The RN - Assistant Nurse Manager (OR/PACU/SDSU) is accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS) is an interdisciplinary teaching healthcare system, serving medical and surgical, and mental health inpatients and outpatients. 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: Preferred 2 years OR/surgical experience. Demonstration of progressive leadership preferred. AORN or other national certification preferred. 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: Visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling and pushing. ["The RN - Assistant Nurse Manager (OR/PACU/SDSU) is accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. The RN assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components as well as assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. They consider all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. VA Southern Nevada has 8 operating rooms (intermediate complexity) and 5 special procedure rooms, and a 2-phased recovery area receiving procedures from OR/SPU/Cardiac Cath Lab and Interventional Radiology We offer surgical services including General Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics, Optometry, Vascular, Plastics, Thoracic, Gynecology, and Urology procedures. The assistant nurse manager reports to the Nurse Manager, OR/SPU/PACU. The assistant nurse manager is expected to be a functioning staff nurse of the OR/PACU/SPU team, up to 40% of the time in direct patient care. This position may be expected to cover on-call occasionally. The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Actively participates in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs. Planning work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work. Identifying developmental and training needs of assigned personnel and providing or making provision for such development and training Departmental responsibility when the Nurse Manager is absent Interdepartmental collaboration daily with Supply Chain Management, Sterile Processing, Nursing, and Surgical Services to meet department needs. Work Schedule: 6:45am to 3:15pm, Monday through Friday NOTE: Shifts may vary depending on patient care needs.\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.