The VA Ann Arbor is seeking a Registered Nurse, Administrative Officer/Nurse Manager, to join the Patient Care Services Team. The Administrative Officer/Nurse Manager directly supervises the Weekend, Holidays, Evening and Night Nursing Supervisors, to include training, scheduling, planning work, assessing performance. The incumbent is responsible for personnel administration including knowledge of personnel operations, position classification, labor mapping, travel, grievance procedures, performance standards, and disciplinary actions. The incumbent represents management at labor management meetings, provides information, and resolves conflicts and/or problems that may arise and assures management officials are familiar with the negotiated agreement. The incumbent listens to problems and concerns of employees and helps when possible or secures advice from Human Resources (HR). The AO attends hearings when requested on behalf of the Service Line. With advice from the HR Office, incumbent may involve working with District Counsel, Special Counsel, EEO Investigators, and others in resolving personnel problems and taking personnel actions. The AO is key in developing and coordinating internal reviews to assure that administrative activities are in compliance with regulatory requirements and other governing agencies. The incumbent advises management officials, supervisors, and employees with assistance from the specialist in HR on the interpretation and application of a variety of human resource policies, practices, and procedures including staffing, classification, employee relations, benefits, and related areas. The incumbent ensures that performance ratings are submitted in a timely manner, and in accordance with regulatory guidelines. The incumbent is lead in administering programs in the service line concerning such matters as equal opportunity, merit promotion, labor management relations, and position management and refer to HR Office as needed. The AO establishes HR/Equipment, Space Policy, Travel, Provider Classification for unique and/or complex organizational needs as advised by HR Office. The incumbent serves as a key figure in the manpower utilization program assuring recruitment and retention within approved ceilings are maintained. The incumbent is responsible for constant surveillance, evaluation and planning to ensure efficient use of space based on constantly changing and ever-increasing program demands. The incumbent has the authority to plan for revised space requirements, and to reallocate space to meet these demands. The incumbent is authorized to be the approving official for orders for supplies, services, equipment, and act as alternate for timecard certification/premium pay approval. The incumbent reviews orders to verify their need and ensures that each section receives their appropriate share of available funds. The incumbent is also charged with the responsibility of operating with the authorized budget. The Administrative Officer (AO) works closely with the Chief, Inpatient Nursing or designee by managing, directing, overseeing and administering numerous complex technical and analytical functions related to Inpatient Nursing, including Community Living Center Nursing, Acute Inpatient Mental Health, Nurse Recruitment and Retention, Acute Care Areas; including the Emergency Department, Critical Care Inpatient Areas, and Medical-Surgical Inpatient Care Areas as well as the Nursing Administrative Office. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) May be required to work some evenings/weekends. 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.