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Registered Nurse- Nurse Manager Mental Health - Houston, Texas - Mental Health

Company: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Registered Nurse- Nurse Manager Mental Health - Houston, Texas

VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package:

The Nurse Manager for General Mental Health Clinic has a key leadership role within the General Mental Health Clinic (GMHC), an outpatient clinic, reports directly to the Director of the GMHC. The incumbent participates in the management of the daily operational and administrative activities of the clinic as related to nursing practice and the provision of interdisciplinary care. The role of the Nurse Manager is to provide, direct, and supervise the delivery of quality nursing care to a culturally diverse Veteran population. The incumbent will have direct first-line supervisory authority, responsibility and accountability over nursing personnel who function in the GMHC, ensuring that they provide timely nursing care which complies with generally accepted standards of clinical practice.

- Takes a leadership role in utilizing problem-solving methodologies to resolve system and/or process problems that impact on patient care or staff performance at the clinic level. Demonstrates role modeling, leadership, and sound clinical expertise to improve the delivery of patient care using the nursing process for patients requiring routine or specialized/complex behavioral health ambulatory care.
- Develops creative, innovative strategies to resolve problems and/or promote positive outcomes in collaboration with nursing/medical center leaders. Collaborates with the Director of the GMHC, the Mental Health Nurse Executive and other departments as warranted in the application of nursing process to improve outcomes for programs
- Delegate patient care duties and assignments based upon patient care needs and competencies of nursing staff. Considers position descriptions, and functional statements in making assignments. Fosters critical thinking and self -direction in staff by guiding them through the steps of problems solving which results in staff s ability to independently and consistently manage similar situations in the future.
- Performs program analysis of workload volumes, quality, and character and develops programmatic changes as needed. Develops and implements new programs. Actively participates in and promotes initiatives such as Systems redesign, clinical reminders, performance measures, and others.
- Maintains knowledge of current techniques, trends, and professional issues to enhance own performance through continuing education, current health care literature, and/or professional affiliation Actively participates in professional nursing and mental health organizations.
- Serves as a resource person in development, interpretation and communication of standards, policies and/or procedures. Teaches, counsels, and advises staff in patient care issues. Serves as a clinical orientation facilitator or preceptor.
- Systematically evaluates and improves the quality and effectiveness of nursing care delivery in the mental health clinic as evidenced by positive outcomes. Identifies opportunities for improvement and develops, implements, and evaluates plans that result in improved patient care and/or productivity of providers at the clinic level.
- Incorporates critical thinking skills in practice, and/or decision-making areas and utilizes acquired knowledge to validate or change work group practice when appropriate. Considers impact on patient satisfaction of proposed changes in area and makes recommendations when negative impact anticipated.
- Monitors employee performance and completes employee performance evaluations for Registered Nurses, License Vocational Nurses and Nursing Assistants
- Delegates or performs daily administrative duties (staffing, scheduling, materials management, attendance, etc.)
- Conducts environmental rounds and collaborates with others to address any deficiencies
- Conducts Performance/Quality Improvement initiatives as assigned to ensure compliance with accrediting bodies

Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards
Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory

Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:00am- 4:30pm
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
EDRP Authorized: Contact Demetrius.Roberts@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Keywords: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston , Registered Nurse- Nurse Manager Mental Health - Houston, Texas - Mental Health, Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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