Registered Nurse House Nursing Supervisor (HNS) serves Veterans presenting with varying degrees of illness and co-morbidities requiring medical- surgical, neurological or psychiatric interventions. The HNS shows progressive ability to execute position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, clinical experience, and creative approaches to the management of complex client care. The HNS assumes appropriate degree of responsibility regarding administrative and clinical issues such as staffing coverage, granting sick leave, patient and/or staff issues. The employee is responsible to the assigned rating and approving supervisors and is accountable to the Associate Director of Patient Care Services. The HNS is responsible for providing oversight of the delivery of nursing by nursing staff. The HS works in collaboration with unit assistant nurse managers, nurse managers, chief nurses, administrative officers, patient administrative services, medical administrative services, and other services as appropriate to develop skills that demonstrate leadership and creative approaches to the management of complete patient care throughout VANTHCS. The HNS is a proficient nurse who is accountable for: Serving as both a patient and staff advocate. Leading and organizing delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning Using advanced clinical knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision making, and evaluating outcomes. Functioning as an expert in clinical practice and /or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities. Systematically evaluating current practice, and formulating outcomes-for groups for patients - and/or organizational processes within an area of expertise Guiding, developing and supporting staff from a leadership perspective. Assessing staffing levels are established and maintained The HNS is required to assure quality care is provided for a population of male and female Veterans ranging from young adult, age 18, to elderly adult, age 65 or older. Work Schedule: 8HR &/or 12HR Shifts/May be required to work other shifts, be on call, work weekends and/or holidays as patient care and needs of the service require. Should operational needs dictate, candidates must be willing to work within other units (including community based outpatient clinics, for example) to assist and support continuation of the provision of care/services 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.