The RN Shift Supervisor is a Full Time position. The incumbent is responsible for the overall coordination of patient care and admissions throughout the Syracuse VA Medical Center on the off tours. Successful performance in this position includes, but it not limited to the following duties:
- Monitor off-tour nursing staff.
- Take and record call-ins.
- Adjust staffing to maintain patient safety.
- Conduct rounds from ward to ward in all areas throughout the Medical Center.
- Obtain supplies as needed and/or direct staff where items are located.
- Respond to Codes in the Medical Center.
- Coordinate all admissions during their tour.
- Address any problems with staff, patients, and/or family members.
- Collect data for quality improvement and prepare reports as required.
- Work closely with the Administrative Officer on Duty (AOD).
- Ensure compliance with Medical Center policies and procedures.
- Additional duties will include: providing education/in-services to off-tour staff and membership on hospital/nursing committees.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Financial Discloser Report: Not requiredBasic Requirements:
- Citizen of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.
- Graduation from School of Nursing Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State 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), an accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).The CCNE accredits bachelors and master's degree programs.
- 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. In these programs, students are given a certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX and should submit this certification to VA prior to appointment. Students do not earn a BSN, but receive a MSN degree upon completion of course work. A copy of the MSN transcript must be provided to VA. Bridge programs that confer a master's degree also fully meet the education requirement, even though a Bachelor's Degree is not awarded.
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.
- Registration. Condition of Employment. A registered nurse (RN) will have a current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. The appointing official may waive this registration if the RN is to serve in a country other than the U.S. and the RN has registration in that country (e.g., Philippines). The RN must maintain a current, full, active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with VA.
- Impaired Registration. ny registration(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status.A registered nurse who has or ever had any such impairment to their registration as listed above may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of chapter 3, section B, paragraph 15 of this part.
- English Language Proficiency. RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
Approximately 1-2 years demonstrated competence in a supervisory/charge nurse role.
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.NOTE: Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by the Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected. The full performance level of this vacancy is Nurse III. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of a Nurse II to Nurse III.
References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs.); light carrying (under 15 lbs.); straight pulling (up to 2 hours); walking (up to 3 hours); standing (up to 3 hours); kneeling (up to 1.5 hours); repeated bending (up to 2 hours); near vision correctable at 13' to 16'; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; hearing (aid permitted); clear speech.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), etc.
- Cover Letter