The Assistant RN Manager (Operating Room) is located at the VA Portland Health Care System in Portland, Oregon. The Assistant RN Manager will provide support in management, leadership and direction for staff in an area or areas of responsibility within the Operative Care Division (OCD). 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: Operating Room experience Leadership experience (2+ years) Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: 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: Moderate lifting/carrying 15-44 pounds; light lifting carrying under 15 pounds; straight pulling (1 hour); pushing 1-2 hours; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (3 hours); standing (4-6 hours); repeated bending (2 hours); both legs required; 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 basic colors/shaded of colors; hearing (aid may be permitted); able to walk without assistive devices (e.g. walker, cane, crutches, wheelchair); mental and emotional stability required. Environmental Factors: Working closely with others. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Assistant Nurse Manager works closely with the Operative Care Clinical Managers, Assistant Managers and the Associate Chief Nurse Executive, as well as other Medical and Surgical OCD Directors to ensure the efficient management of these areas. The areas of responsibility may include Pre-Op Clinic, PACU, Operating Room and Procedural Areas, Outpatient Surgery Unit, Amputation Reduction Program, Transplant Program, Patient Coordination Services, and the Eye Care Program which spans both clinical and administrative services at the Oregon and Washington campuses/CBOCs. Duties include (but are not limited to): The Assistant RN Manger assists in processes for the recruitment, selection and hiring of high quality staff to our programs. Implements appropriate and safe staff patient ratios and helps determine appropriate staff mix to provide quality care in a cost-effective manner. Assures staff utilize processes for evaluations, procurement and cost-effective use of supplies and equipment, including coordination of activities with Acquisition & Material Management. The Assistant RN Manager forecasts, briefs and makes recommendations regarding resource needs/issues to the Nurse Managers. Coordinates activities across clinical programs, other product lines and disciplines (e.g., Imaging, Pharmacy, and Pathology). Demonstrates tact, diplomacy, negotiating skills, and a high level of critical thinking to meet the demands of a diverse, dynamic organization. Promotes sound education/staff development programs. Demonstrates commitment to professional enrichment, merit promotion, equal employment opportunity, and positive labor relations/partnership activities. The Assistant Nurse Manager assumes full responsibility in the absence of manager for the unit. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 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 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, day tours, hours variable per service needs\nCompressed/Flexible: Available\nTelework: Ad-hoc telework may be available, in accordance with VA policy\nVirtual: This is NOT a virtual or remote position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be approved for a highly qualified candidate."]
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