Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1081393 

 

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. 

 

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? 

 

As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.  

 

Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

Duties

The GEC Assistant Nurse Manager demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care. She/he acts to continually improve the quality of care and ensure the healthcare environment is safe for patients, families, visitors and employees. The Assistant Nurse Manger will lead or participate in improvement activities by collaborating with both clinical and administrative disciplines.  He/she adheres to established policies and procedures, standards of care and standards of practice.  The position is in the GEC Care Line and will be accountable is responsible to the CLC Nurse Managers, and Associate Chief Nurse for GEC.  The GEC Assistant Nurse Manager is accountable for managing nursing care delivery and staff development within the clinical units on non-administrative tours.

 

The GEC Assistant Nurse Manager will demonstrate professionalism, accountability, and leadership in improving patient care.  He/she will work effectively with others, initiate and lead groups of patients and/or personnel; assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the delivery of patient care based on VHA and other applicable standards of practice and care.  She/ he will supervise, guide and counsel nursing personnel effectively using sound judgment and data whenever possible to make decisions. Reports and correspondence will be timely and accurate. Problems will be resolved by conducting reviews or reviewing existing data, analyzing the data and working with front line staff to recommend effective resolution to problems that impede the delivery of nursing care.  The GEC Assistant Nurse Manager will be required to be BLS certified within 90 days of accepting the position and will respond to emergencies including behavioral, cardiac and fire. In general the GEC Assistant Nurse Manager will oversee the delivery of patient care on non-administrative tours for all three Community Living Center ensuring that it is safe and effective. He/She will educate colleagues and or students whenever a need is identified, and serves as a resource/mentor. He/She will demonstrate leadership by being knowledgeable about VA Performance requirements and utilizing appropriate resources to assist nursing staff improve care delivery and quality.

 

The GEC Assistant Nurse Manager will provide coverage for the CLC unit Nurse Manager on their assigned unit in his/her absence or when directed to do so. Incumbent is responsible in developing staffing schedules for their assigned unit to ensure  24 hour safe patient coverage; is available for staff needs/consultation 24 hour. 

These positions are located within Geriatrics and Extended Care Line Community Living Centers, at the VA Medical Center, Bath, New York. 

 

The GEC Assistant Nurse Manager will be a working supervisor providing some clinical duties as assigned.   

 

A Recruitment Incentive/Relocation Incentive of $7,500 has been authorized for highly qualified candidates.  

 

APPLICANT SELECTED FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR AN AWARD UP TO THE MAXIMUM LIMITATION ($48,000) UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF HTE EDUCATION DEBT REDUCTION PROGRAM (EDRP), SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING. 

 

WORK SCHEDULE:  Various shifts - to be discussed during interview; possible days w/everyother weekend off & HOLIDAYS OFF.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No