Extended Care Assistant Nurse Manager
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Grand Junction
Posted on: June 8, 2021
The VA Western Colorado Health Care System (WCHCS) is a Level 3
facility with service-lines serving medical, surgical,
neurological, and psychiatric inpatients and outpatients, with a
Level III Emergency Department, multiple VA Clinics, and a
Community Living Center (CLC). There is a significant outpatient
psychiatric population, with admissions for medical co-morbidities.
Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) and telehealth nursing care are also
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Major duties include but are not limited to;
- Demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic
care through collaborative strategies with others.
- Accountable for adhering to established policies, standards of
care and standards of practice.
- Demonstrating leadership in improving nursing care; and the
administration, management, supervision and evaluation of both
nursing care and nursing personnel on their designated unit and as
assigned for the Medical Center on off tours, weekends, and
- Provides appropriate care for Veterans ranging in age from 18
through the geriatric years, taking into consideration diagnosis
and physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural needs.
- Demonstrates, promotes, creates and ensures a culturally
diverse workforce in which the values and needs of all individuals
- Provides an environment that fosters employees to perform to
their full individual potential.
- Other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Alternate work schedules may be approved according to management
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
- Nurses, Psychiatric
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
Preferred Experience: 2 to 3 years RN experience working in a
long term care environment.
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: This position requires potentially long
periods of continued walking, standing, and sitting. The position
requires the ability to cover clinical nursing services and meet
physical demands found in the patient care environment. The
incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated
materials and may be required to don protective clothing. The
incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative
secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The
incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable
of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift
priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee
Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a
condition of employment. Initiates Basic Life Support (BLS) in
accordance with current BLS standards to include automatic
defibrillation in life-threatening situations.
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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