This position is located within Nursing - Mental Health Service, Ward 5C, Phoenix VA Healthcare System (PVAHCS), Phoenix, AZ. Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS) is a Level 1a major interdisciplinary teaching facility with functional service lines serving medical, surgical, mental health, and long-term care inpatients and outpatients with an Emergency Department and multiple community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC). The Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) is professional nurse leader and member of the Patient Care Services management team. This nurse participates in decision making, policy oversight, tactical planning and operational implementation within the Service and the assigned clinic. Works collaboratively with the Service Chief and Associate Director of Patient Care Services to ensure alignment with policies and practices that promote optimal patient care, Service and agency outcomes. This nurse supports the overall PVAHCS nursing practice management. The breath and scope of the NM duties encompass the entire spectrum of clinical, administrative, research and education focus areas within the assigned area of responsibility. The ANM supervises the nursing assets and functions assigned to the clinic setting. This includes registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and health technicians. The ANM is responsible for hiring, orienting, managing, and supporting the assigned staff. The ANM is responsible to complete and maintain required staff documentation including competencies, proficiencies/appraisals, and personnel actions meeting set suspense's. The ANM ensures required licensure, certifications, education requirements are current. The ANM plans, directs, and evaluates the quality and appropriateness of nursing care; to support team activities to support optimal patient care. Coordination with other health disciplines, clinics, Services is imperative to manage care of discharged and/or complex patient cases. The ANM provides input to and advises the Service chief on clinical practice, personnel, budget, equipment and contingency planning and providing appropriate documentation and/or rationale. Service communication is continuous via electronic, video, face to face and attendance at Service and assigned meetings. The ANM fosters a climate for professional practice collaborating with Specialty teams, PACT teams, ancillary staff, and clinic, and Service leadership . The ANM works collaboratively with nursing staff to provide an empowered, productive, harmonious and expert work environment that optimizes patient care/satisfaction while supporting continuous improvement. The ANM represents nursing and the Service interests when service on assigned committees, workgroups or at meetings. The ANM demonstrates the highest degree of integrity and commitment to upholding professional, clinical and VA standards and practices loyalty to the mission and the PVAHCS. Work Schedule: variable shifts with a majority of the shifts covering off tour hours. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position .Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.