Registered Nurse - Nurse Manager - Autumn Place
Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Posted on: September 4, 2020
Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) is one of the
largest integrated health care systems in the Department of
Veterans Affairs and includes facilities in Temple, Waco, and
Austin, TX. Community-Based Outpatient Clinics are located in
Brownwood, Cedar Park, Palestine, and Bryan-College State. NO STATE
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if
you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department
of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or
institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can
verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. For
further information, visit:
Tours of Duty include days, weekends, evening and night shifts.
Primary shift schedule: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 10 hour optional
Shifts: 3:30 pm - 12am; and 11:30 pm - 8:00 am; 11:30am - 8:00pm;
and 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm.
Duties: The Nurse Manager is the designated first-line supervisory
authority, responsibility,and accountability for the 24/7
operations of their units/areas, ensuring that subordinate
personnel provide timely nursing care which complies with generally
accepted standards of clinical practice.
(1) Planning work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting
priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work.
(2) Assigning work to subordinates based on priorities, selective
consideration of the difficulty and the requirements of the
assignments, and the capabilities of subordinates.
(3) Evaluating the performance of subordinates.
(4) Making recommendations for appointments, advancements or
reassignments of subordinates.
(5) Giving advice, counsel, or instruction to subordinate personnel
on work and administrative matters.
(6) Hearing and resolving complaints of subordinates and referring
more serious complaints not resolved to higher level
(7) Recommending and/or taking disciplinary action where
(8) Identifying developmental and training needs of subordinates
and providing or making provision for such development and
Additionally responsible for performance improvement, customer
service/patient satisfaction, patient and employee safety,
interviewing applicants, employee relations, standards of care and
practice, the work environment, and accreditation and regulatory
standards. Responsible for staffing their units on a continual
basis (24/7), validating the daily patient classifications, and
working with other Nurse Managers to identify and share resources.
Responsible for time scheduling of the unit, coaches staff, deals
with employee conduct and performance issues, completes recurring
reports and performance evaluations in a timely manner. Has an
integral role in supporting and facilitating student nurse clinical
experiences, as well as orienting new Nurse Managers. Works in
partnership with the union and adheres to EEO principles. In the
absence of a Nurse Manager, a cross-covering Nurse Manager will be
designated to handle administrative and clinical issues, such as
staffing coverage, granting leave, and patient and/or staff
Functional Statement: Registered Nurse I-III.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this
position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date
of this announcement, 08/31/2020.
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only 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. 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
- 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
- BSN and approximately 2-3 years of experience; or
- MSN and approximately 1-2 years of experience; Masters in a
field related to nursing and a BSN and approximately 1-2 years of
- Doctoral degree in nursing, or in a field related to nursing
and no experience.
- Minimum of 1 years' experience as a Registered Nurse.
- Experience using electronic charting systems, include secure
messaging, and video tele-health systems.
- Ability to be self-motivated with effective time-management
- Geriatric care experience (inpatient and/or
- Successful completion and maintenance of CPR BLS
- Progressive leadership and or management experience
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including
volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace
Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., 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.
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
- 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
- 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
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.
This position requires potentially long periods of continued
walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling and pushing.
Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent
may 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 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
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
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