RN Supervisor (Weekends)
Company: AristaCare at Cherry Hill
Location: Cherry Hill
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Purpose of Your Job Position
The primary purpose of Nurse Supervisor is to supervise the
day-to-day nursing activities of the facility during your tour of
duty. Such supervision must be in accordance with current federal,
state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern
our facility, and as may be required by the Director of Nursing
Services, to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is
maintained at all times.
Delegation of Authority
As Nurse Supervisor you are delegated the administrative authority,
responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your
Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of
this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these
are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission
of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the
position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential
function of the position.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Assist the Director of Nursing Services in directing the
day-to-day functions of the nursing activities in accordance with
current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the
long-term care facility.
- Participate in developing, maintaining, and updating written
policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the
nursing service department.
- Ensure that reference material (i.e., PDR'S, Federal and State
Regulations, etc.) maintained at the nurses' stations is current.
Recommend written material that will assist the nursing service
department in meeting the day-to-day needs of the resident.
- Ensure that the Nursing Service Procedures Manual is current
and reflects the day to day nursing procedures performed in this
- Ensure that all nursing service personnel comply with the
procedures set forth in the Nursing Service Procedures Manual.
- Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Director
as necessary/required, concerning the operation of the nursing
- Periodically review the department's policies, procedure
manuals, job descriptions, etc. Make recommendations for revisions
to the Director.
- Assist in developing methods for coordinating nursing services
with other resident services to ensure the continuity of the
residents' total regimen of care.
- Ensure that all nursing service personnel are in compliance
with their respective job descriptions.
- Participate in the development, maintenance and implementation
of the facility's quality assurance program for the nursing service
- Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by
authorized government agencies as requested by the Administrator or
Director of Nursing Services.
- Periodically review the resident's written discharge plan.
Participate in the updating of the resident's written discharge
plan as required.
- Assist the Director in planning the nursing services portion of
the resident's discharge plan as necessary.
- Meet with the nursing staff, as well as support personnel, in
planning the department's services, programs, and activities.
- Admit, transfer, and discharge residents as required.
- Complete accident/incident reports as necessary.
- Interpret the department's policies and procedures to
personnel, residents, visitors, and government agencies as
- Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms,
reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc., as necessary.
- Attend various committee meetings of the facility (i.e.,
Infection Control, Policy Advisory, Pharmaceutical, Quality
Assessment, etc.) as required.
- Assist in preparing written and/or oral reports of the nursing
service programs and activities to submit to such committee(s) as
- Provide information to the Quality Assurance and Assessment
Committee as requested.
- Participate in developing the agenda for the Care Plan
Committee meetings as necessary.
- Participate in regularly scheduled reviews of the discharge
plans and make such plans available to the Care Plan Committee as
required or as may be necessary.
- Implement recommendations from established committees as
instructed by the Director.
- Knowledgeable in data collection, data analysis methodology,
and performance improvement methods needed to support and lead
performance improvement projects
- Collaborate with the quality committee and senior leaders to
prioritize and develop QAPI efforts
- Lead performance improvement projects and provide education and
coaching in order to build needed skills in others to lead
- Participate in multidisciplinary QAPI activities
- Knowledge of current Performance Improvement Initiatives
- Ensure that a sufficient number of licensed practical and/or
registered nurses are available for your tour of duty to ensure
that quality care is maintained.
- Ensure that a sufficient number of certified nursing assistants
are available for your tour of duty to ensure that routine nursing
care is provided to meet the daily nursing care needs of each
- Develop work assignments, and/or assist in completing and
performing such tasks.
- Delegate to each Charge Nurse the administrative authority,
responsibility, and accountability necessary to perform his/her
- Ensure that all nursing assistants are enrolled in or have
graduated from an approved nursing assistant training program.
- Ensure that all nurse aide trainees are under the direct
supervision of a licensed nurse.
- Make daily rounds of the nursing service department to ensure
that all nursing service personnel are performing their work
assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards. Report
findings to the Director.
- Monitor absenteeism to ensure that an adequate number of
nursing care personnel are on duty at all times. Report problem
areas to the Director.
- Ensure that established policies and procedures, including
dress codes, are followed by all departmental personnel.
- Review complaints and grievances made or filed by department
personnel. Make appropriate reports to the Director as required or
as may be necessary.
- Develop and maintain a good working rapport with
inter-department personnel, as well as other departments within the
facility to ensure that nursing services and activities can be
adequately maintained to meet the needs of the residents.
- Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest
and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the
unit and shift.
- Meet with your shift on a regularly scheduled basis to assist
in identifying and correcting problem areas and/or to assist in the
improvement of services.
- Review and evaluate your department's work force and make
recommendations to the Director.
- Participate in employee performance evaluations, determining
your shift's staffing requirements, and making recommendations to
the Director concerning employee dismissals, transfers, etc.
- Ensure that departmental disciplinary action is administered
fairly and without regard to race, color, creed, national origin,
age, sex, religion, handicap, or marital status.
- Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious
materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with the
facility's policies and procedures governing accidents and
Nursing Care Functions
- Inform nursing service personnel of new admissions, their
expected time of arrival, room assignment, etc.
- Ensure that rooms are ready for new admissions.
- Greet newly admitted residents upon admission. Escort them to
their rooms as necessary.
- Make rounds with physicians as necessary.
- Encourage attending physicians to record and sign progress
notes, physicians' orders, etc., on a timely basis and in
accordance with current regulations.
- Inform the Director when physician visits are not made in a
- Consult with the resident, his/her family, and the resident's
physician in planning the resident's care, treatment,
rehabilitation, etc., as necessary.
- Notify the resident's attending physician and next-of-kin when
there is a change in the resident's condition.
- Visit residents on a daily basis in order to observe and
evaluate each resident's physical and emotional status.
- Ensure that direct nursing care be provided by a licensed
nurse, a certified nursing assistant, and/or a nurse aide trainee
qualified to perform the procedure.
- Review nurses' notes to ensure that they are informative and
descriptive of the nursing care being provided, that they reflect
the resident's response to the care, and that such care is provided
in accordance with the resident's wishes.
- Provide direct nursing care as necessary.
- Start IVs, obtain sputum, urine and other specimens for lab
tests as ordered.
- Take TPRs, blood pressures, etc., as necessary.
- Admit, transfer and discharge residents as necessary.
- Report problem areas to the Director. Assist in developing and
implementing corrective action.
- Keep the Director informed of the status of residents and other
related matters through written/oral reports.
- Assist the Charge Nurse in monitoring seriously ill
- Authorize the use of restraints when necessary and in
accordance with our facilities policies and procedures.
- Ensure that all RNs and LPNs on your shift comply with written
procedures for the administration, storage, and control of
medications and supplies.
- Monitor medication passes and treatment schedules to ensure
that medications are being administered as ordered and that
treatments are provided as scheduled.
- Review medication cards for completeness of information,
accuracy in the transcription of physician orders, and adherence to
stop order policies.
- Inspect the nursing service treatment areas daily to ensure
that they are maintained in a clean and safe manner.
- Ensure that residents who are unable to call for help are
- Meet with residents, and/or family members, as necessary.
Report problems to the Director.
- Assist in arranging transportation for discharged residents as
- Inform family members of the death of the resident.
- Call funeral homes when requested by the family.
- Participate in developing, planning, conducting, and scheduling
in-service training classes that provide instructions on "how to do
the job," and ensure a well-educated nursing service
- Develop, implement, and maintain an effective orientation
program that orients the new employee to your shift, its policies
and procedures, and to his/her job position and duties.
- Provide leadership training that includes the administrative
and supervisory principles essential for your Charge Nurses.
- Encourage your Charge Nurses to attend and participate in
outside training programs. Schedule times as appropriate.
- Assist the Director in developing and revising the nursing
assistant training curriculum used by the facility.
- Assist the Director in planning clinical supervision for nurse
- Assist the Clinical Educator in developing annual OSHA and CDC
in-service training programs for hazard communication, TB
management, and bloodborne pathogens standard.
- Assist the Clinical Educator in developing advance directive
in-service training programs for the staff and community.
- Assist support services in developing, implementing, and
conducting in-service training programs that relate to the nursing
- Assist the Clinical Educator in the development of in-service
training programs for the nursing staff. Ensure that these programs
meet the continuing education requirements which allow licensed
personnel (e.g., RNs, LPNs, CNAs, etc.) to keep their license on an
- Attend and participate in continuing education programs
designed to keep you abreast of changes in your profession, as well
as to maintain your license on a current status.
Safety and Sanitation
- Assist the Safety Officer in developing safety standards for
the nursing service department as necessary.
- Assist the Director and/or Infection Preventionist in
identifying, evaluating, and classifying routine and job-related
functions to ensure that tasks in which there is potential exposure
to blood/body fluids are properly identified and recorded.
- Ensure that all personnel performing tasks that involve
potential exposure to blood/body fluids participate in appropriate
in-service training programs prior to performing such tasks.
- Ensure that an adequate supply of personal protective equipment
is on hand and readily available to personnel who perform
procedures that involve exposure to blood or body fluids.
- Ensure that personnel follow established procedures for the use
and disposal of personal protective equipment.
- Monitor your shift's personnel to ensure that they are
following established safety regulations in the use of equipment
- Ensure that all nursing service personnel comply with
established departmental policies and procedures.
- Ensure that nursing service work areas (i.e., nurses' stations,
medicine preparation rooms, etc.) are maintained in a clean and
- Ensure that all resident care rooms, treatment areas, etc., are
maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner.
- Ensure that nursing service personnel follow established hand
- Ensure that nursing service personnel participate in and
conduct all fire safety and disaster preparedness drills in a safe
and professional manner.
- Participate in the development, implementation, and maintenance
of the infection control program for monitoring communicable and/or
infectious diseases among the residents and personnel.
- Ensure that nursing service personnel follow established
infection control procedures when isolation precautions become
- Participate in the development, implementation and maintenance
of the procedures for reporting hazardous conditions or
- Ensure that all personnel wear and/or use safety equipment and
supplies (e.g., back brace, mechanical lifts, etc.) when lifting or
- Report missing/illegible labels and MSDSs to the safety officer
or other designated person.
Equipment And Supply Functions
- Recommend to the Director the equipment and supply needs of the
- Ensure that an adequate stock level of medications, medical
supplies, equipment, etc., is maintained on premises at all times
to meet the needs of the resident.
- Assist the Maintenance Director in developing a preventive
maintenance program for maintaining the nursing service
department's equipment and supplies in a safe and operable
- Participate in the development and implementation of the
procedures for the safe operation of all nursing service
- Ensure that only trained and authorized personnel operate the
nursing service department's equipment.
- Ensure that all personnel operate nursing service equipment in
a safe manner.
- Monitor nursing procedures to ensure that nursing service
supplies are used in an efficient manner to avoid waste.
- Ensure that appropriate MSDSs are on file for hazardous
chemicals used in the nursing service department.
Care Plan And Assessment Functions
- Participate in the development of written preliminary and
comprehensive assessments of the nursing needs of each resident as
- Participate in the development of a written plan of care
(preliminary and comprehensive) for each resident that identifies
the problems/needs of the resident, indicates the care to be given,
goals to be accomplished, and which professional service is
responsible for each element of care.
- Encourage the resident to participate in the development and
review of his/her care plan.
- Review resident care plans for appropriate resident goals,
problems, approaches, and revisions based on nursing needs.
- Ensure that all personnel involved in providing care to the
resident are aware of the resident's care plan. Ensure that nursing
personnel refer to the resident's care plan prior to administering
daily care to the resident.
- Review nurses' notes to determine if the care plan is being
- Assist the Resident Assessment/Care Plan Coordinator in
planning, scheduling, and revising the MDS, including the
implementation of RAPs and Triggers.
- Review resident's medical and nursing treatments to ensure that
they are provided in accordance with the resident's care plan and
Budget And Planning Functions
- Keep abreast of economic conditions/situations, and recommend
to the Director adjustments in nursing services that ensure the
continued ability to provide quality care.
- Recommend to the Director the equipment needs of the nursing
- Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care
- Monitor nursing care to ensure that all residents are treated
fairly, and with kindness, dignity, and respect.
- Ensure that all nursing care is provided in privacy and that
nursing service personnel knock before entering the resident's
- Ensure that all nursing service personnel are knowledgeable of
the residents' responsibilities and rights including the right to
- Review complaints and grievances made by the resident and make
a written/oral report to the Director indicating what action(s)
were taken to resolve the complaint or grievance. Follow facility's
- Maintain a written record of the resident's complaints and/or
grievances that indicates the action taken to resolve the complaint
and the current status of the complaint.
- Report and investigate all allegations of resident abuse and/or
misappropriation of resident property.
- Ensure that nursing staff personnel honor the resident's
refusal of treatment request. Ensure that such requests are in
accordance with the facility's policies governing advance
- Works in office area(s) as well as throughout the nursing
service area (i.e., drug rooms, nurses' stations, resident rooms,
- Moves intermittently during working hours.
- Is subject to frequent interruptions.
- Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government
agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and
- Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family
members, personnel, and visitors.
- Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel, and
other department supervisors.
- Works beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays
- Is subject to call-back during emergency conditions (e.g.,
severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).
- Is involved in community/civic health matters/projects as
- Attends and participates in continuing educational
- Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors,
etc., throughout the work day, as well as reactions from dust,
disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants.
- Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases,
conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B
- May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous
- Maintains a liaison with the residents, their families, support
departments, etc., to adequately plan for the residents' needs.
Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited
college or university.
License: Register Nurse
- Must have, as a minimum, one year(s) of experience as a
supervisor in a hospital, long-term care facility, or other related
health care facility.
- Must have training in rehabilitative and restorative nursing
- Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to
practice as an RN in the State of Pennsylvania.
- Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when
circumstances warrant such action.
- Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel,
residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel,
and the general public.
- Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and
procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that
pertain to long-term care.
- Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the
willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other
- Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement,
and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and
procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality
- Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and
enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult
- Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be
willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
- Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's
- Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other
individuals in the workplace.
Physical And Sensory Requirements
(With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices)
- Must be able to move intermittently throughout the
- Must be able to speak and write the English language in an
- Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of
- Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will
enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the
requirements of this position can be fully met.
- Must function independently, and have flexibility, personal
integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents,
personnel, and support agencies.
- Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the
policies of this facility which include a medical and physical
- Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled,
elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within
- Must be able to push, pull, and move.
- May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents
during emergency situations.
Regulatory Compliance - QAPI
- Recognize your role as part of the QAPI efforts of your
- Attend trainings to build understanding and capacity to
undertake QAPI work.
- Carry out QAPI roles and responsibilities as assigned.
- Follow established policies and procedures in support of QAPI
- Look for and share with leadership ideas for improvement in the
- Communicate to leadership upon witnessing a positive outcome of
a QAPI project or detecting barriers preventing project
- Support QAPI efforts both verbally and non-verbally (i.e., via
actions and attitude), including adjusting performance and practice
in accordance with QAPI initiatives and findings.
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