I would oversee a 600 bed facility to assure that all nursing/patient needs were being met.
Nursing Supervisor (Former Employee) – Edison, NJ – October 16, 2012
Upon arriving on the evening shift, I would hear detailed report and what issues needed to be taken care of immediately.
After that, it seemed like a constant journey from one unit to the next to assure nursing staff was in place and all questions families had were being answered. This often required intense involvement with nursing staff, which included dealing with many different behavioral dynamics.
I did enjoy the patient and family interaction. This afforded me the opportunity to use active listening and gentle touch when appropriate.
Of course, detailed documentation was essential.
My immediate supervisors were available by phone should any problems arise.
covering entire facility was quite a challenge