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Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor Pediatric ER

Company: North Austin Medical Center
Location: Austin
Posted on: April 25, 2018

Job Description:

ST.DAVID'S NORTH AUSTIN MEDICAL CENTER JOB DESCRIPTION JobTitle: Supervisor Nursing Unit Department: Pediatric Emergency Department LastRevision Date: December 2017 POSITIONSUMMARY: The St.David's HealthCare Registered Nurse Supervisor (SNU) supervises RegisteredNurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses and other non-licensed nursing personnel. Asa full partner of the healthcare team, the SNU collaborates with all otherhealthcare disciplines to achieve successful execution of the patient's plan-of-careand goals of the department. The SNU serves as a professional role-model andinterfaces directly with patients, families, physicians and staff. The SNUutilizes physical assessment skills and advanced diagnostic technology to aidin the assessment of the patient's nursing care needs. Data collected isanalyzed, synthesized and disseminated to other healthcare providers. The SNUcontinues to monitor and assess the patient's physical condition, emotional andsocial needs, continually refining the plan-of-care to ensure achievement ofthe desired goals of the patient and facility outcomes. Participatesin providing patient specific care standards as directed, and follows serviceexcellence standards to ensure high levels of patient satisfaction. ESSENTIALJOB RESPONSIBILITIES:* Unit operations: Directs optimal unit operations* Interprets hospital and personnel policies to physician, nursing staff, patients, visitors and other hospital personnel.* Completes patient and employee incident reports and related paperwork within 24 hours of incident.* Coordinates unit functions with other hospital departments.* Maintains complete staff/patient assignment records 100% of the time. Assigns staff according to staff abilities and skills and the patient's acuity.* Participates in quality improvement activities every month by ensuring completed data collections.* Receives and responds to concerns and ensures follow up for ultimate resolution.* Contributes to the development and monitoring of unit budget and identifies equipment needs.* Human Resources: Manages personnel activities* Performs daily employee rounds using ICARE philosophy.* Observes staff for adherence to "must have's" including: ADIET, Report, patient marker boards and rounding.* Develops/approves unit schedules according to staffing guidelines. Coordinates employees' attendance at scheduled/required education programs.* Observes and documents staff work performance.* Conducts employee evaluations and counseling in a timely manner.* Assigns duties to staff to promote productivity.* Oversees compliance with hospital dress code and employee health policies.* Assists in interview process as needed.* Unit activities: Coordinates activities of the unit* Assists with unit meeting content to enhance team building and provide information to staff.* Demonstrates the ability to organize, set priorities and exercises appropriate judgment.* Serves as a resource to the staff for clinical problems, patient teaching and the use of hospital equipment.* Coordinates the movement of patients both intra and inter-facility.* Gives concise report to on-coming charge nurse including responses to intervention, pending tests, diagnostic results and areas requiring follow-up* Facilitates inter disciplinary discharge planning by identifying needs, assisting with discharge teaching, and coordinating the activities of other services.* Patient Care: Ensures patient needs are met in a competent and timely manner* Performs daily patient rounds using ICARE philosophy* Utilizes all equipment in the unit appropriate to patient with maximum efficiency and effectiveness based on knowledge and education.* Provides for patient safety at all times by enforcing safety measures (including, but not limited to, appropriate use of eMAR and absence of "work arounds", 12 hour chart checks completed, reassessment of continued need for restraints, critical lab repeat back)* Ensures nursing interventions are performed and recorded according to policies and procedures.* Ensures compliance with infection control policies.* Applies knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span to identify patient and family requirements relative to age-specific needs.* Teaches, supervises, and serves as a resource person and makes assignments in accordance with the staff's competency level. Serves as a mentor and trainer to staff members and supports the preceptor.* Can manage multiple priorities.* Adapts to a rapidly changing work environment.* Professionalism: Exhibits professional behavior* Maintains current professional licensure, PALS, BLS and certifications.* Attends all mandatory meetings and completes all educational mandatory requirements.* Exhibits the behavioral standards of NAMC and serves as a role model to the staff.* Demonstrates ICARE values in professional practice.* Must adhere to the company's affirmative action and equal employment opportunity policy when making all employment decisions, including reporting discipline and conflict resolution. All decisions regarding employment should be made without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, disability or veteran status.* Employee'sconduct must reflect the Company's values and a commitment to the Code ofConduct ethics and compliance program.* Employeereflects SDH Service Excellence standards in every interaction.* Otherduties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Required: The SNU ensures all supervised nursing care meets thestandard of care. A primary role of the SNU is efficient bed management. Thisis achieved by collaborating with the House Supervisor, Case Management,Physicians and other interdisciplinary. The SNU demonstrates knowledge ofnational patient safety goals, hospital core measures, performance improvementprocesses and service excellence quality initiatives. The SNU is knowledgeableof all policies and practices relative to the role and duty performed. The SNUdemonstrates at minimum, basic computer skills related to the role and care ofthe patient. The SNU presents a professional image and courteous demeanor atall times. The SNU works autonomously, sets priorities and makes independentdecisions of a complex nature. The SNU interfaces directly with the public,physicians, staff, patients, administration and ancillary/support department representatives.The SNU ensures the confidentiality of patients' medical records. The SNU ishighly reliable and works as scheduled with minimal exceptions. The SNUdemonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills adequate forperformance of the position. Supervisory skills and team buildingcapabilities. Must be able todemonstrate understanding of national patient safety initiatives by strictcompliance to all safety protocols and procedures as required by both HCA and St.David's North Austin Medical Center. Preferred: Computer skills,previous experience in applicable field EDUCATIONAND EXPERIENCE: Required: Completionof required coursework from an accredited school of nursing resultingeligibility for NCLEX examination. Graduateof accredited applicable school or [if RN] enrolled in an Alternate Entry MSNprogram or higher level education. Minimum one year experience in staff RN role. Preferred: Bachelors degree or higher inNursing related field. Two or more yearsexperience in staff RN and/or charge role. LICENSESAND CERTIFICATES: Required: Current Texas RN License or a Compact RNlicense from a NCLA Compact State. New hires have 90 days from startdate to obtain Texas RN License; BLScertification as per SDH policy; ACLS certification within 6 months of hire;PALS within 6 months of hire Preferred: ENPC REPORTINGRELATIONSHIP: Reports to: Supervisor, Manager, Director Positions supervised: Registered Nurse, Patient Care Technician, Paramedic, andUnit Secretary r

Keywords: North Austin Medical Center, Austin, Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor Pediatric ER, Healthcare, Austin, Texas

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