Penn Highlands Healthcare

  • Supervisor, G.I. Lab

    Job Location US-PA-DuBois
    Posted Date 7 months ago(11/10/2017 10:15 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    GI Lab
    1st Shift/Variable Hours
    Full Time
  • Overview




    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.





    • Current Pennsylvania Registered Nurse License or Temporary Practice Permit required
    • Bachelor Degree in Nursing or related field preferred
    • Three years current acute care experience required
    • Healthcare Provider (CPR) certification within six months
    • ACLS and CNOR certifications within 12 months of start date in position/department;
    • Desire to develop management skills and accept responsibility for departmental functioning with, and in the absence of, the Department Director;
    • Progressive and successful work history


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