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Nurse Manager -Primary Care (CBOCs)

The following requirements are strongly preferred for this position:
Master's Degree in Nursing and 5 years of outpatient care preferred.
Valid Drivers License required.
The Nurse Manager will serve as Nurse Manager for the four New Hampshire Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Tilton, Conway, Portsmouth and Somersworth.
He/she will be based at the VA Medical Center in Manchester, NH and will travel to the CBOCs regularly.
A government vehicle may be provided for this travel.
This position reports to the Associate Chief of Nursing Operations.
The Nurse Manager will be responsible for the oversight of all operations at the CBOCs to ensure efficient delivery of care.
The Nurse Manager is responsible for supervising employees and coordinating activities associated with Collaborated Care for patients seeking their care at one of the CBOCS.
Care offered at the four CBOCs include Primary Care, Mental Health, Podiatry, Clinical Pharmacy, Home Based Primary Care and Telehealth.
Duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:
o Planning, organizing, directing and evaluating the delivery of patient care within the Community Based Outpatient Clinics;o Providing leadership of the nursing process;o Initiating quality improvement and systems redesign activities;o Initiating and participating in inter-disciplinary projects that improve program performance;o Assessing and evaluating nursing practice within the CBOCS utilizing current standards of care and practice;o Coordinating educational activities at the CBOC locations to improve clinical knowledge and enhance performance;o Motivating staff to work independently and contribute to their professional development.
o All management responsibilities including scheduling, leave approvals, proficiency rating processes, awards and recognition programs, review and revision of policies and procedures and disciplinary processes.
o Review of standards from regulatory agencies such as the Joint Commission and the Office of the Inspector General, implementing them into daily practice and ensuring program and staff compliance.
DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION:
Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.
Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.


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