Supervisor of Nursing Unit
Full-time (72 hours per pay period)
Provides quality patient care by assessing, evaluating, and supervising nursing operations during his/her shift, by serving as a clinical resource for nursing staff, and by providing administrative oversight for the Hospital in the absence of other leadership.
1. Performs ongoing evaluation of hospital activities throughout shift and coordinates staff response to meet patient needs and hospital demands.
2. Reviews and adjusts staffing as needed. Communicates staffing adjustments and call-ins through proper channels.
3. Prepares shift report and communicates such to on-coming Nursing Supervisor.
4. Reviews and adjusts as needed work assignments, directs work activities, and coordinates staff relief for meals, breaks, and meetings.
5. Meets with Nursing Manager on a regular basis for supervision, planning, and consultation on department and shift issues. Participates in Nursing Leadership meetings as requested.
6. Communicates with other Hospital departments and staff members as needed to coordinate patient care activities.
7. Provides input for the performance appraisal of nursing staff on applicable shift.
8. Performs or delegates charge nurse functions including:
Medical pre-screening of potential patients
Overseeing of patient flow for optimal bed management, and
Appropriate communication with Admissions, Clinical Leaders, Nursing Leaders for problem resolution
9. Participates in the review and investigation of all variances and/or complaints completed on shift and provides recommendations for process and/or performance improvement when indicated.
10. Notifies the Nursing Leader on Call of need to activate the Emergency Disaster Plan and acts as the lead person in the absence of Administrative Staff until their arrival.
11. Assists in maintaining the programs in compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements, including licensure and the Joint Commission accreditation.
12. May perform chart audits to assess nursing documentation.
13. Maintains responsibility for charge keys and pager.
14. Acts as advocate to find resources such as supplies as needed. Listens to staff problems and effectively resolves conflict as necessary. Resolves patient/family complaints when necessary.
Minimum Education: A graduate from an accredited school of nursing. Bachelors Degree in Nursing preferred.
Minimum Experience: Previous experience in the practice of psychiatric nursing is necessary as is the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team in a leadership capacity. Previous experience in a supervisory role is preferred.
Licensure Requirement: Current licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of Tennessee. CPR required.
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