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: 11:30pm-8am every third weekend Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.