RN Supervisor – Nights – New London, CT
The RN Supervisor coordinates, manages and evaluates resident care activities, nursing personnel and nursing unit(s) operations for a designated shift.
Core Values/Service Excellence:
- Oversees objectives and standards for all nursing unit(s) for a designated shift
- Oversees direct care activities to assure than care delivery is consistent with evidenced-based practice and center policies and procedures.
- Assures that center practices are consistent with professional nursing standards, regulatory and HIPAA requirements.
- Monitors to assure resident assessments and care plans are developed, implemented, reviewed and revised as necessary in compliance with regulatory and other standards.
- Monitors to assure that physicians’ orders are current, accurately transcribed, signed and communicated by Unit Nurse Manager to unit nursing personnel and other clinical disciplines.
- Monitors for accuracy and completeness of all documentation and investigation of incidents and accidents.
- Facilitates interdisciplinary communication and collaboration.
- Monitors center unit(s) for efficient, timely and accurate delivery of services and reports from Physicians, and ancillary services (e.g., Pharmacy, Laboratory, Diagnostics, and Therapies).
- Develops, supports, participates in and evaluates performance improvement activities for the center in collaboration with the center’s Performance Improvement Committee.
- Actively supports the Angel Care Program.
- Monitors and evaluates quality measures using real time data.
- Conducts root cause analysis of quality indicators/quality measures that deviate from acceptable standards; identifies patterns and trends; develops plans to achieve desired outcomes using the PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act) process.
- Evaluates resident’s status and all center activities at the beginning of the shift and assures appropriate levels of nursing staff are available to provide care based on acceptable standards of nursing practice.
- Provides staff allocation across the center as necessary, recommends staffing levels as appropriate. Assists the Unit Nurse Manager with delegation of assignments to nursing staff across center.
- Provides input on qualifications and staffing levels needed to meet the needs of residents to achieve the objectives of the center within established nursing and organizational standards.
- Makes frequent rounds in the center to evaluate resident status and staff performance.
- Monitors staff adherence to organizational policies (e.g., absenteeism, dress code).
- Conducts meetings with designated shift nursing staff, as necessary.
- Communicates information and changes in center policies and procedures to designated shift unit staff.
- Counsels, educates, and coaches employees to maintain, improve, and, as needed, correct competencies and work habits to support the mission as expressed through the center’s policies. Documents through the performance appraisal process.
- Assures survey readiness and employs strategies outlined in the SMART manual.
- Makes recommendations and participates in the hiring, transfer, promotion, and termination of nursing department personnel; participates in recruitment and retention programs.
- Assures appropriate amount and condition of equipment and supplies are available. Recommends equipment and supply par levels for shift.
- Participates in the review and education of the center’s policies and procedures to support organization’s mission. Assures access to updated Policies and Procedures.
- Conducts environmental rounds, identifies and reports environmental conditions that present a risk or require attention for correction.
- Completes audits of the medication carts and medication rooms as designated by Performance Improvement schedule.
- Monitors and evaluates infection control practices in collaboration with the center’s designated infection control preventionist.
- Monitors, evaluates and makes recommendations regarding the designated shift unit(s) budget to the Director of Nursing Services.
- Investigates, recommends, implements and evaluates cost-effective practices for the designated shift nursing unit(s).
- Maintains positive working relationships between nursing and other departments.
- Attends care conferences as directed.
- Review consultant recommendations and follow-up as directed by Director of Nursing.
- Participates on center committees as assigned.
- Completes and maintains accurate, timely records and reports as needed.
- Maintains competencies and improves knowledge and skills through continued learning and continuing education activities.
- Adheres to professional code of ethics.
- Collaborates with the health care community for the portability of resident information.
- Participates in the nurse on-call system as directed.
- Monitors and/or coordinates resident assessment.
- Assists with the admission process.
- Assures all appropriate individuals participate in the development of resident care plans.
- Monitors the communication of assessment and care plan information to staff.
- Assists Unit Nurse Manager with coordination, and communication of information about care with residents and families/significant others.
- Communicates with all shift personnel to assure continuity of care.
- Reacts decisively and quickly in clinical emergencies, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
- Assures appropriate clinical assessment of residents change in condition and prompt reporting of resident status changes to Physician, Director Nursing and responsible party as indicated.
- Identifies the need for and recommends special care activities and programs for residents.
- Provides direct care as needed.
- Assures residents’ rights are protected and that residents are free from abuse and neglect.
- Initiates abuse investigation, in the case of suspected abuse, and has authority to suspend the employee. Immediate notification of the ED and DNS. Follows State specific guidelines for state agency notifications.
- Assures events are investigated, reported and recorded promptly as directed by the Director of Nursing.
- Investigates complaints and take action to resolve.
- Reviews Nursing Unit Manager’s recapitulations of discharged residents within 5 days of discharge as directed by the Director of Nursing.
- Assures that all appropriate discharge forms are initiated and documentation completed as assigned.
- Performs quality medical record audits to assure accurate and timely documentation of resident care and services. Assists with follow-up on results of both quantitative and qualitative audits as assigned.
- Random review of documentations to check for completeness and accuracy.
- Reports inconsistencies to the Unit Manager/DNS.
- Conducts routine med pass/treatment audits with nurses and/or medication aides (where applicable).
- Completes monthly recap of orders as assigned.
- Participates in the Center’s drug destruction process with the DNS.
- Identifies staff development needs of designated shift staff.
- Collaborates with Director of Staff Development in planning, teaching and evaluating educational activities.
- Provides instruction and participates in orientation program for new employees.
- Provides informational instruction to employees as necessary.
- Work efforts reflect a passion for exceeding customer expectations.
- Solicits patient/resident feedback to understand their needs and the needs of the community. Advocates for Service Excellence within the Center and influences others to take action.
- Displays responsibility by taking ownership of quality care. Shows dedication to enriching the lives of our patients and residents through empathy and compassion.
- Exhibits a commitment to results by looking for and recommending/implementing process improvements.
- Demonstrates commitment to interpersonal excellence through professional greetings, proper telephone etiquette, common courtesy, a professional attitude and appearance.
- Enriches the Center culture by having fun.
- Recognizes the benefits of team collaboration. Shows respect for fellow employees by working together to get the job done.
- Effectively addresses customer concerns and resolves conflict in a manner that is fair to all.
- Graduate of accredited school of nursing, Baccalaureate Degree preferred
- Current RN licensure in the State employed
- Valid CPR Certificate
- At least three (3) years of nursing experience with at least one (1) years of supervisory experience in a long-term care center preferred
- Evidence of continuing education or certification in gerontological nursing, long term care nursing or management preferred
- Managerial experience preferred
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