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Nursing Supervisor; Per Diem

Title: Nursing Supervisor, Per Diem
Department: Nursing Supervision
Requisition #: 180624
Hours: Per Diem
Shift: 8 hour shifts
Union: Non-Union
Posting Date: 10/09/2018
Status: Exempt
Location: Clinton Campus
HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital is part of the UMass Memorial Health Care system. Serving northern central Massachusetts, we are committed to improving the health of people through excellence in care and comprehensive health services. Promoting healthy lifestyle habits, we serve as a role model by having a tobacco and smoke free campus and hiring nicotine free employees. By exploring careers with us, you are committed to giving your best to our patients, our community and everyone working on our HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital Care Team. Whatever your career choice, know that at HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital you can make a difference.
GENERAL SUMMARY:
The Nursing Supervisor has the administrative responsibility for the overall coordination of nursing services during an assigned off-shift, such as evenings, nights, week-ends and holidays. The Nursing Supervisor is responsible for ensuring the most efficient coordination patient placement and efficient patient flow, and is responsible for effectively communicating with appropriate Nurse Managers about issues that arise in their absence and for serving as an administrative, clinical and educational resource to the patient care staff.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Job duties for this position:
The Nursing Supervisor serves as the administrative authority responsible for the provision of quality nursing care and the smooth function of all nursing units on an assigned shift, working collaboratively with physicians, administrators and other patient care staff.
Responsible for monitoring the quality of nursing services. Receives reports throughout the shift. Performs rounds throughout the shift to assure efficient patient flow and high quality, safe patient care.
Addresses and resolves urgent concerns, patient and family complaints occurring during the shift; and notifies the appropriate Nurse Manager as necessary.
Coordinates the smooth transition of operations upon shift changes. Receives reports from the off-going Nurse Supervisor about patient and staffing concerns and provides a report to the on-coming Nurse supervisor.
Assures that proper staffing is in place. Coordinates efforts with the appropriate Nurse Managers to determine the optimal allocation of staff per shift on each unit. Reviews schedules, receives employee call-offs, replaces for absences for upcoming shifts, etc.
Provides advice and counsel to nursing staff for emergencies and in medical management, crisis and behavior management techniques.
Leads appropriate action in response to emergency situations. Coordinates with other functions, such as engineering, maintenance and security. Notifies Nursing Directors or Senior Management in timely fashion when appropriate.
Maintains a current knowledge of trends and techniques in the field of nursing and specialized areas applicable to Clinton Hospital.
Directs staff response to emergencies, such as severe weather, fire, etc.
Notifies Nursing Managers of particular staff learning needs.
Assists Nursing Managers in completing performance evaluations for nurses on assigned shift.
Addresses urgent employee issues and administers appropriate personnel action in the event of urgent employee discipline problems.
Coordinates the replenishment of supplies during the shift as necessary.
Job duties for all positions:
The individual must support the mission, vision, and goals of Clinton Hospitals and serve as a role model for the CARES- It Happens Here customer service initiative.
Demonstrates excellent work attendance and attends and actively participates in a variety of meetings and training sessions as required.
Demonstrates a friendly, responsive, service-minded attitude to all customers.
Communicates ideas effectively. Shares information and keeps others properly informed. Gives, and is open to useful feedback.
Adheres to the Clinton Hospital Code of Conduct and Behavior Standards. Complies with established policies and procedures and all health and safety requirements.
Maintains, and fosters, a clean, safe work environment.
Actively contributes to the development and application of process improvements.
Maintains a collaborative, team relationship with peers and colleagues in order to effectively contribute to the group's achievement of goals and to help foster a positive work environment.
Demonstrates respect for the diversity of patient and employee populations. Supports and encourages diverse points of view, work and lifestyles.
Practices cost containment and fiscal responsibility through the efficient use of supplies, equipment, time, etc.
Performs a variety of related duties as assigned.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:
JOB KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
The ability to supervise a nursing shift at a busy community hospital, an excellent knowledge of nursing practices and regulatory and legislative requirements, and very good problem solving, planning and organizing skills.
The ability to use computer based nurse scheduling systems, and to use standard business office applications software, such as MS Office.
EDUCATION:
Must be a graduate of a recognized school of Nursing
A Bachelor's degree in Nursing is preferred.
EXPERIENCE:
5 years of clinical nursing experience and demonstrated skill in a team leader role.
An equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above, may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements.
LICENSES, ETC.:
Must have a current Massachusetts Registered Nurse License

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