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Nursing Supervisor

Company: Healthcare District of Palm Beach County
Location: Belle Glade
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:


General Statement of JobThis position oversees and manages all nursing functions for one or more major sections of the Health Care District's care facilities. Employees perform administrative and supervisory work in managing staff functions and evaluate the effectiveness of the care provided to residents and patients. This position maintains accountability for resident and patient care and staff, and performs duties in accordance with established regulations, policies, nursing standards, and medical instructions.


Essential Functions:Reviews and coordinates the shift assignment.-- Receives calls from staff calling off, logs information and replaces staff as needed. --Makes rounds to see all residents and staff each shift.-- Assists nurses on the Unit as needed.Makes recommendations based on the assessed staffing needs for the shift to allocate nursing personnel accordingly.---- Recommends staffing patterns to the Director of Nursing.Provides leadership and acts as a mentor to newly hired staff.------------------------------ Supervises staff to ensure quality care is provided to meet resident care needs in accordance with facility policies and procedures and State and Federal regulations.-- ------------------------------ Works with interdepartmental personnel in a collaborative effort to ensure the mental, physical, and psychosocial welfare of each resident and staff is carried out according to federal laws and guidelines. ------------------------------ Makes recommendations regarding policies and procedures, nursing standards and ongoing instruction to ensure the facility is within national guidelines. ------------------------------ Supports and demonstrates practices consistent with the mission, philosophy, standards, policies, and procedures of the nursing department.-- Ensures nursing staff comply with the facility policies and procedures.-- Ensures that practices are consistent with regulatory requirements.Participates in Interviewing, training, and clinical orientation of staff.-- ------------------------------ Participates in the preparation of meetings on a regular basis gathering and collating information as needed.------------------------------ Investigates incidents regarding staff and residents and identifies contributing factors.-- Implements preventive interventions as needed.Serves as an administrative resource and leader for the facility in the absence of other nursing administration staff.------------------------------ Delegates clinical and managerial responsibilities to the nursing staff.------------------------------ Serves as a resource to the staff in clinical and managerial decision-making.Identifies problems and makes recommendations for addressing these problems to the ADON and the DON.------------------------------ Interviews applicants for position vacancies on the shift or unit and makes hiring recommendations to the Director of Nursing.------------------------------ Conducts/assists with performance appraisals on staff assigned to the shift and collaborates on performance appraisals of employees who work on more than one unit.------------------------------ Supervises and disciplines nursing staff as needed when performance is not in accordance with facility standards and regulatory requirements.------------------------------ Communicates problems and needs to other departments.Participates in developing, implementing, and revising the facility's quality assurance program and participates in meetings as required.------------------------------ Assists and participates in activities related to the facility inspection or investigation by regulatory or accrediting agencies.------------------------------ Conducts meetings to communicate information, changes, or additions in policies and procedures to the department.Makes rounds of the assigned unit to ensure compliance with standards.Reviews orders, medical records, shift reports, etc to ensure there is appropriate completion of orders and provision of quality care.------------------------------ Prepares written and oral reports for the nursing administrator.------------------------------ Assists in the development and implementation of nursing recruitment and retention programs.------------------------------ Ensures physicians and families are notified appropriately of any changes in a resident's condition, transfers, discharges, admissions or any unusual occurrence.-- Notifies supervisory staff in the case of emergencies.Ensures appropriate delivery of nursing services including medication administration, transcription of physician orders, resident assessments and infection control procedures.------------------------------ Participates in the MDS process by assessing residents and reviewing the medical records and documents to ensure accurate and complete coding.------------------------------ Conducts audits of medical records, MARS, TARS and ADL flow sheets to ensure timely and accurate provision of care and documentation of same.------------------------------ Assists with new admissions verifying orders and assisting nurses with the admission assessments.-- Ensures pharmacy is notified of admission and new orders.-- Follows up on all Pharmacy problems or missing medications.-- Reviews admission documentation including the interim care plan to ensure it is complete and accurate to meet the resident needs.------------------------------ Update care plans as needed when there is a change in a resident condition or care needs.------------------------------ Communicates with residents and families to keep them informed of changes in condition or treatment.------------------------------ Adheres to professional nursing codes of ethics. Ensures resident safety and care according to state and federal guidelines.------------------------------ Participates as an active member of the Edward J Healey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Management Team with responsibility for the overall direction of their staff.------------------------------ Emergency duty may be required of the incumbent that includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to threats or disasters, man-made or natural.Customer Service:-- Every employee knows and understands his/her customers and focuses on delivering to them the highest quality services(s) in the context of the overall mission. Demonstrates the ability to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction by meeting expectations; builds and maintains positive relationships with customers and colleagues; interacts with all customers in a polite, friendly, and courteous manner; actively listens to assess customer needs; promotes a positive public image for the organization. Communication: --The ability to express ideas effectively face-to-face, as well as in writing, in individual and group situations, adjusting language and terminology to the needs of the audience, and the ability to synthesize information received verbally and in writing.Demonstrates the ability to share information in an organized, clear, and timely manner, both verbally and in writing; keeps co-workers, colleagues, staff, and supervisor appropriately informed; exhibits interpersonal skills and is an active and participative listener; uses appropriate style and language for audience; processes information in a productive manner.Teamwork:-- Creates effective working relationships within and across organizational boundaries.Demonstrates the ability to maintain a positive, achievement-oriented attitude that influences others to do the same; demonstrates willingness to work through conflict in a productive manner; invites information, constructive criticism, and cooperation from others; demonstrates integrity through respecting confidentiality and exhibiting high standards of personal conduct.--Initiative and Ingenuity: --The capacity for self-motivation that is manifested by innovation and creativity.Possesses the ability to focus on improving outcomes by encouraging innovation; demonstrates the ability to anticipate obstacles and develop plans to overcome them; possesses knowledge in a particular area of trends and uses knowledge to modify existing processes; demonstratives creativity and the ability to make decisions that demonstrate a broad and creative range of options with a view toward long-term solutions; demonstrates openness to new information and approaches so as to stimulate in others the use of non-linear thinking; demonstrates initiative by performing duties without required prompting and close supervision; readily accepts responsibility and follows through to completion independently; accepts and adjusts to changes in work environment and/or assignments by demonstrating flexibility.Commitment to Quality: --Consistently maintains a high level of quality that meets specific standard operating practices and procedures, consistent with organizational goals.Possesses the abilities to identify quality processes in order to meet organizational standards and minimum standard operating practices and procedures; demonstrates an understanding of the organizational goals and priorities in order to apply quality processes to the work; stays abreast of current techniques, methods and skills appropriate to standard operating procedures and practices; demonstrates abilities in planning for quality evaluation and measurement activities.Productivity: Employee makes use of work time in an efficient and productive manner.Possesses the knowledge, skills and abilities for the position in order to meet facility and departmental requirements; demonstrates the ability to provide services, appropriate to the job description, to better serve our customers; demonstrates the ability to seek assistance from supervisor or other team members to assure good customer service; possesses the ability to seek assistance from supervisor or colleagues to assure good customer service; ability to multi-task and set priorities, according to schedules and guidelines.Leadership/Creating a Shared Vision: Director is able to inspire, influence, and empower others to achieve departmental goals. Demonstrates leadership in keeping with the District's overall mission, vision, and values.Demonstrates the ability to create and communicate a vision for the department that reflects organizational values and is responsive to various stakeholders and customers; establishes and maintains an environment where new ideas and solutions to problems are encouraged, evaluated and implemented; demonstrates the ability to interact effectively at different levels with different audiences, and develops relationships with colleagues and superiors across organizational lines; possesses the ability to role model high ethical standards and personal integrity for staff; able to build strong teams that are technically competent and who are characterized by a high degree of coordination and trust.Managing and Developing Human Resources:-- Manages human resources of a department, division, or work unit by fostering excellence.Demonstrates the ability to effectively define positions, select new employees who meet desired competencies; organizes effective orientation and on-the-job training and mentoring to strengthen chances of success; demonstrates the ability to manage performance, adequately reward, motivate and reinforce accountability through the formal human resource policies and framework and by incorporating informal and interim feedback. Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of creating a work environment that recognizes differences and maximizes the strengths of all persons.Promoting Quality, Customer Service and Productivity:-- Utilizes continuous quality assurance processes to ensure quality, appropriate services are rendered to the customer in order to meet or surpass established goals and objectivesDemonstrates the ability to develop and communicate performance objectives, delegate assignments, and monitor customer service, quality and productivity; possesses a thorough knowledge of the needs of the customer necessary to lead others; and develops quality evaluation mechanisms to link customer feedback to performance assessment; demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills, including supportive assurances to staff, gathering feedback, mentoring and the ability to lead staff to meet customer needs; maintains compliance with federal, state and local regulations.Meeting Strategic Goals and Objectives: --Plans actions to accomplish designated and desired outcomes.Possesses the ability to maximize the utilization of financial and other resources; demonstrates knowledge in strategic planning and possesses the ability to evaluate progress toward goals and modify course as needed; ability to evaluate information from various sources and stakeholders to determine relevant solutions to problems; demonstrates sound fiscal judgment by maintaining department within budgetary parameters.Diversity Competencies:In the interest of ensuring continued workforce diversity at the Health Care District management staff is required to:

Demonstrate the ability to successfully recruit, retain, and manage a diverse workforce. Promote team building among a diverse workforce, model a positive attitude regarding diversity, create and maintain a work environment that is respectful and accepting of diversity, and demonstrate recognition of the value of individual and cultural differences. Ensure that service delivery is provided in a culturally competent way and consistently treat customers, partners, and coworkers with dignity and respect.


Education:-- Associate's, Bachelor's, or Diploma in Nursing required.Experience:-- Four (4) years experience as a licensed nurse required, two (2) of which shall be acquired in a supervisory/lead capacity in caring for critically/terminally ill or long-term care persons.Certification:Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association required. Licensure:State of Florida, Department of Health Registered Nurse required.Health Care District of Palm Beach County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate based on--race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.----

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