This position coordinates treatment to provide comprehensive wound assessments and plan of care Including treatment recommendations, goals, implementation of treatment, evaluation and outcomes for patients throughout the Arizona State Veteran Home-Phoenix. Provides patient, family and staff education regarding wound management, prevention of pressure ulcers, support surfaces, dressing selections and other therapies. is a resource person for physicians wound team and clinical staff; additionally is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision; performs other Job-related duties as assigned; drives occasionally on State business; and participates In Arizona Management System (AMS).
• Oversees and assists with admissions to and discharges from the facility
• Makes rounds of Veteran/Member areas to ensure proper level and quality of care. Follows up on all Veteran/Member issues. Provides direct care as required. May perform more difficult nursing procedures. Provides support and consultation to the nursing staff on clinical issues. Ensures compliance with facility policies and procedures and State, Federal and VA regulations.
• Oversees daily staff assignments to ensure that the facility is appropriately staffed to meet the Veteran/Member needs in the most efficient and effective manner. May reassign staff or call in additional staff as necessary to maintain coverage through the shift.
• Orient new staff. Assist with the planning and delivery of in-services for staff. Supervises nursing staff. Completes performance appraisals in a timely manner. Counsels staff and recommends discipline as needed.
• Assist in development of policies and procedures. Assist with quality assurance audits.
Report and takes appropriate actions in emergency situations. Contact the Director of Nursing Services and /or Administrator with significant issues (e.g., abuse, neglect, misappropriation of funds, fire and police involvement, elopements, etc.) in accordance with facility polices and regulation. Assist in conducting investigations.
• Obtains, assigns and maintains inventory of supplies, equipment and medications during the hours that the warehouse is closed.
• Serve on committees, attend meetings, complete special projects as assigned. Assume staff assignments when necessary. Incorporate culture change in the form of Veteran/Member-centered care in the performance of job duties.
• Actively involved in AMS processes such Huddle Boards, Problem Solving, JBS, Success Tracking and Standardized Work. Participates fully in the QAPI process our Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement program mandate by CMS which incorporates AMS.
• Principles, practices and techniques of professional licensed nursing care as applied to a skilled nursing environment
• Gerontological/geriatric nursing theory and practices
• Resident condition and changing medical/physical/psychological care needs
• Effects of aging process
• Community and medical resources necessary to provide quality care
• Practices and procedures of the nursing team
• Practices and procedures of developing treatment plans for resident/patient care
• Practice and procedures of pharmacological and medicines
• Federal, VA, state and agency laws, rules and regulations governing the practice of nursing within a skilled nursing facility, general professional nursing practices and the security and control of medical supplies and medications and dispensing thereof
• Effective supervision
• Basic staff development principles necessary for training subordinate staff
• Sate Personnel System Rules
• Professional nursing methods and techniques
• Observing and assessing behavior and progress of patients
• Applying interpreting state and agency laws and regulations governing geriatric nursing practices
• Developing and carrying out patient care plans with a team nursing concept
• Verbal and written communication
• Supervision and leadership
• One or more years of Skilled Nursing Facility or Long-Term Care Experience preferred
• Supervisory/Management experience
• Current Negative Tb skin test (Mantoux skin test) with in the last 6 months or a written statement from a physician, physician’s assistant or a registered nurse practitioner indicating freedom from tuberculosis, if in the past has had a positive skin test or tuberculosis
• Current or ability to obtain and /or retain an Arizona Department of Public Safety Class 1 Fingerprint Card
• Current or temporary license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Arizona
• Current CPR card that was obtained by physical assessment
The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
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ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.