The Outpatient Nurse Manger (NM) of Spinal Cord Injury/Disorders (SCl/D) is a key member of SCI/D Management. The Outpatient NM of SCI/D has direct supervisory responsibility for nursing personnel within the spinal cord injury and disorders (SCI/D), Rocky Mountain Region (RMRVAMC) Outpatient Clinics SCI/D Home Care Telework Eligible: Potential based on facility policy 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: 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years 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: The 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. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical impatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be 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 as a condition of employment. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles. ["The NM of SCI/D demonstrates professional nursing practice characterized by leadership in the application of the nursing process to client care, organizational processes, and/or systems, improving outcomes at the program or service level, providing: efficient delivery of rehabilitation; sustaining medical and surgical care; patient and family education; psychological, social, and vocational care; research; education; and professional training in the continuum of care for persons with SCI/D. The NM of SCI/D Outpatient promotes organizational effectiveness through an understanding of and application of organizational relationship models, principles, and strategies; uses an analytical framework such as the nursing process to create an environment that facilitates delivery of care; implements standards of professional practice, accrediting bodies and applicable regulations; exercises the skills, knowledge, ability and motivation to foster decision-making, participation, flexibility, accountability, and responsibility in staff managed; exercises the skills and knowledge to implement and evaluate standards of care and practice; assures that staff competencies are communicated and assessed; assures that patient health education is provided throughout the patient care experience; provides leadership in addressing ethical\nissues that impact patients and staff; implements healthcare evaluation and outcome measures; applies fiscal principles; develops effective business plans; creates and maintains a safe workplace for patients and staff; promotes the timely and accurate completion of performance appraisals and proficiencies; contributes to the professional growth and development of staff; develops staff for career progression; collaborates with other departments and disciplines to ensure the identification, measurement, and evaluation of performance improvement initiatives specific to the patient care services provided. Other duties are (but not limited to): Demonstrates competency in organizational management skills, written and verbal communication skills, data/operations analysis and strategic planning skills, and creation/visionary skills. Advocates for all Veteran patient populations as well as SCI/D specific populations as outlined by SCI/D VHA Handbooks and Directives. Promotes and embodies the VA Mission, Core Values, Strategic Goals and Objectives. Additionally, the Outpatient: Nurse Manager of SCI/D upholds the Mission of the Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders program in VA: To support and maintain the health, independence, quality of life, and productivity of Veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders throughout their lives. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 7:30 to 4:00pm\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required\nCompressed/Flexible: Not Approved\nTelework: Potential based on facility policy\nFunctional Statement #:Registered Nurse (SCI/D Outpatient) 000000/ N1L1,N1L2,N1L3, N2, N3\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Approved\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nPCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized\nFinancial Discloser Report: Not required Strongly encourage all applicants to submit the VA Form 10-2850aVA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf. Pay: 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.