Registered Nurse (RN) Clinical Supervisor, Trauma Subspecialties

Job Description

UC Health is hiring a Full-Time Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor for Trauma Subspecialties, at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

This 28 bed Unit consists of patient populations from many specialized surgical teams. Our patient population is admitted from the ER, SICU and PACU. Nursing care for the Trauma patient is concentrated around recovering from traumatic injury with focus on mobility, patient education, monitoring intake and outputs and pain management. Our surgical specialties include ENT and urology who are consistently nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

The Clinical Registered Nurse (RN) 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 The University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Main Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, The University of Cincinnati 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 team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

UC Medical Center is also home to medical breakthroughs- our physician experts conduct basic, translational and clinical research, leading to new therapies and care protocols, and connecting patients to the latest and most advanced treatments. UC Medical Center houses Greater Cincinnati's only Level I adult trauma center, which includes the right mix of specialist and medical resources available at a moment's notice for a wide variety of the most complex medical conditions and injuries.

Unit Details:

  • UCMC is equipped to handle even the most complex medical cases in the area, with the ability to care for the sickest patients.
  • Ortho Trauma has a great opportunity to expand nursing skills in a surgical setting presenting a great opportunity to grow as professionals and develop one's expertise.
  • The team has developed a strong sense of camaraderie and is dedicated to providing each other with encouragement and support.
  • Greater Cincinatti's only Level 1 Adult Trauma Center
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Employee Paid Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement Opportunities
  • Community Discounts


  • 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.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), required.
  • Licensed to practice in the State of Ohio.