Registered Nurse (RN) Clinical Supervisor, Solid Organ Transplant

Job Description

Solid Organ Transplant/Renal is 24 bed unit. (1 bed designated as a pre-op bed for those patients being called in for a transplant) UCMC performs Liver, Kidney and Pancreas transplants. The kidney program has a living donor transplant program. All transplant patients, regardless of when their transplant was performed are admitted to 8CCP. This is due to the special care and education necessary for transplant patients. Nursing care is concentrated on recovery from transplantation, focusing on mobility, monitoring of I & O's, pain management and medication administration and education. Transplant patients are always recovered and monitored in the SICU prior to coming to 8CCP. Transplant patients can also be admitted from TACU, clinic, or directly from home. The patient ratio is 1:4 or 1:6 patients. This position will train. New graduates are welcome to apply!

The Clinical Shift Supervisor assumes the responsibility for ensuring excellent patient care is being delivered, maintaining expeditious patient flow with a focus on customer service, and supervision of nursing staff. The Clinical Shift Supervisor will provide input on staff evaluations and complete evaluations for their regular staff cohort. The Clinical Shift Supervisor will also assist with cost containment, and manage all employees to do the same. The position requires knowledge of leadership and effective interpersonal communication skills.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As the pioneering hospital of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, UC Medical Center has served greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care teams utilizing the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available. UC Medical Center has 724 licensed beds and more than 5,800 employees.

Unit Details:
  • Be a part of giving the gift of hope to patients.
  • Enjoy a schedule with no call requirements.
  • Join a warm team-culture environment.


  • Supervises staff assigned to their unit or center of excellence and demonstrates the ability to coach and mentor staff. Operational leadership of shift including patient flow and assignment/adjustment of resources to meet dynamic changing needs throughout the shift. Champion efficient throughput and capacity management. Benchmark internal processes to improve practice. Lead and implement operational improvement initiatives and assures compliance via staff coaching and mentoring. Ensures staff behaviors supports and are consistent with the RITE Values, Missions and Vision of UC Health and University Hospital. Provide transformational leadership as related to PFCC. Assist with developing and revising of departmental standards, policies and procedures. Staffing and scheduling responsibility for cohort of staff and shift. Promote patient care safety standards. Actively identifying opportunities for improvement in patient satisfaction, perform trials and report back to leadership on results. Facilitate conflict resolution. Empower staff to participate in decision making through shared governance/UBC. Maintain, support and encourage others with professional development.

Resource Management:
  • Demonstrates efficiency through the appropriate use of resources or supplies to support timely and effective delivery of patient care. Identifies needs for specific equipment and ensures adequate and properly functioning equipment and supplies are available for patient care. Identify operational needs for units including but not limited to needs related to capital equipment; medical supplies; office supplies; hours of practice; minor equipment; and equipment maintenance. Participate in the new hire process: Shadowing process, selection and oversee specific staff orientation to maintain established standards of care and to ensure competency. Specific professional development and coaching for assigned cohort of staff including quarterly rounding and annual performance appraisals. Provides immediate counseling for staff when specific behaviors or incidents negatively affect patient care or the general work environment. Write up incidents. Participates in the corrective action process. Promote staff retention, team building/collaboration.

Performance Improvement/Regulatory Requirements:
  • Ensure shift practice is in compliance with state and federal medical laws (EMTALA, HIPAA and House Bill 316). Enforce and maintain corporate compliance. Identify and oversee risk management issues. Ensures staff compliance with established policies, procedures, standards and accreditation and licensing regulations. Actively involved and engage staff in departmental performance improvement (PI) activities according to department PI plan.
  • Assist the manager in evaluation the quality of patient care and staff performance through: Personal observation. Facilitating quality improvement monitoring activities. Interviewing patients/families/staff. Reviewing documentation.

Clinical Resource and Competency:
  • Maintain hospital wide and department specific nursing competencies and completes annual competencies in required time frame. Collaborate with the Department Educator and/or provides for orientation and educational needs identified in the department. Function as a clinical resource for area of clinical specialty. Promote the use of evidence based practice. Assist in identifying and operationalizing best practices in the unit. Facilitates ongoing staff professional growth.


Education: BSN in nursing and current license in state of practice.

Experience: 5 years clinical and progressive management experience.