Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration RN Off Tour Supervisor in Syracuse, New York
The RN Shift Supervisor is a Full Time position. The incumbent is responsible for the overall coordination of patient care and admissions throughout the Syracuse VA Medical Center.
The RN Shift Supervisor is a Full Time position. The incumbent is responsible for the overall coordination of patient care and admissions throughout the Syracuse VA Medical Center on the off tours. Successful performance in this position includes, but it not limited to the following duties: Monitor off-tour nursing staff. Take and record call-ins. Adjust staffing to maintain patient safety. Conduct rounds from ward to ward in all areas throughout the Medical Center. Obtain supplies as needed and/or direct staff where items are located. Respond to Codes in the Medical Center. Coordinate all admissions during their tour. Address any problems with staff, patients, and/or family members. Collect data for quality improvement and prepare reports as required. Work closely with the Administrative Officer on Duty (AOD). Ensure compliance with Medical Center policies and procedures. Additional duties will include: providing education/in-services to off-tour staff and membership on hospital/nursing committees. Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: off tours, 24/7, includes weekends, holidays, evenings and nights.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Conditions of Employment
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/07/2020. 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) OR The completion of course work 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. English Language Proficiency. RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d). Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required. 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. BLS & ACLS certification required upon appointment. Preferred Experience: Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN or bachelor's degree in related field. Approximately 1-2 years demonstrated competence in a supervisory/charge nurse role. 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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience. NOTE: Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by the Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected. The full performance level of this vacancy is Nurse III. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of a Nurse II to Nurse III. References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs.); light carrying (under 15 lbs.); straight pulling (up to 2 hours); walking (up to 3 hours); standing (up to 3 hours); kneeling (up to 1.5 hours); repeated bending (up to 2 hours); near vision correctable at 13' to 16'; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; hearing (aid permitted); clear speech.
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.
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.