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RN (Nursing Officer of the Day) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Med Surg

Company: Oklahoma City VA Medical Center
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

RN (Nursing Officer of the Day) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Duties Duties include but are not limited to: The following competencies are required for performing patient care, treatment, and services for assigned duties. The following list delineates commonly performed procedures the nurse will complete to ensure evidence-based care and continuity is a fundamental cornerstone of practice: Effectively utilizes the nursing process to facilitate the effective movement of patients. Ensuring effective management of routine patient movement using Bed Management System (BMS)/ Emergency Department Integration Software (EDIS) for normal transfers and admission. Ensuring competency and readiness to manage patient movement during emergency and disaster scenarios including full scale medical facility evacuations using BMS and its emergency management features during emergency and disaster scenarios including full-scale medical facility evacuations using BMS and its emergency management features: Evacuation Roster, Patient Regulation (e.g. transportation planning), and Transport Manifest Report. Responsible for real time updates to BMS- Patient Pending Bed Board. Applies a collaborative team approach in identifying, analyzing, and resolving patient flow issues. Promoting continuity of care though collaboration with patients, families and healthcare teams. Participates in interdisciplinary team rounds/huddles and discharge planning to ensure timely and efficient patient movement with anticipated discharges. Assesses patient flow and patient care needs capacity, availability, acuity skill level of personnel. Working in collaboration with Nurse Mangers in assigning responsibilities to meet needs that may impede patient care. Demonstrated positive, effective communication skills and professional behavior to promote cooperation and teamwork to enhance patient flow and patient care. Effectively communicates information to appropriate staff in a timely manner regarding patient flow wand patient care issues. Exhibits leadership ability in working with the Physicians, charge nurses and the Nurse Managers to initiate patient movement in order to enhance the care of patients including admission/discharge flow processes. Seeks to maintain open communication, productive working relationships and teamwork with all persons involved with the care and flow of patients (i.e. placement of patients admitted to the facility intra-facility transfers and patient discharges). Possess the knowledge to conduct Utilization Management (UM) activities including: a) Identifies the recommended level of care and services. b) Provides information that assists with decision-making related to patient care management avoidable bed days of care and discharge coordination processes. c) Identifies delays in treatment and services. d) Conducting acute inpatient care reviews (admission, observation and continued stay) and selecting a reason code for UM reviews that are "not met". Ensuring staffing levels, skill mix, and assignments of nursing personnel are consistent with the VHA Directive 1351 Staffing Methodology For VHA Nursing Personnel directive and the facility strategic plan. Possess the knowledge of target nursing hours per patient day (NHPPD) and nurse staffing. Collaborates with the Nurse Managers to ensure nurse staffing is adequate. Actively supports policy changes and actions that improve throughput and the quality of patient care. Utilizes flow tools/systems to support and evaluate flow of patients throughout facility. Assist in the education of staff and acts as a resource person throughout the Medical Facility. Responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of continuous improvement changes related to patient flow. Actively participate in OKCVAHCS continuous improvement activities. Work Schedule: Evenings/Nights/Rotating weekends Compressed/Flexible: Not available Telework: Not authorized. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS) : Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Keywords: Oklahoma City VA Medical Center, Oklahoma City , RN (Nursing Officer of the Day) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Med Surg, Healthcare , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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