WVUH

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

JOB TITLE & CODE:

Supervisor, Nursing (61116) Eve-Night (60567)

DEPARTMENT:

Nursing Services

REPORTS TO:

Manager

FLSA STATUS:

Exempt

                                   

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Nursing Supervisor works directly with the Manager and other members of the leadership team providing supervisory coverage to the nursing unit and other patient care areas.  The Supervisor works to develop nursing staff including education, competency, performance evaluation and correction, and resolution of issues related to patient safety and customer service.  The Supervisor must be knowledgeable regarding hospital and nursing policies and procedures and be able to practice independent judgement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

Bachelorís degree or higher in a non-nursing field with extensive and relevant experience in area of practice.

2.

Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing required within two years of hire to remain eligible for position.

3..

Current unencumbered licensure with the WV Board of Registered Professional Nurses, or appropriate state board where services will be provided, as a registered professional nurse OR Current multi-state licensure through the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC).

4.

Obtain certification in Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire date.

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EXPERIENCE:

1.

Three years nursing experience preferably in a hospital setting.

 

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties.  Other duties may be assigned.

1.

Manages personnel to ensure the availability of an appropriately credentialed, clinically competent, well-developed cohesive work force to meet patient care needs.

2.

Advises the Director/Manager on the hiring, retention, interviewing and recruitment of staff.

3.

Functions as a staff role model by promoting cooperative problem solving, individual and group goal orientation, appropriate delegation of departmental activities and fostering team building through individual coaching and counseling, regular attendance at staff meetings, annual performance appraisals, and active participation in the activities of the department.

4.

Performs on-going written goal setting, peer review, and performance reviews according to hospital policy. Provides on-going feedback to employees concerning job performance.  Coaches and counsels employees, under the direction of the Director/Manager.

5.

Using available data, makes appropriate clinical decisions regarding complex, predictable and unpredictable situations affecting patient care, medical-legal issues, bed coordination, unit staffing, etc.

6.

Assists staff in nursing and other departments to resolve problems that impact the delivery of patient care during the off-shifts.  Collaborates with the Charge Nurse and Unit Manager as necessary.  Keeps the House Supervisor and Director/Manager informed regarding the situation and its outcome as appropriate.

7.

Assesses the immediate staffing needs based on consultation with the charge nurses and/or House Supervisor

8.

Engages in fiscal activities in order to ensure the availability of supplies, equipment, and human resources to meet patient care needs in a timely cost effective manner.

9.

Assures the most economical utilization of time, materials and resources through the review of workflow and staffing patterns in order to achieve optimal productivity and to provide cost effective staffing patterns that ensure appropriate utilization of staff and skill mix to provide patient care.

10.

Maintains effective communication with Medical staff, patients, staff and other departments as necessary to assure identification of problems and provide problem resolution in support of the hospitalís mission of quality patient care delivery.

11.

Through daily shift rounds, assesses patient/family satisfaction issues and takes appropriate action to resolve.

12.

Supports and assists with service recovery initiative involving patients, families, and all other customers.

13.

Assures the adherence of all standards and policies as set forth by WVUH and the accrediting bodies for the purposes of licensure, regulation and accreditation.

14.

Assists Director/Manager in timely follow-up of incident/event manager reports.

15.

In conjunction with the Clinical Preceptor, facilitates the professional development of personnel.  Oversees and participates in the orientation, training, and continuing education of the staff (departmental and interdepartmental) and other health related personnel.

16.

Directs and monitors the instruction, supervision, and evaluation of students and orientees.  Assures continuous personal and professional growth of staff through attendance at workshops, seminars, giving in-services, and monitoring staff orientation plans as applicable.

17.

Improves and maintains management skills by participating in self-development activities such as seminars, workshops, classes and literature review.

18.

Participates in outreach activities in the community  in order to educate and/or promote good relationships.

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical 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 disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends minimizing the need for employees to manually lift patients, and limit safe patient handling to 35 pounds. All transfers, lifts and re-positioning will be completed utilizing the lift equipment and/or other patient handling aids as indicated by the patientís profile and appropriate algorithms.

2.

Heavy/Hard work: Work requires strength and/or stamina, lifting, moving, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, and carrying of materials and equipment weighing 40+lbs.

3.

Visual acuity must be within normal range.

4.

Hearing within normal range is required (i.e. to assess breath sounds, bowel sounds, apical pulse, monitors, etc.)

 

 

WORKING 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.

1.

Working protracted or irregular hours.

2.

Working around biohazards.

3.

Working around infectious diseases.

4.

Working with or near the deceased.

5.

Working with hands in water.

6.

Working with electrical hazards associated with patient care equipment.

 

 

 

 

 

Date Reviewed/Revised: February 2022