A recruitment/relocation incentive is NOT authorized for this position. The House Supervisor possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting. The House Supervisor is directly responsible and accountable to the Chief of Inpatient Nursing and performs duties as delegated by the Chief of Inpatient Nursing. House Supervisor duties include, but are not limited to: Promoting and restoring patients' health by involvement in the day-to-day management and long-term planning of the patient care area. Directing and developing nursing staff on off tours including staff from the nursing resource unit Coordinating the patient care observer program, collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary professional staffs Providing support to staff, patients, friends, and families. Providing leadership that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability following the organization's mission, vision, values, strategic priorities demonstrating the VA I-CARE values and ANA Code of Ethics. Shares responsibility with unit Managers for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating patient care, staffing patterns and the competency of the workforce. The House Supervisor is the point of contact for the on-call OR team including anesthesia and nursing staff. Providing leadership in maintaining nursing operations by initiating, coordinating and maintaining program, operational and personnel policies and procedures. Assures quality of care by interpreting hospital and nursing service's philosophies and standards of care; ensuring adherence to state board of nursing and state nurse practice act requirements and to other governing agency regulations; comparing health outcomes against benchmarks; making or recommending adjustments. Ensures agreements between the organization and the affiliate organization are adhered to and assists with transportation to the affiliate when a nurse is needed due to the patient's condition. Assists with transport from PACU and the ED when transport requires a nurse as needed. Facilitates a cohesive service and health work environment by coaching, counseling, and seeking clarification when notified of unresolved issues outside administrative hours. Ensures units have the necessary items needed to provide care to patients by accessing ancillary departments when needed for supplies and contacting additional assistance as needed for environmental needs. Assists with trouble shooting/problem solving related to the tube system, med-carts, and other equipment, contacting appropriate departments outside nursing when necessary. Ensures operation of medical and administrative equipment, verifies emergency equipment availability; initiating work orders for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; participates in evaluating new equipment and techniques. Protects patients and employees by monitoring infection-control practices, medication administration, storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations. Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by monitoring confidential information processing. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional organizations. Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed such as providing proactive assistance with discharge planning and assisting with patient admissions. Assists with prepping patients for off-tour surgeries. Provides bed coordination for the hospital to include requesting and evaluating information regarding outside transfers from community hospitals and VAs, leading shift huddles. Work Schedule: Night Shift Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600247200
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