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The Nurse Manager (NM) is a professional nurse who holds twenty-four hour accountability for the clinical and administrative management of the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit (7 West), an acute inpatient psychiatric unit. The patient population includes a variety of complex mental health disorders (Schizophrenia, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, etc.), many of which are complicated by substance abuse and medical conditions. The NM provides leadership in the delivery of care to psychiatric patient populations that require acute stabilization and management. The NM will direct the performance improvement, patient safety and patient experience programs on the unit. The NM will supervise and ensure the safe delivery of nursing care that is based on current evidence. This includes supervision of and staff development for all assigned nursing employees, health technicians and program assistants. The NM provides input into strategic planning activities and participates in meetings and interdisciplinary committees at the unit and service levels to improve care.
Major duties include but not limited to:
managing the patient care environment including budgeting, supplies, equipment and patients
personnel management including scheduling, counseling and evaluation of staff
staff orientation, continuing education and personnel development
representing the department and unit within the organization
direct patient care as needed
data collection, analyzing, trending and reporting nurse sensitive indicators
managing staffing process using VA Staffing Methodology and electronic staffing programs
creating and advocating for a healthy work environment that is conducive to the recruitment and retention of highly competent nursing staff with diverse backgrounds
monitoring the peer review process
monitoring and ensuring compliance to TJC standards, other standards and policies
responsible for all issues that affect nursing including standards of practice, credentialing, training, functional statements, position descriptions, proficiency reports, performance appraisals, policies, procedures, protocols and competencies
collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in planning, directing and implementing patient care
promoting the nursing service shared governance structure and the Journey to Excellence
keeping staff informed of organizational goals through facilitating both vertical and horizontal communication in a timely manner
providing direct supervision of nursing personnel in defined area of responsibility and evaluating performance and competency
Work Schedule: day shift, coverage on off tours may be required to conduct staff meetings, trainings, etc. Functional Statement Title: Assistant Nurse Manager 7W
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. Youâ??ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
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