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Supervisor / Staff Nurse / RN
Department: Critical Care Unit / Acute Care Unit
Status Shift: Full Time
FTE: 1.0
Schedule: 4 days per week with every other weekend
Location: Jersey Shore Hospital - 1020 Thompson Street - Jersey Shore, PA 17740

Description:
Under the supervision of the Vice President of Nursing, the Nursing Supervisor is responsible for providing supervision of nursing services throughout the hospital.  This individual assumes functional authority for the management and administrative responsibilities of the department of nursing and the hospital during the evening/night hours weekday and 24 hours on weekends and holidays.

Under the direction of the Department Director, the Clinical Assistant is responsible for treatment of patients and the management of the unit.

Essential Functions:

  • Knowledge of the organization and functions of all nursing departments and the pertinent policies and procedures of the hospital and the nursing department.
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with personnel at all levels.
  • Responsible for rounds on each nursing unit and for keeping informed of all critical and/or acutely ill patients.
  • Maintains current knowledge of nursing and hospital policies and procedures in order to interpret and teach specific procedures to the staff.
  • Demonstrates leadership abilities including ability to work under stressful situations.
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills, problem solving and decision making abilities.
  • Evaluates nursing care according to established nursing standards through observation, assessment and written documentation and reports problems/concerns to Nurse Director.
  • When Pharmacy is closed uses night closet to meet immediate pharmacy needs.
  • When Medical Records is closed, obtains old charts as requested.
  • Investigates patient, family, and physician concerns and takes appropriate action if immediate action is required; if not, refers concern to Nurse Director.
  • Responds and assists in all “Code 99” calls.
  • Provides input to the Nurse Director with performance evaluation of staff.
  • In collaboration with Nurse Director, counsels employees and, as necessary, takes appropriate disciplinary action for infractions of policy.
  • As needed, keeps the administrator-on-call informed of situations or emergencies.

  • Management of patient care according to the nursing process to include: Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Actively participates in the promotion of quality patient care.
  • Assists the Department Director in the management of unit personnel to include leadership and direction, recruitment, scheduling and staffing, performance evaluations, preceptor, counseling and promotion of professional development.
  • Assists the Department Director in the management of the patient care unit to include compliance with standards such as The Joint Commission, Department of Health and other regulatory agencies. Responsible for the development of policy, procedure, goals objectives, and staffing patterns essentials to the achievement of the philosophy and objectives of the Hospital and Department of Nursing.
  • Assists the Department Director in fulfilling fiscal responsibilities including budgeting, productivity standards and cost containment.


Other Functions:

  • Demonstrates commitment to quality patient care.
  • Demonstrates emotional maturity and stability.
  • Must be trustworthy in safeguarding confidential information.
  • Encourages personnel participation in reporting and monitoring unsafe unit conditions.
  • Participates in appropriate departmental and organizational meetings. Represents department and hospital at internal and external meetings and functions as requested.
  • Assists staff and family when a patient death occurs.
  • Collaborates with physicians and other departments to coordinate patient care.
  • Advises and assists nurses in administering new or unfamiliar treatments.
  • Encourages the use of the nursing care plan as the basis for delivery of nursing care.
  • Supports the organizational commitment to cost containment.
  • Assumes responsibility for own continuing education and developmental needs, seeks to enrich personal knowledge, growth and skills in management and clinical care of patients.
  • Participates in Quality Assessment and Improvement as requested.

Experience:
At least three (3) years of Medical-Surgical, Critical Care or Emergency Room nursing experience required.

Education & Training:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

Licensure, Certification, Registration & Evaluation:
Current Pennsylvania license as a registered professional nurse (RN). BCLS certification required. ACLS certification required within 6 months after employment. PALS certification preferred.

Other Requirements:
Employee performs within the prescribed limits of the hospital’s Ethic’s and Compliance program. Is responsible to detect, observe and report compliance variances to their immediate supervisor, or, upward through the chain of command, Director of Legal Compliance or hospital hotline.

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For consideration please contact:
Human Resources
Jersey Shore Hospital
1020 Thompson Street
Jersey Shore, PA 17740

570-398-3105 or email apply@jsh.org

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