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2017-11-282018-01-10

Nurse Manager Tuskegee PACT

Tuskegee, AL

The Nurse Manager, Ambulatory Care assumes responsibility for staffing and scheduling of permanent and supplemental nursing staff, and ensures that assignments of staff reflect their appropriate utilization, compliance with staff guidelines and The Joint Commission (TJC) standards. The incumbent is fiscally responsible, and in collaborations with the Associate Chief Nurse, Ambulatory Care plans and monitors the budget for their area of responsibility. The incumbent serves as a role model and coaches and supports staff in critical thinking regarding professional nursing practice.He/she ensures that nursing practice is consistent with external standards such as TJC and internal standards such as the VA Performance Measures. The Nurse Manager, Ambulatory Care is a member of the Ambulatory Care Service Management Team. He/she plays a key role in the ongoing systematic evaluation and improvement of the quality and effectiveness of nursing care and services as they affect patient outcomes. The Nurse Manager and Associate Chief Nurse Ambulatory Care, collaborates with each other in involving staff in evaluative research activities within the designated area of responsibility. The incumbent provides guidance and direction to the performance improvement process. Consistent with the interdisciplinary team approach, the Nurse Manager Ambulatory Care establishes effective interpersonal relationships with health team members, patients, and their families / significant others. The Nurse Manager must be flexible; possess a high degree of integrity; uphold professional, clinical, and VA standards; and practice loyalty to the mission and values of the organization. Leads and organizes delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning. Uses sound clinical judgment in assessing, planning, implementing, documenting, and evaluating nursing care, based on the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice. Guides staff in the application of critical thinking and process improvement to improve patient care. Anticipates and recognizes medical/surgical/psychiatric emergencies and initiates or leads others to implement appropriate and timely actions. Uses advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes.

Functions as an expert in clinical practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities. Systematically evaluates current practice and formulates outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within area of expertise.Guides, develop, and support staff from a leadership perspective. Uses professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs/service activities.Demonstrates grade-appropriate and consistent critical thinking skills.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, Full-Time, 7:30-16:00

Functional Statement: 619-388-FS

***RELOCATION EXPENSES AND/OR INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***






graph of estimated pay ranges
$71,905

$112,836





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/23/2017



Application Close Date

12/14/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

US Citizens and Status Candidates



Status

Full Time




























  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section

    • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • BASIC REQUIREMENTS:U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
      • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
      • 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. 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)
      • 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.

      Experience Requirements:

      Nurse II

      -BSN with Approximately 2-3 years of related experience; or

      -Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing and bachelors degree in a related field with approximately 2-3 years of related experience; or

      - Masters degree in nursing or related field with BSN or bachelors degree in a related field, with Approximately 1-2 years of experience. Note: If MSN obtained in a Bridge Program, no BSN required.; or

      - Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in related field.

      Nurse III

      -Masters degree in nursing or related field with BSN or bachelors degree in a related field. [If MSN obtained in a Bridge Program, no BSN required.], with approximately 2-3 years of experience; or

      - Doctoral degree in nursing or related field, with approximately 2-3 years of experience.

      Registration:

      Condition of Employment: A registered nurse (RN) will have a current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. The appointing official may waive this registration if the RN is to serve in a country other than the U.S. and the RN has registration in that country (e.g., Philippines). The RN must maintain a current, full, active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with VA.

      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. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position.

      Preferred Experience:

      The preferred candidate will have demonstrated leadership/management experience.

      Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

      Grade Determinations: Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows:

      • Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization;
      • Professional Development: performance, education/career development;
      • Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality;
      • Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.
      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.




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      Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.




  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section

    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

      To apply for this position, you must complete the View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, December 14, 2017 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

      To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.




  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: 1


      Job Position: JU-T38-16-18-LM-2024906




      The Nurse Manager, Ambulatory Care assumes responsibility for staffing and scheduling of permanent and supplemental nursing staff, and ensures that assignments of staff reflect their appropriate utilization, compliance with staff guidelines and The Joint Commission (TJC) standards. The incumbent is fiscally responsible, and in collaborations with the Associate Chief Nurse, Ambulatory Care plans and monitors the budget for their area of responsibility. The incumbent serves as a role model and coaches and supports staff in critical thinking regarding professional nursing practice.He/she ensures that nursing practice is consistent with external standards such as TJC and internal standards such as the VA Performance Measures. The Nurse Manager, Ambulatory Care is a member of the Ambulatory Care Service Management Team. He/she plays a key role in the ongoing systematic evaluation and improvement of the quality and effectiveness of nursing care and services as they affect patient outcomes. The Nurse Manager and Associate Chief Nurse Ambulatory Care, collaborates with each other in involving staff in evaluative research activities within the designated area of responsibility. The incumbent provides guidance and direction to the performance improvement process. Consistent with the interdisciplinary team approach, the Nurse Manager Ambulatory Care establishes effective interpersonal relationships with health team members, patients, and their families / significant others. The Nurse Manager must be flexible; possess a high degree of integrity; uphold professional, clinical, and VA standards; and practice loyalty to the mission and values of the organization. Leads and organizes delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning. Uses sound clinical judgment in assessing, planning, implementing, documenting, and evaluating nursing care, based on the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice. Guides staff in the application of critical thinking and process improvement to improve patient care. Anticipates and recognizes medical/surgical/psychiatric emergencies and initiates or leads others to implement appropriate and timely actions. Uses advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes.

      Functions as an expert in clinical practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities. Systematically evaluates current practice and formulates outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within area of expertise.Guides, develop, and support staff from a leadership perspective. Uses professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs/service activities.Demonstrates grade-appropriate and consistent critical thinking skills.

      Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, Full-Time, 7:30-16:00

      Functional Statement: 619-388-FS

      ***RELOCATION EXPENSES AND/OR INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***





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  • Healthcare
  • Nursing - Management
  • Psychiatry
  • Therapy - Others
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 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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