Clinical Nurse Supervisor
This position has accountability for managing resources, to ensure quality, cost-effective delivery of culturally competent patient services for specific patient populations, in multiple units. Is recognized as a professional role model and clinical expert, and promotes a professional environment that supports continuous learning. This is accomplished by direct action, delegation, coaching and support of division of nursing staff and shared governance activities.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
COMMUNICATION & RELATIONSHIP BUILDING
- Assumes clinical supervision for multiple units on a designated shift. Consults, advises or informs appropriate manager concerning clinical issues, needs and problems on the assigned tour of duty. Keeps Nursing Director, Nursing Staffing Resources and AVP, Nursing Services informed of department activities during those shifts.
- Attends meetings and participates on committees as required.
- Creates a professional atmosphere and an environment of coaching and development that supports shared governance. Directly supports all shared governance activities.
KNOWLEDGE OF HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT/BUSINESS SKILLS
- Conducts unit and patient rounds to ensure delivery of patient care as indicated by MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital Standards of Care.
- Coordinates inter- and intra-departmental operations related to the delivery of patient care. *
- Provides in-service education on the tour of duty for personnel in conjunction with clinical specialist. *
- Collaborates with nursing management (Nursing Managers, Assistant Nursing Managers) in the assessment of staff competencies. Participates in assessing staff performance against objectives; coaches, mentors, develops and evaluates employees to achieve behaviors aligned with the organization's vision, mission and values, and Magnet criterion and performance standards.
- Works collaboratively with the Nursing Executive Team to seek and utilize information (including research findings) to support a budget, which meets organizational objectives, patient care standards and quality of care.
- Provides clinical leadership through role modeling professional practice behaviors and maintain role accountabilities of the staff.
- Demonstrates competencies, including knowledge and behaviors, to meet specific patient needs.
- Maintains knowledge of current trends and development in the field of nursing through reading the appropriate literature and attending related seminars, conferences, etc.
- Prepares reports, documenting relevant information and statistics as directed.
- Ensures compliance with unit, divisional and hospital policies, procedures, Department of Health and TJC regulations/standards and takes corrective action when deficiencies occur.
- Assists in the development and establishment of goals and objectives for their designated area of responsibility.
- Establishes, develops, and maintains effective relationships, working agreements and quality partnerships, to ensure quality patient care across the continuum, to secure resources to support evidence based patient care and to assure compliance with current professional policies, procedures, and protocols and nursing standards relevant to the patient population.
- Provides clinical leadership through role modeling professional practice behaviors and maintain role accountabilities of the staff. Demonstrates competencies, including knowledge and behaviors, to meet specific patient needs. Maintains knowledge of current trends and development in the field of nursing through reading the appropriate literature and attending related seminars, conferences, etc.
* These duties are designated essential in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing is required. Masters degree in Nursing, Health Care Administration, Business Administration or directly related discipline is preferred.
PRIOR EXPERIENCE: Approximately three to four years of progressively more responsible job related experience.
ON-THE-JOB EXPERIENCE: Approximately six to twelve months to gain familiarity with the Hospital environment, department routines and procedures, and the full range of job duties.
PROBLEM SOLVING: Job requires a high level of problem-solving due to the complexity of the situations encountered.
INTERNAL CONTACTS: Internal contacts necessary to effectively advise, consult or counsel others to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas or actions.
INDEPENDENT JUDGEMENT: Work is occasionally performed according to existing procedures and instructions but often requires analysis of problems and development of solutions. This involves determining appropriate methods and task sequences.
PATIENT CARE: Assists with patient care by establishing and/or monitoring the techniques, policies, and procedures used by those who deliver care.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR WORK OF OTHERS: Incumbent spends less than half of his/her time as an individual contributor. The primary purpose of the job is planning, assigning, and follow-up on the work of other employees and does require appraising the performance of employees, hiring/firing them, etc.
CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION/LICENSURE: Licensure as a registered nurse in the District of Columbia is required. ACLS is required.
The Clinical Nurse Supervisor should set a professional goal to become certified in his or her Clinical Specialty within one year of on the job.
The duties reflected in this description do not preclude the assignment of other duties and responsibilities. They provide a general summary of the work required, and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.
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