Sagecrest Hospital Grapevine is looking for Day and Night Supervisors. ICU Experience required. HOME HEALTH & NURSING HOME RN'S ARE NOT CANDIDATES FOR THIS POSITION. 5 years of Supervisor experience required. The Rn Supervisor is responsible for the operation of the nursing unit over a specific time period. The RN Supervisor must have a strong foundation of clinical knowledge and skills on which to base judgments and make decisions, organizing abilities to direct nursing tasks and operations, and interpersonal skills to facilitate communication and the work of others.
Functions and Competencies of the RN Supervisor:
- Coordination of activities, e.g., collaborating with physicians, other departments, consulting with other nurses.
- Awareness of legal aspects of nursing and applies this knowledge when making staff assignments.
- Awareness of institution policies and procedures related to nursing service.
- Interprets organizational chart, and uses the institution’s organizational structure effectively.
- Identifies the priorities for patient care management.
- Knows the responsibilities of all nursing staff members and utilizes this knowledge when preparing assignments for staff members.
- Utilizes the talents of all members of the nursing staff.
- Solves problems or avoids potential ones by making appropriate assignments of staff to patients.
- Demonstrates leadership through clinical practice and teaching.
- Delegates unit and patient responsibilities to nursing staff members according to each staff member’s education, training and availability
- Recognizes leadership styles and selects the appropriate leadership style for given situation.
- Applies decision-making theory and the scientific method to solve patient care problems.
- Educates nursing staff utilizing formal and informal venues, including peer consultation, mentorship, preceptor programs, unit conferences, case studies, patient rounds, and in-service programs.
- Applies communication theories and techniques in negotiating with patients, families and other staff members to accomplish the nursing care plan.
- Observes performance of nursing personnel and shares this information with the nursing manager.
- Monitors the quality of patient care being delivered by other nursing staff members.
- Checks the completeness and accuracy of patient care plans routinely, and continually updates and revises these plans as changes occur in the patient’s condition.
- Assists with the establishment of criteria for patient care to be utilized in a total quality improvement program.
- Checks equipment to determine if it is functioning properly.
- Checks the environment for patient safety.
- Audits the patient’s medical record to determine that all orders have been carried out, that laboratory tests are posted, delivered nursing care is documented, and patient progress or lack of progress is described.
- Implements measures to correct inadequacies noted in the quality of patient care administered on the unit.
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