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Nursing Supervisor

SUMMARY: Nursing Supervisor works as part of the clinic provider team and assists the Providers in the provision of primary health care.  The Nursing Supervisor supervises the nursing staff, lab personnel & X-ray Tech and provides limited direct patient services as well as performing specifically designated independent procedures.  Ensures follow-up and action are appropriately taken and documented when important issues are identified; ensures facility preparedness for State and other regulatory agency inspections and survey. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Assists physicians and mid-levels in healthcare activities, performance of diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures, and the administration of medications as necessary;
  2. Responsible for nursing activities in full supervisory capacity including the development and implementation of all training, disciplinary and personnel evaluations;
  3. Facilitates staff education and inservices in the areas of safety, infection control, OSHA, TB control and performance improvement.  Conducts and reviews annual CPR verifications;
  4. Participates in long range planning for the medical center, independently plans and manages the nursing program and regularly reviews nursing activities, problems and functions with the Chief Medical Officer;
  5. Participates in the health center’s quality assessment/improvement activities and performs duties in accordance with applicable standards;
  6. Ensures an appropriate environment for the administration of healthcare by keeping exam rooms, nurse’s station, all equipment, and other work areas in a clean, safe, and orderly fashion;
  7. Plan and set work standards which leads to quality of care, to counsel and discipline staff per policy as needed, and to deal with sensitive or volatile situations involving staff, contracted employees, patient/families, physicians, or others;
  8. Tracks, analyzes, quantifies, and compares data relative to safety, infection, and quality.  Oversees the surveillance for infections of staff, patients and caregivers;
  9. Maintains policies and procedures in compliance with state, federal, Medicare and credentialing standards and criteria;
  10. Performs appropriate credentialing activities for all permanent and temporary nursing employees as well as assurance of proper current licensure and continuing education. Initiates and participates in staff in-house, in-service education;
  11. Performs other necessary duties as required by the Chief Medical Officer to meet the goal of providing primary health care services.
  12. Carries out proper procedures for basic life support, fire, disaster and infection control;
  13. Adheres to the delegated criteria of Laboratory, X-ray and Medical Acts policy and procedures;
  14. Participates in performance and training of OSHA Infection Control and Safety and adheres to the policies and procedures;
  15. Performs other necessary duties as required by the Nursing Supervisor to meet the goals of providing primary health care services. 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Certification of practice as a Registered Nurse.  Possesses a minimum of three-years clinical experience with one-year of experience in quality improvement, safety management, or infection control.  Minimum of three years supervisory experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read and comprehend written materials.  Ability to write clearly and concisely.  Ability to communicate effectively one-on-one or in small groups.  Ability to make formal presentations to groups.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rates, ratios and percents.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems and utilize appropriate steps for problem resolution.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  Ability to exercise sound judgement.

COMPETENCY/SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

Competency required in the areas of interpersonal communications, excellent verbal and written skills, and knowledgeable of Medicare and regulatory and credentialing criteria and standards.  Knowledge of safety standards, spread of organisms, and the adult learning process. CPR certified.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:   RN

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Ability to operate all basic office machines and equipment.  Ability to assess and visually present data using run charts, flow charts, scatter diagrams, control charts, histograms, decision matrices, etc.  Ability to deal effectively with stress and to work under pressure.  Ability to exercise flexibility in work schedule.  Basic computer skills.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS:

The physical/mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb, balance on two feet, stoop, kneel, crouch, or reach with hands and

arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move patients of varying weight.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental demands include the ability to learn and adapt to changes, exercise discretion and good judgement, develop options and solutions to crisis and problems, gather and analyze facts, pay close attention to detail, courteous and professional, deal with stressful situations such as emergencies and/or staff shortages, and to adhere to company policies and procedures.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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