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Nursing Supervisor
Job Code:1227-2017
Biweekly Hours:72 Hrs/1872 Annual Hrs/FTE-0.9
FT/PT Status:Full Time
Location:Nursing Admin-7.8750

Job Responsibilities:

This is an administrative/supervisory work of a broad nature and includes the supervision of all nursing staff within the facility along with elements of case management.  Performs complex and varied tasks requiring independent knowledge, its application to a variety of situations, as well as exercise of independent judgment. 

  • Competent in nursing practice and nursing process
  • Practices within defined NYS scope of practice
  • Maintains accurate, detailed reports and records
  • Serves as a role model for nursing employees and promotes the nursing profession
  • Demonstrates leadership ability and management skills, including delegating when necessary, along with promoting intra/interdepartmental communication and cooperation.
  • Expected to make walking rounds during shift to monitor patient care and work flow and assist on the units as needed
  • Responds to all emergency situations within the facility
  • Promotes educational opportunities with staff and provides assistance to staff in implementing new procedures/protocols
  • Coordinates transfer of patients within the facility or to another facility as required
  • Counsels employees and initiates disciplinary action as necessary with appropriate documentation
  • Assists case management with completion of UR reviews
  • Promotes customer satisfaction, sometimes dealing with difficult or emotional situations
  • Is knowledgeable regarding specific departmental and critical care area policies and procedures and their proper implementation
  • Demonstrates ability to carry out SJMH mission, i.e. to provide quality, patient-centered care with emphasis on physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual needs
  • Responsible for understanding and adherence to the 10 Standards of Behavior
  • Responsible for understanding and adherence to the Standards/Code of Conduct, and the Corporate Compliance Plan (CCP) at St. James Mercy Health
  • Ensures that all educational requirements related to Corporate Compliance are implemented and adhered to as required by the CCP Education Plan


Job Qualifications:
  • Registered Nurse License, BSN preferred
  • Two years of experience and clinical competency in a variety of patient care areas preferred.
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS and Coronary Care training required.
  • Ability to manage, lead and supervise the work of nursing personnel.  Ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations.
  • Broad knowledge base of the principles, standards, and methods of professional nursing along with the policies and standards of St. James Mercy Hospital
  • Good knowledge of PC operations and software (Word Processing, Meditech and MIDAS/McKesson) are desirable

Physical Demands: Ability to move or transfer patients with an individual effort equal to 50 lbs. Should have a full range of body motion to successfully perform all essential functions of the job, meaning you’ll have to stand, walk, bend, kneel, crouch and reach frequently during a 12-hour shift. Accommodations are made for nurses with disabilities.

Mental Demands: Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.**Nurses are especially vulnerable to post-traumatic stress reactions due to repetitive exposure to work related traumatic incidents.

Interactions: Internal and external customers, co-workers, families, nursing, and physician staff, ancillary staff, and peer group.

Work Conditions: Potential exposures to chemicals and communicable diseases and related medical waste.

Hazards: Potential exposures to chemicals and communicable diseases and related medical waste.

Other Job Information (if applicable):
Shift: 3rd (7:00 PM - 7:00 AM)


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411 Canisteo Street
Hornell, NY 14843

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