This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more This Registered Nurse position will serve as a Nurse Manager and work collaboratively with the Chief Nurse. He/she functions as the supervisor and assumes accountability for the operation of the Same Day Surgery, Interventional Radiology, and Chemotherapy units. This position is responsible for management, supervision and evaluation of care delivered by nursing and other allied health care staff. Hours of duty can include nontraditional work hours and weekends to meet operational needs. As a registered nurse, the Nurse Manager is also responsible for contributing to the establishment and implementation of evidencebased nursing standards of practice. In collaboration with the Chief Nurse, he/she creates a positive work environment which enhances care delivery and professional development of clinically competent staff. He/she promotes, creates, and ensures a culturally diverse workforce in which the values and needs of all individuals are respected. Major functions and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Hold the responsibility for the implementation of the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization within the ambulatory care setting Engage in administrative nursing practice characterized by increasing complexity and enhanced skill in nursing management with a 24/7 accountability Provide leadership of day-to-day operations and input to the Chief Nurse regarding the strategic planning process in the attainment of the organizational goals Schedule and staff permanent and intermittent/prn nursing staff Be responsible for utilization projection of budgetary needs Participate in the timecard process by verifying staff schedules and hours worked Be responsible for the appropriate orientation, education, and continuing education of the licensed and unlicensed staff they supervise Ensure proficiencies and evaluations for their designated subordinates are timely and accurate Serve as role model and coach staff in critical thinking regarding professional nursing practice Provide feedback and counseling to nursing staff in regard to policies, procedures, and practice Direct practice according to local policies, standards of care and practice, and ensures that nursing operations are in compliance with applicable local, VISN, VA, and national certifying bodies at the direction of the Chief Nurse Play a key role in the ongoing systematic evaluation and improvement of quality of nursing care as it impacts patient outcomes as a member of Nursing Service Management team Work with the Chief Nurse and staff to foster a scientific, evidence-based approach to nursing, utilizing research to improve practice Work closely with the Medical staff, Social Work Service, Pharmacy, and other interdisciplinary services to initiate and sustain collaborative practices that improve operation, patient outcomes, and patient satisfaction. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 07:30 a.m. to 04:30 p.m. Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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