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Baylor Scott & White Health: Acute Care Rn Supervisor

Baylor Scott & White Health

This is a Full-time position in Temple, TX posted April 3, 2021.

Job DescriptionJOB SUMMARY The Supervisor, Nursing Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for supervision of assigned nursing and unit-based personnel to provide a safe, caring environment for patients, family and staff which fosters professinoal nursing practice, shared decision-making, interprofessional teamwork and collaboration with positive patient and staff outcomes.

The Supervisor oversees day-to-day operations and productivity and assists the Nursing Manager in planning, developing, implementing, evaluating and monitoring policies and procedures, budgets and the allocation of resources, quality/performance improvement initiatives, educational programs and shared governance councils to achieve departmental and organizational goals and objectives.

Provides nursing care as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE Clinical Judgment: Creates, fosters and sustains a healthy work environment which supports evidence-based practice and research.

Coordinates patient care through collaboration with interprofessional team members in planning, implementing and evaluating patients plans of care.

Identifies potential problems and/or resources for patients and families.

Supervises personnel in providing safe, cost-effective, efficient care based on individual patient needs.

Ensures staff members maintain competency based on standards of practice for patient population.

Provides nursing care as needed.

Clinical Inquiry: Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice, including, but not limited to, nursing sensitive indicators.

Facilitates practice changes among nursing staff through quality and performance improvement initiatives and use of best, evidence-based practices and research findings.

Identifies, proposes and conducts clinical research.

Caring Practices: Creates and sustains a compassionate, supportive, safe and therapeutic environment for patients, families and staff.

Assists in the coordination of patient care conferences and interprofessional rounds to address patient/family needs, discharge planning and best caring practices and outcomes.

Response to Diversity: Identifies issues arising from individual differences and develops awareness of these issues in nursing staff, medical staff and other health care providers.

Role models, teaches and provides age-specific and developmentally-appropriate patient care in accordance with established guidelines and scope of duty or practice for patients served in department.

Identifies and resolves conflicts between others that affect performance and/or the work environment.

Advocacy and Moral Agency: Advocates on behalf of the nursing staff to represent the concerns of patients, families and staff.

Fosters an ethical practice environment for professional practice and patient care based on optimum communication, teamwork and coordination of care.

Addresses ethical issues through a systematic process using institutional ethics committee as needed.

Promotes health care at local, state and national levels.

Facilitation of Learning: Monitors the learning needs of staff and patients/families and assists in the design, implementation and evaluation of educational activities to enhance their knowledge and skills.

Fosters an environment that is supportive of staff’s professional and personal growth.

Facilitates the development of clinical and leadership expertise in staff through role modeling, teaching and coaching/mentoring.

Identifies staff professional growth opportunities and assists in the development of the department’s succession plan.

Provides and evaluates a comprehensive onboarding/orientation program for newly-hired staff.

Functions as a resource within the clinical specialty program.

Collaboration: Role models, teaches and mentors professional leadership and accountability for nursing’s role within the interprofessional health care team.

Collaborates with medical, allied health and administrative staff to ensure the provision of safe, quality, compassionate care.

Participates in departmental and organizational programs, committees and special projects to achieve desired outcomes.

Systems Thinking.

Recognizes, responds and provides follow-up to issues, concerns and suggestions on behalf of patient population and staff.

Provides timely follow-up to critical incidents and sentinel events and provides input into system redesign to promote a culture of safety for patients, families and staff and decrease risk.

Allocates resources (e.G., staffing, supplies and equipment) and coordinates services to optimize patient care, throughput and services that maximize efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Assists in educating nursing staff in planning and evaluating staffing based on nursing-sensitive indicators.

Assists nursing manager in human resource management of personnel: hiring, coaching for improved performance and professional development and terminating employees.

Assists in developing/monitoring the operating and capital budgets, resolving variances and imple

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