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(RN) NURSING SUPERVISOR

  • 505483
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF VETERAN SERVICES
  • Full-time

DEPT OF VETERAN SERVICES

For Veterans and those who care for them.

REGISTERED NURSE - NURSING SUPERVISOR
12-hour shifts with every other weekend off (6:00am to 6:30pm)

Job Location:

Address:

4141 North S Herrera Way,

Phoenix, AZ 85012

Posting Details:

Salary: 39.54/Hourly

 Eligible weekend shifts receive supplemental pay 10% Base Pay 

Grade: N2

Closing Date: 

Job Summary:

This position may be eligible to receive a temporary stipend of 10% in addition to base pay beginning in December 2021. If eligible, the temporary stipend amount will be calculated using the employee's base rate of pay and will be reflected in each paycheck. It is anticipated that this temporary stipend will be available through June 30, 2022.

The Nursing Supervisor provides supervisory and clinical nursing oversight to include overall direction of nursing operations during an assigned shift of duty. This position makes rounds to ensure proper level and quality of care and compliance with facility policies and procedures and State, Federal and VA regulations. The Nursing Supervisor responds to and takes appropriate action in emergency situations and is responsible for supervising nursing staff assigned to the shift including orientation, training, performance appraisals and discipline, as needed. The employee in this position will learn, implement and monitor Arizona Management System (AMS) methods and will use AMS concepts and tools for problem solving and continuous work/process improvements and efficiencies. The Nursing Supervisor incorporates a cultural focus on Veteran/Member-­centered care in the performance of job duties.

Job Duties:

The Nursing Supervisor will:

  • Supervise nursing staff assigned to shift.
  • Complete performance appraisals in a timely manner.
  • Counsel staff.
  • Recommend discipline as needed.
  • Oversee and assist with admissions to and discharges from the facility.
  • Make rounds of Veteran/Member areas to ensure proper level and quality of care.
  • Follow up on all Veteran/Member issues.
  • Provide direct care as required.
  • May perform more difficult nursing procedures.
  • Provide support and consultation to the nursing staff on clinical issues.
  • Ensure compliance with facility policies and procedures and State, Federal and VA regulations.
  • Oversee 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.
  • Participate in the selection of nursing staff.
  • Interview and makes recommendation regarding hire.
  • Orient new staff.
  • Assist with the planning and delivery of in-service training for assigned shift.
  • Assist in development of policies and procedures.
  • Assist with quality assurance audits.
  • Report to and take appropriate actions in emergency situations.
  • Contact the Director of Nursing Services and/or Administrator with significant issues (e.g., abuse, neglect, misappropriation of property or funds, fire or police involvement, elopements, etc.) in accordance with facility policies and regulations.
  • Assist in conducting investigations.
  • Obtain, assign and maintain inventory of supplies, equipment and medications during the hours that the warehouse is closed.
  • Actively involved in AMS processes such Huddle Boards, Problem Solving, Job Breakdown Sheets, Success Tracking, and Standardized Work.
  • Participates fully in the QAPI process, our Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement program mandate by CMS which incorporates AMS.
  • Serve on committees.
  • Attend meetings.
  • Complete special projects as assigned.
  • Assume staff assignments when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned as related to the position
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • 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 team nursing
  • Practices and procedures of developing treatment plans for resident/patient care
  • Practices and procedures of pharmacology and medicines
  • Federal, State, VA, 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
  • State Personnel System Rules

Skill in:

  • Professional nursing methods and techniques
  • Observing and assessing behavior and progress of patients
  • Problem-solving
  • Applying and interpreting state and agency laws and regulations governing geriatric nursing practices
  • Developing and carrying out patient care plans within a team nursing concept
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Supervision and leadership
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The ability to:

  • Abide by nursing regulations
  • Listen, observe, assess and respond to medical emergencies
  • Evaluate, analyze, make independent decisions and follow up regarding client health problems
  • Respond to medical issues/inquiries in a professional manner
  • Work with professional and non-professional staff to ensure health and safety of residents
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships
  • Learn, implement, and monitor Arizona Management System (AMS) methods
Selective Preference(s):
  • Experience in a Skilled Nursing / Long-term Care facility
  • Supervisory/management experience as a nurse
Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Must possess an active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Arizona
  • This position is subject to the vaccination requirements outlined in CMS Interim Final Rule - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination (published November 5, 2021) (86 FR 61555)
  • Must be able to obtain and retain a fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • May be required to drive on State duty, valid state-issued driver's license is required
  • Current Negative TB skin test (Mantoux skin test) within 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
Benefits:

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

Retirement:
  • Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
  • Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment
Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Human Resources at recruiting@azdvs.gov 

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.