Nursing Shift Supervisor - Hospital Administration
Posted on: March 18, 2023
Supervises nursing and hospital operations on assigned shift.
Coordinates patient bed placement activities for admissions and
internal and external transfers to match patient care need with
appropriate nursing unit. Supervises staff placement to meet short
term clinical staffing needs. Responsible for activities to
maximize patient flow to provide seamless admissions, transfers,
and discharges to minimize diversions, delays, or denials of
patients. Functions as on-site administrative representative in the
absence of regular hospital administration. Supports the mission of
- Directs/manages hospital operations on assigned shift to ensure
that appropriate patient care is provided and patient/family needs
- Rounds on all patient units to identify patient placement
needs, available beds with assigned staff and staff capacity to
safely take additional admissions, at least once every three (3) to
four (4) hours. Communicates at Huddles and directly with Charge
Nurse to: Review current patients. Identify pending/potential
discharges. Determine capacity for and time frame for admissions.
Discuss any anticipated internal transfers in department to
facilitate patient care needs or room for admission. Support
regional utilization strategy.
- Works with Unit Managers and their designee, Regional
Telephonic Medical Center (RTMC), Surgical Services, the Emergency
Department, Bed Control Coordinator, Care Coordinators, outside
facilities, Physicians, Urgent Care, and KP Clinics, to assure
appropriate prioritization and placement of patients.
- Coordinates with Unit Managers and their designee and Staffing
Specialists to ensure appropriate staff is provided on each shift
to meet patient needs and maintain cost effectiveness. Collaborates
with managers/directors to initiate additional resources for
planned or unplanned events. Initiates Escalation Process when
- Completes Administrative Report at designated frequencies.
- Ensures compliance with organizational policy and procedures
and with regulatory requirements.
- Coordinates the AOC the ED Charge RN and ED Physician request
for decision to divert ambulances if Emergency Department has
exhausted all resources to create capacity to manage additional
- Anticipates potential problems and intervenes to minimize
adverse impact; manages conflicts that arise.
- Assists with decedent affairs including organ/tissue
- Acts as a clinical resource for nursing including
interpretation of policies and procedures and assisting with
clinical practice issues. Supports performance improvement
- Assists departmental staff in responding to and resolving
patient/family questions, concerns or complaints when management
team not available.
- Assists with the on-the-job injury management program.
- Appropriately communicates and documents administrative,
departmental, risk management and member issues to ensure timely
follow up and response.
- Coordinates with Engineering regarding equipment malfunctions,
safety issues and repair needs, and ongoing patient room
- Initiates Disaster Procedures as necessary and functions as
incident commander until relieved.
- In absence of Hospital Department Managers, addresses and
communicates employee issues that arise after hours. Communicates
issue and problem resolution actions to department manager.
- Minimum five (5) years of clinical experience as RN.
- Minimum three (3) years of leadership experience in health care
- Minimum five (5) years of acute care nursing practice.
- BSN or health-related bachelor's degree or currently enrolled
in BSN or health-related bachelor's degree program with completion
date defined OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED)
License, Certification, Registration
- Current Oregon or Washington RN license in state where assigned
required upon hire/transfer.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required
upon hire/ transfer.
- Effective communication skills.
- Financial/economic principles.
- Minimum ten (10) years of combined acute care clinical
experience as RN.
- Minimum three (3) years of previous healthcare or manager
- Nurse Practice Act, JCAHO, Labor Law, all related and affiliate
contracts, Workmen's Comp, Kaiser policies and procedures,
Medicare/Medicaid, Health Department, Employee Benefits, Human
Resource policies and procedures, O.S.H.A., National Labor
Relations Board, Standards of Practice of Professional
regional position to cover both SMC and WMC
Job Category: Nursing Licensed & Nurse Practitioners, RN
Keywords: Kaiser, Portland , Nursing Shift Supervisor - Hospital Administration, Healthcare , Camas, Oregon
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