Registered Nurse - NOD (Nurse Officer of the Day) Supervisory Part time - Baltimore
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 621054000
This position may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The Nurse Officer of the Day is a member of the management team and reports to the Nurse Manager, Staffing Office. The NOD, as a representative of the Office of the Chief Nurse Executive, provides administrative coverage during the non-administrative tours of duty for the Hospital-Based sites. The NOD ensures the administrative and clinical nursing functions to support nursing care delivery during the non-administrative tours of duty. The Nurse Officer of the Day participates in nursing and hospital councils and committees. He/she ensures timely and appropriate documentation of incidents involving patients, staff, and visitors. The NOD completes routine rounds on all units of responsibility to assess environmental needs related to patient care delivery and each unit's staffing plan. He/she is responsible for the assessment and management of resources on non-administrative tours of duty to include, but not limited to, human, informational, and patient care supplies. He/she facilitates the delivery of patient care in collaboration with other members of the health care teams. The NOD responds to, and participates in, medical emergencies, fire and disaster plans. He/she provides needed supplies from Supply Chain Management on non-administrative tours. The NOD identifies and reports issues related to nursing practice to the respective Nurse Managers. The NOD participates in the development of staff, through the presentation of quarterly in-services (unit based educational programs), as well as, informal teaching and mentoring. The NOD identifies training needs of the staff on off tours, and explores methods to meet these needs. He/she assists with orienting new personnel. The NOD ensures a safe work environment for staff through proper guidance in safe work practices, and ensures that appropriate technology is in place for the provision of care. He/she works to maintain positive Labor Management relations by resolving work-related issues in a win-win manner that maximizes the achievement of organizational goals. The NOD promptly and effectively identifies staff performance and conduct issues, and initiates actions in a timely manner to resolve issues in collaboration with the Nurse Managers. He/she actively supports Diversity throughout the V AMHCS. The NOD supports the Worker's Compensation process by identifying and eliminating unsafe work practices or conditions. In addition, the NOD completes required documentation relative to employee injury in the computerized program, expeditiously and in accordance with V AMHCS policy. He/she promotes a work environment that demonstrates respect for all employees by ensuring that subordinates are accorded fair and equitable treatment in accordance with VAMHCS policy. The NOD actively participates in meetings and conferences with Nurse Managers/Associate Chief Nurses to resolve patient care issues. Work Schedule: Rotating 8 and 12 hour (day, evening, night) weekend and holiday rotation Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: Nurse 1 level 1-3 - 000000 Nurse 2 - 000000 Nurse 3 - 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Kayla.Brown3@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.