Job Description

*National Jewish Health - Main Campus · Nursing - Administration
Denver, CO
Registered Nursing
Full Time (40 hours per week), Variable Shift, 7:00am - 7:30pm
Posted 07/09/2018
Req # 11575


Some call it a career. For us it’s a calling.
 
National Jewish Health is currently seeking a Clinical House Nursing Supervisor to join our Department of Nursing team. The candidate selected for this role will function as the lead responder for urgent and emergent clinical situations throughout the clinics and ancillary departments.  He/she will function as the on-site administrative authority for Nursing Service and provide direct operational supervision of all nursing units during off hours.  Assists the Chief Nursing Officer by supervising staff, problem solving, initiating changes, providing crisis intervention and insuring safe care.  Ensures adequate and safe staffing for patient care units.
 
This position will impact the institution by providing advanced patient care while leading our Rapid Response and Code Blue teams, and by functioning as a positive resource for a wide variety of care delivery issues. The ideal candidate will display competence in Emergency Nursing care, as evidenced by 2 years in an emergency department; demonstrate leadership through guiding the efforts of other staff, inspiring excellence, and solving problems so patients receive the best possible care.
 
This position is at least 50% weekends, could be more if the candidate prefers.
 
As the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, National Jewish Health is pioneering a new era of preventive and personalized medicine. By combining our efforts in comprehensive care, academic education and ground-breaking research, we're able to develop treatments that help our patients live more productive lives. If you believe in Science Transforming Life, we invite you to join our team.


General Summary

To function as the on-site administrative authority for Nursing Service and provide direct operational supervision of all nursing units while on duty.  To assist the Director of Nursing by supervising staff, problem solving, initiating changes, providing crisis intervention and insuring safe care.  Ensures adequate and safe staffing for patient care units.


Essential Responsibilities
 
  1. Determines staff qualifications and competency:  recruits, selects, hires, trains, orients, mentors and rewards.  
  2. Manages/supervises and develops an effective staff: providing effective communication, leadership, guidance and resources.  Directs in-service and continuing education activities for staff.  Monitors staff safety compliance and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as needed. 
  3. Evaluates staff performance regularly and determines merit increases, promotions and disciplinary actions.
  4. Demonstrates clinical competence in routine assessment and interventions as evidenced through the departmental competency program.
  5. Utilizes clinical opportunities to teach/guide staff in appropriate interventions in patient care.
  6. Leads Code Blue responses
  7. Implements care and services that recognize age-specific needs and issues for customers served.
  8. Ensures that employees meet defined performance standards and documents performance and any additional identified issues on assigned staff. Assists with problem-solving within nursing units and other hospital departments.  Monitors and provides administrative support to clinical staff. Acts as staff back-up covering for meetings.
  9. Responsible for outside pool staff.  Includes credentialing and evaluating performance of outside staff, as well as maintaining current contracts with agencies, monitoring billing.
  10. Collaborates with the nursing staff, medical director(s) of various units and multidisciplinary health care team to provide cost-effective, quality patient care delivery that is consistent with national standards and guidelines.
  11. Ensures adequate and safe staffing for nursing units based upon defined criteria and interaction with unit based clinical nursing managers/clinical coordinators.
  12. Assists with supervisory coverage secondary to illness, absences, and vacations (knowledge of Pharmacy, Triage).
  13. Utilizes clinical opportunities to teach/guide staff in appropriate interventions in patient care.
  14. Serves as resource person to staff for age appropriate care of patients, advanced nursing skills, and institutional and department policies.
  15. Integrates patient education philosophy and goals into nursing practice and monitors outcomes.
  16. Participates in quality improvement in nursing by directing appropriate activities and by encouraging staff to develop and contribute to QI programs.
  17. Serves on at least one hospital-wide committee.


Education

Bachelor's in Nursing or Graduation from an Accredited School of Nursing required.  


Certification and Licensure

Current Colorado RN license required. CPR/BLS and current ACLS or PALS required.


Work Experience

A minimum of three (3) years of recent and related general pediatric or adult medical experience preferred for general adult and pediatric units (Medical-Surgical experience required for Adult Special Care Unit. Critical Care experience preferred).


Management/Supervisory Responsibilities

May be assigned up to 10 direct reports

Application Instructions

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