Nursing Supervisor - Relief/Extra-Help (...
County of San Mateo - San Mateo, CA

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San Mateo Medical Center is currently seeking a professional, goal-oriented Nursing Supervisor who will plan, organize, direct and supervise the operations of our acute care facility during the evening and night shifts. As Nursing Supervisor, you will have the opportunity to manage patient care while ensuring appropriate quality of care and compliance with regulations. In addition, your responsibilities will include participating in training, coaching and counseling activities and other projects as assigned.

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of two years charge nurse role experience and/or minimum of one year nursing management/supervisory role in an acute care accredited hospital. A background in ICU/ED and ACLS preferred.

The position will cover 100-bed in-patient units and Emergency Department, during nights, evenings, weekends and holidays. Minimum of 4 weekend shifts per month.
This is an extra-help/relief position of unknown duration. Extra-help positions offer temporary employment for 1040 hours which is equivalent to about six months of full-time work, however, employment might end sooner depending on the needs of the hiring departments. Extra-help positions are paid on an hourly rate basis and do not provide employee benefits. Extra-help workers are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the extra-help assignment.

Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a "continuous" basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.

Examples Of Duties:

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Working with unit-based charge nurses, supervise, and monitor the provision of nursing care within San Mateo Medical Center.
  • Monitor and control expenditures in the deployment of staff to ensure the accomplishment of objectives within an approved budget.
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with a variety of public and private organizations, including staff in other Health Services Agency Divisions, County departments, medical staff, other agencies and private health care providers.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public.
  • Supervise the enforcement of applicable nursing standards, codes and regulations, as required.
  • Provide staff assistance to higher level management on nursing or related issues.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of nursing and clinical systems, including safety and infection control practices.
  • Principles and practices of community health care including current trends in research, treatment, prevention, education and related services.
  • Principles and practices of program management, including planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Principles of budget preparation and monitoring.
  • Principles of personnel training, supervision and evaluation.
Skill/Ability to:
  • Organize, coordinate and evaluate nursing services that ensure quality patient care and conform with all prescribed standards.
  • Work cooperatively with other County departments and public and private organizations, including private medical providers.
  • Analyze service delivery problems accurately, develop recommendations and take appropriate action to resolve them.
  • Develop, evaluate and maintain accurate records; prepare complex and detailed written reports, procedures and contracts.
  • Communicate effectively with administrative, medical, professional, clinical staff.
  • Train staff and coordinate activities of contractors, volunteer groups and staff, as appropriate.
Education and Experience:
Three years of nursing supervisor experience in an acute accredited hospital.

  • Possession of a California license as a Registered Nurse (R.N.).


Anyone may apply. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our standard County employment application. The examination may consist of a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examination or a screening committee may select those applicants whose education and/or experience appear to best meet the needs of the position. As a result, not all candidates meeting the minimum qualifications are guaranteed advancement through the selection process. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time and place of the interview. All interviews will be conducted in San Mateo County, California, and applicants must participate at their own expense. The final filing date will be posted 5 days in advance in the San Mateo County Human Resources Department.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the 'Apply' button above. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply.

Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a "continuous" basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.

San Mateo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Analyst: Cristina Heinz/Ericka Gosha (113012) (Relief Nursing Supervisor - F098)

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