Supervisor of Clinical Nursing
Company: Renown Healthcare
Posted on: January 17, 2020
Under the direction of the Manager or Director and in conjunction
with the Shared Governance Council, this position is accountable
for directing and coordinating the delivery of patient care and the
general functioning of the nursing unit. The role of the Nurse
Supervisor is to assist in achievement of organizational goals
through and with the effort of others.
Nature and Scope:
This is a clinically focused position that is challenged to
maintain a well-organized and functioning nursing unit that allows
for the enhancement of evidenced based practice and continuity of
patient care throughout the healthcare continuum. The Nurse
Supervisor coordinates care and collaborates with other
professional disciplines as needed, to optimize patient
The Nurse Supervisor acts as a role model, resource, and coach to
all nursing staff to provide ongoing support for professional
development, maintenance of the standards of care and quality
The Nurse Supervisor facilitates professional relationships between
physicians, nursing and interdisciplinary teams to provide a
patient focused plan of care.
The Nurse Supervisor requires leadership skills and flexibility to
adjust hours to be a resource to all shifts. The Nurse Supervisor
will be responsible for engaging the nursing staff to provide
evidence based practice, promoting desired patient outcomes and
ensuring that practice is congruent with the American Nurses
Association Code of Ethics.
Technological advances dictate that the Nurse Supervisor is well
versed in procedures common to the department or unit served. In
addition, proficiency in the techniques of leadership and adult
learning theories are necessary to coordinate the activities of all
health team members, and to maintain positively engaged, competent
Other challenges of this position include the ability to recognize
dynamics of change and respond appropriately within the context of
accepted current theory. Creativity and innovation is expected from
the incumbent to help staff function as a high performance work
team and to promote staff retention.
The Nurse Supervisor is responsible for the assessment, planning,
implementation, and evaluation of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent,
adult and geriatric patients and families. The Nurse Supervisor
must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care
based on physical, motor/sensory, psychosocial and safety
appropriate to the age of the patient served and meet the standards
of quality as measured by the unit/department Competence with
Special Populations standard.
1. Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statements, American
Nurses Association Publication
* Edwards, DuAnne; The Synergy Model: Linking Patient Needs to
Nursing Competencies, Critical Care Nurse; Vol. 19, No. 1,
* Magnet Recognition Progress, Recognizing Excellence in Nursing
Service - Healthcare Organization Instruction and Application
Process Manual, American Nurses Association Credentialing Center;
Washington, DC, 2002, pp. 134, 135, 127.
4. Nurse Practice Act, Nevada Revised Statutes, Chapter 632, NAC,
Chapter 632. Nevada State Board of Nursing, September, 2002.
* Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, American Nurses
Scope & Standards for Nurse Administrators; ANA Publication
This position does provide patient care.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be
construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills
and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is
intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and
level of the job.
Minimum Qualifications: Requirements - Required and/or
Must have working-level knowledge of the English language,
including reading, writing and speaking English. BSN or related
bachelor's degree preferred, or pursuit of a Bachelor's Degree upon
Two years experience as a Staff RN preferred.
Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Nevada Registered Nurse
Current AHA BLS certification by American Heart Association
standards required. Professional certification preferred.
Computer / Typing:
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook,
PowerPoint, Excel and Word and have the ability to use the computer
to complete online learning requirements for job-specific
competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online
benefits enrollment, etc.
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