Gritman Medical Center

  • House Supervisor

    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Gritman Medical Center
    Nursing Administration
    Half Time Night Shift
  • Overview

    Position Summary: The House Supervisor is a licenses professional registered nurse with advanced clinical experience and expertise, advanced problem solving and critical thinking skills, and demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills. The House Supervisor is held to the same basic practice standards and professional accountability as the professional Staff RN. The House Supervisor oversees and coordinates patient care activities throughout the hospital on the assigned shift; directs professional and non-professional nursing personnel; participates in staff development and evaluation of staff on assigned shift; assists in direct patient care. The House Supervisor reports directly to the Chief Nursing Officer.


    Qualifications, Education, Training, & Experience: Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing, baccalaureate degree is preferred, and be eligible to take the Idaho State Board of Nursing examination or to receive licensure by reciprocity. The House Supervisor will have documented advanced clinical and leadership experience in nursing. The House Supervisor must demonstrate competency performance of the House Supervisor core competency assessments (including the core nursing competencies for the appropriate nursing units) within 90 days of hire. The House Supervisor is to have and maintain all the same basic education credentials, certifications and competency assessments as the professional Staff RN. The House Supervisor is a member of the critical care nursing team and is expected to maintain competency in the critical care nursing units, post anesthesia care and have demonstrated/documented competency as an administrative representative. The House Supervisor must be competent to perform as a second nurse in all clinical nursing departments.


    License/Registration: Current registered nursing license in Idaho or a compact state. Current Basic Life Support certification. Must be certified in Advanced Cardiac Life support, Pediatric Life Support, and Neonatal Resuscitation within 6 months of hire. TNCC training preferred. Non-violent Crisis Intervention Training (CPI) and attend skills fair required.


    Essential Functions:

    1. Oversees the delivery of patient care on assigned shift: Acts as a resource for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care; provides direction in managing changing workloads; coordinates patient care activities with staff and physicians, acts as resource for documentation practices; resolves quality of care concerns; serves as resource for complex patient care situations.
    2. Coordinates staffing for oncoming shift/s based on patient census, care needs, and staff competency: Communicates and collaborates with directors and staff to ensure staffing consistent with established unit staffing plans; reassigns and calls in additional staff as necessary; assigns low census as warranted; documents staffing adjustments including variances from established unit staffing plans.
    3. Demonstrates appropriate leadership skills and behaviors: Interprets/supports policies and procedures and other organizational information to internal and external customers; complies with and interprets regulations/standards of licensing/regulatory agencies; guides staff to appropriate resources; acts as resource for medical/legal/ethical issues; serves as role model for effective communication and problem-solving; fosters harmonious relationships and caring attitudes; enforces disciplinary procedures as necessary; considers cost-efficiency of actions; demonstrates and encourages life long learning.
    4. Assesses staff competency: Supports director’s plan for orientation on assigned shift; ensures ability of employees to care for assigned patients; reports competency concerns to appropriate director; acts as resource and coaches staff in skills development; provides input for competency review (i.e., annual, float, etc.) of staff on assigned shift.
    5. Directs appropriate response to, emergent, life threatening, or safety situations: Responds to and provides direction for all hospital codes/alerts; participates in code/alert reviews; implements emergency management protocols when necessary; acts the incident commander in the event of a hospital wide disaster until the arrival of the administrator on-call; acts to resolve staff, patient and visitor safety concerns.
    6. Directs patient care activities in designated circumstances: Collaborates with appropriate agencies, care providers, and other staff for patient transfers to ensure patient safety and compliance with hospital policies and external regulations; coordinates with Organ Procurement Organization/s, care givers and families to facilitate organ donation opportunities; provides direct patient care as needed.
    7. Coordinates/directs total hospital operations (in absence of directors and/or administration): Contacts on-call personnel; obtains supplies, medical records, etc. as needed; oversees work of ancillary staff and communicates appropriate issues to the department director; handles customer complaints per hospital policy; independently acts on behalf of directors and administration; acts as hospital media representative in the absence of hospital administrators; assists with projects as delegated by CNO; reports management/administrative decisions and actions appropriately.
    8. Fosters a climate consistent with continuous quality improvement principles: Uses a collaborative, cross functional approach; encourages and supports staff participation; identifies, investigates and resolves errors/incidents; demonstrates effective listening, questioning, feedback and conflict management skills; seeks improvement opportunities consistent with Gritman’s mission, vision and values; participates in evaluation of nursing practice to improve patient outcomes.

    Population Served: Neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric. All genders, race, ethnic, sociopolitical, demographic, marital and sexual preference groups, developmental and physical abilities, religions, and nationalities.


    Physical Demands: Lifting, positioning, and transferring of patients. Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking. Lifts, positions, pushes, and/or transfers patients. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching. Must possess good manual and finger dexterity. Visual requirements include near and far acuity, depth perception, color differentiation, and focusing ability. Hearing, speech, and sense of touch essential. Occasional repetitive motion activities.


    Environmental Conditions: Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne disease and other infectious diseases. May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient elements, i.e., accidents, injuries, and illnesses. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations; potentially violent or angry patients and families; emergencies and crisis situations. Occasionally subjected to irregular hours/shifts. Frequently required to function competently with multiple demands and tasks. May be exposed to noxious and potentially hazardous fumes.


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