The Off-tour Supervisor, in the absence of the Associate Director for Patient/Nursing Services and Deputy Nurse Executive, during non-administrative tours, is designated authority, responsibility, and accountability for managing and directing employees, staffing units, and allocating resources as necessary during the non-administrative tours of duty due to tour-to-tour unplanned leave or a change in patient acuity. The Off-tour Supervisor directs practice according to established policies, standards of care, and standards of practice, and is responsible to ensure that nursing practice and operations are compliant with all applicable local, VISN, or National Standards, policies, statutes and regulations. He/she plays a key role in the ongoing systematic evaluation and improvement of the quality and effectiveness of nursing care and services as they affect patient outcomes. Frequently rounds to evaluate patient care. Plays an important supportive role in all patient and employee initiates, such as encouraging staff to complete mandatory education modules. Assists the Nurse Managers by contributing to performance evaluations, educational development for the non-administrative tour employees, and meeting performance measures. Is a consultant to physicians in patient care and resource/discharge planning. Collaborates with the AOD as needed for decisions related to on-going patient care and actions taken in emergency situations and disasters. Responsible for customer service/patient satisfaction, patient and employee safety, employee relations, standards of care and practice and the work environment. Developing and managing collaborative partnerships with physicians and other clinicians. Responsible for staffing assigned units on a continual basis (24/7), validating the daily patient classifications, and working with other Nurse Managers to identify and share resources. Responsible for completing required reports. Participating on service and medical center committees and task forces to improve nursing practice and patient care. Identifying educational needs of staff and collaborating with Nurse Managers to ensure that these needs are addressed. Working in partnership with the union and adhering to EEO principles. Work Schedule: 8-12 hour day/night shift with rotating weekends, Tour of duty may include 7:30am -4:00pm, 3:30pm 12am, 11:00pm -8:00am, 1:00pm- 9:30pm, 7:30am -8:00pm, 11:30pm- 12:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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