A recruitment/relocation incentive is NOT authorized for this position. The Emergency Department provides urgent and emergent care to patients presenting with acute and/or chronic medical, surgical, and psychiatric problems. These conditions may require minimal nursing care to stabilization, resuscitation, and life-support measures. The ED Nurse Manager is directly responsible to the Chief, Emergent, Transitional Care and Mental Health Nursing Service. They promote and restore patients' health by developing day-to-day management and long-term planning of the patient care area; directing and developing staff; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary professional staffs; providing physical and psychological support for staff, patients, friends, and families. The ED Nurse Manager duties include, but are not limited to: Provides leadership that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability following the organization's mission, vision, values, strategic priorities demonstrating the VA ICARE values and ANA Code of Ethics. Has primary responsibility for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating patient care, staffing patterns and the competency of the workforce. Provides leadership in maintaining nursing operations by initiating, coordinating and enforcing program, operational and personnel policies and procedures. Assures quality of care by developing and interpreting hospital and nursing service's philosophies and standards of care; enforcing adherence to state board of nursing and state nurse practice act requirements and to other governing agency regulations; comparing health outcomes against standards; making or recommending adjustments. Maintains nursing staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training nurses and auxiliary staff. Maintains nursing staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results. Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to staff, patients, friends, and families. Maintains safe and clean working environment by developing and implementing procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from other health care professionals when needed. Protects patients and employees by developing and enforcing infection-control policies and protocols; enforcing medication administration, storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations. Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by monitoring confidential information processing. Assures proper documentation of patient care by auditing patient and department records. Ensures operation of medical and administrative equipment, verifies emergency equipment availability; initiating work orders for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques. Maintains nursing supplies inventory by studying usage reports; identifying trends. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional organizations. Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-4:00PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.