Job opening: Registered Nurse (Program Manager)
Salary: $70 823 - 151 425 per year
Published at: Jan 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
As the supervisor, the incumbent assists in planning, establishing, and implementing policies and procedures; develops individual or group goals and objectives as well as monitoring, operating, evaluating, coordinating and overseeing the General Mental Health staff assigned to the Mental Health Clinic.
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards
The incumbent will assure the multidisciplinary staff whom they supervise are aware of, adhere to all current directives of VHA, and meet current Joint Commission and CARF standards, State licensure standards, and VA-OIG expectations. The incumbent will conduct ongoing intensive reviews and appraisals to ensure the accomplishment of objectives and adherence to standards set by governing bodies. The incumbent also provides direct clinical services.
Duties include, but are not limited, to:
The incumbent provides supervision to the work unit and assists in planning, establishing, and implementing policies and procedures; develops individual or group goals and objectives as well as monitoring, operating, evaluating, coordinating and overseeing staff assigned to the Mental Health Clinic. Work is done in the context of BHIP teams, which involves liaison activities with other programs that provide continuity of care services.
Applies leadership practices independently, exercising initiative and independent judgment in day-to-day activities.
Demonstrates ability to supervise and work with several multidisciplinary professional staff including PA's, APRN's, RN's, Psychologists, Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, etc.
Performs position responsibilities in an ethical manner adhering to the Employee Responsibilities and Conduct in Medical Center Policy. Maintains Veteran confidentiality. Adheres to HIPAA guidelines and AIS security procedures.
Complies with manufacturer and the Dayton VAMC Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for cleaning and preparing Reusable Medical Equipment for reprocessing.
Designs and implements problem identification and resolution strategies that can be used within the Service.
Participates in recruitment, selection, and retention of personnel.
Facilitates education and development programs to maintain compliance with policies and mandates, to improve clinical performance. Implements an educational program to meet changing program or service needs, to enhance learning or role performance, and to facilitate career progress. Maintains knowledge of current techniques, trends and professional issues.
Accepts organizational accountability for services provided to Veterans.
Participates in Peer Review, RCAs, AIBs, PATS, etc., as needed.
Demonstrates the ability to coordinate and work effectively with others, to initiate and lead interdisciplinary groups and/or other health related groups within the community and assists in integrating services across the continuum of healthcare.
Serves as a member of the Treatment Team when a MHC Staff is not available and as needed.
Assures development and documentation of interdisciplinary plan of care and discharge planning on unit.
Analyzes staff performance and Veteran care outcomes; initiates accurate documentation that supports staff recognition and/or disciplinary actions. Conducts and documents monthly staff meetings.
Formulates problem identification and resolution mechanisms with the staff in the monthly meetings to assure improvement in veteran care areas.
Quality of Care:
Participates in the general mental health quality improvement program that monitors quality of care in the MHC.
Designs and implements problem identification and resolution strategies that can be used in the MHC.
Interprets and translates the theoretical concepts of nursing into delivery of nursing care.
Applies evidence-based practice findings for problem-solving and advancement of general mental health nursing practice in the Mental Health Clinic.
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: Total Reward$ | VA Careers Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards
Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards
Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory
Work Schedule: Monday through Thursday 8 am to 4:30 pm
Telework: Ad Hoc may be approved at the discretion of the manager
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English.
Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The approving official may authorize a waiver of the requirement for ACEN or CCNE accreditation of any degree in nursing provided the college or university has regional accreditation from an accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education at the time of the candidate's graduation and the composite qualifications of the applicant warrant such consideration. 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. OR 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) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
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.
Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience.
Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continues walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
. 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. For further information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/
- Address Dayton VA Medical Center
4100 West Third Street
Dayton, OH 45428
- Name: Tina George Osweiler
- Phone: (937)268-6511
- Email: [email protected]