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Nurse Manager (OR/PACU/Same Day Surgery)

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Job Description:

The Nurse Manager will demonstrate advanced leadership skills in developing, implementing and evaluating holistic and quality patient care processes for a group of patients through the utilization of the nursing process. The Nurse Manager designs and employs various processes to facilitate the development and implementation of strategic goals and plans aimed at meeting patient care needs and performance measures. The Nurse Manager plans, organizes, staffs and controls the work of the VA personnel assigned to the patient care area. This includes routine analysis of workload measures and evaluation of their efficacy in the form of recommendations for resource allocation and employment. He/She will utilize excellent interpersonal relationship skills in interpreting and communicating the Medical Center, Nursing Service Mission, Vision, VISN Policies, Procedures, and the VHA Initiatives to staff, patients and the health care team appropriately and in a timely manner. The Nurse Manager will support and facilitate shared governance.

Work Schedule: Varies

Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic Requirements:


  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • 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 professional nursing.
  • 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 Columbia.


    Preferred Experience: Possess a minimum of 2 years of recent surgery management/supervisory experience in addition to a Master's of Science in Nursing and CNOR certification and or CSSM Certification. Must be in AHA ,Current Basic Life Saving (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification at the provider level.

    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 required.
    • 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 practice/experience.
    • 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.


      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:

      Heavy Lifting, 45 pounds and over

      Heavy Carrying, 45 pounds and over

      Reaching above shoulder

      Use of fingers

      Both Hand required

      Walking (4 hours)

      Standing (4 hours)

      Repeated bending (2-4 hours)

      Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4

      Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other

      Depth perception

      Ability to distinguish basic colors

      Hearing (aid permitted)

      Mental and Emotional Stability

      Slippery or uneven walking surfaces

      Working with hands in water

      Working closely with othersNone

      To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

      • VA Form 10-2850A
      • Resume


        VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

        The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.


        • Cover Letter
        • DD-214
        • OF-306
        • VA Form 10-2850A
        • Resume
        • SF-50
        • Transcript

          Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Las Vegas, Nurse Manager (OR/PACU/Same Day Surgery), Executive, Las Vegas, Nevada

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