Assistant Nurse Manager (Primary Care Community Based Outpatient Clinic)
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: South Jordan
Posted on: June 10, 2021
The Primary Care Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) reports directly
to Primary Care Service Clinic Manager and as registered nurse is
professionally responsible to the Associate Director of Patient
Care Services through the Chief Nurse of Primary Care. Perform
delegated duties, develop time schedules, complete performance
evaluations, and initiate or recommend disciplinary actions,
responsible for performance improvement, customer service/patient
satisfaction, patient and employee safety.
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- Represent the unit/clinic in the absence of the NM.
- Able to provide patient care as outlined by the staff nurse job
description for the unit/clinic.
- Acts as direct supervisor for designated staff.
- Contributes /assists with yearly performance evaluations.
- Assists with payroll duties.
- Assists Nurse/Clinic Manager in the hiring/selection process
for LPN, RN, HT.
- Assists Nurse/Clinic Manager in collecting and preparing
evidence for disciplinary actions for LPN, RN, HT.
- Is proactive in identifying potential crisis situations and
responds effectively in emergency/code situations in the
- Functions as a consult person to nursing and other personnel
for unit/clinic practices and patient care issues.
- Assists the Unit Education Coordinator.
- Works with Nurse Manager or Clinic Manager in mentoring new
staff and students in clinical and professional role development
acting as a role model.
- Monitors unit/clinic staffing needs and maintains adequate
- Maintains a safe unit/clinic environment by routinely
inspecting the area and requesting supportive services assistance
as needed; in accordance to the Environment of Care (EOC)
- Communicates and/or mediates effectively with staff and support
personnel to solve patient care and staff issues.
- Assists the Nurse/Clinic Manager in monitoring unit /clinic for
compliance with applicable performance measures and Joint
- Acts as lead nurse within the clinic.
- Responsible for charge nurse training and mentoring.
- Charges on the shifts/days worked in staffing when needed.
- Assists the Nurse/Clinic Manager in departmental projects and
- Assists the Nurse/Clinic Manager in oversight of clinically
assigned performance measures.
- Provides interpretation and rationale for hospital policies and
procedures to personnel, physicians and others.
- Audits charts for complete documentation as required for
specific clinical settings (Inpatient or Outpatient).
- Proficient using VA EMR and nursing specific
- Completing DACs.
- Ensuring yearly competencies are completed, RQI, and additional
in-services per staff needs.
- Ensuring there are not lapses in licenses (LPN, RN, BLS).
- Servant leadership style, proactive in teambuilding and
fostering a positive work environment.
- Working knowledge of Nursing Scope of Practice and ANA Code of
- Ability to surrogate coverage other PACT staff members.
- Ability to perform other PACT staff member's roles as needed
- Provided culturally competent and gender specific care.
- Ability to pull data specific to PACT and panel
- Provide and document patient education specific to disease
- Will remain competent in all areas as assigned.
- Assists the Clinic Manager in developing and implementing plans
to meet learning needs of Primary Care and Nursing Service.
- Maintains professional boundaries with patients, families, and
employees. Behavior as a role model is transparent and above
- Ensures application of institutional policy to protect
information from unauthorized release, loss, alteration, or
deletion. Does not use thumb-drives or other means, such as
xeroxing, to remove patient data from the medical center, unless
approval by the Director through OI&T has been granted.
- Maintains competency on PEE use/ donning and doffing.
- Contributes to an environment of a High Reliability
Organization with a culture of safety founded on a systems approach
to developing health care solutions based on prevention, not
punishment, with collective mindfulness.
- Reads Outlook email messages daily when on duty without
prompting. Reads policies and other messages as directed.
- Submits completed annual self-evaluation to the supervisor in a
timely manner by the requested deadline.
- Demonstrates professional and cooperative behavior in all
aspects of practice.
- Uses the proper chain of command for communication.
- Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication
- Demonstrates professional and cooperative behavior in all
aspects of practice.
- Collaborates with peers in completing unit workload
- Participates in unit-based performance improvement activities
to improve patient care.
- Makes changes in own practice in response to performance
- Reviews and shares current literature in relation to practice
- Participates in meeting VA Performance Measures to include All
- Other duties as assigned by the Clinic Manager or Chief of the
Work Schedule: 7:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Monday-Friday, shifts may
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Applicants pending the completion of educational or
certification/licensure requirements may be referred and
tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance
with VA Policy.
- English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C.
7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions
unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken
- Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the
appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the
following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed
by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in
Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
(CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional
nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted
registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an
approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of
coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program
that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes
the completion of an approved course of study of professional
nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional
nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN
transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases
of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession
of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet
the requirement for graduation from an approved school of
- Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a
graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth
(i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of
Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in
determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate,
the level within a grade:
- Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in
Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience
- Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and
approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or
Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with
no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of
Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing
- Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and
approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN
or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field
and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a
BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR
a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and
no additional nursing practice/experience.
- Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing
practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's
degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing
practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related
field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing
practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic
requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related
field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
- Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with
BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR
a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part
II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in
the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: The incumbent must be able to perform all
activities of the position without restriction. This position
involves considerable standing, walking, stooping, bending,
reaching, lifting and turning. The work may involve pushing or
lifting weight in excess of 50 pounds and going up and down flights
of stairs. Requires visual and auditory acuity at a level to
provide safe and effective care. Requires the individual to work
for periods of time with arms above shoulder level or with the neck
in a fully flexed or extended position and the ability to
physically control or protect him/herself from physically abusive
patients. Requires the individual to travel in an automobile for
several hours at a time.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application
if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,
schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal
employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
If you are using foreign education to meet qualification
requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency
with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
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