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RN - Nurse Manager (ED)

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Aurora
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Job Description:

The Nurse Manager promotes organizational effectiveness through an understanding of and application of organizational relationship models, principles, and strategies; uses analytical framework such as the nursing process to create an environment that facilitates the delivery of care; implements standards of professional practice and accrediting bodies and applicable regulations; and 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 issues that impact patients and staff; implements healthcare evaluation and outcome measures; applies fiscal principles; develops effective business plans; develops and maintains accurate and comparable data to enable data-based decisions for quality patient care; 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; . Duties included but not limited to the following:


  • Applies the nursing process to systems or processes to improve care;
  • Demonstrates leadership by involving others in improving care;
  • Supports and enhances client self-determination;
  • Serves as a resource for clients and staff in resolving ethical issues;
  • Identifies and assesses resource utilization and safety issues taking appropriate action;
  • Acquires knowledge and skills to maintain expertise in areas of practice;
  • Participates in educational activities to improve clinical knowledge and enhance role performance;
  • Evaluates practice of self and others using professional standards, relevant statutes, and regulations, and takes action to improve' performance;


    Work Schedule: 40 hours per week. The tour of duty is generally 7:30am-4:00pm Monday- Friday, with the exception of Holidays. The hours may be extended to meet patient needs/service goals to include hours prior to 7:30am and after 4:00pm and/or weekends.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Functional Statement: RN: Nurse Manager (ED), 000000Basic 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:


      • BSN Required
      • MSN or Master's in Health-related field, strongly preferred
      • Minimum of five years acute care/emergency department/critical care nursing experience.
      • Current nurse management or supervisory experience strongly preferred.
      • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing.
      • Demonstrate ability to interpret and communicate goals, objectives, policies and procedures to staff, patients, and the healthcare team.
      • Demonstrate ability to develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships and communication with staff throughout the health care system and community.


        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.


          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: FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS



          • Heavy Lifting, 45 pounds and over
          • Heavy Carrying 54 pounds and over
          • Straight pulling (2-6 hours)
          • Pushing (2-6 hours)
          • Reaching above shoulder
          • Use of fingers
          • Both hands required
          • Walking (5-9 hours)
          • Standing (4-8 hours)
          • Kneeling (1-2 hours
          • Repeated bending (2-4 hours)
          • Climbing, legs only (1-2 hours)
          • Twisting (2-4 hours) ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
          • Excessive noise, intermittent
          • Constant noise
          • Radiant energy
          • Electrical energy
          • Slippery or uneven surfaces
          • Working around moving objects and vehicles
          • Unusual fatigue factors
          • Working with hands in water
          • Working closely with others
          • Working alone
          • Heavy patient care
          • Rotating/Multiple shifts
            None

            To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:





            • Resume


              VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. Required for External Applicants.

              The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.


              • Cover Letter
              • DD-214
              • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
              • OF-306
              • Other
              • Other Veterans Document
              • Resume
              • SF-15
              • SF-50
              • Transcript

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