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Company: UMASS Memorial Medical Center
Location: Worcester
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Job Description:

Requisition #: 184774

Title: Administrative Nursing Supervisor

Department: Nursing Supervision

Status: Non-Exempt

Shift: Mixed

Hours: As Needed - Min. 4 shifts per month

Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus

UMass Memorial Medical Center is the region's trusted academic medical center, and part of the UMass Memorial Health Care system. We are committed to improving the health of people in Central Massachusetts through excellence in care, comprehensive health services, teaching and research.

Position Summary:

Acts as a resource to the nursing staff throughout the hospital. Has full authority to make decisions regarding nursing practice as outlined in the Nursing Practice Acts of Massachusetts within the framework of established unit, department, and hospital policies. Has authority, in emergency situations, to make decisions of a broader scope within this framework as a member of hospital administration; is able to assume responsibility and utilize additional resources available on call as needed.

Position Qualifications:

BSN required; MSN preferred. Current registration to practice nursing in Massachusetts. 2-4 years' current experience in an acute care/tertiary care facility. Sound knowledge of current general nursing theories and techniques. Knowledge of current management principles and 2-3 years in nursing management.

Major Responsibilities:

Facilitates implementation of the nursing process by providing support and direction and by acting as the clinical and administrative resource person. In emergency situations assumes operational administrative authority.

Oversees and coordinates the work of nursing personnel in the absence of the responsible nurse manager or clinical director/associate director of nursing. Assumes responsibility for in coming sick calls and notification of units as required. Assigns/reassigns nursing personnel including critical care and acute care float personnel according to patient acuity/staffing changes. Anticipates patient care needs on the following shifts and takes appropriate action to meet those needs. Directs nursing staff to appropriate resource personnel for management of patient care problems.

Assigns one-on-one Observation Assistants and maintains an up to date list of patients requiring one-on-one observation (University Campus).

Utilizes non-nursing, on call, personnel as appropriate (Memorial Campus).

Responsible for bed management/admission process in the absence of the admission controller and in conjunction with UMMHC, physicians, Life flight, outlying/affiliated health care systems and the admissions department.

Identifies intra/interdepartmental problems and works with appropriate managers to resolve them.

Identifies educational needs of personnel and channels them appropriately.

Upon request from the Department of Nursing Education, serves as a preceptor for individual professional nursing students.

May provide input to performance evaluations of shift nursing personnel.

Offers guidance and support to nursing staff for nursing practice.

Assesses clinical nursing practice and makes appropriate recommendations and communicates pertinent issues and need for follow up to managers and directors.

Supports team building concept within the Department of Nursing. Supports and facilitates the concept of Professional Nursing.

Functions as resource support person to individuals/families in crisis with collaboration of social, spiritual, legal and security staff, if necessary.

Provides support, guidance and coordination of urgent treatment for hospital personnel related to health risk incidents in the absence of employee health.

Collaborates with Public Relations in order to provide accurate/current patient information during shift hours with adherence to blackout, law and Medical Examiner enforcement guidelines.

Ensures that a safe environment is maintained for all patients and for hospital personnel on duty.

Directs procurement of equipment/supplies/records or other items necessary for patient care.

Directs and supervises assigned personnel including performance evaluations, scheduling, orientation, and training. Makes recommendations on employee hires, transfers, promotions, salary changes, discipline, terminations, and similar actions. Resolves grievances and other personnel problems within position responsibilities.

Develops and recommends the budgets for the areas managed. Manages activities to assure financial goals are met.

Coordinates the assignment of tasks and helps resolve technical and operational problems. Evaluates the impact of solutions to ensure goals are achieved.

Provides effective direction, guidance, and leadership over the staff for effective teamwork and motivation, and fosters the effective integration of efforts with system-wide initiatives.

Encourages and supports diverse views and approaches, creating an environment of professionalism, respect, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.

Integrates diversity into departmental objectives, such as hiring, promotions, training, vendor selections, etc.

Participates in performance improvement initiatives and demonstrates the use of quality improvement in daily operations.

Ensures compliance with regulatory agencies such as Joint Commission, DPH, etc. Develops and maintains procedures necessary to meet regulatory requirements.

Ensures that department complies with hospital established policies, quality assurance programs, safety, and infection control policies and procedures.

Ensures adequate equipment and supplies for department.

Develops and maintains established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.

Ensures compliance to all health and safety regulations and requirements.

Performs similar or related duties as required or directed.

All responsibilities are essential job functions.

Keywords: UMASS Memorial Medical Center, Worcester , ADMINISTRATIVE SUPERVISOR - Nursing Supervision, Healthcare , Worcester, Massachusetts

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