Nursing Supervisor
Arkansas Children's Hospital - Little Rock, AR

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Position Summary
The Nursing Supervisor provides leadership and on-site administrative coverage for the hospital during evening, night, and weekend hours by maintaining continuity for clinical, administrative, and human resource activities on all nursing units during the tour of duty. Deploys appropriate number and level of nursing staff to nursing units for tour of duty and oncoming shift. Assists with patient placement in collaboration with the Admissions office and nursing units. Serves as an information resource to nursing staff and the hospital administrator on duty.

Position Duties

Maintenance and Improvement of Quality Patient Care Services
  • Assesses the number and expertise of staff required per shift; adjusts staffing and assignments as appropriate throughout the shift and for the oncoming shift.
  • Assesses patient admission profile to ensure appropriate unit placement.
  • Provides support and follow-up to patient care areas throughout the shift in regards to patient/family and/or staff needs.
  • Assists the Nursing Director to ensure staff compliance with ACH policies and procedures.
  • Evaluates and facilitates quality patient care delivery. Utilizes the following tools - observation, patient/family rounds, management reports and patient documentation (QI studies, risk management results, benchmarking data and patient/family satisfaction surveys).
  • Investigates risk management and public relation issues and takes action, including reporting as appropriate.
  • Maintains clinical competence/knowledge in order to provide direct/indirect patient care as designated.

Human Resources Management
  • Collaborates with the Nursing Director, Patient Care Manager or Team Leader to maintain departmental staffing plans based on volumes, patient acuity, anticipated workload, skill mix and competency requirements.
  • Manages performance by assessing staff competency and providing constructive feedback on an ongoing basis and during annual performance appraisals.
  • Evaluates needs, assigns and directs staff to prioritize and coordinate patient care responsibilities.
  • Collaborates with the Nursing Director to promote and implement recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Actively participates in the orientation of Nursing Supervisors; assists with the orientation of Resource Pool personnel.

Administrative Responsibility
  • Serves as an administrative resource to nursing staff and the hospital administrator on duty.
  • Effectively handles and evaluates hospital safety and emergency codes.
  • Appropriately notifies the hospital administrator on duty and/or the unit Nursing Director with regard to reportable situations involving patients/families, physicians, staff, public relations, and safety/emergency codes.
  • Actively engages in performance improvement activities related to improvement in nursing care, safety/risk management, training, public relations, and hospital personnel; proposes recommendations with appropriate follow through.
  • Assists with administrative duties as necessary (such as assistance with transport arrangements, organ harvest/transplants, end-of-life procedures, coroner investigations).

  • Shares professional responsibility for identification, development, and achievement of departmental goals, which support the hospital mission, philosophy and strategic plan.
  • Represents department by actively participating on department/division/ACH committees and in appropriate community activities.
  • Seeks new challenges and is self-directed in identifying resources/learning activities to enhance competence.
  • Completes 10 contact hours per year of appropriate continuing education related to current practice area and role responsibilities.
  • Consistently demonstrates that new knowledge and skills gained from education are incorporated into actual practice.
  • Uses mentoring and role modeling skills to promote positive outcomes and professionalism within the Division of Nursing.
  • Shares knowledge and expertise with nursing staff and other members of the health care team.
  • Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of ACH, Nursing Division or Department policies, procedures or protocols.

Position Qualifications

Education Requirements

Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college program or technical school or nursing diploma Field of Study: RN Note: Internal candidates with an Associate or Diploma degree may be considered if they are currently enrolled in a BSN program and will complete their BSN degree by December 2015.

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university Field of Study: BSN

Experience Requirements

4 years total experience required • •
which includes 4 years of relevant RN experience


Certification/License/Registry Requirements

RN License (AR or Compact State) Candidate must possess at time of hire

Certification specific to patient population, leadership role or education

Skill Requirements

Word processing, data entry, typing skills

Physical Requirements

Physical Activity - Stand

Physical Activity - Walk

Physical Activity - Sit

Physical Activity - Use hands to finger, handle, or feel

Physical Activity - Reach with hands and arms

Physical Activity - Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend

Physical Activity - Talk or hear

Physical Environment - Inside Office Environment / conditions

Physical Environment - Infectious disease

Physical Environment - Blood or bodily fluid

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 50 pounds (Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person)

Noise Level - In general, the noise level for this position is considered to be:

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