The RN Transition to Practice Program (RNTTP) Director position is located in the Patient Care Services Division at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center Indianapolis, IN. The RNTTP Nurse Director is an expert nurse who demonstrates expertise in leadership at the systems level that is sustainable, with experience and creative approaches in facilitating the transition of the nurse resident from a novice nurse and/or advanced beginner to a competent professional. Designated first-line supervisory authority, responsibility, and accountability for the RN Transition to Practice Program and the PBRNR (Post-Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Residency) Program. . Identifies developmental and learning needs of RNTTP/PBRNR nurses and ensures that these needs are addressed. Ensures that RNTTP/PBRNR nurses provide timely nursing care which complies with generally accepted standards of clinical practice. This includes the authority to accept, amend, or reject the work of RNTTP/PBRNR nurses. Has continuing responsibility for all the following functions: (1) Planning work to be accomplished by RNTTP/PBRNR nurses, setting priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work; (2) Assigning work to RNTTP/PBRNR nurses based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and the capabilities of RNTTP/PBRNR nurses; (3) Evaluating the performance of RNTTP/PBRNR nurses; (4) Making recommendations for appointments, advancements or reassignments of RNTTP/PBRNR nurses; (5) Giving advice, counsel, or instruction to RNTTP/PBRNR nurses on work and administrative matters; (6) Hearing and resolving complaints of RNTTP/PBRNR nurses and referring more serious complaints not resolved to higher level supervisors; and (7) Recommending and/or taking disciplinary action where appropriate. Responsible for performance improvement data, customer service/patient satisfaction, patient and employee safety, interviewing applicants, employee relations, standards of care and practice, the work environment, and accreditation and regulatory standards. Actively develops and manages collaborative partnerships with nurse managers and interdisciplinary team members to coordinate learning experiences for RNTTP/PBRNR nurses. Responsible for time scheduling of staff, coaches' staff, deals with employee conduct and performance issues. Completes reports and performance evaluations in a timely manner. Participates on service and medical center committees and task forces to improve nursing practice and patient care. Works in partnership with the union and adheres to EEO principles. Reviews and applies current research findings to educational offerings, developing and utilizing evaluative systems to determine the effectiveness of the RNTTP/PBRNR program. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30a-4:00p and variable 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.