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    The Assistant Nurse Manager serves as an assistant with line authority to the unit Nurse Manager of the inpatient psychiatric unit at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center (RMR) in providing leadership and direction to nursing staff. S/he demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others.

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    S/he takes a leadership role in utilizing problem-solving methodologies to resolve system and/or process problems that impact patient care or staff performance at the unit level. The Assistant Nurse manager provides leadership in promotion of efficient delivery and implementation of inpatient psychiatric standards. S/he is accountable for adhering to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice; demonstrating leadership in improving nursing care; and the administration, management, supervision, and evaluation of both nursing care and nursing personnel on the inpatient psychiatric unit. The Assistant Nurse Manager demonstrates, promotes, creates, and ensures a culturally diverse workforce in which the values and needs of all individuals are respected. S/he provides an environment that fosters employees to perform to their full individual potential. In addition, the incumbent will demonstrate the Clinical Competencies required to provide care for our Veteran population along with Organization Management Skills, Communication Skills, Data/Operations Analysis & Strategic Planning Skills, and Creation/Visionary sills. Decisions are based on VACO, VISN, Joint Commission, national directives, and evidence-based research outcomes. The Assistant Nurse Manager maintains flexibility with a high degree of interpersonal skills, effective communication, leadership, motivation, and self-direction. Comprehensive management of patients/families as whole, dynamic, with age specific psychological, social, cultural, spiritual, and existential needs is evidenced through the utilization of the nursing process in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Responsible and accountable for the development and delivery of staff development and education programs. Will share responsibility for the orientation of new employees, evaluation of their progress in the orientation process, and for developing and implementing a learning plan for improving identified deficiencies. Unit-based Assistant Nurse Manager will assume responsibility for the initiation and process for completing annual staff competencies.

    The Nurse 1) applies the nursing process to systems or processes to improve care; 2) demonstrates leadership by involving others in improving care; 3) supports and enhances client self-determination; 4) serves as a resource for clients and staff in resolving ethical issues; 5) identifies and assesses resource utilization and safety issues taking appropriate action; 6) acquires knowledge and skills to maintain expertise in areas of practice; 7) participates in educational activities to improve clinical knowledge and enhance role performance; 8) evaluates practice of self and others using professional standards, relevant statutes, and regulations, and takes action to improve performance; 9) uses the group process to identify, analyze, and resolve care problems; 10) educates colleagues and/or students and serves as a preceptor and/or mentor; 11) initiates/participates in quality improvement activities that result in improved outcomes; 12) uses a body of research to validate and/or change work group practice; 13) demonstrates competency in performing all unit specific nursing procedures; 14) ability to function as staff/charge nurse as needed; 15) recruitment, hiring, orientation, and ongoing competency assessment of staff; 16) providing timely semi-annual and annual performance evaluations; 17) ensuring staff compliance with all mandatory education and training requirements: 18) approval of requests for leave; development and posting of staff work schedules; and certification of timecards: 19) maintaining an effective labor /management partnership; 20) ensuring that quality control mechanisms are in place, reporting adverse events, making recommendations for peer review, and preparing issue briefs as requested; 21) conducting recurring, routine staff meetings; 23) performance improvement and documentation audits; 24) develops time schedules; 25) achievement of targets for annual ECF performance measures and monitors within scope of responsibility; 26) Serving as a customer service liaison to resolve care concerns; 27) Actively participates in the nurse educator group to improve the performance H2-I PU 28) Other duties as assigned.

    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8:00 to 4:30 or as agreed upon with the possibility of extended hours and weekends.
    NOTE: Candidates must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

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

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