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    The Assistant Nurse Manager of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is a registered professional nurse who is accountable to the SCI Nurse Manager. In collaboration with the SCI Nurse Manager, assumes responsibility and accountability for the day to day clinical operation and patient flow of the Spinal Cord Injury unit. This includes the management, supervision and evaluation of care delivered by nursing staff. The SCI Assistant Nurse Manager is also responsible for contributing to the establishment and implementation of evidenced-based nursing standards of practice. The SCI Assistant Nurse Manager provides leadership in promotion of: 1) efficient delivery of rehabilitation; 2) sustaining medical and surgical care; 3) patient and family education; 4) psychological, social, and vocational care; 5) research; 6) education; and 7) professional training in the continuum of care for persons with spinal cord injury and disorders (SCI/D). In collaboration with the SCI Nurse Manager, creates a positive work environment which enhances care delivery and professional development of clinically competent staff. The SCI Assistant Nurse Manager promotes, creates, demonstrates and ensures a culturally diverse workforce in which the values and needs of all individuals are respected. The SCI Assistant Nurse manager demonstrates a high level of clinical expertise, leadership, and creative approaches to management of complex spinal cord injury and disorder care. Applies skills necessary to identify, coordinate, and/or identify discipline-specific education, as well as training in leadership, professional staff development and emerging needs, to all levels of staff. The Assistant Nurse Manager promotes, creates, demonstrates and ensures a culturally diverse workforce in which the values and needs of all individuals are respected; demonstrates a high level of clinical expertise, leadership, and creative approaches to management of complex spinal cord injury and disorder care; applies skills necessary to identify, coordinate, and/or identify discipline-specific education, as well as training in leadership, professional staff development and emerging needs, to all levels of staff.

    Work Schedule: 40-hours per week. The tour of duty is generally 7:30am-4:00pm Monday - Friday, except for Holidays. The hours and tour of duty may be extended/adjusted to meet patient/staff/service needs; including hours prior to 7:30am and after 4:00pm and/or weekends.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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    Responsibilities

    The Assistant Nurse Manager of SCI provides first line supervision and oversight for the administration of leave, counseling and disciplinary actions for assigned staff in collaboration with the Nurse Manager of SCI. The Assistant Nurse Manager is an advocate for all Veteran patient populations specifically Spinal Cord Injury/Disability (SCI/D) populations.
    The Assistant Nurse Manger of SCI -

    1. Applies the nursing process to systems or processes at the unit/team/work group level to improve care. Demonstrates leadership by involving others in improving care;
    2. Supports and enhances client self-determination. Serves as a resource for clients and staff in addressing ethical issues;
    3. Identifies and assesses resource utilization and safety issues, taking appropriate action;
    4. Acquires knowledge and skills to maintain expertise in area of practice. Participates in educational activities to improve clinical knowledge and enhance role performance;
    5. Evaluates practice of self and others using professional standards, relevant statues, and regulations. Takes action to improve performance;
    6. Uses group process to identify, analyze, and resolve care problems
    7. Educates colleagues and/or students and serves as preceptor and/or mentor;
    8. Initiates/participates in quality improvement activities that result in approved outcomes;
    9. Uses a body of research to validate and/or change work group practice.
    The Assistant Nurse Manager takes a leadership role in utilizing problem-solving methodologies to resolve system and/or process problems that impact patient care or staff performance; providing age-appropriate, populations specific care for veterans; identifying opportunities for improvement and initiating, developing, implementing, and evaluating plans that result in improved patient care; works collaboratively with the Nurse Manager of SCI in management of patient care programs; effectively managing unit resources to reduce waster, improving efficiencies; monitoring workload throughout the tour and adjusting assignments as needed; participates in interviewing process for staff selection; counseling staff and evaluating staff performance; achievement of targets for annual ECF performance measures and monitor within scope of responsibility.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    00

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    0610 Nurse

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