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Nursing Supervisor- Float Pool Pekin - PRN

Responsibilities:

  • Assists staff, both directly and indirectly, by providing support, guidance and effective problem solving in a variety of crises, including personnel and staffing issues, code blue, and others.
  • Promptly accessible, throughout shift, to staff and Switchboard via phone or beeper.
  • Activity assists staff in problem resolution, developing their problem solving skills in the process.
  • Assesses utilization and reception of float help.
  • Promptly and effectively contributes to Code Blue Team efforts.
  • Makes frequent rounds during which:
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to staff's current situation
  • Interactions are purposeful (address need for information, encouragement, etc.)
  • Offers specific assistance, i. e., answer lights, IV therapy, intervene with problem patients, direct care delivery, clerical assistance, etc.
  • Provides expertise in a consultative role
  • Supports line managers by providing, clarifying and/or reinforcing information regarding values, policies, procedures, and current organizational events, practices, or issues.
  • Promptly communicates significant issues/concerns regarding patient care delivery or unit personnel to Nurse Manager and Director.
  • Offers assistance and follows with concerns on the shift.
  • Supports strategies in unit development or system changes.
  • Consistently demonstrates and openly reinforces the values and standards of the department and organization
  • Ensures effective deployment and/or reallocation of available staff based on patient care needs and unit staffing plans.
  • Completes any needed reallocation in a timely manner.
  • Staffing decisions are congruent with unit staffing plans/targets and patient care needs.
  • Staffing variances are identified by fact.
  • Collaborates as appropriate with lead nurses to understand patient care needs.
  • Staff (especially lead nurses) has confidence their input is respected and considered in difficult staffing decisions.
  • Evaluates affected units for results/impact.
  • Communicates complex staffing decisions and rationale to Nurse Manager and Director.
  • Acts as on-site administrator, maintains current knowledge of clinical issues, policies and procedures.
  • Knows and uses available resources.
  • Handles concerns using sound judgement.
  • Applies policies and procedures and deviates from policies and procedures appropriately; deviations are explainable and supportable.
  • Reports significant information, observations, or issues to responsible Director and/or Vice President. Promptly receives, investigates (to the extent appropriate), and documents PRIDE calls, communicating with Nurse Manager and Director.
  • Maintains and is familiar with resources in Nursing Office and Medical Center.
  • Keeps abreast of changes in policies and procedures.
  • Uses Administrator-on-Call appropriately.
  • Maintains clinical knowledge and skills to serve as resource to staff and contribute to their development.
  • Maintains required certifications, CPR, ACLS and house competencies.

Qualifications

  • Education
    • Bachelor's Degree in the field of nursing Preferred
    • Individuals hired after August 1, 2013 must obtain a BSN within 4 years
  • Work Experience
    • 3-5 years of experience in/with clinical experience with progressive leadership responsibilities (i. e. lead nurse) required.
  • EOE M/F/V/D


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