Registered Nurse (RN), House Supervisor, PRN

Job Description

UC Health is hiring a PRN House Supervisor for the Nursing Pool at West Chester Hospital.

The House Supervisor is responsible for facilitating patient flow throughout the facility and provides administrative direction for assigned nursing personnel. This position is responsible for coordinating daily staffing in collaboration with the Clinical Managers and Clinical Director. The House Supervisor is the acting Administrative representative for decision-making on weekends, holidays, and after hours, in collaboration with the designated On-call Administrator.

About West Chester Hospital

West Chester Hospital provides its patients with access to the region's largest group of specialized physicians and medical providers. With a reputation for providing outstanding patient experiences and quality medical care, the hospital consistently ranks amongst the top 5% in the nation.

West Chester Hospital provides a Level III Trauma Center that delivers superior emergency and critical care, and a certified Primary Stroke Center that provides access to the subspecialty care at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute. West Chester Hospital has also achieved Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC), and the hospital is routinely ranked among the best places to work in Ohio and Greater Cincinnati.

Unit Details:
  • Enjoy leadership that encourages strong teamwork.
  • Gain from opportunities for personal growth and development.
  • Enjoy a Family-oriented and collaborative work environment.


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 the 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 acknowledged and incorporated into patient care delivery.
  • Collaborates with ancillary departments in problem-solving.

Facilitates patient flow throughout the hospital system:
  • Evaluates the ability of the 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 the 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 the 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 and projects to obtain certification and advanced education.
  • Articulates in the application of ethical principles for patient care and operations.
  • 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

Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing is required,
  • Master's Degree in Nursing is preferred.

Experience:
  • Four (4) years of progressive leadership responsibilities and ICU experience.

Required Skills and Knowledge:
  • Experience in a university hospital environment is 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.

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