The Supervisor, under the supervision of the Department Director, manages patient care, assures quality, and assists in the supervision of other professionals and health care workers.
*Complies with PENN HIGHLANDS DUBOIS policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations
Demonstrates competency in Supervisor role as evidenced by but not limited to:
Participates in the formulation and implementation of department goals, policies, and procedures
Actively participates as a member of a hospital committee as appropriate
Provides ideas and input for developing services and marketing approaches for their departments
Organizes the department and assumes responsibility for the activities of the department
Ensures the hospital policies and procedures are being followed by departmental staff
Actively supports, monitors and evaluates changes in department
Conducts monthly department safety rounds, documents findings, and collaborates with Department Director to solve patient safety problems
Conducts performance reviews as assigned by Department Director which may include probationary and annual reviews
Actively coordinates the team of caregivers, for which he/she is responsible, to deliver quality patient care and service on all shifts
Prompts RN co-workers to function as managers of patient care and to monitor patient progress towards established outcomes
Ensures Registered Nurses intervene appropriately and in a timely manner for the patient
Resolves problems that arise on the department including dealing with department staff, physicians, ancillary personnel, etc., to begin problem solving immediately
Assists with completing time and attendance
Covers department staffing schedule in collaboration with the Department Director as needed
Communicates problems/issues to Department Director in a timely manner
Communicates serious department issues to appropriate Vice President on a daily basis in the absence of the Department Director
Reports broken equipment, obtains supplies and performs other functions necessary to ensure that adequate, functioning equipment and supplies are
available for all shifts
Attends meetings as assigned by Department Director
Ensures completion of Performance Improvement functions as assigned by Department Director
Uses the nursing process in the delivery of care as evidenced by but not limited to:
Obtains patient history and conducts appropriate patient assessment
Collaborates with the health care team to develop and manage the plan of care, involving patient/significant other whenever possible
Implements appropriate nursing care to meet patient needs
Evaluates patient's response to medical, nursing, and other disciplines’ interventions and takes appropriate action
Demonstrates critical thinking and clinical competency in the delivery of patient care as evidenced by but not limited to:
Administers medications, monitors effectiveness, and takes appropriate action as needed in accordance with policies and procedures
Proficient in starting and managing IV administration
Responds appropriately to changes in patient condition
Consults medical record for pertinent patient information such as diagnostic test results, physician progress notes
Implements the plan of care according to physician’s, nursing orders, clinical pathways, and nursing care standards
Appropriately delegates to and manages patient care delivered by support staff
Manages patient teaching and discharge planning as evidenced by but not limited to:
Identifies patient learning needs on admission and throughout the episode of care
Collaborates with health care team to develop and implement the discharge plan
Prepares patient and significant others for appropriate home management regarding medications and the follow up plan of care
Participates in the development of new staff as evidenced by but not limited to:
Actively participates in the orientation including cultural and social integration of new staff
When serving as preceptor, collaborates with staff member and Department Director to manage the learning process and develop individualized action plans as needs are identified
Demonstrates professional accountability as evidenced by but not limited to:
Achieves educational credits to meet hospital and/or licensing/certification requirements
Presents information obtained at education conferences to staff members
Participates in the development and advancement of departmental standards, policies, and other clinical / professional initiatives
Conducts self in professional manner in dress, actions, and interpersonal communication
Ensures environment of safety for patients, significant others, and coworkers
Informs Department Director of patient care situations and departmental problems as appropriate
Demonstrates effective problem solving skills for clinical and departmental issues
Verbalizes/demonstrates proper set up for colonoscopy and endoscopy using Olympus equipment
Verbalizes/demonstrates proper cleaning of equipment using OER Pro/Steris 1E.
Verbalizes/demonstrates proper use of CO2
Demonstrates and maintains continuing clinical competency in performing ManoScan.
Demonstrates and maintains continuing clinical competency in performing Digitrapper.
Demonstrates proper handling, labeling, and disposition of specimens.
Participates in department on call system.
Ensures required supplies, instruments, and/or special equipment are available and functioning properly prior to the start of the procedure.
Maintains current CP R and ACLS certifications.
General duties as directed.