Nurse Manager (Community Living Center-Rehab/Hospice/Long-Term Care)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Columbia, Missouri, Missouri
Internal Number: 717093300
The Nurse Manager (Community Living Center-Rehab/Hospice/Long-Term Care) actively develops and manages collaborative partnerships with staff, physicians, other clinicians and ancillary staff. They are responsible for assuring appropriate staffing levels for the Community Living Center (CLC), validating the daily patient needs, and working with other Nurse Managers to identify and share resources. 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: Minimum of 5 years professional nursing practice, long-term care experience preferred. Evidence of increased responsibilities and/or leadership roles. Documented completion of crucial conversation and/or mediation training. Lean/Six Sigma Yellow Belt trained/certified and proof of activate YELLOW belt process improvement projects. Demonstrated record of exemplary leadership skills . Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Current BLS and ACLS. Record of dependability and accountability. Nursing practice demonstrating clinical progression in scope and accountability. Effective and appropriate professional interpersonal interactions. Proven track record of follow through and dependability. Ability to display Leadership traits appropriate to a variety of situations. MSN preferred. 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. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. 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 lbs and over); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs); Light Carrying (under5 lbs); Straight Pulling (1 hour); Pushing (1 hour); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 8-12 hours); Standing (up to 8-12 hours); Kneeling (1 hour); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Climbing, legs only (1 hour); Climbing, use of legs and arms; Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" so Jaeger 1 to 4; Mental and emotional stability; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Both eye required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic color; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted). ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Nurse Manager (Community Living Center) has the designated first-line supervisory authority, responsibility, and accountability for the operations of his/her unit, ensuring that subordinate personnel provide quality nursing care which complies with generally accepted standards of clinical practice in a timely manner. Additional responsibilities include sound fiscal and human resource management, effective management of administrative and clinical issues, performance improvement, customer service, patient and employee safety and satisfaction, hiring decisions, employee relations, standards of care and practice, the work environment, and accreditation and regulatory standards. The Nurse Manager (Community Living Center) is responsible for assuring a constant state of readiness related to regulatory bodies. Also for coaching staff, effectively managing employee conduct and performance issues, and completing reports, action plans, and performance evaluations in a timely manner. He/she participates on service and medical center committees and task forces to improve nursing practice and patient care, identifies educational needs of staff and ensures that these needs are addressed. He/she has an integral role in supporting and facilitating student nurse clinical experiences, as well as orienting new Nurse Managers. He/she works in partnership with the union and adheres to EEO principles. The Nurse Manager (Community Living Center) is a part of Patient Services-Nursing leadership team, and cross-covers other Nurse Managers and/or Supervisors as designated in one another's absence. The Community Living Center (CLC) is located inside a brand-new building adjacent to the main medical center. The CLC provides a full range of nursing care to long-term, skilled short-stay, and hospice veterans Includes IV therapy and wound therapy interventions Average Patient to Nurse Ratio is 5-7 patients A great work environment with a focus on teamwork and quality of life for our patients Restorative care to help our patients maintain or improve their level of function is part of our nursing model Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards Paid 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) 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 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 07:30am-4:00pm with 24/7 accountability Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.