The Nursing Supervisor (NS) has clinical, administrative and coordination of Resident Care responsibility for the facility during tour of duty. The NS uses professional knowledge, and experience to design, implement, and manage creative, cost effective, high quality resident care.
Manage daily shift administrative tasks of assigned unit(s), including monitoring daily staffing; relocating existing staff or contacts additional staff as needed; managing professional staff, LNA’s,; assess and intermediate in resolving employee problems, coordinating appropriate meetings and interventions; participate in and/or initiate disciplinary action; promote positive employee morale through recognition, verbal, and written acknowledgment; evaluate Charge Nurses, LNA’s on their assigned units; review evaluations on all nursing personnel in conjunction with the Unit Managers and evening supervisor.
Responsible for the design, implementation, and maintenance of innovative, cost effective, high quality resident care, including delegation of responsibilities to nursing staff consistent with abilities, job description, and scope of practice; conduct unit rounds on a regular basis; coordinate with the Clinical Reimbursement Coordinator the development of a written plan of care and its implementation for each resident with 24-hour Care Planning responsibility; review and revise Care Plans and assessments as necessary and monitor all documentation.
Utilize complex communication skills to develop and maintain productive relationships with medical staff, other departments, disciplines, and agencies; accompany physician on unit rounds to discuss resident’s health problems, and assist with physical exams; act as liaison between Medical Staff and Charge Nurse; act as liaison between residents' families and the Nursing Home; and relay current resident status report to on-coming Nursing Supervisor/Nursing Manager.
Perform prompt nursing assessments and intervention during medical emergencies under the direction of the covering physician, and provides appropriate documentation.
Assist Nurse Practitioner (APRN) and Director of Nursing Services (DNS) with orientation and competency assessment of new nursing staff and on-going staff development of all nursing staff; advise Staff Development Coordinator (SDC) of educational needs of staff.
Actively participate in institution-wide committees and activities; participate in planning for programs and projects; assist DNS with Policy and Procedure development and review; and attend all mandatory staff/educational meetings as well as non-mandatory meetings as assigned.
Assume responsibility of Nursing Home in the absence of the Director of Nursing Services and the Administrator.
Follows ANA Standards for nursing practice as well as ANA Standards of Gerontological Nursing; serves as a clinical and professional role model.
Assume responsibility for any disaster situation or drill, and coordinate actions and communications between emergency personnel, staff, and administration.