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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration 1 vacancy in the following location:* Seattle, WA Work Schedule is Full Time - PermanentOpened Thursday 10/27/2016 (98 day(s) ago)** Closes Friday 3/31/2017 (57 day(s) away)## Job Overview SummaryThe Puget Sound area hosts some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States. Within three hours' drive you can be walking near glaciers, on beaches, through old-growth forests, and along ridge lines between knifelike peaks still sporting snow deep into August. The area proudly showcases more than 350 art installations and exciting sports teams (Go Hawks, Mariners, Sounders and Storm!)Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1835894**OUR MISSION**: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise \\\"To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan\\\" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?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. DutiesThe 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.Duties include:* 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 Travel Required* Not Required Relocation Authorized* No## Job Requirements Key Requirements* Must pass pre-employment examination.* Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.* Background and/or Security Investigation required.* Must be proficient in written and spoken English.* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Qualifications**BASIC REQUIREMENTS: US citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.* 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.* 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)* Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (ie, Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.**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 Bachelors 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 Bachelors 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 Bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; **OR** a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; **OR** a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience.**Preferred Experience: Masters degree in Nursing or related field* AACN Nurse Executive certified (NE-BC)* Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN)* Previous nurse manager experience* Experience with Spinal Cord InjuryExperience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.**Note:** Only education or degrees recognized by the US Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. Education/Experience Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Nursing* 2-3 years successful nursing practice with progressive leadership experience* Demonstrated skills in resource management (ie budgeting, workload, etc), managing human resources and collaborating with interdisciplinary teams* Demonstrated leadership experience with outstanding verbal and written communication skills* Demonstrated skills and knowledge in critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and experience dealing with complex interpersonal situations**Physical Requirements:**This position involves considerable amount of standing (up to 2 hours), walking (up to 6 hours), stooping, bending, reaching, lifting, and turning. It requires repositioning patients, assisting with transfers from wheelchairs/stretchers and transporting them to other departments or facilities. Mechanical devices are available and are required to be used for heavy or difficult to lift clients. The work may involve pushing or lifting in excess of 45 pounds and going up and down flights of stairs. The position requires visual (corrected to 20/30 or better with color discrimination) and auditory acuity at a level to provide safe and effective nursing care. The position requires the nurse to work for periods of time with arms above shoulder level or with neck in a fully flexed or extended position. The nurse may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia or psychiatric disorders. The nurse many be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent must possess sound and logical clinical judgment. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. The position also requires ability to work on computers for extended periods of time. Security ClearancePublic Trust - Background Investigation## Additional Information What To Expect NextAfter we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your resume and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the US Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on Application Status. For a more detailed update of your status, click on more information. Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. BENEFITSVA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: -choose-va/benefits/index.asp.Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period. Other InformationIt is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.*Salary Range:* $58,814.00 to $112,011.00 / Per Year*Series & Grade:* VN-0610-00/00*Supervisory Status:* Yes*Who May Apply:* United States Citizens*Control Number:* 454641300*Job Announcement Number:* VP-17-RET-1835894

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