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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 4131 - Nursing Supervisor

Job Description

FLSA STATUS: Exempt
GRADE: 314

POSITION SUMMARY
Under direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in supervising professional and sub professional nursing personnel on a shift and/or unit and may perform professional nursing services in the care and treatment of residents; monitors and assures compliance with regulatory guidelines; resident assessment, documentation, policies, and procedures; performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
This position is responsible for monitoring and analyzing processes and procedures used in resident care in order to ensure that all residents receive care based on established rules, regulations and clinical standards. Plans, directs, develops policies and leads Quality Improvement initiatives. May also function as a Senior Head Special instructions are received from medical and nursing superiors. Direction is received from the Director of Nursing or designee; may assume the responsibilities of the Director of Nursing during their absence.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Evaluates resident’s status and unit activities at the beginning of the shift
• Oversees direct care activities to assure that practices are consistent with evidence-based practices and facility policies and procedures
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Conducts environmental rounds;
• Inspects the environment, identifies and reports environmental conditions that are deficit or present a risk to appropriate department
• Monitors and evaluates quality measures utilizing real-time data
• Conducts root cause analysis of quality indicators that deviate from acceptable standards; identifies patterns and trends;
• Develops plan to achieve desired standards
• Participates in committees and meetings
• Provides professional nursing care by determining the kind and amount of nursing care required
• Schedules nursing personnel to assure full unit coverage
• Counsels, educates, and coaches employees to maintain, improve, and/or correct competencies and work habits (in collaboration with clinical staff educator)
• Assumes the duties and responsibilities of the Director of Nursing in their absence
• Assures problems and complaints involving nursing services are managed in a timely and appropriate manner
• Contacts families of residents with concerns
• Reports changes in resident’s status to the physician and Assistant Director of Nursing
• Provides instruction in orientation program
• Promotes a positive image of long-term care nursing
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Maintains required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Principles, standards and methods of professional nursing
• Appropriate state and Federal guidelines
• Electronic Health Record systems
• Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment process
• Modern sterilization, infection control, immunization, diagnostic and other medical and laboratory procedures
• Dangers inherent in and the precautions to be taken in the use of narcotics and other medications
• Supervisory and personnel principles and practices
• Customer service in a health care environment

Skill in:
• Effective communication with others at all levels of the organization
• Preparation of accurate and detailed clinical, medical and other records and reports
• Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance
• Planning, assigning and supervising the performance of nursing personnel
• Maintaining accurate records
• Training new personnel
• Ordering and maintaining departmental supplies

Ability to:
• Encourage a proper professional attitude among members of the staff
• Use logic and reasoning to identify and resolve complex problems
• Operate a computer and/or tablet PC
• Plan, schedule and direct the work of others
• Prioritize and assign work
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, residents, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Communicate effectively both in written and/or verbal form
• Read, analyze and interpret appropriate health care and medical information

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Completion of an Associate's degree in Nursing and three years of experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Heavy Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Heavy work involves reaching, pushing and/or pulling with hands and/or arms to provide personal care. Use fingers and both hands for fine motor control. Standing, crouching and/or stooping.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

Clinical skilled nursing facility and customer service setting with a moderate noise level. The work environment for this position regularly includes working with residents and attending to their daily needs

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
This position requires possession of a current Illinois Registered Nurse License.