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Nurse Manager (Community Living Center)

Company: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: December 8, 2018

Job Description:

Performs as the Community Living Center Nurse Manager for the short stay care and hospice units. He/she is responsible for a full range of duties, serving as the expert to oversee the operations of the assigned areas and demonstrates mastery in leading the nursing team. Demonstrates appropriate and consistent critical thinking skills to manage all unit problems safely and effectively within his/her scope of practice. Responsible for and maintains an overall working knowledge of the resident assessment process and requirements. Manages resources effectively to improve overall resident outcomes, using the group process in decision-making. Assesses the educational needs for staff and collaborates to assure that learning needs are met. Applies evidenced-based practice principles to validate and/or improve nursing practice. Takes corrective actions as necessary and assures safe staffing levels are maintained and continues to evaluate staffing needs; productivity, management of Hours Per Patient per Day (HPPD) and staffing effectiveness submitting requests for additional staff and/or lo backfill vacant positions. Manages supplies and equipment inventories and assures equipment is maintained and in working order. Completes annual performance reviews and proficiencies in a timely manner and effectively maintains competency files, assuring competency and safe practice for assigned staff. Performs human resource functions including behavioral interviewing for selection of staff, in a fair unbiased diverse environment. Promptly submits documentation for staff promotions and awards. Effectively addresses disciplinary problems and closely collaborates with Employee Relations to resolve issues. Maintains working knowledge of the NFFE/AFGE contracts, abides by the contract, laws, regulations and VHA Directives. Implements action plans to assure performance measures are met to improve organizational performance. Assures a safe patient environment and immediately corrects deficiencies. The CLC Nurse Manager is directly responsible to the Associate Nurse Executive for Geriatrics & Extended Care.TOUR OF DUTY: M-F 0730-1600 (Days, Evenings, & As Patient Care Dictates)This is a NON BARGAINING unit position.Functional Statement Title: Registered Nurse - Nurse Manager, Community Living Center(Functional statement is available for review in the Human Resource Office)Relocation/Recruitment Incentives ARE authorized for this position.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: MSN preferred Minimum of 2-3 years nurse management/leadership experience Minimum of 3 years recent nursing experience in a long-term care/ CLC Proven ability to work effectively with employees, customers, and other members of the interdisciplinary team. Skilled in decision-making, sound clinical judgment and critical-thinking abilities Prior VA Experience within the last 2 years VHA ONS approved Certification i.e. Gerontological 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. 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 (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1 - 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 6 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted).Influenza Prevention Program Statement: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities.Probationary Period: This position requires completion of an initial two (2) - year probationary period, if not already served. Also, this position requires completion of an initial one (1) - year supervisory/managerial probationary period, if not already served.NoneTo apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:ResumeVA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo2850&tkey&ActionSearch.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 LetterDD-214Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)OF-306OtherOther Veterans DocumentResumeSF-15SF-50Transcript

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