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Assistant Nurse Manager (ICU)

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: June 12, 2021

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Summary

The Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) is a registered professional nurse who is accountable to the Nurse Manager (NM). In collaboration with the NM, functions as a supervisor and assumes accountability for the operational function of the unit. This includes managing staff scheduling, unit coverage, and support to NM and staff to achieve related performance measures and Joint Commission compliance for the unit.

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Responsibilities

* Provide patient care as outlined by the staff nurse job description on the unit. * Acts as direct supervisor for Medical Support Assistants, ICTs, and Health Technicians assigned to ICU. * Completes yearly performance evaluations for MSA's, ICTs, and Health Technicians. * Assists Nurse Manager in the hiring/selection process for MSA's, ICTs, and Health Technicians. * Assists Nurse Manager in collecting and preparing evidence for disciplinary actions for MSA's, ICTs, and Health Technicians. * May assume direct supervision of Registered Nurses as directed by the nurse manager. * Assists the NM in the interview and selection process. * Proactive in identifying potential crisis situations and responds effectively in * emergency/code situations on unit. * Functions as a consult person to nursing and other personnel for complex patient * care issues. * Works with Nurse Manager in mentoring new staff and students in clinical and professional role development acting as a role model. * Monitors staffing needs and maintains adequate levels to provide safe patient care in coordination with the charge nurse and Nurse Manager. * Maintains a safe unit environment by routinely inspecting the area and requesting engineering/housekeeping assistance as needed. * Communicates and/or mediates effectively with staff and support personnel to solve patient care and staff issues. * Assists the Nurse Manager in monitoring unit for compliance with applicable performance measures and Joint Commission standards. * Assists the Nurse Manager in facilitating unit flow. * Assists the Nurse Manager in departmental projects and initiatives. * Provides interpretation and rationale for hospital policies and procedures to personnel, physicians, and others. * Audits charts for complete documentation (i.e. skin care, fall risk, restraints, medications, transfusions, and vital signs) and completes reviews, investigates and follows-up on variances. * Other duties as assigned by Nurse Manager.

Work Schedule: Schedule vary based on unit needs. Variation of 8 hour shifts 0700-1930 or 1900-0730 Sunday-Saturday

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

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Conditions of Employment

* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job * Designated and/or random drug testing required * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 * You may be required to serve a probationary period * Subject to a background/security investigation * Must be proficient in written and spoken English * Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process * Must pass pre-employment physical examination

Qualifications

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.

Basic Requirements:

* 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 the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited 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). 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.

Preferred Experience: Leadership experience

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 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's 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 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.

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: The incumbent must be able to perform all activities of the position without restriction. This position involves considerable standing, walking, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and turning. The work may involve pushing or lifting weight in excess of 50 pounds and going up and down flights of stairs. Requires visual and auditory acuity at a level to provide safe and effective care. Requires the individual to work for periods of time with arms above shoulder level or with the neck in a fully flexed or extended position and the ability to physically control or protect him/herself from physically abusive patients. Requires the individual to travel in an automobile for several hours at a time.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City , Assistant Nurse Manager (ICU), Other , Salt Lake City, Utah

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