A recruitment/relocation incentive is NOT authorized for this position. The Cardiovascular Nurse Manager is directly responsible to the Chief of Cardiology Services with co-managerial responsibilities aligned with the Medical Directors of Echo Laboratory, Nuclear Laboratory, Cardiovascular Laboratory, Ambulatory Care, Heart Failure/Transplant and Electrophysiology. The function of the Nurse Manager is to provide, direct, and supervise the delivery of quality nursing, technical and administrative care to a culturally diverse veteran population. The Cardiovascular Nurse Manager possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively apply all aspects of the patient care process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting. This broad based clinical knowledge enables the Nurse Manager to effectively implement health promotion and prevention interventions, manage acute and chronic illness states, assist veterans in the attainment of optimal levels of functioning through rehabilitation and provide supportive measures for the dying patient and their significant others. The Nurse Manager possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to: Communicate and interact appropriately and courteously with internal and external customers. Maintain confidentiality of patient/employee information electronically, verbally, and written. Work and function within a safe manner including infection control and operation of equipment. Integrate and apply pertinent aspects of the Medical Center performance improvement program into his/her professional practice. Utilize nursing research and literature in daily practice. The Nurse Manager demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age related needs of the patient served in his/her assigned service area. This knowledge includes an understanding of the changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population. He/she must be able to assess and interpret data relating to the patient's current health status, which will facilitate the delivery of care appropriate to the age specific needs of the adult and geriatric patient. The Cardiology Service consists of subsections: Cardiovascular Laboratory, Echo Laboratory, Nuclear Laboratory, Ambulatory Care (including ECG/ECG Monitors and Stress Tests), Heart Failure/Transplant, and Electrophysiology. The Cardiology Nurse Manager will have shared management responsibilities with the Medical Directors of each of these subsections of Cardiology. This includes supervisory responsibilities over the technicians, nurses (with the exception of the Transplant Coordinators), and support staff within these areas of Cardiology, as well as shared responsibility for optimal day to day operations in each subsection. Work Schedule: M-F, days Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599266500
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.