Responsible for personnel, management, and coordination of nursing service activities for the scheduled working shift, in accordance with established philosophy, objectives, and policies of the hospital to ensure safe, efficient, and therapeutic patient care. Relates effectively with other shifts for continuity of care and, in the absence of the Chief Nursing Officer or Departmental Nursing Directors, takes charge.
Assists in interpreting hospital policy and state law as related to the nursing service.
Assists in evaluating and formulating the policies, procedures, decisions, and solutions related to the nursing service.
Participates in hospital safety procedures and programs.
Manages guidance and counseling activities for personnel of the designated shift.
Evaluates and recommends changes in nursing service records.
Responsible for all activities, nursing care, and the execution of nursing and hospital policies of scheduled shift.
Responsible for informing the Director of Nursing Services of nursing activities, needs, problems, and unusual events.
Recommends the purchase of supplies and equipment required for the nursing service.
Coordinates activities of the nursing service through charge nurses.
Continuously reviews nursing staffing patterns, checks attendance, and revises the daily staff schedule as necessary.
Evaluates and reviews employees’ performance against written standards for each position; approves or rejects salary change recommendations.
Makes recommendations to the Director of Nursing Services to hire, promote, suspend, and terminate nursing service employees.
Maintains and assists in orientation programs for new employees.
Assists in supervising the in-service education program and follows up to evaluate effectiveness and to determine the need for revision of methods and materials.
Investigates and reports complaints.
Makes routine nursing service checks on personnel, time cards, equipment, materials, supplies, etc.
Initiates and approves orders for repairs.
Responsible for environmental control, including infection control.
Exercises independent judgment and initiative.
To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Every effort has been made to make this job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties the incumbent will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position. This position description does not restrict the right of management to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities with and without notice.