Registered Nurse - Nurse Supervisor
Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: May 4, 2020
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:
synopsis of Nursing Supervisor duties are below. The list is not
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this
position, applicants must meet all requirements by the hire
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
- 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.
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.
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