Registered Nurse - Community Living Center Nurse Manager - EDRP/Incentives
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Big Spring, Texas
Internal Number: 669808300
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 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. 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. Education: 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. License: 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: BSN prepared Registered Nurse, Minimum 3 years of successful Registered Nurse experience, Minimum 1 year of Long-Term Care experience, Management experience in health care 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years 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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds, Light Lifting, under 15 pounds, Moderate carrying 15-44 pounds, Light carrying, under 15 pounds, Straight pulling (1 hours), Pushing (8-12 hours), Reaching above shoulder, Use of fingers, Both hands required, Walking (8-12 hours), Standing (8-12 hours), Kneeling (8-12 Hours), Repeated bending (8-12 hours), Climbing, use of legs and arms, Both legs required, Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, Both eyes required, Ability to distinguish basic colors, Hearing (aid permitted), Mental and Emotional stability required, Sitting (8 hours) Simple grasping (2-4 hours), Fine manipulation - including keyboarding (4-6 hours) Twisting (2 hours) ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) As a Registered Nurse - Community Living Center (CLC) Nurse Manager, you will be assigned to nursing service and responsible for the daily operation of the assigned department, and establishment and implementation of evidence-based nursing standards of practice. The Registered Nurse Manager (NM) contributes administratively through performance improvement activities, accreditation readiness, quality documentation, program evaluations communication to and from the unit staff. Additionally, the NM is responsible for the staffing, scheduling, resource utilization, patient flow and customer service/patient satisfaction. The NM impacts employee relations, Employee safety, positive care outcomes, collaboration and partnerships within the unit, committees, and medical center by demonstrating a high level of clinical expertise, leadership, and creative approaches to management of complex care. The duties of the Nurse Manager include but are not limited to: Assuming responsibility and accountability for the day-to-day operation and patient flow coordination. Maintaining timecards and leave approval, work order entry, equipment scanning, patient care data reviews. Addressing patient, visitor, staff concerns. Demonstrating and ensuring safety in staff work practices that include adherence to Infection Control standards, use and operation of equipment and safe patient handling principles/practices. Developing an environment that fosters Pathway to Excellence, Just Culture, High-Reliability organization. Initiating and leading workgroups in the development of policies, protocols, procedures, and unit guidelines. Promotes employee's satisfaction/performance/development through preceptorship, coaching and mentoring. Developing and managing collaborative partnership with the Interdisciplinary team and other stakeholders Preferred Experience: While not a requirement for consideration or selection, applicants with the following preferred education/experience will be considered highly qualified, BSN prepared Registered Nurse Minimum 3 years of successful Registered Nurse experience Minimum 1 year of Long-Term Care experience Management experience in health care Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30pm, 7:30am - 4:00pm\nWork Schedule Statement: May be required to work other shifts, be on call, work weekends and/or holidays as patient care and needs of the service require. Should operational needs dictate, candidates must be willing to work within other units (including community based outpatient clinics, for example) to assist and support continuation of the provision of care/services.\nCompressed/Flexible: Not Available\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for Highly Qualified Individual EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN17EDRP2@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nBargaining Unit Status: This position is part of the bargaining unit.\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.