The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) Behavioral Health Care Line is seeking applicants, preferably with psychiatric experience, to join our team. We are seeking an Assistant Nurse Manager for the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit (Ward 7). The Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) demonstrates leadership and creative approaches in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with the interdisciplinary team. This is a supervisory position and is part of the chain of command for BHCL nursing. He/she is accountable for adhering to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice. The ANM is responsible for the supervision and administration of nursing care delivery in the acute inpatient psychiatric unit and will function in an acting capacity when the Nurse Manager (NM) is absent. The ANM demonstrates leadership in collaborating with the NM to develop and implement programs which improve the delivery of patient care on the unit. The ANM executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of the unit's day to day operations. As a member of inpatient psychiatry leadership, the ANM participates in collaborative efforts to improve patient flow and utilization of human resources for Ward 7. The ANM is involved in Nursing Education efforts to include identification of staff education needs, scheduling staff for required classes, and development and presentation of unit in-services. The ANM will also staff the unit when necessary. This is a position that contributes to the overall organizational succession planning efforts for BHCL Nursing. The patient age may range from 18 years through the geriatric years. The ANM reports directly to the Nurse Manager, Inpatient Psychiatric Unit and indirectly to the Chief Nurse, BHCL. The ANM role includes 50% direct patient care as needed. Albuquerque is a major metropolitan area with a population exceeding 600,000 that is nestled between the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande. The climate is extraordinary, with very mild winters and dry warm summers with cool evenings. Outdoor activities are vast and include hiking, skiing, mountain climbing, fishing, hunting, biking, year-round golf and tennis. Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday - Friday, 8- hour shifts (evening, nights, weekends as needed) Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
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