To coordinate the administrative and clinical functions for a defined resident population and time frame. To ensure an effective and efficient environment for patients/residents, family and staff.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Serves as the designated nurse in charge of the facility in the absence of the Director of Nursing and the Assistant Director of Nursing.
2. Serves as resource person for other departments within the established guidelines of the facility in the absence of other administrative personnel.
3. Serves as the consultant to other nursing personnel in making clinical and
4. Monitors the quality of nursing care to all patients/residents by working through and with the Unit Charge Nurse.
5. Evaluates the performance of licensed nurses that report directly to the nursing supervisor.
6. Adequately staffs the facility nursing units.
7. Handles employee health issues that arise on shift in compliance with facility policy and procedures.
8. Performs other functions as directed by the Director of Nursing or the Administrator
9. Participates in the quality assessment and improvement process and activities.
The Nursing Supervisor is at high risk for exposure to blood and body fluids when actively providing nursing care to patients/residents. Performance of administrative duties results in minimal exposure risk.
Receives administrative direction from the Director of Nursing.
Exercises administrative and functional. supervision over nursing personnel as designated by the Director of Nursing.
1. Three to five years clinical experience.
2. Current RN license in the state. .
3. Nursing management experience preferred.
MINIMUM PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
Performance in the following areas is acceptable when:
Serves as the designated nurse in charge of the facility in the absence of the Director of Nursing and the Assistant Director of Nursing.
1. Responds to public inquiries following facility guidelines.
2. Obtains emergency drugs or other supplies as needed.
3. Directs emergency responses to power failures, fires, natural disasters and criminal activity.
4. Investigates and manages visitor emergencies such as accidents and injuries.
5. Provides security for patient's/resident s personal valuables deposited with the facility after normal office hours and ensures valuables are taken to the administrative office on the next normal business day.
6. Establishes, implements and maintains communication between shifts and units to facilitate positive working relationships.
Serves as resource person for other departments within the established guidelines of
each facility in the absence of other administrative personnel.
1. Confers with each department head to ascertain issues/concerns requiring
2. Ensures that department policy has been followed before 'intervening ..
3. Establishes and implements mechanism for informing department heads of decisions
made in their absence.
Serves as a consultant to other nursing personnel in making clinical and administrative decisions.
1. Assists in clinical situations related to; deterioration, patient's/residents condition,
possible injury, possible transfer to the hospital or the death of a patient/resident, or other clinical procedures as necessary.
2. Serves as a resource person for other nursing personnel in making clinical judgments.
3. Assists with decisions related to disciplinary action for nursing employees utilizing facility guidelines.
EVALUATION OF CARE
1. The effectiveness of nursing interventions, medications, etc., are evaluated and documented in the progress notes.
2. Care Plans:
a. Evaluation of care plan is noted weekly or as indicated.
b. The care plan is revised as indicated by the patient's/resident's status.
GENERAL PATIENT/RESIDENT CARE
1. Patient/resident is approached in a kind, gentle and friendly manner. Respect for the patients/residents dignity and privacy is consistently provided.
2. Interventions are performed in a timely manner. Explanations for delays *in answers/ responses are provided.
3. Independence by the patient/resident in activities of daily living is encouraged to the fullest extent possible.
4. Treatments are completed as indicated.
5. Safety concerns are identified and appropriate actions are taken to maintain a safe environment.
a. Siderails and height of bed are adjusted.
b. Patient/resident call light and equipment is within reach.
c. Restraints, when used, are maintained properly.
d. Rooms are neat and orderly.
6. Patient/resident identification and allergy bands (if applicable) are present.
7. Functional assignments are completed.
8. Emergency situations are recognized and appropriate action is instituted.
9. All emergency equipment can be readily located and operated (emergency oxygen supply, drug box, fire extinguisher, etc.)
PATIENT/RESIDENT EDUCATION/DIS CHARGE PLANNING
1. The patient/resident and family are 'involved in the planning of care and treatment (documented on the plan of care). .
2. Patient/resident and/or family are provided with information related to all interventions and activities as indicated.
3. Discharge/death summaries are complete and accurate.
4. Transfer forms are complete and accurate.
5. Active participation in patient/resident care management is evident.
ADHERENCE TO FACILITY PROCEDURES
1. Facility procedure manuals or reference materials are utilized as needed.
2. Procedures are performed according to method outlined in procedure manual.
3. Body substance precautions and other appropriate infection control practices are utilized with all nursing interventions.
4. Safety guidelines established by the facility (i.e., proper needle disposal) are followed.
Monitors the quality of nursing care to all patients/residents by working through and with the Unit Charge Nurse.
1. Makes frequent rounds with identified criteria that directs observations.
2. Discusses observations with the Unit Charge Nurse.
3. Establishes a plan of action with the Unit Charge Nurse that includes follow up
4. Participates in more formalized evaluation programs to ensure quality of nursing care,
Evaluates the performance of licensed nurses that report directly to the nursing supervisor.
1. Does written annual evaluations of nursing personnel as assigned by the Director of Nursing.
2. Includes a self appraisal, expectations and approaches in evaluations to assist nurse in reaching identified expectations.
Adequately staffs facility nursing units.
1. Assesses staffing at the beginning of each shift and makes changes as necessary to provide continuity of care.
2. Monitors staffing for the upcoming shifts and calls in additional staff as necessary to meet patient/resident care needs.
Handles employee health issues that arise on shift in compliance with facility, policy and procedure.
1. Assesses each individual giving consideration to position expectations.
2. Completes all necessary forms for a given situation.
3. Notifies employee's direct supervisor of actions and outcomes.
4. Performs other functions as directed by the Director of Nursing or Administrator
5. Participates in the quality assessment and improvement process and activities.
1. Works inside the facility throughout the Nursing Service area, including the
medication rooms, nurses stations and the patient/resident rooms.
2. Sits, stands, bends, lifts, reaches, walks, and moves intermittently during the working hours.
3. Is subject to frequent interruptions.
4. Is subject to a quiet to moderate noise level due to phones, mechanical alarms and occasional construction work.
5. Is involved with patients/residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel,
etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
6. Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset patients/residents, family members,
personnel, and visitors.
7. Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department
8. Works beyond normal working hours, and in other positions temporarily, when
9. Is subject to hazards in the work area including, bums from equipment, odors,
exposure to sharp instruments, falls, chemical cleansers etc., throughout the working hours.
10. Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases or conditions.
11. Maintains a liaison with the patients/residents, their families, support departments, etc to adequately plan for the patient's/resident's needs.
12. May be required to wear a face mask, gown, or gloves.
1. Must possess a current, unencumbered license to practice as a RN in this state.
2. Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
3. Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when necessary.
4. Must be able to relate information concerning a patient/resident condition.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS
(With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices)
1. Must be able to move Intermittently throughout the work day.
2. Must be able to speak the English language in an understandable manner.
3. Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
4. Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable the senses to function
adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met
(i.e. accurately read measurements on patient/resident related equipment such as thermometers, monitors, gauges).
5. Must be able to function independently, have personal integrity, flexibility, and the
ability to work effectively with patients/residents, personnel and support agencies.
6. Must be in good. general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
7. Must be able to relate and work with the disabled, ill, elderly, emotionally upset, and
at times hostile people within the facility.
8. Must be able to lift, push, pull, and move a minimum of 50 pounds.
9. Must be able to assist with the evacuation of patients/residents.
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