The Marion VA Healthcare System is seeking a highly motivated Nurse Manager for the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit within Nursing Service located in Marion, IL. The Nurse manager reports to the Associate Chief Nurse of Medicine and Surgery Services and works in conjunction with the Chief of Medicine in the evaluation and development of existing and new services in the facility. The Nurse Manager must be able to multitask efficiently under demanding situations. The Nurse Manager has 24/7 responsibility for the overall administrative management of the area. The incumbent will execute position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care. The Nurse Manager is accountable for adhering to established policies, exemplifying high quality standards of care, utilizing evidence-based nursing practice standards, and for demonstrating leadership and accomplishments when providing patient care. The Nurse Manager assists in the development and implementation of programs to improve the delivery of patient care. Plans, evaluates, recommends and implements new initiatives when appropriate. Provides an environment that fosters employees to perform to their full individual potential, promotes a culture of staff empowerment and transformational leadership. The Nurse Manager demonstrates a high level of clinical expertise, leadership and creative approaches to management. Serves as a resource and role model to the staff. Demonstrates critical thinking, problem solving and collaborative skills in a high stress environment. Specific responsibilities of practice include planning, administering and directing nursing care to adult and geriatric patients. The Nurse Manager supervises and provides oversight for staffing, counseling and disciplinary actions. Selects and hire employees according to established guidelines. He/she must be poised and articulate in communicating with people of varied educational levels and varied ethnic backgrounds. The Nurse Manager is responsible to ensure that the highest possible quality of care is achieved and that a safe, therapeutic environment is provided. He/she is administratively responsible to the ACN and responsible for other team members, i.e. RNs, LPNs and Intermediate Care Technicians. The Nurse Manager works closely to ensure sufficient clinical staff employ safe, competent, quality, and experienced nursing skills to coordinate multifaceted care within the realms of Professional Practice Standards and VA policy. PLEASE NOTE: These positions require Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications due to having 24-hour telemetry monitoring capability. If selected, Applicants will provide proof of current certifications prior to employment. Only BLS certification which included Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and ACLS certification obtained from either the American Heart Association (AHA) or the Military Treatment Training Network (MTN) will be accepted. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 6:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., excluding Federal holidays 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.