The Clinical Supervisor, in collaboration with and under the direction of the Nursing Department Director/Manager, is accountable for ongoing shift leadership and operations of a clinical department and for nursing care safety and quality. The Clinical Supervisor uses sound human resource and budget principles to guide the daily provision of nursing services to patients and families. The Clinical Supervisor supports comprehensive patient and family services through effective participation with the interdisciplinary team. The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for supervising nursing department associates and providing patient care when needed. Coaches and guides employees under his/her supervision. Demonstrates Professionalism and Excellence by performing as role model for clinical and service excellence.
EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing. BSN preferred. National specialty certification preferred.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Current RN license in the State of New Mexico. Current BLS Certification. Current ACLS Certification or obtain within 6 months. Current PALS/NRP if applicable to area. Current TNCC if applicable to area or obtain within 6 months. Current CPI or equivalent must be obtained within six months for Behavioral Health and Emergency Department. BLS, ACLS and PALS must be issued through American Heart Association.
SKILLS: Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care/service appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit/department.
EXPERIENCE: 3 years relevant experience.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Nursing Leadership
-Bloodborne pathogen: B
Works irregular hours. Multiple simultaneous activities of patient care. Exposure to infectious diseases and x-rays. Exposure to varying unpredictable situations.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to handle emergency situations, prolonged, extensive or considerable standing. Has knowledge of and uses good body mechanics.