Supervises and coordinates activities of nursing personnel in one or more patient care units. Verifies that patients' needs are met and evaluates unit nursing care and performance. Participates in planning work of assigned units and coordinates activities with other patient care units and related departments.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Ensures adequate patient care environment.
Patient Care Delivery System
Makes daily rounds to assess patient status/needs.
Regularly accompanies physician on rounds to patient care environment.
Provides daily feedback to staff about performance
Evaluates 10% of sample medical records daily to evaluate staff compliance with assessment and reassessment and other required documentation.
Interacts on a continuous basis with other departments by directing activities toward problem resolution.
Personally evaluates their shifts at least twice a month.
Confers with Nursing Supervisor about patient/staff issues.
Informs administration / director of issues or concerns when appropriate.
Responsible for maintaining and ensuring staff has knowledge resources, nursing process, emergency responses, staff qualifications, providing p/p for units, maintain reference material is up-to-date,
encourages adherence of the staff to all EOC policies and maintains job descriptions
Provides Resources for Care Delivery
Functions as a resource to all staff and other depts.
Establishes delivery system around nursing process
Provides care utilizing nursing process
Coordinates efforts of emergency response teams
Delegates responsibilities based on staff qualifications.
Possess knowledge, experience and is competent to care for all ages of patient served
Provides policies, procedures, standards for unit.
Ensure that all reference material remain current for staff physician.
Adherence to all Environmental Code Policies
develops and maintains job descriptions.
Accountable for Clinical Leadership
Responsible for the day-to-day clinical management of the unit.
Ensures nurse functions in accordance with legislation and common law affecting nursing practice.
Maintains clinical competence in area of expertise.
Responsible for KRONOS for all employees on the unit.
Plan/directs/monitor quality management activities to identify and study nursing care problems and to formulate solutions.
Assumes shift (12 hours) responsibility of management of area to ensure that optimal patient outcomes are achieved
Responsible for staff meetings and maintaining minutes
Ensures adequate preparation invasive proceed.
Ensures that staff prepares patients according to medical orders.
Ensures that staff performs pre-op teaching.
Ensures that staff completes pre-op checklists.
Maintain compliance with staff and self for complaint resolution.
Investigates and responds to complaints.
Promptly and fully responds to complaints from patients, visitors, physicians, staff.
Acts on or appropriately refers all complaints.
AGE SPECIFIC CARE
Delivers and adapts for care according to age specifics.
Ensures care delivery system is adapted for populations served.
Follows departmental scope of service care according to identify populations served.
Completes competency validations related to populations served.
Completes education and training on an ongoing basis related to age specific care.
Follows appropriate policies and procedures to support care delivery for populations served.
Provides for the safe administration of all medications within Department.
Safe Medication Administration
Reviews unit specific medication administration practices to ensure safe techniques.
Ensures appropriate control of all medications.
Reviews staff performance in compliance with administration practices.
Randomly reviews all narcotic administration.
Collaborates with others to establish vision and values for patient care services; translates vision throughout the organization. Leads with a focus on execution achieving high-impact across quality, services, and cost goals.
1. Assists with Analyzing information
Gathers information required to understand strategy
Anticipates emerging trends in health care.
Collaborates with others to translate business goals, patient care goals and knowledge of trends, into operations.
Implements the determined the course of action.
Communicates the importance of vision and values.
Considers trends in program planning
Organizes department to implement strategies.
Incorporates emerging trends into programs and initiative design and implementation.
Follows established actionable plans.
Identifies key tasks and resources to achieve objectives.
Adjust strategies to optimize success. Makes mid-course corrections and redirects.
Engages multi-disciplinary teams.
Evaluates clinical programs to ensure baselines met
Continuously evaluates patient care.
4. Models and Rewards
Creates enthusiasm/support for acceptance of vision
Sets tone through own actions. Gives thank yousâ��.
Builds a supportive organizational structure to drive achievement of business and clinical goals; Focuses and guides others to accomplish measurable objectives.
Sets Performance Goal with Success
Collaborates with others to set appropriate performance goals.
Translates business and clinical goals into plans.
Engages key individuals in goal setting.
Establishes teams as necessary.
Identifies opportunities for improved operations.
Creates learning environment
Makes available development resources.
Provides coaching and feedback.
Tracks performance and makes improvements
Establishes evaluation criteria to measure success.
Addresses performance issues (people & process)
COLLABORATION AND COLLEGIALITY
Develops and uses collaborative relationships to facilitate accomplishments and goals. Identifies opportunity and takes action to build strategic relationships.
Develops collaborative relationships.
Proactively tries to build effective relationships.
Works collaboratively with administration and depts.
Uses effective interpersonal skills.
Negotiates through to a win-win situation.
Takes action to address conflict.
Builds and develops relationships.
Makes rounds with staff and other depts.
Supports group decisions even if not in agreement.
Shares credit for good outcomes with others.
Demonstrates broad in-depth understanding of hospital-based financial management principles. Consistently manages the budget to achieve goals.
Prepares, justifies and administers the budget
Collaborates w/ finance to establish/manage budget
Allocates resources to meet goals.
Plans, administers and monitors budget plan
Oversees and exhibits sound control of expenditures
Assesses variances and adjust resources.
Adheres to CMC and Tenet Financial Policies and Procedures.
Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing with the completion of a BSN required, MSN preferred ARDCS or CCI certification preferred.
3-5 years of experience as supervisor and acute care clinical skills
Current professional nurse license issued and/or recognized by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas.
Current AHA BLS and AHA ACLS certification.
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
About Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Sunnyvale
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.