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Chelsea Soldiers Home/Quigley Mem Hosp. Registered Nurse III-evening supervisor in Chelsea, Massachusetts

Registered Nurse III- Evening Supervisor - (240003MT) Description The state operated veterans? homes are independent state agencies that organizationally report to the Secretary of the Executive Office of Veterans? Services (EOVS). The Veterans? Homes are owned and operated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and address the needs of a wide variety of veterans, including long term care and domiciliary services meeting the veteran residents? care and psychosocial needs. The care and services provided by the Veterans? Homes are supported by a staff of approximately 450, representing physicians, advanced practice clinicians, nurses, aides, social workers, recreation therapist, physical and occupational therapy, speech language pathology, educators, building trades, dietary, housekeeping, managers, support staff, consultants and contractors. 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. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Directs and participates in daily nursing care activities for adult and geriatric Veteran patients. 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. 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. Assumes administration and supervision of 2nd shift nursing units, personnel, and quality of care given. DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Assesses, plans and evaluates nursing care and Veteran progress towards goals, directing staff as needed. Maintains own competence and serves as a clinical resource and expert role model to staff. Participates in interdisciplinary team process to integrate nursing into a coordinated plan of care with all other support services. Assures that Veteran care goals are mutually established with Veterans, families & staff. Develops systems for the evaluation of Veteran care delivered in relation to the Veteran care required, such as on- going medical record review, report findings, actions and follow-up through the Quality Improvement process. Interacts with appropriate management personnel regarding Veteran care and related issues. Member of appropriate clinical committees to support Veteran care. Promotes teamwork with all staff assigned to shift. Plans for optimal utilization of staff for the delivery of nursing care throughout the 24 hour/7 day a week period. Monitors activities of the shift staff; holds staff accountable for own clinical practice, including use of nursing process and appropriate documentation to meet all regulatory body standards. Assures staff knowledge and integration of age-specific nursing of the Veteran population as a critical element in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care. Utilizes appropriate resources within facility to identify and provide education, technical or information services needed to staff or Veterans. Completes employee performance appraisals (EPRS) on direct reporting staff. Assists the Home?s on shift fiscally by collaborating with the DON maintaining accountability for approved. Personnel, supplies and expense budget. Maintains a safe environment for Veterans, staff members and visitors. Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT HIRE Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision. Knowledge of the principles and age specific practices of nursing. Knowledge of standard nursing policies, procedures, methods, and techniques,