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RN 3-11:30 SUPERVISOR

RN 3-11 Supervisors

POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the delivery of high quality and cost effective health care while achieving positive clinical outcomes, and patient family and employee satisfaction.  He/She is responsible for the overall operations, integration, coordination and direction of nursing and patient care for the assigned unit.  Additionally he/she is responsible for ensuring that care delivery is consistent with the mission, vision, values and policies and in accordance with accepted standards of practice, state and federal regulations and licensing requirements.  This includes mentoring and educating nurses working with physicians and other medical professionals and serving as a resource to all staff within the unit regarding the quality of services provided.  This professional may also provide direct patient care along with the other unit nurses to maintain current skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITES:

1,         Administrative:

Collaborates with the Director of Nursing in maintaining adequate nursing coverage to provide safe nursing care for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Effectively utilizes existing manpower limiting use of overtime and agency personnel

Participates in staff recruitment (assist in the interviewing and selection of nursing personnel)

Assesses the work performance of nursing staff as it relates to their job description, unit standards of care and goals of the individual

Implements the individual performance improvement plan for staff whose performances does not meet center expectations and when necessary, recommends or initiates disciplinary action.

Conducts regular staff meetings on each shift and provides updates to DNS

Collaborates with other departments to provide timely effective carte consistent with individual’s needs, choices and preferences

Promotes a culture of safety to ensure a healthy practice and living environment

Participates in center’s nursing committees as requested

Participates in meetings to address patient care, survey and or standards of care issues

Participates in center meetings such as utilization management, customer at risk care planning, quality improvement

POSITION:               R.N.Shift Manager/House Employee in Charge

Stays and works beyond scheduled shift if needed to meet state staffing requirements and or needs of patients

2,         Clinical Leadership:

Provides professional guidance and supervision to non-professional unit staff

Ensures patient care assignments are consistent with staff competencies, scope of practice and the needs of the patients

Participates with the interdisciplinary team in developing, implementing and evaluating ways to achieve patient goals and minimize rehospitalizations

Contacts attending physician to obtain orders as indicated (admission, change in condition, etc)

Ensures that physician orders are followed as prescribed

Oversees medication management to ensure adequate supplies and that all medications are handled in accordance

Ensures that patients attending physician and family or responsible party are promptly notified of any significant change in the patients’ health condition

Creates an environment that is respectful, team oriented and responsive to the concerns of staff, patients and families

Ensures communication between licensed nursing staff and C.N.A.’s during and between shifts

Participates in shift to shift communication between incoming and outgoing nursing staff

Serves as a role model in the delivery of direct patient care using the nursing process

Provides patient care when required

Ensures discharge planning process is in place and provides consultation as needed

Ensures complete and prompt reporting of incidents, accidents and adverse events to Executive Director and Director of Nursing

Investigates patient/family complaints and takes appropriate actions to bring to resolution

3,         Education:

Identifies education needs of the staff and plans with the SDC/ADNS a program to meet needs

Demonstrates, teaches nursing skills utilized in direct patient care of the units specific patient population

Promotes professional development and career opportunities for nursing staff

POSITION:              R.N. Shift Manager/House Employee in Charge

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