Assistant Registered Nurse Manager Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Internal Number: 657793400
This position is located within HBPC, Nursing Service at the Phoenix VA Healthcare System (PVAHCS) in Mesa, AZ. PVAHCS is a Joint Commission Accredited, complexity level 1a tertiary care facility serving Veterans in Phoenix, Arizona. PVAHCS maintains outpatient clinics located in: Gilbert, Central Phoenix, Payson (Contract), Show Low, Globe and Surprise, Arizona. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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 professional nursing. 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 Columbia. Preferred Experience: Home care 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 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 Bachelor's 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 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 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 and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience. 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. Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. 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 needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards\nThe Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) Assistant Nurse Manager is dedicated to the responsibilities of program management, which encompasses all assigned sites of care, including VA medical facilities and outreach/satellite expansions. Management functions include, but are not limited to: planning, staffing, directing, budgeting, evaluating and tracking the program, and developing VA and community relationships. Resource management responsibilities include assuring appropriate resources are designated for the support of the HBPC Program and safety of the HBPC staff. These include appropriate space, time, medical and information technology and communications equipment, as well as vehicles for the daily use of HBPC staff. The HBPC Assistant Nurse Manager is also responsible for:\n(1) Directing the clinical services offered by the program to ensure that the program is in compliance with local and national VHA standards and policies as well as accreditation standards for home care organizations.\n(2) The development and continued effective functioning of the interdisciplinary health care team. The HBPC Assistant Nurse Manager recognizes and effectively utilizes the skills, knowledge, and contributions of each team member.\n(3) Collaborating with other HBPC Assistant Manager, VISN leadership, and VA Central Office staff on issues of program development and operation.\n(4) Providing direction and team leadership to include:\n(a) Communicating VA policies to the HBPC team, VA medical facility staff, PACTs and non-VA entities.\n(b) Developing and implementing the local HBPC Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), in order to operationalize the hospital policies, with input as indicated from interdisciplinary service line managers or chiefs.\n(c) Managing program SOP and activities to include, but not limited to, performance improvement, patient safety, utilization review, emergency preparedness, and staff safety.\n(d) Evaluating the effectiveness of the HBPC Program (e.g., program outcomes, performance improvement).\n(e) Managing human resource items for the HBPC Program including: selecting qualified staff in collaboration with the HBPC Medical Director, orienting and mentoring the staff, and promoting staff development and professional growth to ensure competency.\n(f) Coordinating training and educational programs.\n(g) Acquiring, managing, and remaining accountable for program resources and resource utilization.\n(h) Processing, assigning, and monitoring referrals to HBPC to ensure timely access and care coordination.(i) Managing the Electronic Wait List (EWL) for HBPC referrals, as necessary.(j) Collaborating with appropriate data and technology departments to ensure accurate HBPC clinical, administrative, and workload data. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm\nTelework: Not Available.\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized.\nFinancial 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.