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San Diego, California, United States
2 days ago

Description

Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities are:
1. Responsible for Centralized Nurse Staffing Office staff (registry/contracted) and VA Float pool.
2. Manages the problem safely and effectively, recognizing his/her scope of practice.
3. Effectively functions as the charge nurse, team leader, or in other leadership role that guides and directs others who provide patient care.
4. Interfaces regularly with support departments to facilitate timely/appropriate care, e.g. prioritizing bed cleaning, after-hours prosthetic procurement, accessing/moving hospital and personnel resources where needed for patient care.
5. Communicates with Nurse Managers, the Associate Nurse Executives (ANE) the Deputy Nurse Executive (DNE) and Associate Director Patient Care Services (ADPCS) to trouble shoot and/or to assess operational issues that may potentially lead to large-scale events and/or unusual events that would potentially portrait the VA negatively in the public domain.
6. Coordinates assignments directs hospital activities and deploys staff appropriately taking into consideration the competency of the staff.
7. Assigns patient care responsibilities based upon patient needs, competencies of staff and whenever possible in collaboration with off-tour charge RNs.
8. Organizes and completes own assignments in a safe and timely manner, assisting team members as necessary.
9. Actively develops and manages collaborative partnerships with physicians and other clinicians.
10. Provides fair input for the evaluation process for the managers regarding off-tour nursing staff.
11. Identifying developmental and training needs of subordinates and providing or making provision for such development and training as well as providing input for evaluation of off-tour staff. Additionally, responsible for performance improvement, customer service/patient satisfaction, patient and employee safety, interviewing applicants, employee relations, standards of care and practice, the work environment, and accreditation and regulatory standards.
12. Responsible for safe and adequate staffing throughout the hospital during non-business hours (off tours) and in collaboration with the inpatient/perioperative managers, Associate Nurse Executives (ANE) and Deputy Nurse Executive for inpatient and outpatient operations 24/7.

Preferred Characteristics:
Flexibility and adaptability to work in a rapidly changing environment, including working variable shifts; Minimum 3 yearsacute care clinical experience within the last 5 years with an in-depth knowledge of critical care; Education: Masters preferred; BLS/ACLS certified; Strong knowledge of relevant healthcare and clinical operations including information technology (preparing reports, MS Office Suite and computer knowledge), patient care workflows and processes; Strong leadership, fiscal, and operations management skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with physicians, management, and staff from all points of entry; Demonstrate organizational and project management skills, with the ability to lead a team, prioritize tasks, and see projects through from inception to completion; Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, with the ability to quickly analyze problems, determine appropriate level of intervention, and develop and apply effective solutions; Strong interpersonal skills for effective information exchange and problem solving with all levels of management and staff, consultants, and outside agencies.

Work Schedule: 0630-1900, 1830-0700, 24/7 Coverage including off-tours, weekends, and holidays. Work Schedule will be discussed during interview.
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/01/2021.

Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
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 and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.
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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted.

All registered nurses with less than 12-months of RN experience upon entry on duty (EOD) date, will complete a 12-month nurse residency program. The RN Transition-to-Practice (RNTTP) Residency Program complies with VHA Directive 1077. See https://www.va.gov/NURSING/workforce/RNTTP.asp for details.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58816435
  • Location:
    San Diego, California, United States
  • Position Title: Bed Control Coordinator/Nursing Supervisor
  • Company Name: Veterans Health Administration
  • Job Function: Nurse Administrator
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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