The Nurse Manager/Nurse III demonstrates the experience, skills, knowledge and ability to function as a member of the Nursing Leadership Council, and works as a dynamic contributor to decisions of patient care, nursing practice, programmatic design and leadership decisions within their assigned unit. The Nurse Manager is responsible for daily operations on their assigned unit and any unit for which they provide supervisory cover 1.The Nurse Manager is responsible for daily operations on their assigned unit and any unit for which they provide supervisory coverage. 2. The Nurse Manager is a member of the Nursing Leadership Council and works as a dynamic contributor to decisions of patient care, nursing practice, programmatic design and leadership decisions. 3. The Nurse Manager identifies, evaluates and plans unit level staffing based on patient demand for care, best practice and community benchmarks, and available resources. The Nurse Manager responds timely and appropriately to unexpected changes in available staffing or demand for staffing. The Nurse Manager works effectively and collaboratively with the staffing office to assure safe levels and availability of competent nursing staff to provide care on the unit assigned. 4. The Nurse Manager evaluates staff based on the Nurse Qualification Standards and assigns and delegates work accordingly. 5. The Nurse Manager is knowledgeable of regulatory standards, specialty program standards, and VA Directives pertinent to populations served. The Nurse Manager identifies, evaluates, plans and assures provision of care compliant with all relevant standards. The Nurse Manager establishes a multi-disciplinary, collaborative program for the delivery of care. 6. The Nurse Manager provides ethical management establishing a process that demonstrates fairness, equity and consistency in the application of Human Resource rules and guidelines. The Nurse Manager demonstrates empathy to individual staff while assuring the provision of care on the assigned unit. 7. The Nurse Manager has an established system for timely evaluation, verbal and written feedback, performance expectations and individual performance goals to individuals supervised. The Nurse Manager assures the competency of each medical center employee, contract and agency staff person and float pool staff person providing care and services on the assigned unit. The Nurse Manager provides evaluation, coaching and mentoring to support staff development. 9. The Nurse Manager assures the development of education programs related to specialty areas and activities. The Nurse Manager provides individually appropriate opportunities for participation in unit, medical center, VISN and National work groups and committees based on clinical skill and knowledge, demonstrated critical thinking and emotional maturity in a fair and equitable manner considering all available resources. 10. The Nurse Manager is responsible for the management technical aspects of the role including but not limited to: a. Recruitment and retention of staff on their unit. b. Timely completion of employee accident reports. c. Unit level management of OWCP and non-work related light duty employees. d. Signing payroll. e. Timely completion of proficiencies and evaluations. f. Assuring staff completion of mandatory education. g. Assuring staff maintain current required credentials such as BLS/ACLS. h. Progressive, fair discipline intended to provide employees with the opportunity to improve. 11. The Nurse Manager identified, evaluates, plans and tracks quality improvement activities in collaboration with the Quality Management team in the Medical Center. 12. The Nurse Manager is responsible for employee and patient satisfaction in the unit assigned. The Nurse Manager provides timely address to incidents reported, identifies, evaluates, plans and implements processes to improve satisfaction in collaboration with all unit staff members Work Schedule: Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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