Nurse Managers oversee assigned nursing units and drive the cost-effective delivery of high-quality clinical care. This involves recruiting and hiring qualified nurses, coordinating patient treatment plans, supervising and evaluating staff, and budgeting unit expenditures, among other responsibilities. Due to the complexity of this work, Nurse Managers typically must have advanced education, certification, training and clinical experience, along with strong communication, organizational and decision-making skills.
As the nation’s largest employer of nurses, it’s important for VA to find talented leaders who can help advance our nursing practice and, in turn, Veteran care. Combine that with the rising demand for medical and health services managers, and you can see why 2017 is a pivotal time in our search for these professionals.
Our continued success in filling these roles is driven by the dynamic culture, outstanding benefits and unique opportunities we have to offer to nurses at all levels:
The Support Needed to Excel
To help you be at your best now and in the future, VA provides advanced leadership training, access to cutting-edge technology such as the wireless Bar Code Medication Administration system, and a wealth of other support.
VA is one of the largest research organizations in the United States. This gives nurses access to numerous funded research opportunities through which you can design translational studies to evaluate and improve care delivery models.
True Work/Life Balance
Having a healthy work/life balance is another key part of our culture. On our team, you’ll enjoy flexible scheduling and generous paid time off, including 13-26 vacation/personal days, 13 sick days and 10 holidays each year.
These are just some of the many reasons why Nurse Managers love working at VA. If you’re interested in learning more about and joining our team, visit our careers site and apply today.