The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare (VAGLAHS) is seeking a Registered Nurse to serve as the Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) for our Clinical Procedure Center (CPC). Provides care for both outpatient/inpatient Veterans undergoing diagnostic & interventional gastrointestinal & pulmonary procedures. The ANM for this area executes a position responsibility that demonstrates leadership, experience & ingenious approaches to management of complex patient care. 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. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/29/2023. 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. 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: Bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) required; Master's degree in nursing education or a related field preferred Minimum of 5 years of experience in nursing, preferably in a Mental Health setting Prior experience in teaching or nursing education is highly desirable Strong knowledge and understanding of nursing principles, practices, and clinical protocols Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively train, mentor, and collaborate with nursing staff Proficient in using technology and learning management systems for educational purposes Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time efficiently, and adapt to changing priorities Deep empathy and respect for veterans and their unique needs Valid AHA BLS certification 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 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 and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience. For foreign education equivalency the only certifying body the VA recognizes is CGFNS and its' subsidiary, International Consultants of Delaware (ICD). Without certification of BSN-equivalency, the VA can only consider the degree at the associates level and pay will be determined accordingly. 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); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted. All registered nurses with less than 12-months of RN experience upon entry on duty (EOD) date, will complete a 12-month nurse residency program. The RN Transition-to-Practice (RNTTP) Residency Program complies with VHA Directive 1077. See https://www.va.gov/NURSING/workforce/RNTTP.asp for details. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Typical duties include but are not limited to: Provides a full range of nursing care to patients with complex care needs Demonstrates evidence of critical thinking skills in identifying. analyzing, and resolving patient care problems on the unit Performs ongoing assessment of patient condition and response to treatment Provides leadership in establishing goals, evaluating the plan of care, and in discharge planning. Evaluates and documents patient response to interventions and progress towards attainment of goats and expected outcomes Effectively functions as the charge nurse, team leader, or in other leadership role that guides and directs others who provide patient care Uses a team approach to identify, analyze, und resolve patient care problems that result in improved patient outcomes Role-specific Competency Checklist is complete and is rated competent in all measured areas Demonstrates appropriate and consistent critical thinking skills. Evaluates health care delivery (a) identifying problems, (b) seeking resolutions, (c) implementing change, (d) assessing progress and (e) evaluating outcome in collaboration with the unit Nurse Manager. Safeguards patient privacy and maintains confidentiality of all electronic and printed patient information according to HIPAA guidelines, the Privacy Act, and as slated in the Medical Center Memo on ADP Security Demonstrates leadership with compliance with infection control practices Provides input into financial management activities including operational budgetary decisions and cost containment. Demonstrates positive effective communication skills and professional behaviors that promote cooperation and teamwork with internal and external customers Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8-hour Mid-Day Shift with workdays/hours flexibility required as patient care needs require. This position has 24-hour accountability. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a Virtual Position Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases 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 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Duty Location: VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90073"]
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.