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Nursing Supervisor

Category:

Nursing

Department:

Nursing Administration

Status:

Full Time

Schedule:

Days

Description:

at optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

Requirements to Apply:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and holds current licensure in the state as a registered professional nurse.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or equivalent.
  • Experience as a staff nurse and manager.

Job Summary: The Nursing House Supervisor is responsible for promoting and maintaining quality patient care through effective management of the activities of the total patient care services during his/her assigned shift. In the absence of the Administrator and/or designee, the Nursing House Supervisor has the authority and responsibility for administrative decisions and appropriate notification of the Administrator-on-Call.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

· Carries out hospital/nursing policies, procedures and standards.

· Visits all patient care units to ascertain condition of patients, evaluate staffing needs and provide support to caregivers.

· Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.

· Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment th

· Administers the effective distribution and utilization of personnel employed during the respective shift.

· Coordinates and evaluates services rendered by and to all departments during the respective shift on an ongoing basis.

· Keeps the Nurse Executive, his/her representative and/or the Administrator informed regarding circumstances or situations which have or may have serious impact.

· Uses good judgment in ensuring adherence to established hospital procedures and policies.

· Informs personnel on ensuing shift regarding condition of patients, follow-up actions required and any special conditions.

· Participates on various committees.

· Participates and assists in the planning and providing of inservice education programs within the hospital or other meetings, seminars or institutes conducted outside the hospital.

· Participates in patient care meetings and in service education functions.

· Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.

· Evaluates and documents performance of employees as indicated and communicates this information to the Patient Care Manager.

· Assumes the duties as outlined in the Emergency Preparedness Manual.

· Follows Pharmacy protocols for obtaining drugs when the Pharmacist is unavailable.

· Evaluates accuracy of staffing systems.

- Performs other related duties as assigned.