Registered Nurse

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 6/30/2020
Description The Nursing Supervisor is the point of contact for Patient/Nursing Services on the off tours, weekends, and holidays. As such, they are responsible for off tour operation throughout the facility in the absence of the Nurse Executive and the Nurse Managers. They identify, evaluate, and adjusts unit level staffing based on patient demand for care and available resources working effectively and collaboratively to assure safe staff levels.

The Nursing Supervisor identifies, evaluates, and adjusts unit level staffing based on patient demand for care and available resources working effectively and collaboratively with the Nurse Managers to assure safe staff levels and availability of competent nursing staff to provide direct patient care.

  • Provide ethical management demonstrating fairness, equity, and consistency in the application of Human Resource rules and guidelines.
  • Demonstrates empathy to individual staff while assuring the provision of care throughout the facility.
  • Provides evaluation, coaching, and mentoring to support staff development.
  • Identifies individuals appropriate for participation in unit and medical center committees based on clinical skill and knowledge, demonstrated critical thinking, and emotional maturity.
  • Is responsible for employee, patient, and resident satisfaction.
  • Provides timely response to patient, visitor, or staff concerns and communicates concerns & issues through appropriate leadership channels.
FUNCTIONS:The nursing supervisor is responsible for the management of technical aspects of the role including but not limited to:
1. Timely, concise and comprehensive entries to the nursing 24 hour report.
2. Timely response to staff calls.
3. Response to emergency response codes in the medical center.
4. Timely completion of employee accident reports.
5. Timely reporting of staff leave, overtime, comp time and other schedule changes in the electronic scheduling package.
6. Timely input to proficiencies and evaluations.
7. Thorough evaluation and reporting of incidents that occur during supervisory assignment.

The nursing supervisor is responsible to round in all patient care areas and to provide assessment of nursing activities and patient care conditions:
1. Environment of care readiness
2. Infection control compliance
3. Quality improvement activities
4. Special Observation compliance
5. Emergency Preparedness/Emergency

Work Schedule: Off-tour rotation, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Preferred Experience:
  • MSN prepared Nurse
  • At least 4 years of recent Emergency Department or ICU experience
  • Recent supervisory or management experience, of Nurses, in a large medical center or hospital
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: Standing (up to 2 hours), walking (up to 6 hours), stooping, bending, reaching, lifting, and turning; repositioning patients, assisting with transfers; pushing or lifting more than 45 pounds; visual (corrected to 20/30 or better with color discrimination); auditory acuity; arms above shoulder level; neck in a fully flexed or extended position; work on computers for extended periods of time. Work is primarily conducted in a well-ventilated, adequately heated and cooled building. May be exposed to inclement weather when traveling around medical center. May be exposed to normal office irritants - dust, pollen, noise, vibrations, or odors. May be exposed to therapy animals with and without advanced notice. May be exposed to patients and family in emotional upheaval or extreme pain. Must have emotional stability to properly care for usual patient population.

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