Uniform Allowance is Authorized for this Position Telework is NOT Authorized The Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) demonstrates a high level of clinical expertise, and creative approaches to the management of complex care. The ANM demonstrates aspiring leadership traits and has a strong desire for a nursing leadership path. The ANM's primary responsibilities include the day to day operations of the unit in the support of the unit's frontline clinical staff. The Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) collaborates and communicates with all members of the healthcare team and provides guidance to staff when necessary. The ANM is involved with frontline staff in education, competency, coaching/mentoring, professional development and other supportive roles. The ANM's focus is to promote optimal, safe patient care while ensuring appropriate patient flow and responsible resource3 management. Requirements of the ANM role is the necessary skills to identify and assist in providing oversight in the areas of Human Resources under the direction of the Nurse Manager (NM). The ANM is accountable for the 24/7 operations of the unit in the absence of the NM. The ANM will have specific responsibilities outlined in special care areas. The ANM assists in providing care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and executing medical regimens including administering medications and treatments prescribed by a licensed or otherwise legally authorized provider (Illinois Board of Nursing). The nurse's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community (ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses). Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital is a Level 1a major interdisciplinary teaching facility with service-lines serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients, with a comprehensive adult Emergency Department, and multiple community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC). There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, with admissions for medical co-morbidities. The Hines VA Hospital Blind Rehabilitation Center provides services in a residential setting. Home-Based Primary Care is provided in the veteran's home. The ANM is a registered professional nurse who reports to the NM and supports all unit staff. The ANM assists in the responsibility of contributing to the establishment and implementation of evidenced based nursing standards of practice, creates a positive work environment which enhances care delivery and professional development of clinically competent staff. The ANM assists in creating, promoting, demonstrating, and ensuring a culturally diverse workforce in which the values and needs of all individuals are respected. In collaboration with the NM, the ANM functions as a supervisor and assumes accountability for the operation of the designated unit. This includes assisting in the management, supervision, and evaluation of care delivered by nursing and other allied health care staff as well as providing direct patient care, supporting staff needs and promoting just culture. Other responsibilities may include assisting with the hiring process, time and leave functions as well as acting as a resource to clinical staff regarding competencies and other clinical and administrative activities of the unit. The ANM executes position responsibilities that demonstrates leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care. The Nurse III registered nurse demonstrates (a) Leading and organizing delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning; (b) Using advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes, (c) Functioning as an expert in clinical practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities, (d) Systematically evaluating current practice, and formulating outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within an area of expertise, (e) Guiding, developing, and supporting staff from a leadership perspective, and (f) Using professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities. (VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6). Work Schedule: Days 9:00am-5:30pm (rotating weekends and holidays) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599600000
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.