Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care including documentation. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components. Assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management during and after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. The Nursing Officer on Duty (NOD) serves as the representative of the Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive and Deputy Associate Director for Patient Care Services, during non-administrative hours. He/She collaborates with nursing staff and other Service representatives such as the Administrative Officer on Duty (AOD), the Medical Officer on Duty (MOD), Police Service, EMS, SPS, etc., to coordinate patient care and other hospital related activities or issues, during off tours. Together, they ensure policies and practices promote optimum patient care outcomes and efficiency. Tours of duty include evenings and nights and all tours on holidays and weekends, as well as rotation to both Little Rock and North Little Rock campuses. Duties also include workload documentation and analysis to support staffing adjustments and changes. They make staffing movements to accommodate changes in patients census, acuity, and staffing skill levels. The NODs responds to all codes, assistance with resolving patient care issues, provide patient and family support and interventions, they provide the administrative follow up and guidance on all issues occurring in patient care areas. The NOD monitors and reports all invasive lines, restraints, observation patients, and suicidal patients. The NOD serves as a resource and support for all staff. The NOD ensures that the Surgery Team, Stroke Team, or IR Team are contacted and respond to emergencies, as appropriate, on the off tours. The NOD is an integral member of the Nursing Administrative team. He/She collaborates/communicates with the Nurse Managers and Associate Nurse Executives to ensure all patient care needs and resources are being provided for the Veterans and staff. Work Schedule: 3:30p-8a, 24 hours/day on weekends and Holidays (off tours, Holi, weekends) Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse/000000 Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not Authorized PCS Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized
Internal Number: 599741600
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.