing practice, and nursing operations within the Spinal Cord Injury Unit. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: - Assists in managing the patient care environment including budgeting, supplies, equipment, and patients. - Assists in personnel management including, scheduling, counseling, and evaluation of staff. - Shares responsibility in staff orientation, continuing education, and personnel development. - Assists with the guidance of daily operations including clinic provider schedules, grid building, - Represents the department, and unit, within the organization. - Directs patient care, as needed. - Assists in data collection, analyzing, trending, and reporting, including nurse sensitive quality indicators. - Manages staffing process using VA staffing methodology, electronic staffing programs, and timekeeping. - Creating and advocating for a healthy work environment that is conducive to the recruitment and retention of highly competent administrative and nursing staff with diverse backgrounds. - Assists with the hiring process by rating, interviewing and performing reference checks on qualified applicants. - Assists in monitoring nursing peer review process. - Assists in monitoring compliance of CARF, JC standards, other standards and policies - Responsible for all issues that affect administrative and nursing personnel including standards of practice, credentialing, training, functional statement, position descriptions, proficiency reports, performance appraisals, policies, procedures, protocols and competencies. - Collaborates with the Interprofessional Team in planning, directing and implementing patient care. - Engages and supports evidence based practices. - Promotes VHAPUG Nursing Services Professional Practice Model. - Promotes and supports the nursing service shared governance structure and the journey to excellence. - Upholds the VA I CARE core values. - Keeps staff informed of organizational goals through facilitating both vertical and horizontal communication in a timely manner. - Provides direct supervision of administrative and nursing personnel in their defined area of responsibility and evaluates their performance and competency. - Serves as a role model and coaches and supports staff in critical thinking regarding professional nursing practice. He/she fosters an atmosphere conducive to educational experiences for nursing and other students. Work Schedule: 8 or 12 hour shifts, between 7:30AM and 8:00PM, to be discussed during interview Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases. Paid 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. 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. Incentive(s): PCS/Recruitment/Relocation incentive are not authorized for this position 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
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