Nurse Supervisor - Patient Flow - Mather

Location
Mather, CA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 08, 2017
Closes
Oct 08, 2017
Specialty
Managerial
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not

authorized for this position.

MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Facilitates patient throughput with an ongoing focus on quality and efficiency.

2. Screens admissions, using approved criteria, for appropriateness of level of care orders and bed assignments.

3. Escalates medical necessity issues, admission status issues, and bed assignment conflicts through the established chain of command.

4. Prioritizes bed requests, coordinates bed reservations, and assigns bed reservation holds timely for all admissions and transfers in the hospital.

5. Educates nurses, physicians, and ancillary staffs in level of care and bed placement issues.

6. Through effective and professional communication, acts as a liaison between and with physicians, patient/family, hospital staff and patient care areas, and outside agencies in an effort to promote efficient patient flow.

7. Communicates with Emergency Department frequently to prevent a backup of admissions and activates saturation protocols to alleviate the backlog.

8. Demonstrates ability to plan, supervise, instruct and evaluate ancillary nursing personnel, floats, intermittent and registry staff. Ensures that documentation is completed each shift for registry staff.

9. Routinely rounds throughout the hospital to identify available beds on every unit.

10. Keeps nursing leadership (as appropriate) abreast of critical situations impacting the hospital.

11. Facilitates daily bed management meeting and effectively communicates resources and issues to appropriate areas of the facility.

12. Responsively monitors facility triggers and capacity/occupancy and initiates actions to mitigate facility saturation.

13. Provides personnel to ensure appropriate staffing in accordance with budgeted matrix standards and patient care needs.

14. Uses systematic methods to resolve problems and evaluate outcomes.

15. Demonstrates knowledge of regulatory requirements and quality initiatives; monitors self- compliance and implements process changes to ensure compliance to such regulations and quality initiatives as they relate to the provision of Bed Management Services.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • 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 Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 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. The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6)
  • 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.

Grade Determinations:
The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:

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

Reference:VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or r?Å sum?Å .

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  1. CV or Resume.
  2. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for NurseandNurse Anesthetist (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf) (required).
  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 (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
  4. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

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