Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Nurse -Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) in Tampa, Florida
Summary The Assistant Nurse Manager will be a clinician as well as a first level supervisor (non-bargaining employee) who functions under the guidance and leadership of the Nurse Manager in providing administrative and clinical leadership within the CCL/IR. He/she uses the nursing process to achieve identified goals for CCL/IR and JAHVA. Responsibilities As a nursing leader, the Assistant Nurse Manager, with direction from the Nurse Manager, is responsible for the management of nursing practice, adherence to Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) standards and nursing operations within his/her defined areas of responsibility. He/she is accountable for writing policies, standard operating procedures; adhering to established policies, standards of care, and standards of practice. The ANM will oversee administrative services and staffing provided in the unit to ensure optimal customer service is provided. He/she facilitates an interdisciplinary approach to high quality, cost effective and customer focused health care. The ANM directly supervises nursing personnel in the CCL/IR, provides coverage for Nurse Manager in his/her absence, and functions under the supervision of the covering Nurse Manager. The selectee is knowledgeable concerning the disciplinary process. The ANM in collaboration with the Nurse Manager is responsible for all issues that affect staffing including standards of practice, credentialing, training, functional statement, position descriptions, proficiency reports, performance appraisals, policies, procedures, protocols and competencies. Further, the Assistant Nurse Manager is responsible for promoting and supporting evidenced-based practice of staff members to enhance nursing skills, quality patient care delivery and fosters the VHA Core Values: Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE"). Responsibilities includes but not limited to: Assists the Nurse Manager in overall management and operations of Perioperative Service Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (CCL/Cath Lab) and Interventional Radiology (IR). Leads and guides staff in the delivery of high-quality patient care. Collaborates with the Nurse Manager to identify unit issues, takes action towards their resolution, and evaluates the outcomes of changes. Participates in interdisciplinary team rounds and discharge planning meetings to facilitate timely patient care services. Participates in the evaluation of staff performance. Coaches and counsels staff as directed by the Nurse Manager. Participates in employee scheduling, time and attendance reviews. Initiates quality improvement activities to improve patient outcomes, and applies evidence-based practice to improve nursing practice and patient care. Serves as a preceptor and mentor to others, including new employees and students Work Schedule: Day Shift ranging from 6:30am - 5:30pm, unit operates 24/7 flexibility required for patient care needs Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications * This position is being offered internal to Agency-employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For Public applicants apply on Job Announcement Number CBTC-11163438-21-DB* To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/03/2021. 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. BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification Preferred: Master Degree preferred, Bachelor Degree required, 3-5 years nursing experience in either the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (CCL/Cath Lab) or Interventional Radiology (IR) and continuous and sustained demonstrated professional and nursing practice. 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. 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: Direct patient care and must meet the below physical requirements to perform the essential functions of the position. Lift 35 lbs. or over, Carry 35 lbs. or over, Straight pulling, Pushing, Reaching above shoulders, use of fingers and both hands, Walking, Standing, Kneeling, Repeated bending, Near vision (correctable), Far vision (correctable), Ability to distinguish basic colors, Ability to distinguish shades of colors, Hearing, and Emotional stability. Education IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 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. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.