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The Geriatric & Extended Care (GEC) Nurse Manager practices as a managing Registered Nurse (RN) for GEC Service as the designated first-line supervisory authority for the assigned GEC personnel. The GEC Nurse Manager is responsible and accountable to ensure that the personnel provide timely program work completion which complies with generally accepted standards of practice. The focus of the Geriatric Extended Care (GEC) Nurse Manager performance encompasses a combination of clinical, educational, and administrative responsibilities. The incumbent demonstrates leadership in the application of the nursing process to patient care and organizational processes. The GEC Nurse Manager will work collaboratively with the GEC leadership team in clinical and administrative duties such as, Performance/Process Improvement activities, special programs, policies and procedures, time schedules, and staff education and training. This includes the authority to accept, amend, or reject the work of assigned staff. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Responsible and accounts for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. Assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on the resident's transition through the continuum of care, resident and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. Uses the nursing process to analyze Veteran's care and systems problems and accurately documents care of Veterans. Plans work to be accomplished by the assigned staff, setting priorities, and preparing schedules for completion of work. Assigns work to assigned staff based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and the capabilities of the nursing staff. Makes recommendations for appointments, advancements, or reassignments of assigned staff. Hears and resolves complaints of staff and referring more serious complaints not resolved to higher level supervisors. Recommends and/or takes disciplinary action where appropriate. Identifies developmental and training needs of the GEC program staff and providing or making provision for such development and training. Responsible for the treatment of GEC Service Veterans. The GEC Nurse Manager works with the GEC Medical teams to provide regular and high quality medical care to Veterans. Adheres to the medical facility's policies and procedures and ensures adherence to medical norms and standards. Establishes professional relationships with peers and shares knowledge in active problem solving regarding clinical issues. Identifies quality improvement activities within the service. Supports administration as a profession by attending required administrative meetings and is an active member of GEC Interdisciplinary Committees or Workgroups. Communicates and interacts appropriately and courteously with internal and external customers. Works and functions within a safe manner including infection control and operation of equipment. Integrates and applies pertinent aspects of the Health Care System performance improvement program into his/her professional practice. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 07:30 A.M. - 04:00 P.M. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. Bargaining Unit Position: Not Covered.
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.