The Same Services Assistant Nurse Manager is accountable for the management of nursing staff under the direct supervision of the Nurse Manager. the Assistant Nurse Manager's practice is characterized by leadership and expertise in managing various issues. 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. Preferred Experience: 1-2 years ICU experience Advanced Cardiac Life Support Ability to administer Moderate Sedation 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. ($77.964 - $115,372) 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. ($82,640 - $115,372) 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. ($87,316 - $115,372) 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. ($95,277 - $135,289) 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. ($108,263 - $143,980) 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 (45lbs & over); straight pulling (6hrs); pushing (2hrs); reaching over shoulder; use of fingers; walking (6hrs); standing (2hrs); repeated bending (6hrs); ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); visual acuity 20/30 corrected; working with hands in water; working closely with others ["Same Day Services is an outpatient unit which provides patient care in six functional areas: Outpatient Evaluation Clinic, Patient Admission Center, Same Day Unit, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Interventional Radiology and Surgical Clinics. The Outpatient Evaluation Center (OEC) is an area where all specialty services can obtain (or perform) pre-procedure and other complex evaluations for patients, which includes diagnostic testing, pre-admission assessments, cardiac/complex medical assessments, and pre-procedure nursing education. The Patient Admission Center (PAC) provides a centralized area for admission processing for all specialty services in the medical center and patient care including diagnostic testing, initial assessments and specialty needs, and also provides a systemized process for day of surgery admission. The Same Day Unit (SDU) provides preoperative and postoperative patient care to a variety of patients undergoing outpatient and inpatient procedures, surgeries, cardioversion, interventional radiology procedures, and various other diagnostic procedures. The SDU also encompasses a telephone care system, where scheduled patients are called prior to procedures and surgeries to ensure comprehension of instructions and provide further education for upcoming procedures and surgeries. SDU patients are also called after the procedure to assess for issues, patient concerns, and connect patients if needed with their surgery teams to promote safe recovery. Duties include: Assistant with line authority to the unit Nurse Manager, providing leadership and direction to the nursing staff Demonstrating leadership in improving nursing care Administration, management, supervision and evaluation of both nursing care and nursing personnel under the Nurse Manager. The ANM RN will cover other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:30am - 4pm\nCompressed/Flexible: NOT available\nTelework: NOT eligible\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates.\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Stacy Hermann at Stacy.Hermann@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required 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 Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases.\nPaid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 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).\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory."]
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