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VA Puget Sound Health Care System is the largest referral medical center in the Northwest Network and is part of the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 20. The Spinal Cord Injury Service is located 100% at the Seattle division, and is considered a "Center of Excellence." The Spinal Cord Injury Service consists of a 38 bed CARF-accredited rehabilitation unit, outpatient clinic with urodynamics lab, and therapy department. This service provides care for medically complex patients including vent dependent patients, and provides acute SCI rehabilitation, medical rehospitalizations, post-op care, pressure ulcer treatment, annual evaluations, and outpatient treatment.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
***Recruitment/Relocation incentive MAY BE authorized for this position***
*** All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA***
Full time VA Nurses earn 8 hours of annual leave and 4 hours of sick leave every pay period. There are 10 paid Federal holidays. VA Puget Sound offers free onsite parking for employees or take advantage of generous transit benefits.
This job opportunity is open until filled. Applicants will be referred every 2 weeks with first referral on 11/9/16. For best consideration, please apply early.
The Nurse Manager is responsible for the coordination and management of care on the SCI unit at the Seattle division. The Spinal Cord Injury Unit specializes in rehabilitation, medical/surgical issues, annual evaluations, respite and hospice care. The patient populations include: rehabilitation, pulmonary/GI/GU conditions, skin breakdown and cancer. The Nurse Manager will ensure the care line program is congruent with the Medical Center and VISN 20 mission and vision. The Nurse Manager is a professional nurse who holds twenty four hour accountability for the management of the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Unit within the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. The Nurse Manager is responsible for the management of nursing practice and nursing operations within the SCI Unit. He/she facilitates an interdisciplinary approach to high quality, cost effective and customer focused health care. The Nurse Manager directly supervises all nursing personnel in the SCI unit. He/she oversees the implementation of the vision, mission and values of the facility within his/her defined areas of responsibility. He/she is engaged in administrative nursing practice characterized by both increased complexity of clinical decision-making and enhanced skill in nursing management. He/she provides leadership in day-to-day operations and input into the strategic planning process for the attainment of organizational goals. The Nurse Manager will independently direct nursing personnel in quality management activities and will utilize the nursing process and current standards of care as a foundation for quality improvement activities. The Nurse Manager works collaboratively with other VA PSHCS health professionals, participating as a member of the multidisciplinary team. He/she evaluates patient education programs for patient/family teaching and/or counseling groups for specific patient population with interdisciplinary involvement. The Nurse Manager demonstrates the ability to work effectively with various levels of personnel. He/she uses appropriate channels of communication and functions as a consultant to others in analyzing and addressing communication problems. He/she initiates innovation in staff and resident empowerment leading to culture transformation reflected in the quality of care and quality of life outcomes.
- 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, reporting, including nurse sensitive indicators, risk management
- managing staffing process using VA Staffing Methodology and electronic staffing programs
- creating and advocating for a health work environment that is conducive to the recruitment and retention of highly competent nursing staff with diverse backgrounds
- monitoring compliance to CARF, TJC standards and other standards and policies
- responsible for all issues that affect nursing including standards of practice, credentialing, training, function statements, position descriptions, proficiency reports, performance appraisals, policies, procedures, protocols and competencies
- promote the nursing service shared governance structure and the Journey to Excellence
- Provide direct supervision of nursing personnel in their defined area of responsibility and evaluate their performance and competency
Work Schedule: administrative tour of duty
Functional Statement Title: SCI NM
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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