Open positions include .6 ~ .9 Day Shift and .625 ~ .9 Night Shift
The House Supervisor (HS) is responsible for ensuring the departments are staffed and patients placed beds in accordance with established guidelines, with quality, patient safety and fiduciary expectations in mind. The HS acts as the single point of contact for physicians, departments, nursing and administrative management team, to assist in the timely and accurate placement of patients, and all aspects of patient movement and coordination of care. The HS oversees the work of the Patient Placement Coordinators and the Staffing Program Coordinator to achieve these goals.
Job Duties & Performance Standards Staffing:
Directs and supervises the Staffing Program Coordinators to implement and adjust staffing plans.
Authority and accountability over adherence to staffing policies on all units.
Single point of contact for administration in identifying needed staffing changes/protections; is aware of impact of decisions on HPPD and communicates to charge RN.
Aides in development of charge nurse's competencies in determining appropriate and cost effective staffing.
Continuously monitors daily operations – integrating data from electronic systems, personal communication, and physical unit round to assure patient care effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction.
Rounding routinely 1-2 times per shift
Assists staff to understand a more global perspective in decision making.
Ability to serve as a clinical and administrative coach to assist staff in identifying problems and evaluating patient/family care.
Leads facility Staffing/Bed Report meetings; holds attendees accountable to staffing guidelines and insures collaborative approach to staffing decisions; intervenes with solutions to resolve challenges.
Provides leadership for effective communication and collaboration between disparate stakeholders to achieve the common goal of safe, high quality patient care.
Coordinates interdepartmental efforts to facilitate a safe environment for patients, visitors, and staff. Evaluates each situation and implements emergency responses as appropriate. Patient Placement:
Leads medical center wide patient flow meeting with charge nurses and staffing office to expedite patient placement and ensure appropriate staffing levels.
Maintains ongoing communication with all units, including the ED, PACU the OR, the clinics, Transfer Center, Triage MD, accepting physicians and physician leadership.
Establishes strong collaborative relationships with charge nurses and nurse managers/ managers in each department and with key physicians in medicine and surgery.
Reviews patient flow data for upcoming one to two weeks and plans for anticipated census in collaboration with Patient Placement, Unit leadership, and OR leadership.
Assumes key Patient Throughput Coordinator duties when PTC is not available. Fiscal Responsibilities:
Has authority and accountability to validate personnel decisions when workload targets are either +/-. These would include most efficient and cost effective use of: i. On Call personnel ii. Travellers iii. Overtime iv. Resource team v. Inter-unit floaters
Accountable for appropriate use of financial resources including staffing resources.
Accountable in ensuring adherence to organizational programs and/or initiatives designed to maximize the return on organization financial resources through improvements and service delivery, reduction in expenses, and/or optimization of revenue. General Job Responsibilities:
Collaborates with the Stat RN to notify Administrator on Call in a timely manner of potential disasters or safety issues.
Assumes leadership role in protecting patients, families, visitors and staff when actual unsafe situations are identified.
Responds to and effectively manages patient complaints that are escalated to the House Supervisor.
Participates in quality improvement projects that affect patient flow.
Participates as member of various Code response teams and demonstrates effective leadership performing defined response roles.
Role models family centered approach to care
Role models collaboration and teamwork to facilitate decision making.
Exhibits strong interpersonal skills and proven conflict resolution skills.
Creates and fosters a working environment that promotes effective communication, collaboration, creativity and optimal productivity.
Maintains clinical knowledge in medical surgical nursing
Uses clinical judgment and collaborative skills to make decisions in the best interest of the patient.
Supports the mission, vision and values of the Medical Center
Bachelor of Science in Nursing required
RN licensure in Washington state
Experience in one or more areas of medical surgical or critical care nursing
Prefer Charge RN experience
Current State of Washington Registered Nurse Licensure.
Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
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