The South Texas VA Health Care System is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Registered Nurse to serve as the Nurse Manager for the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center. Nurse Managers executes a position responsibility that demonstrates leadership and experience of complex patient care. The Registered Nurse Manager for the Polytrauma will be responsible for all Nursing care assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation issues for the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center and the PTRP San Antonio Campus and report directly to the Chief Nurse (CN) for PRC. Duties include the following: Responsible for the first-line supervisory authority, responsibility, and accountability for the operations of the center, ensuring that subordinate personnel (RNs, LVNs and NAs) provide timely nursing care which complies with generally accepted standards of practice. You will have the continuing responsibility for all the following functions. Planning work to be accomplished by direct reports, setting priorities, and preparing schedules for completion or work. Assigning work to direct reports based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and the capabilities of direct reports. Evaluating the performance appraisals of direct reports and giving advice, counsel, or instruction to direct report personnel on work and administrative matters. Hearing and resolving complaints of direct reports and referring more serious complaints not resolved to higher level supervisors. Identifying developmental and training needs of direct reports and providing or making provisions for such development and training; and monitoring and managing scheduling timekeeping automated processes. You will actively assist in the annual Staffing Methodology and Business Plan processes. In addition, the Nurse Manager will have the responsibility for making recommendations for appointments, advancements, or reassignments of direct reports; recommending and/or taking disciplinary action, when appropriate; responsible for performance improvement, customer service/patient satisfaction; patient and employee safety; interviewing applicants; employee relations; standards of care and practice of the work environment, and accreditation and regulatory standards. You will actively develop and manage collaborative partnerships with physicians and other clinicians; responsible for staffing your units on a continual basis, 24/7/12/365 and working with the staffing coordinator at the Audie L. Murphy campus to share staff resources; participate on service and medical center committees and task forces to improve nursing practice and patient care; and have an integral role in supporting and facilitating student nurse clinical experiences, as well as orienting new Nurse Managers, Assistant Nurse Managers, Charge Nurses and front line nursing staff. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599631100
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.