Nurse Supervisor

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Nurse Supervisor (Hospital) - Full Time

Location: Oakdale, CA

Job Description

1.  Staff personnel for the shift and plan staffing for next shift according to nursing care and standards Justify in writing to the Vice President of Nursing Services deviation from these calculations.

2. Assist with patient care in all areas, as required.

3. Serve as administrative resource person to staff.

4. Communicate pertinent information to on-coming house supervisor/nurse manager and Vice President of Nursing Services. Read and document in Supervisor's Communication Book to assure passage of accurate and current information to all supervisors.

5. Document details of potential disciplinary/behavior problems and send information to appropriate clinical nursing manager and Vice President of Nursing Services.

6. Assist nurse managers and Vice President of Nursing Services with employee evaluations through input and anecdotal note documentation of both positive and negative observations.

7. Act as nursing staff representative to physicians.

8. Respond to all emergencies and resuscitation. Assume team leader responsibility during resuscitation unless ED, ICU, or OB charge nurse is already performing in that role.

9. Evaluate quality of nursing care in all areas, making patient rounds as able.

10. Oversee admissions, transfers and discharges during shift. Make bed assignments for admissions/observation patients as deemed appropriate by patient condition.

11. Supervise staff in maintaining adequate drug records; initiate action to correct errors in the narcotic count.

12. Assume responsibility for staff performance during the shift, participate in in-service planning and presentation during the shift. Job Description Nursing Supervisor.

13. Initiate incident reports when indicated with follow-up with the Vice President of Nursing Services.

14. Serve as nursing resource person to staff, including providing break relief as able. Be available and willing to teach as need arises. Maintain current knowledge of OVHD Policies and Procedures.

15. Support administrative and nurse manager's decisions and policies. Adhere to OVHD Policies and Procedures. Follow proper chain of command.

16. Adjust daily schedule for illness, emergency or census influx. May participate in staff coverage if competent and off duty and all other options for coverage have failed.

17. Document all sick calls, tardiness, absenteeism, and problems with dress code. Keep "on call" list and "call in extra" list accurate and up to date.

18. Administer safety policies and procedures as necessary.

19. Assure quality of patient care through rounds.

20. Call in ancillary personnel and departments as necessary.

21. Assure infection control policies are observed.

22. Oversee crash cart checks and documentation.

23. Assist staff with written care plans and medical record documentation.

24. Assume responsibility for supply management; obtain items as necessary from central supply or purchasing after-hours. Document any chargeable supplies taken with patient information.

25. Participate in nurse management activities and in-services as required by nursing and hospital administration.

26. Incident command leader until appropriate Senior Leader is available to take over command.

27. Adhere to legal guidelines and hospital policy regarding release of information and evidence to law enforcement, media or the public.

28. Participate in activities to promote OVHD in community health and education.

29. Be willing and have the ability to support staff in all areas as need arises.

30. Participate in in-service programs as both student and teacher. Attend workshops, as possible, and take responsibility for keeping own knowledge and skills up to date. Attend mandatory in-services.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Required. Masters of Science in Nursing preferred.

Minimum Experience/Skills:

Basic computer skills knowledge

Possesses organization and communication skills Job Description Nursing Supervisor

Communicates effectively in verbal and written English, including composing letters, preparing reports or producing original documents in proper grammatical form

Able to perform basic mathematical calculations

Minimum of two years of experience in the acute care area of medical and surgical patients required.

Additional experience in ER, OB, ICU and pediatric nursing preferred.

Experience in managing personnel desired.


Knowledge of medical/surgical nursing principles.

Able to perform effectively in highly stressful situations.

Must be able to assist writing policies and procedures.

Must interact effectively with a wide variety of people.

Excellent communication skills.

Able to assume a leadership role and serve as an example to other employees.

Ability to function independently and prioritize.

Must be well motivated and organized


Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with current California licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Maintain and keep current BLS, ACLS, PALS and NRP certifications.

Vision Requirements:

Ability to adjust vision sufficiently to perform duties

Working Conditions:

Subject to varying and unpredictable situations

Exposure to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, illness)

Emergency and crisis situations

Subject to irregular hours

Increased stress due to multiple calls and inquiries

Works in clean, well-lighted, heated and air conditioned area.

Exposure to infectious diseases possible.

Work schedule is usually 72 hours every two weeks with varying shifts and every other weekend expectations. May need to work overtime as need arises. Holiday work expected.

Culture/Religious Aspects:

Employee will care for patients of all cultural and religious backgrounds. In view of the seasonal influx of people from all over the world, be prepared to care for patients of diverse cultural and/or religious backgrounds.

Ethics and Compliance:

Employee performs within the prescribed limits of the hospitals/departments Ethics and Compliance Program. Is responsible to detect, observe and report compliance variances to their immediate supervisor, or upward through the chain of command, the Compliance officer or hospital hotline.

Physical Demands:

Considerable sitting, reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
Manual dexterity and mobility
Ability to move quickly