House Supervisor

Job Description

UC Health is hiring a full-time House Nurse Supervisor for the Staffing Office for first shift at the Daniel Drake Center for Post Acute Care.

The House Nurse Supervisor will support the UC Health delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.

About Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care

Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care is the regions premier provider of post-acute and transitional care services, offering a complete range of inpatient and outpatient services including medically complex care, skilled nursing, assisted living, wellness services and research. Daniel Drake Center helps patients recover from catastrophic injury and illness including multi-system organ failure, complex wound care, traumatic brain injury, stroke and spinal cord injury.

Daniel Drake is the only hospital-based skilled nursing facility in the Cincinnati region. Patients at Daniel Drake Center have access to many hospital-based services including 24/7 on-site physician coverage, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, wound care and specialty physician consulting services. The availability of these on-site services allows for quick response to the complex and evolving care needs for our patients.

Responsibilities

Supervision of Staff:
  • Assigns and reassigns unit staff based on patient care needs, continuity, acuity and budgetary guidelines.
  • Reviews staffing sheets for accuracy.
  • Assigns float staff based on staffing grid/ratio and staff expertise.
  • Analyzes the need for additional staff for each shift utilizing census and acuity information.
  • Plans ahead to cover deficiencies and demonstrates good judgment and creativity in arranging unit coverage.
  • Notifies Clinical Manager and Clinical Director of staffing deficiencies and collaborates with unit management regarding reassignment of personnel.
  • Delegates tasks appropriately to healthcare personnel.
  • Communicates with unit-specific Clinical Managers regarding unit functioning and collaborating in problem-solving as needed.
  • Serves as a change agent when patient care and processes are redesigned.
  • Ensures decision-making authority of staff is acknowledges and incorporated into patient care delivery.
  • Collaborates with ancillary departments in problem solving.

Facilitates patient flow throughout the hospital system:
  • Evaluates ability of hospital to safely care for patients, by keeping abreast of hospital census and other anticipated admitting/discharging activity.
  • Collaborates with Admitting, Assessment team and management for availability of beds, equipment and placement of patients.
  • Communicates with external agencies as indicated.

Quality Improvement and Safety:
  • Resource and consultant to associates.
  • Responds to emergency situations and implements appropriate intervention.
  • Communicates with hospital department heads and/or Administrator on-call for the purpose of problem resolution or information briefing.
  • Refers injured associates to employee injury line for direction.
  • Surveillance of hospital environment for safety, orderliness and cleanliness.
  • Articulates and takes action to support the JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of internal and external disaster plans and fire drills.
  • Incorporates safety into clinical processes, policies and procedures.
  • Supports a non-punitive environment for reporting errors.
  • Articulates federal and state regulations.

Professionalism:
  • Exhibits personal and professional accountability and career planning.
  • Supports and encourages staff to be involved in professional organizations, projects to obtain certification and advanced education.
  • Articulates in the application of ethical principles for patient care and operations.
  • Demonstrates care about people as individuals with empathy and concern, while ensuring that organizational ethics, goals and objectives are met.
  • Creates and promotes a healthy work environment that is conducive to opinion sharing and decreases moral distress.
  • Role models the perspective that patient care is the core of the organization's work.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required, Master's Degree in Nursing preferred.
  • Four years progressive leadership responsibilities, ICU experience.
  • Experience in a university hospital environment preferred.
  • Ability to utilize sound management principles, ability to accept and implement change; able to foster professional and inter-professional relationships; fosters effective guest relations skills; ability to work flexible hours.

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at uchealth.com.