NOTE: An incomplete application package will result in being rated ineligible for further consideration. No exceptions. All required documentation must be submitted prior to closing of vacancy announcement. Please refer to Required Documents section on how to submit a complete application package. NOTE: If you have any questions about the application process please contact Gilbert Fernands, HR Specialist for RN recruitment, at [email protected] or 603.624.4366 at extension 5070. NOTE: Preferred Experience: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with three to five years in Management in a Clinical Setting and Mental Health experience is highly desired. Scope of Nurse: The Nurse Manager for Mental Health reports to the Chief Nurse for Specialty and Surgical Services with second line reporting to the Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Chief Nurse Executive. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following description: Maintains current knowledge and abilities essential to the role. Implements and monitors compliance to patient care and professional standards established by the department of nursing, state law, and regulatory agencies. Provides effective visionary leadership in development of policies, procedures, and protocols that are used to integrate systems, coordinate tasks and effectively change delivery systems to reflect today's health care environment. Responsible for administration and evaluation of nursing care, program implementation, personnel management and overall operations of MH. Assists the Service Line Manager with the planning, developing, coordinating, directing, and evaluating the MH program. Engages in Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program Teams (BHIP) and other MH outpatient programs in development of processes and procedures that relate to nursing care. Contributes to improving patient access to care by integrating and evaluating the RN role within clinical teams across the service line. Ensures staff maintains knowledge of emergency preparedness, hazardous materials, fire plan, equipment failure, and outage. Demonstrates, promotes, creates and ensures a culturally diverse workforce in which the values and needs of all individuals are respected. Provides an environment that fosters employees to perform to their full individual potential. Identifies areas of strength as well as areas for professional/practice development. Seeks constructive feedback regarding own practice. Actively works to achieve goals identified during performance appraisal period. Provides input into performance/competency assessment of team members. Utilizes problem-solving skills to resolve system or process problems that impact on programs &/or service activities. Coordinates and completes interviews of applicants and finalize hiring decisions. Collaborates with Employee Education to arrange orientation/training schedule & assigns preceptors for each new employee. Tracks performance carefully during probationary period to ensure that new employees are meeting expectations; and document evidence to support taking appropriate action when performance is less than fully successful. Initiates & leads performance improvement change to improve quality of care. Serves as a nursing resource for all disciplines. Leads and guides staff in unit QM activities to monitor compliance to performance improvement activities. Develops in-service educational activities and/or unit program specific competency development based on changes in regulation and action items from formal program reviews. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Telework: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600274100
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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.