Full Job Description
The Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke (HLY) is seeking an experienced nursing professional with strong leadership skills for our part-time Registered Nurse (RN III) Night Supervisor position. The RN III is the third level in the series and candidates will assume supervision and administration of unit staff. We are looking for candidates who model a positive and professional image that emulates the Home’s mission and encourages a spirit of cooperation with coworkers, all while promoting teamwork and sharing information useful to achieving desired results.
In addition to staff supervision, the RN III is also responsible for providing overall exceptional patient-driven care and support to our veterans. The successful candidate will support, educate, direct and guide the performance of other RN, LPN, CNA and administrative staff, while communicating information and subject matter expertise in a clear and constructive manner.
Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all-inclusive):
Provide direction and overall delivery of quality nursing care to a culturally diverse resident veteran population;
Assess, plan and evaluate nursing care and veteran/family progress towards goals while guiding staff as needed;
Serve as shift lead in collaboration with the Director of Nursing and Assistant Director of Nursing while maintaining accountability for scheduling of staff, supplies and overseeing expenses;
Foster high standards of resident care through the provision of diligent orientation and continuing education efforts of staff including best practices, teamwork and professional development;
Interact and collaborate with departments and personnel to facilitate positive patient care outcome including physical/occupational therapy, hospice, pharmacy, lab, housekeeping and geropsychology;
Support the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke mission, vision and operational policies while maintaining regulatory and department compliance with Joint Commission, and state/federal regulations;
Develop methods for the evaluation of veteran care, such as on-going medical record review, report findings, actions and follow-up via the Nursing Department Performance Improvement process;
Maintain personal/professional growth and proficiency by attending in-services, seminars, and workshops; remain current with healthcare trends and contemporary nursing practices;
Facilitate daily or weekly staff meetings to discuss patient status, departmental communications, and other concerns or issues;
Perform routine personnel and administrative duties such as submission of payroll/attendance, ongoing feedback and performance appraisals to assigned staff; document staff performance matters through progressive discipline when appropriate.
This Night position will be part-time (32 hours/week) from 11:15 pm to 7:15 am
Days Off: varies
Two (2) years of supervisory experience in geriatric nursing, hospice, memory care or a long-term care environment;
Proficient understanding of the principles and practices of geriatric nursing, dementia, hospice, and modern long-term care;
Knowledge of standard nursing policies, emergency procedures and other methods/techniques including safe administration of medications;
Ability to plan and direct nursing service across multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams;
Possess creativity, integrity, and initiative; ability to provide critical thinking skills to address clinical issues;
Capacity to maintain accurate records and exercise discretion in handling confidential information;
Demonstrated success in the development and implementation of quality care, health and safety approach;
Proficient usage of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
ABOUT THE SOLDIERS' HOME IN HOLYOKE:
The Soldiers' Home in Holyoke is a state-funded, fully accredited health care facility that offers veterans quality health care, including full-time residential accommodations, an on-site dental clinic, a multi-service outpatient department and provides educational and social services for approximately 5000 veterans. The Soldiers’ Home has a total of 240+ long-term care beds, 30 residential beds, and is staffed by approximately 330+ administrators, clinicians, nurses, certified nursing assistants, skilled trade, dietary staff, housekeeping staff, contractors, consultants and general administrative personnel. The tradition of service to the veterans of Massachusetts is surpassed only by a continued commitment to excellence in care for those who are in need now and in the future. Our mission is to provide “Care with Honor and Dignity” to our Veterans.
As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:
75% state paid medical insurance premium
Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
Low cost basic and optional life insurance
Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities
Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
Incentive-based Wellness Programs
Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program