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    The Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM), in collaboration with the Nurse Manager, functions as a supervisor and assumes accountability for the operation of the designated hiring unit. As a supervisor the ANM is not eligible for National Nurses United (NNU) membership.

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    Responsibility includes the management, evaluation, and implementation of evidenced-based nursing practice. The ANM is responsible for executing his/her duties in a manner that demonstrates leadership, clinical expertise, and creative approaches to the management of patient care for adult and geriatric patients, in accordance with the North Carolina Nurse Practice Act, Medical Center, and VAHQ standards of Practice. The ANM and the Nurse Manager are a high functioning team, working cohesively to create a positive work environment which enhances care delivered by nursing and other allied health care staff within the VA Durham Healthcare system. The ANM will make sound fiscal decisions when requesting supplies, approving time off, and authorizing overtime in compliance with unit and hospital financial goals. The Assistant Nurse Manager is also responsible for coaching, mentoring, and supervising subordinate staff. The ANM will work collaboratively with the Team to ensure that all administrative functions are adequately covered. The assistant Nurse Manager reports to the Nurse Manager of the designated unit assigned.
    The Assistant Nurse Manager responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Planning work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work;
    • Assigning work to subordinates (RNs, LPNs, NAs) based on priorities, selective consideration of difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and the capabilities of subordinates;
    • Evaluating the performance of subordinates;
    • Making recommendations for appointments, advancements, or reassignments of subordinates;
    • Giving advice, counsel, or instruction to subordinate personnel on work and administrative matters;
    • Mediating and resolving complaints of subordinates and referring more serious complaints not resolved to higher level supervisors;
    • Recommending disciplinary action where appropriate;
    • Identifying developmental and training needs of subordinates and providing or making provision for such development and training (VA Handbook 5007, Part III, Chapter 8);
    • Work cooperatively with union leadership and will adhere to EEO principles;
    • Maintain competency/proficiency in practice on their assigned unit and remain current with required certification for their unit, i.e., basic life support (BLS) and/or advanced cardiac life support (ACLS).
    • Approving leave
    • Time and attendance
    • Assumes role in coverage/ staffing 50% of the time.
    Work Schedule: 8 or 10 hour tours, may require occasional weekend coverage. Will be staffing 50% of the time.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0610 Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/567662800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.