Registered Nurse Off Tour Nursing Supervisor (OTNS)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Internal Number: 711272500
The Off Tour Nurse Supervisor (OTNS) has oversight of all staffing resource allocations and facility operations on off tours, weekends and holidays within Nursing Service. The OTNS maintains a collaborative working relationship with all levels of nursing, medical staff, and leadership. Incumbent is responsible for demonstrating professional leadership in the delivery of patient care across the organization. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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. Preferred Experience: 2-3 years of acute care experience with preference given to those with charge nurse, bed-control, or supervisory experience. BLS and ACLS certification BSN or MSN degree preference 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. 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: Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform the following: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over; straight pulling one (1) hour; pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking seven (7) hours; standing seven (7) hours. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Functions of Assigned Duties: (Major Duties) Including but not limited to: - Responsible for organization, supervision and evaluation of nursing care of all units on the tour of duty assigned. - Ensure that staff members are present for their tour of duty and each unit is adequately staffed. - Collaboratively works with the Nurse Managers to evaluate staff performance and take appropriate action as needed. - Utilizes organizational skills to ensure that duties are completed within designated tour of duty. - Display leadership in identifying and evaluating interventions and evaluating staff performance in order to improve clinical programs. - Serving as a consultant and role model in providing clinical care and assures needed staff and supplies are present. - Collaborates with the health care team, community agencies, and other providers within and outside the organization to ensure continuity of the patient's care through all health care settings. Promotes effective communication among health care team members, including the patient, family, and significant others. Participates in frequent team meetings. Integrates recommendations of the multidisciplinary team members into a single plan of care. - Completing tasks such as, but not limited to, collaboration with Nurse manager/Assistant Nurse Manager pertaining to employee proficiencies/competencies, leading off-tour staff meetings, Omnicell/Pandora report review and initiates resolution to discrepancy found within the report, staff education, employee coaching, tracers, audits, schedules, staffing methodology reports, and attending management meetings/participate in committees per assignment. - Responsible for data entry into Staffing Methodology. - Maintain records for call-ins (AL, SL, CB), Overtime (OT), and for staff floated to a/ her areas. Leave Granting Official - Monitor census and bed placement on each unit for accuracy (isolation status, close observation, DNR, etc., see above) - . Responsible for ensuring BMS is updated and accurate at Midnight. - Responsible for Incident Reports, Reports of Contact and Medication Error/Discrepancy reporting. - Point of contact for on the job employee injuries; ensures that the employee is off red treatment through the emergency room and that appropriate VA paperwork is initiated. - : Respond to all Codes/Rapid Responses - : Assist staff with coordinating autopsy/funeral home arrangements with Administrative Officer of the Day (AOD) as needed. - Responsible to call ARORA and document reference number in the death note - Work closely with Bed Control/Transfer Coordinator and Administrative Officer of the Day (AOD) in verifying bed availability for potential transfers to VHSO 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: M-F 7:30pm-8:00am to also include rotating holidays and weekends 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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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.