Registered Nurse-Non Administrative Tour Nurse Coordinator

Pineville, LA
Sep 07, 2017
Oct 04, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

TOUR OF DUTY: Rotating shifts( 8 hours or 12 hours) to include evenings, weekends and holidays.

The Registered Nurse selected for the Off-Tour Nursing Care Coordinator has the designated authority, responsibility and accountability for management of the nursing care units and staff throughout the Medical Center. TheNATNC reportsto the Associate Director-Patient Care Services. The Off-Tour Nursing Coordinator completes a Daily Staffing Report each tour of duty (Day, Evening and Night) reflective of ward census, patient activity and available staff for each nursing care unit/area. Face to face report is required at the beginning and end of each tour.

At the beginning of each tour, the Nurse Manager or Off-Tour Coordinator will evaluate workload to ensure that an adequate number and mix of staff are scheduled to meet patient care needs. When staffing is less than the acceptable variance, the Nurse Manager, Off-Tour Coordinator or Service Line Nurse Leader will take action to alleviate the shortage. Actions/alternatives to be considered include the following:

* Utilizing flexible time schedules

* Changing scheduled tour of duty of staff

* Reassignment from another unit

* Utilizing overtime or compensatory time

* Controlling workload by coordinating admissions and/or inter-ward transfers

* Frequent patient care area evaluations

* Consultant to physicians in patient care delivery

* Works with Administrative Officer of the Day on daily operations

The NATNC provides direction and guidance to the nursing staff to ensure professional nursing practice, including established policies, standards of care, and standards of practice are maintained.

The incumbent is subject to completion of two years probationary period .



Must bea citizenofthe United States.

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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 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. In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.

Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows: Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization, Professional Development: performance, education/career development, Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality, Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research. Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.
  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience.
  • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience.
  • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience.
  • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience.


Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD;

Veterans Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. CV or Resume
    2. VA Form 10-2850a -Application for NurseandNurse Anesthetist-
    3. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service(required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference is available at (
    4. Ifcurrently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).
    5. Optional Form 306 (Declaration for Federal Employment), required for all non-Federal applicants (
    6. Occupational Questionnaire
    7. College Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable). If your transcript is being forwarded separately from your college or university, it must also include the announcement number on either the transcripts or envelope in order to match it withyour application material.

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