DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS’ SERVICES
For Arizona Veterans and those who care for them.
JOIN OUR TEAM AND SERVE THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED YOU!
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.
GERIATRIC NURSING SUPERVISOR
12 Hour shifts (6:00pm to 6:30 am)
Thursday/Friday/Saturday and every other Wednesday
Shift differential is paid for night shifts
Arizona State Veterans’ Home - Phoenix
4141 NORTH S. HERRERA WAY
PHOENIX, AZ 85012
This position provides supervisory and clinical nursing oversight to include overall direction of nursing operations during an assigned shift of duty. Makes rounds to ensure proper level and quality of care and compliance with facility policies and procedures and State, Federal and VA regulations. Responds to and takes appropriate action in emergency situations. Is responsible for supervising nursing staff assigned to the shift including orientation, training, performance appraisals and discipline as needed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
- 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.
- Participates in the selection of nursing staff. Interviews and makes recommendations regarding hire. Orients new staff. Assists with the planning and delivery of in-service for assigned shift.
- Assists in development of policies and procedures. Assists with quality assurance audits.
- Reports to and takes appropriate actions in emergency situation. Contacts the Director of Nursing Services and /or Administrator with significant issues (e.g., abuse, neglect, misappropriation of property of funds, fire or police involvement, elopements) in accordance with facility polices and regulation. Assists in conducting investigations.
- Supervises nursing staff assigned to shift. Completes performance appraisal in a timely manner. Counsels staff. Recommends discipline as needed.
- Obtains, assigns and maintains inventory of supplies, equipment and medications during the hours that the warehouse is closed.
- Serves on committees. Attends meetings. Completes special projects as assigned. Assumes staff assignments when necessary. Incorporates culture change in the form of Veteran/Member-centered care in the performance of job duties.
- 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
- Practice and procedures of pharmacology 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 carry out patient care plans with a team nursing concept
- Verbal and written communication
- Supervision and leadership
- Assess client needs an devaluate usefulness or suitability of resources
- Work with difficult people; establish and maintain excellent working relationships with clients, client families, team member and service providers.
- One or more years of Skilled Nursing Facility or Long-Term Care Experience preferred.
- 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 registeredl 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
Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Lori Mills at [email protected] and at (602) 234-8422 for assistance.
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