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Pay Range:
$70,762 to $117,957 / Per Year
Job Grade:
VN-0610-0
Schedule:
Full-Time
Duration:
Permanent
Apply by: 2018-03-19 Published: 3 months ago

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

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.

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.

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification for healthcare employees, by an approved provider prior to start date.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certfication of obtain within one year of hire.

Preferred Experience: Spinal Cord Injury/Acute Rehabilitation Inpatient Nursing Experience Leadership/Management Experience CRRN Certification 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.

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 involves considerable amount of standing (up to 2 hours), walking (up to 6 hours), stooping, bending, reaching, lifting, and turning.

It requires repositioning patients, assisting with transfers from wheelchairs/stretchers and transporting them to other departments or facilities.

Mechanical devices are available and are required to be used for heavy or difficult to lift clients.

The work may involve pushing or lifting in excess of 45 pounds and going up and down flights of stairs.

The position requires visual (corrected to 20/30 or better with color discrimination) and auditory acuity at a level to provide safe and effective nursing care.

The position requires the nurse to work for periods of time with arms above shoulder level or with neck in a fully flexed or extended position.

The nurse may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia or psychiatric disorders.

The nurse many 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 must possess sound and logical clinical judgment.

The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.

The position also requires ability to work on computers for extended periods of time.