SUMMARY: Provides clinical and supervisory direction for the unit on the shift assigned.
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.
1. Sets and manages priorities for patient care and unit operations and makes adjustments to staffing as necessary; contributes to adoption of master staffing schedule to unit schedule; maintains approved personnel assignments, time allowance and payroll and personnel records.
2. Assesses staff developmental needs and works with Clinical Nursing Educator to provide programs and classes to meet these needs; identifies to Nursing Administration those employees with growth potential; addresses performance issues and applies corrective action as needed; prepares annual performance evaluations.
3. Actively involved in budgetary process, making recommendations for personnel, supplies, equipment, remodeling and contracts.
4. Responsible for effective bed management and patient flow.
5. Responsible for consistent implementation of the standards set by State and National regulatory and/or accrediting agencies; monitors the success and quality of programs providing infection control, quality assurance, continuity of care, patient education, and coordination of care with other departments.
6. Responsible for daily rounding throughout the unit to evaluate status of patient care operation and environment of the unit, staff needs and patients’ perception of care; reports issues as appropriate.
7. Obtains and incorporates when feasible suggestions and recommendations from staff; participates in the determination and implementation of patient care and documentation standards and quality assurance program criteria and monitors the documentation of their achievement.
8. Performs other duties as required.
9. Addresses performance issues and applies corrective action as needed; prepares annual performance evaluations.
Required Education: Graduate of an accredited Nursing program.
Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Required Experience: One year experience as a Charge Nurse or Nursing Supervisor or three years experience as a Staff Nurse II with AHS, or four years in a healthcare facility in the applicable clinical area.
Required Licenses/Certifications: Valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of California; Basic Life Support (BLS) issued by the American Heart Association (AHA); Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) issued by the American Heart Association (AHA); ) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification issued AHA for supervisors working in the Emergency Department.
Preferred Licenses/Certifications: Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) for supervisors working in the Emergency Care Center and Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) for supervisors working in Critical Care Unit.