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Registered Nurse - Nurse Supervisor

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Job Description:

The Iowa City VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for 2 (two) Nursing Supervisors.

The Nursing Supervisor provides oversight of patient care and staffing requirements for efficient patient care and flow throughout the Health Care System.IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.A synopsis of Nursing Supervisor duties are below. The list is not all inclusive.


  • Provide oversight of patient care and day-to-day staffing requirements for efficient patient care and flow throughout the health care system.
  • Ensures safe, appropriate patient care staffing throughout the organization, as determined by factors including Hours per Patient Day (HPPD) guidelines, patient acuity, turbulence and external considerations.
  • Assures patient flow through efficient and timely utilization of capital and human resources.
  • Monitors performance improvement compliance, functions as a resource for patient care staff and is responsible for pertinent records and reports to meet the needs of patient care services and the organization.
  • Applies the nursing process to systems or processes at the unit/team/work group level to improve care.
  • Creates a safe and healthy work environment by promoting safe patient handling strategic plans.
  • Utilizes problem solving skills to identify, analyze and resolve issues/concerns.
  • Assures compliance with national patient safety goals and evaluates practice of self and others against standard of practice and relevant regulations (i.e., professional nursing organization, nurse practice acts, JCAHO, OSHA) and takes action to improve compliance.


    Work Schedule: Primary tours of 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, 7:30 am to 8:00 pm, 11:30 am to 8:00 pm, 11:30 am to Midnight, 3:30 pm to Midnight. Some coverage of 7:30 pm to 8:00 am and 11:30 pm to 8:00 am possible for vacation or sick leave coverage. Weekends and holidays are required.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the hire date.

    Basic Requirements:


    • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
    • 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. OR 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) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
    • 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.


      Note: New graduates will be considered for the position if education and licensure are obtained prior to the hire date

      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.


        Preferred Experience:


        • BLS
        • ACLS


          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.

          Physical Requirements: This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); moderate carrying (15-44 lbs); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands; walking (up to 12 hours); standing (up to 12 hours); repeated bending; both legs required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; hearing (aid permitted); depth perception; and emotional stability are required.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Iowa City , Registered Nurse - Nurse Supervisor, Healthcare , Iowa City, Iowa

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