Nursing Supervisor

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GENERAL PURPOSE The Nursing Supervisor position plans, assigns and reviews the work of lower level professional and technical nursing and patient care staff in multiple units on an assigned shift. Work includes performing administrative functions and coordinating all care provided to patients on assigned units. SUPERVISION RECEIVED This position reports directly to the Assistant Director of Nursing and/or Director of Nursing. SUPERVISION EXERCISED This position exercises supervision over the following job classifications: Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Unit Clerk, and Certified Nurse Aide. ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF THE POSITION Assigns nursing staff to floor units and determines need for additional personnel because of staff vacancies or absences. Secures additional staff by scheduling relief personnel or contracted pool agencies. Consults unit nurse regarding patients' medical and social status, and problems encountered in providing patient care and determines need for reassignment due to staff shortages, breaks, emergencies, patient census or other situation. Follows established seniority rules in making such reassignments. Makes rounds with medical staff and checks and carries out physician's orders. Prepares records and discusses patient(s) progress with physicians and relatives. Monitors the quality of patient care provided through observation, discussion and review of charts and other records. Reviews patient care plans, including medical records, medication sheets and nursing and staff notes for overall adequacy of plan and any needed changes. Makes rounds to observe patient(s) status and general condition. Identifies any evidence of problems, need for facility or equipment cleaning, maintenance or repair, or other action required. Assists unit nursing staff in the direct provision of patient care services and/or the direction of unit patient care activities, this includes but not limited to passing medications, completing admissions, performing treatments, etc. Maintains liaison with supervisory staff and personnel in other services on the shift. Coordinates nursing care needs and support requirements with those of related but different fields, such as therapy, pharmacy, social s
GENERAL PURPOSE The Nursing Supervisor position plans, assigns and reviews the work of lower level professional and technical nursing and patient care staff in multiple units on an assigned shift. Work includes performing administrative functions and coordinating all care provided to patients on assigned units. SUPERVISION RECEIVED This position reports directly to the Assistant Director of Nursing and/or Director of Nursing. SUPERVISION EXERCISED This position exercises supervision over the following job classifications: Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Unit Clerk, and Certified Nurse Aide. ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF THE POSITION Assigns nursing staff to floor units and determines need for additional personnel because of staff vacancies or absences. Secures additional staff by scheduling relief personnel or contracted pool agencies. Consults unit nurse regarding patients' medical and social status, and problems encountered in providing patient care and determines need for reassignment due to staff shortages, breaks, emergencies, patient census or other situation. Follows established seniority rules in making such reassignments. Makes rounds with medical staff and checks and carries out physician's orders. Prepares records and discusses patient(s) progress with physicians and relatives. Monitors the quality of patient care provided through observation, discussion and review of charts and other records. Reviews patient care plans, including medical records, medication sheets and nursing and staff notes for overall adequacy of plan and any needed changes. Makes rounds to observe patient(s) status and general condition. Identifies any evidence of problems, need for facility or equipment cleaning, maintenance or repair, or other action required. Assists unit nursing staff in the direct provision of patient care services and/or the direction of unit patient care activities, this includes but not limited to passing medications, completing admissions, performing treatments, etc. Maintains liaison with supervisory staff and personnel in other services on the shift. Coordinates nursing care needs and support requirements with those of related but different fields, such as therapy, pharmacy, social s
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