RN-Nurse Manager Specialty Clinics
Department of Veterans Affairs - Las Vegas, NV

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VHA-593-12-JS-617432: NURSE MANAGER, SPECIALTY CLINICS

This position is opened until filled.

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - 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 care to Veterans?

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

Be a member of a top nursing leadership team providing compassionate health care to veterans! We are an employer of choice who provides excellence in patient-centered care, education, and research.

The Veterans Affairs Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS) has a vacancy for an RN, Nurse Manager for Specialty Clinics. The Nurse Manager for Specialty Clinics is accountable administratively and clinically for nursing practice to the Associate Director for Patient Care/Nurse Executive through Deputy Chief Nurse/Inpatient.

We value, trust, respect, commitment, compassion, and excellence; we value you.

The Nurse Manager, Specialty Clinics, is assigned to the Specialty Clinics as part of the Office of Nursing Service. The section, care line, or department description and patient population served is as defined in applicable Scope of Service . The Nurse Manager's nursing practice involves twenty-four hour accountability for prudent resource management in the delivery of safe patient care by all VA staff in her/his assigned area/program including VA Nursing personnel, VA contract, students, and VA per diem staff. The Nurse Manager demonstrates advanced leadership skill in developing, implementing and evaluating holistic and quality patient care delivery processes for a group of patients through the utilization of the nursing process. The Nurse Manager designs and employs various processes to facilitate the development and implementation of strategic goals and plans aimed at meeting patient care needs and performance measures. The Nurse Manager plans, organizes, staffs, and controls the work of VA personnel assigned to the patient care area. This includes routine analysis of workload measures and evaluation of their efficacy in the form of recommendations for resource allocation and deployment. The Nurse Manager maintains knowledge regarding local, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), and VHA initiatives and communicates pertinent information timely and appropriately. The Nurse Manager initiates and leads multidisciplinary projects, sets standards for professional practice, and evaluates staff ability to meet these expectations. The Nurse Manager, Specialty Clinics develops, implements, and maintains a systematic process for unit-specific competency review and continually evaluates the currency and applicability of the competency review program. The Nurse Manager promotes a team approach to patient care and develops staff for leadership activities and mentors them to promote achievement. The Nurse Manager, Specialty Clinics has oversight for ensuring compliance with applicable clinical practice guidelines within the scopes of each member of the nursing staff in his/her areas. The Nurse Manager maintains a positive and productive working relationship with the Air Force Nurse Managers in the assigned areas.

We are pleased and excited to announce the current construction of four super primary clinics which are scheduled to be operational in 2012, and state of the art medical center, which is scheduled to be operational in 2013. The medical center, which will be in North Las Vegas, will feature in-patient and ambulatory care and on site Community living center (CLC).

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Demonstrate leadership in delivering and improving holistic care

Deliver and role model patient centered care

Demonstrate excellent customer service

DUTIES:
Provides leadership in the provision of age-specific care for young adult (16-39), adult (40-64), older adult (65-74) and geriatric (75 and older) patients/groups including the following elements: promotes independence; encourages self-care; involves family or designated caregiver with care planning, provides necessary safety measures and access to privacy; assists patient to cope with changes affecting mobility, balance, cognition, psychosocial function, and physical/sensory changes based on physical, psychological, and spiritual assessment.
Manages, oversees, and/or supervises those who care for patients and/or programs that support the delivery of care. Applies creative techniques to motivate staff toward a productive working environment
Guides staff in the application of the critical thinking process as applied to patient care and/or systems.
Uses clinical knowledge to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making and evaluating outcomes
Demonstrates knowledge and required safety skills in the following: emergency preparedness, infection control, hazardous material management, fire and equipment failure emergency management, and utility outage response procedures
Demonstrates clinical competence in performing practice specific and selected specialized procedures and competencies according to the area of assignment.
Consistently conducts self in a manner that demonstrates accountability and adherence to standards of professional practice and patient care.
Functions as a resource person and role model, demonstrating applicable knowledge and skills, and communicating and enforcing nursing and facility policies and procedures.
Prepares and conducts formal monthly staff meetings and maintains record of minutes with correspondence and reporting in timely and accurate manner.
Utilizes the eight core competencies of the High Performance Development Model (HPDM) in practice.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
This Registered Nurse (RN) is a graduate of a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited school of nursing and meets Veterans Affairs (VA) professional and physical requirements as set forth in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Handbook 5005, and VA Directive 5102.1 dated November 10, 1999. The RN maintains an active current and unrestricted license, is a citizen of the United States and meets English language proficiency requirements. Minimum education and experience requirements :

1) Approximately 3 - 5 years of successful nursing practice and progressive leadership experience

2) Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) degree [for those hired prior to 12/10/99],

3) Master of Science in nursing (MSN) degree or Masters Degree in a related field with BSN preferred.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

FACT: Ninety percent of applicants fail to submit additional documentation with resume' or application and are found ineligible; it is imperative that you read the complete announcement. Failure to do so MAY result in LOSS OF FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

Veterans' Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx .

Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. 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. Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.
  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience.
  • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience.
  • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience.
  • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www1.va.gov/vapubs/viewPublication.asp?Pub_ID=464&FType=2

Veterans' Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx .

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.

Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.

You will be evaluated based upon the responses you provided during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

BENEFITS:
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp

OTHER INFORMATION:
You will be required to serve a probationary period of 2 years

Applicants must submit all required documents by the announcement closing date

If documents are not received by the closing date, the applicants will not be considered

Salary is based on Nurse Professional Standards Board

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System uses Vet Pro Credentialing System

After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use

Successfully complete a background security investigation before appointed into this position

Must pass a pre-employment medical examination

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...