Supervisor for the Role: Director of Nursing
Hiring Manager/Director: Director of Nursing
Evaluation Role: Director of Nursing
Time Trak Role: Director of Nursing
Roles and Tasks
- Is a patient care resource to the team functions of the Nursing Departments on his/her shift, in accordance with established policies and procedures that are well understood by staff in this role.
- Makes routine rounds on individual departments, to staff for a patient care need or coordinate the staff needed. This would be in collaboration with that department staff or, in the case of Med-Surg, with the Charge Nurse.
- Maintains a presence on the nursing units and an awareness of patient care concerns with communication from primary nursing and the charge nurse.
- Assists with patient care as requested by RN, tech or CNA
- Assist with every patient admit to do the Medication Intake portion of Medication Reconciliation
- Maintains a leadership role.
- In the absence of managers will carry out delegated tasks or requests.
- Makes certain that sufficient facility staff levels are met to ensure delivery of quality patient care in all departments. Responds to requests for staffing from hospital nursing departments by being the float RN.
- Provides for adequate breaks of all staff and ensures mandatory documentation is up to date.
- Collaborates with the scheduler for staffing needs and assists ED or Med/Surg Charge RN in calling in staff or low census administration.
- Keeps appraised of Bed Availability per the policy
- Triage and care of patients in the Emergency Department (ED) during surge times of day or night
- Responds to all Code and Rapid Response Calls, is the team leader in these events until the arrival of a provider.
- Assists with other audit and reporting duties as assigned by the Nurse Managers and Director
- Performs as the Incident Commander with any Fire, Life, and Safety issue until an administrator is on site.
- Communicates with ancillary and support departments on patient conditions, needs, and concerns.
TASKS EACH SHIFT
- Is the Infection Prevention monitor in the absence of the IP nurse. Hand Hygiene Report
- Administers or delegates the staff to perform outpatient wound and infusion care during weekend appointments
- Responds to concerns, issues, complaints, and grievances quickly and appropriately, in the absence of the Administrator and DON.
- Does immediate code debriefs with documentation to support this. Ensures that all code restock is complete.
- Administers the supervisory report and assessment of any staff injury while at work and submits this to the manager
- Does in time safety zone follow up collecting facts and being a resource for nursing practice. Places this in the follow up comment section of the safety zone for the nurse managers.
- Reports any needed information to the Managers and Directors of the respective departments.
- Other Tasks
- Time Trak on Sundays for M/S or ED
- Projects to work on when patient care needs are met
- SZ follow up
- Chart Audits delegated by M/S Manager
- Able to handle ambiguity!!!
The duties of this position are assumed by the Director of Nursing, Med-Surg Nurse Manager, ED Nurse Manager, Outpatient Manager and Referral Coordinator/Infection Prevention during the weekdays hours of 07-1700. The Resource nurse hours are 5p-0100 on weekdays.
- A Registered Nurse with at least 4 years of experience.
- Emergency Department experience necessary
- A Registered Nurse cross trained to the Emergency Department with orientation to triage and routine care.
- Collaboration skills are a priority
- Depth of knowledge of SVH policies and procedures
- Leadership skills
- Computer skills
- Phone skills
- Communication skills
- Organizational skills
Collaboration, Leadership, Advanced nursing skill
The Resource Nurse is a support to all departments with special expertise to perform direct patient care with surge of patients in the SVH ED. This staff member will supervise the departments of the hospital as a whole in the absence of manager staff that are gone for the day and off on the weekend.
The Resource Nurse must possess the ability to make independent decisions that are evidence based or have a policy or procedure to support it. This RN must know regulatory guidelines that pertain to nursing care. This RN would be familiar with some aspects of Utilization and Swing Bed referral as it pertains to admission to both Med-Surg and Swing Bed.
The Resource Nurse must have tact in verbal communication, be flexible to cover breaks in any nursing department for a variety of staff levels, have a cheerful disposition and be the best at team dynamics. The House Supervisor would report to the Director of Nursing.