Registered Nurse - Mental Health Assistant Nurse Manager
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Marion, Indiana, Indiana
Internal Number: 721918800
The Assistant Nurse Manager for Mental Health is a professional nurse who directly supports the Nurse Manager with 24-hour accountability for the management of a defined area of organized nursing services or resident care unit within the VANIHCS. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. 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. 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. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. 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: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, kneeling, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or during patient procedures and care. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. Use of fingers, both hands, and near and far vision is required. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Assistant Nurse Manager for Mental Health is a first level-nursing manager who functions under the direction and guidance of the Nurse Manager, Chief Nurse and Nurse Executive/ Associate Director Patient Care Services in providing clinical and administrative leadership. He/she uses the nursing process to achieve identified goals for VA Northern Indiana Health Care System. As a nursing leader, the Assistant Nurse Manager contributes to the management of Nursing Practice and Nursing Operations within their defined areas of responsibility. He/she facilitates an interdisciplinary approach to high quality, cost effective and customer focused health care. The Assistant Nurse Manager directly supervises all nursing personnel in their defined area of responsibility and may supervise the Medical Support Services Clerk in some settings. The Assistant Nurse Manager is directly accountable to the Nurse Manager. He/she is accountable for adhering to established policies, standards of care, and standards of practice. Also, provides care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and executing medical regimens including administering medications and treatments prescribed by a licensed or otherwise legally authorized provider. (Indiana Board of Nursing) The nurse's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community. Specific Job Standards: 1. Demonstrates leadership role in utilizing problem-solving methodologies to resolve system and/or process problems that impact on patient care or staff performance at the program or service levels. 2. Demonstrates role modeling, leadership, and advanced clinical expertise to improve the delivery of patient care through the use of the nursing process for patients requiring specialized/complex care. 3. Takes a leadership role in initiating effective action in emergencies. Teaches others to anticipate and recognize potential emergent situations such as patients with disturbed behavior, life-threatening emergencies, internal or external disaster. 4. Identifies the need for new or revised policies, procedures, standards, or guidelines and assures the compliance. 5. Maintains nursing operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing operational and personnel policies and procedures. 6. Maintains a safe and clean working environment by designing and implementing procedures rules, and regulations. 7. Follows and ensures that staff abides by the established safety and infection control standards, policies, and procedures. 8. Provides, guides and directs a full range of nursing care to patients with complex care needs utilizing the nursing process based on the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice. 9. Identifies potential and actual problems involving resources and/or safety. Takes action to avert or manage the situation in a manner which meets the needs of patients in a safe/therapeutic manner. 10. Demonstrates positive effective communication skills and professional behaviors that promote cooperation and teamwork with internal and external customers. Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards Paid 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) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Administrative Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm. NOTE: This position may be required to work evenings, nights weekends or holidays based on the needs of the unit. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May Be Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Chelsea.Horton@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required"]
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