Bargaining Unit: Non Represented
This position is open to current employees of this unit only
SUMMARY: This position serves as the representative for the hospital, both at Tahoe Forest and Incline Village, in the absence of the Directors and Department Heads. This position is responsible for facilitating departmental operations for the assigned shift. In fulfilling this role the position maintains an effective working relationship with the medical staff, hospital administration and nursing service. Provides skilled nursing services required of an RN in the absence of Registered Nurse or Director of Nursing of the Extended Care Center.
This position has the authority and responsibility for taking all reasonable steps to assure that safe and therapeutic patient care is provided on the shift. Ensures that the hospital philosophy is carried out in the provision of quality and cost efficient care for patients and their families by coordinating the activities of the nursing staff, medical staff and other hospital services on the designated shift. Provides the overall leadership and direction for problem identification and resolution for the entire hospital in the absence of the Directors.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following:
Communicates effectively with all constituencies: staff, medical staff, patients, families and community.
Provides leadership and direction in accordance with organizational and departmental goals and objectives.
Collaborates with Directors and Managers regarding staff concerns and/or issues.
Intervenes when necessary, provides feedback, and documents issues regarding staff performance.
Collaborates with Directors and Managers in managing expected quality and productivity measures.
Analyzes patient care needs and initiates appropriate action consistent with those needs and budgetary guidelines.
Serves as Clinical Resource person to all departments and is able to function as a staff RN and complete essential duties.
Makes bed assignment for patients to be admitted based on staffing efficiency of each unit and ability to provide necessary care.
Coordinates coverage for immediate staffing shortages.
In the absence of pharmacy, the House Supervisor will facilitate and ensure patient medications are available for nursing staff.
Demonstrates System Values in performance and behavior.
Complies with System policies and procedures.
Other duties as may be assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has supervisory responsibilities during the assigned period of coverage.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Graduation from a National League of Nursing (NLN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or equivalent accredited school of nursing. The nurse shall have completed a nursing education program that included clinical experiences with actual patients under the supervision of qualified faculty.
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS: Required: New employees hired into the District after November 28, 2018 must have current California and Nevada RN licenses. Employees hired prior to November 28, 2018 must have current Nevada license no later than June 1, 2019. BLS upon hire.
ACLS certification obtained within six months of employment and must be maintained.
OTHER EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrates competence in general nursing skills. Five years’ experience as a Registered Nurse preferred. Two years previous leadership experience required.