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Nursing Supervisor

Category:  Nursing
Department:  Nursing Administration
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Day and Night Shift available
Description: 

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

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 inservice 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.




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