The Nursing Administrative Supervisor is a professional nurse responsible for providing administrative direction and leadership to nursing staff. S/he is directly responsible to the Associate Chief Nurse.
The role requires clinical management expertise and the ability to coordinate inter and intra departmental activities.
Patient Care Organization
- Assists with directing the operations of the Nursing Department on the off-shift.
- Collaborates with the off-shift nursing resources to ensure quality patient care.
- Collaborates with other departments t ensure resource availability for patient care needs on the off-shift, i.e. triaging Administrator On-Call, BioMed, Occupational Health.
Quality of Care
- Serves as consultant and resource to staff and professional colleagues regarding administrative issues.
- Participates in professional, institutional and community organizations.
- Works collaboratively with other departments to monitor overall quality standards of the off-shift.
- Applies theoretical and experiential knowledge of nursing to plan for the needs of patients in collaboration with Nursing Practice and Professional Development.
- Implements, reviews and revises patient care policies and nursing standards to ensure compliance of the nursing staff.
- Directs operations by providing guidance to the nursing, medical, and support staff on the off-shift.
- Provides leadership oversight to Staffing Office Coordinators who optimally allocate staffing resources taking into consideration patient acuity, unit activity and nursing staff competency.
- Establishes and maintains effective professional relationships with interdepartmental personnel, professional staff, and the community.
- Serves on Nursing Committees and Task Forces, Institution wide and Interdisciplinary.
- Provides feedback to Nurse Manager regarding the overall functioning of unit.
- Facilitates allocation of central resources in collaboration with Staffing Coordinators.
Facilitation of Patient Flow
- Collaborates with all patient care areas and physician staff to ensure we have the right patient in the right location at all times.
- Monitors bed occupancy demands within the hospital throughout the shift and collaborates with all disciplines to facilitate patient flow.
- Coordinates and communicates with ancillary staff as necessary to assure bed occupancy availability.
- Maintains flexibility with time management based on unforeseen and predictable patient flow barriers.
- Serves as Patient Flow Facilitator as needed.
- Assists in the development of financial proposals to support programs identified for the off-shift.
- Assists in the implementation and monitoring of the above programs.
- Assists in determining cost effective strategies for patient care delivery.
- Actively participates in the Departmental Financial plan: Developing and managing the implementation and evaluation.
- Participates in the development of personnel policies for Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
- Assists in administration of personnel programs, including communication and implementation of personnel policies.
- Performs administrative functions for the Nursing Department as assigned; including hiring, evaluating, disciplining, and terminations.
- Contributes to and encourages educational and professional development of staff nurses by assisting them to identify and meet their learning needs.
- Assists in coordination of educational programs specific to unit/departmental needs.
- Demonstrates awareness of contemporary nursing research and works with nursing staff to develop skill in the interpretation, application and utilization of research findings to the clinical setting.
- Initiates and participates in nursing studies in the department.
- Graduate of an approved School of Nursing
- BSN and Masters' Degree in Nursing or related field strongly preferred
- Five years of clinical nursing experience required
Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations
- Current licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with patients and families, nursing staff, and other disciplines
- Must have sound knowledge of human resources management, information management, and technology
- Must have demonstrated ability in management of diverse activities associated with or pertaining to the Nursing Department
- Must possess solid clinical skills to provide direction, information, and explanation to all levels of hospital management and staff
- Must possess communication skills adequate to provide necessary direction, information, and explanation to all levels of hospital management and staff
The above is intended to describe the general contents and requirements of work being performed by people assigned to this position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all duties, responsibilities or skills of personnel so classified.