The Procedural Care Nurse Manager is accountable for patient, staff, programs and procedural area outcomes resulting from the operations of the Radiology Department, Minor Procedure/ Urology, PICC, and the Pain Clinic. The Procedural Care Nurse Manager plans, directs, and coordinates the overall care provided in the procedural areas. A Nurse Manager experience or clinical experience in these areas is highly preferred. A Nurse Manager experience in ICU or Step down unit is a PLUS 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 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: 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. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Nurse Manager is a professional nurse who holds twenty-four hour accountability for the management of a defined area of organized nursing services or patient care unit within the San Francisco VAHCS. The incumbent is a first level-nursing manager who functions under the direction and guidance of the Chief Nurse-Surgical & Procedural Care in providing clinical and administrative leadership. He/she uses the nursing process to achieve identified goals for the San Francisco VAHCS. As a nursing leader, the Nurse Manager is responsible for the management of Nursing Practice and Nursing Operations within his/her defined areas of responsibility. The procedural areas nurse manager identifies stakeholder needs, sets goals, and implements interventions and activities to achieve optimal outcomes. He/she facilitates an interdisciplinary approach to high quality, cost effective and customer focused health care. The Nurse Manager directly supervises all nursing personnel on the Interventional Radiology, Minor Procedures Urology, Pain and PICC. He/she is accountable for writing and adhering to established policies, standards of care, and standards of practice. The Procedural Care Nurse Manager covers for other Nurse Managers in the Cardiac Cath Lab (CCL), Hemodialysis Unit (HDU), ASU/PACU/APO, GIDC and OR as needed. The Nurse Manager demonstrates broad leadership to improve the care for a group of patients. Nurse Managers execute position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care. They are responsible for the documented outcomes at the program or service level. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized. This position is eligible for a Recruitment-Group Incentive\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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