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Nurse Supervisor

Company: Oceans Healthcare
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

The Registered Nurse Supervisor provides supervision of all patient care areas I the hospital. The Registered Nurse Supervisor is required to have a working knowledge of hospital and nursing policies and procedures and the ability to apply independent judgement in their interpretation. The Registered Nurse Supervisor duties include the provision of managerial and clinical links between the Director of Nursing and/or Nurse manager and department direction in their absence. The Registered Nurse Supervisor promotes the mission, vision, and values of the organization. The Registered Nurse Supervisor also meets the requirements and essential functions of the Registered Nurse as indicated below:
The Registered Nurse assumes primary leadership accountability and responsibility for milieu management and directing patient care activities of other nursing staff. The Registered Nurse maintains standards of professional nursing practice in accordance with facility policy and procedures, other external governing and credentialing bodies, performance improvement standards, and psychiatric nursing standards. The Registered Nurse assesses the patient utilizing the nursing process to formulate an individualized plan of care for each patient, implements interventions, and evaluates outcomes consistent with policy and appropriate to the current client's condition, which promote, maintain, and restore physical and mental health, and prevent illness. The Registered Nurse interprets age/disability specific information in response to client population served. The Registered Nurse provides for the safe delivery of medication in accordance with the policies and procedures, physicians orders and/or current practice. The Registered Nurse is responsible for thorough, accurate reporting, and documentation of the patient's symptoms, responses, and progress. The Registered Nurse assumes responsibility for professional development, continuing education and maintaining licensure. All duties to be done in accordance with Joint Commission, Federal and State regulations, Oceans' Mission, policies and procedures and Performance Improvement Standards.
Essential Functions:

  • Assesses patient care requirements on each unit by making rounds throughout all areas of the hospital (according to departmental need/activity)
    • Ensure the departmental staffing plans are implemented appropriately.
      • Serve as a resource to staff for solving clinical problems.
        • Assist staff to efficiently utilize staffing and other resources to meet patient care requirements and other professional responsibilities.
          • Provide for immediate follow-up, documentation and communication of incidents to the appropriate manager and director.
            • Respond to emergency situations and assists as necessary.
              • Act as a resource in identifying and/or solving administrative/operational problems.
                • Contact representatives of departments not presently in the hospital for assistance with problem solving, timely and appropriately.
                  • Act as a resource, interpret and ensure adherence to hospital and nursing philosophy, policies and procedures.
                    • Report to the administrator-on-call or DON/Nurse Manager any significant incidents and problems such as unusual patient/family problems or concerns, physician concerns, major damage or utility outages, security problems, public relations or media events, fire, disaster, matters of legal importance, calls received from regulatory bodies, or safety issues.
                      • Provide on-going timely feedback, verbal and written, to staff on performance in collaboration with DON/Nurse Manager. Assist with providing information necessary for conducting nursing personnel performance evaluations.
                        • Identify and communicate staff needs for continuing education to the DON/Nurse Manager.
                          • Provide education, remediation, and assessment of skills competencies as directed by the DON/Nurse Manager.
                            • Monitor documentation for adherence to rules and regulations.
                              • Ensure environment of care requirements are met (ie: quality logs, infection control practices, etc)
                                • Utilizes the nursing process: assessing, planning, and formulating nursing interventions directed towards development of an individualized plan of care and treatment modalities.
                                  • Identifies expected outcomes individualized to the client to include discharge planning; prescribes interventions to attain expected outcomes; evaluates the effectiveness of interventions in relation to expected outcomes; conducts ongoing assessment of clients from admission to discharge; initiates medical/psychiatric crisis intervention to stabilize and ensure the well-being of the patient's conditions.
                                    • Provides individual patient teaching on all identified learning needs; facilitates in Family/Significant other education.
                                      • Demonstrates knowledge of psychiatric disorders and appropriate nursing interventions; implements nursing interventions identified in the plan of care that is individualized to the patient needs. Applies appropriate interventions to progress the patient towards wellness and addresses maintenance of wellness.
                                        • Provides structure and maintains a therapeutic milieu in collaboration with the patient and other health care providers.
                                          • Administers medications as prescribed safely; provides education on prescribed medications; recognizes signs and symptoms of adverse drug reactions.
                                            • Reviews, revises, and updates medical records within facility guidelines and timeframes. Transcribes and implements physician's orders according to facility policy; documents care, progress, response to intervention in medical record in an accurate, thorough and concise manner.
                                              • Follows up on client care responsibilities, communicates incomplete assignments, and current client needs to staff to assure continuity of care.
                                                • Performs other duties and projects as assigned.RequirementsEducational / Experience Requirements:Minimum Associates Degree in Nursing. Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in resident working state. Minimum of 3 years Registered Nursing experience. Psychiatric nursing experience required.
                                                  Qualifications / Skills:High stress and assess potential for patient escalation. Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, to consistently achieve positive results with internal and external customers, be highly organized, have an understanding and sensitivity to serve culturally diverse and special needs population such as Chronically Mentally Ill, Geriatric, CD, be versed in basic knowledge of normal physical and emotional development. Exhibits critical thinking abilities and applies them for continuous improvement of patient care. Demonstrates self-confidence and ability to think conceptually in leading and directing others. Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner. Must successfully complete CPR certification and an Oceans approved behavioral health de-escalation program.
                                                  Work Environment:Subject to many interruptions. Pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries. Can be high paced and stressful; must be able to cope mentally and physically to atmosphere. Might experience disagreeable odors, sights and/or unpredictable patient behavior. Requires spending approximately 90% or more of the time inside a building that offers protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.

Keywords: Oceans Healthcare, Corpus Christi , Nurse Supervisor, Healthcare , Corpus Christi, Texas

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