The Fayetteville VA Medical Center is looking for a dynamic nurse to join their team as the Staffing Coordinator (Nurse Manager). The Nurse Manager for Staffing is responsible for a full range of duties, serving as the expert overseeing the nursing coordination and staffing programs. 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: 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. 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 continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. 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. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles. ["Duties include but are not limited to: He/she manages/supervises the float pool, intermittent staff, escorts, Nursing Officer of the Day (NOD), and maintains a system to account for staffing levels and to project needs; and coordinates the hiring process for nursing staff with Human Resources (HR). The Nurse Manager functions as an internal consultant in evaluating staffing resources and HR practices and procedures relating to recruitment. The Nurse Manager initiates and maintains databases, prepares reports, and works collaboratively with others to assess staffing variances and project staffing needs. He/she facilitates recommendations for system redesign and/or resource changes that will serve to improve the workforce and resource utilization. The NM is responsible for evaluating the impact of staffing resources on clinical outcomes and patient flow. He/she is responsible for the assessment of nursing sensitive indicators and patient flow for the purpose of maximizing utilization of resources to enhance and improve patient care. The Nurse Manager interacts with HR specialists, Service Chiefs in Nursing Service, NMs, Clinical and administrative service chiefs, and others, as appropriate to effectively assess, plan, implement, and evaluate resource utilization for Patient Care Services (PCS). Manages human, material, and financial resources effectively to improve overall patient outcomes for patients throughout the Fayetteville NC VA Coastal Healthcare System (FNVACHS). He/she evaluates staffing needs; submitting requests for additional staff, and/or to backfill vacant positions. He/she will incorporate the staff and empower them to have a say in their work environment, incorporating them into the group process of decision-making. The NM will have transparency and communicate necessary information to the staff to improve their knowledge and understanding of the direction of VA and Mission of the FNVACHS. The Nurse Manager assesses the educational needs for staff and collaborates with Education and/or Clinical Nurse Educators to assure that learning needs are met. The Nurse Manager ensures staff maintains their Basic Life Support (BLS) certifications, competencies, and identifies any new educational needs based on changing equipment, technologies, or processes implemented. He/she applies evidenced-based practice principles to validate and/or improve nursing practice. The Nurse Manager completes annual performance appraisals and proficiencies in a timely manner and effectively maintains all files, assuring competency and safe practice for assigned staff. The Nurse Manager is responsible for performance improvement, customer service/patient satisfaction, patient and employee safety, interviewing applicants, employee relations, standards of care and practice, the work environment, and accreditation and regulatory standards. The Nurse Manager actively develops and manages collaborative partnerships with physicians and other clinicians. The Nurse Manager is responsible for staffing the unit(s) on a continual basis (24/7), validating the daily nursing hours per patient day, and working with other NMs to identify and share resources. The Nurse Manager is responsible for time scheduling of the unit, coaching staff, dealing with employee conduct and performance issues, completing recurring reports and performance evaluations in a timely manner. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: 0730-1600 M-F\nTelework: Ad Hoc\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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