Job Title:Nurse Manager
Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:VT-13-MMC-975989
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/ Per Year|
|Monday, November 04, 2013 to
Monday, November 25, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
Excepted Service Permanent|
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Fairbanks, AK View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|United States Citizens |
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 975989
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OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission. The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are", our culture, and how we care for our Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").
NOTE: Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) is currently 5.57% and is subject to change in the future.
Reissued to recruit for additional candidates.
- Must pass pre-employment examination.
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
DUTIES:Back to top
The Nurse Manager is accountable to the Chief of Staff and is assigned the professional and administrative responsibility for the management of the primary care and coordinated care functions at the Fairbanks Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) located at Bassett Army Community Hospital (BACH) on Ft. Wainwright, Alaska. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
- Plan, organize, implement, direct, and evaluate a comprehensive range of services.
- Responsible for successful integration of outpatient services in the Primary Care Clinic.
- Assure accurate and timely authorization of care to the community.
- Assure adequate care management to complex veterans in both the primary care setting and community.
- Assure increased access to care through supporting circuit riders in specialty clinics (orthopedics, C&P exams, mental health, and podiatry).
- Assure increased access to care through the VA/BACH operating agreement.
- Coordination and administration of of patient care activities to include management of primary care and supervision of personnel on the team.
- Responsible for the projections of funding needs/cost utilization of personnel and fund control points.
- Responsible for employee selection, promotions, disciplines, work assignments, time and absence approval, performance evaluations, and complaint resolutions.
- Collaborate and coordinate services with other community agencies and the Department of Defense at Bassett Army Community Hospital.
- Responsible for service performance improvement plan.
- Establish control measures and data collection to insure that appropriate and accurate information is presented to management officials.
- Make decisions affecting the basic content, character and efficiency of the clinic such as determining programs long and short range goals, develop plans for implementing goals, determine the changes required in program emphasis and direction, determine programs or projects to initiate, discontinue, or modify.
- Participate in strategic planning, policy development and decision-making activities.
- Establish open channels of communication for effective labor/management relations with the union to promote effective resolution of complaints and grievances.
- Assume and carry out responsibility of fund control officer (home town pharmacy), fund control supervisor, credit card holder, intermittent budget analysis, safety manager, equipment authority, Joint Commission compliance, etc.
- Maintain effective communication and working relationship with the Anchorage VA, DoD, Alaska Healthcare Partnership, community, veteran organizations including Vet Center, and legislative offices.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
- U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
- 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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 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. 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)
- 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.
A Master's degree in Nursing, or related field with a BSN or bachelor's degree in a related field, OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or a related field.
Preferred Experience: Two to three years of experience is required for this position, preferably in a hospital or medical center. Experience in directing or supervising staff is preferred.
Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel.
The criteria are as follows:
Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard.
- Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization;
- Professional Development: performance, education/career development;
- Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality;
- Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs); Straight pulling (up to 1 hour); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 4 hours); Standing (up to 2 hours); Kneeling (up to 1 hour); Repeated bending (up to 3 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional and Mental stability.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.