1+ months

Overnight Nurse Supervisor - (90253)

Universal Health Services
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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::Essential Functions

  1. Attends intershift report on each unit at least once a month.
  2. Conducts rounds a minimum of twice per shift.
  3. Exchanges relevant data with peers, Program Directors, and Nurse Executive via memo, communication book, direct contact. Attends meetings which address patient care issues as requested by Director of Inpatient Services.
  4. Gives thorough change of shift report to oncoming Nursing Supervisor, detailing patient, staff and administrative issues.
  5. Supports hospital-wide philosophy emphasizing performance improvement process and patient safety initiatives i.e. Arbour Hospitals restraint reduction program, adherence by RNs to P&P re: medication administration. Ensures that incident reports are completed when indicated and follow up is comprehensive and directed to either QI or the appropriate Unit Manager for further investigation.
  6. Attends monthly Department Heads/Supervisors' meeting when feasible. Directly communicates pertinent data to CEO, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Department Heads, and physicians as needed
  7. Facilitates appropriate level of care of newly admitted patients via consultation with Intake Coordinator
  8. Assures compliance of Policies and Procedures related to emergency codes (i.e., Red, Green, Yellow, and Blue) and completes documentation requirements in a timely manner.
  9. Obtains necessary medications during off-shift hours in absence of pharmacist
  10. Facilitates operations of physical plant in absence of Environmental Services staff.
  11. Acts as liaison with community resources such as police department, fire department, other medical facilities.
  12. Reviews clinical data with nursing personnel by discussion of patient care issues on a daily basis. Ensures that all episodes of restraint/seclusion are reviewed by the clinical team by completing a code green monitor for each episode.
  13. Assists staff to formulate, evaluate and revise individualized treatment plans by utilizing both individual and group modes of supervision
  14. Provides clinical supervision for designated staff.
  15. Evaluates staff performance by direct observation and collaboration with peers. Provides verbal and written feedback to employee on an ongoing basis.
  16. Completes performance evaluation for staff he/she is identified to evaluate by date evaluation is due.
  17. Is knowledgeable of and follows policy and procedure for counseling or disciplinary action.
  18. Encourages a professional demeanor in other staff by continuously exhibiting a high standards of professional behavior.
  19. Shares clinical knowledge and expertise with staff through formal and informal discussions.
  20. Provides unit coverage to facilitate staff attendance at scheduled educational offerings. Ensures assigned staff MED compliance as Audited by monthly review by DIPS.
  21. Updates clinical knowledge for staff through sharing of information obtained in journals, conferences and educational seminars as appropriate.
  22. Reviews master schedules for his/her shift and succeeding 2 shifts daily to ensure conformance with staffing patterns. Contacts DIPS to review staffing variances in order to assist DIPS to monitor concurrently
  23. Reallocates staff daily in accordance with established staffing patterns based on patient care needs.
  24. Replaces sick calls, assists other managers in filling scheduling needs on weekly schedules
  25. 11-7 Nursing Supervisor develops and coordinates a staffing schedule for his/her shift on a monthly basis.
  26. Demonstrates fiscal responsibility in staff allocation as measured in supervisory meeting and budget review.
  27. Initiates his/her professional development on an ongoing basis.
  28. Meets hospital attendance and punctuality policies.
Job Requirements
  • BSN is required
  • MSN is preferred.
  • In-house - Associate degree in Nursing, with demonstrated competence.
  • Current R.N. Mass. license, CPR certification within 3 months of hire.
  • Two years inpatient psychiatric experience with one year as supervisor.
  • Ability to manage, observes, move and communicate with patients, including ability to walk, lift, twist, and bend and to sit and stand for long periods of time.
  • Must have emotional stability, physical stamina and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in decision making, problem solving and interpersonal relations.
  • Demonstrated competence in psychiatric nursing and medical/surgical assessment skills.


Posted: 2019-11-07 Expires: 2020-03-20

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Universal Health Services
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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