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Nursing Supervisor - Surgical Services

Company: Texas Health Joint Ventures
Location: Plano
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Description A high degree of confidentiality, positive interpersonal skills, and ability to function in a fast-paced environment. This position manages people. Essential Functions:Quality/Performance Improvement: Collaborates with Leadership, Unit Based Council (UBC), and appropriate team members to establish, implement, and monitor department policies/procedures, facilitate unit goals, evaluate and individualize patient care and provide direction to staff to promote quality outcomes.Engages staff to promote evidence based practices within the unit.Monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) and regulatory requirements for compliance.Provides beside leaderships and clinical expertise to improve quality of patient care.Provides safe direct patient care in coordination with other staff when unit activity dictates. Provide guidance in emergency or complex situations.Use appropriate methodology consistently for communication handoffs.Evaluates the outcome of patient care, consults with others on the patient care team, and adjusts nursing care processes as needed to improve outcomes.Manages and monitors patient and staff safety initiatives and outcomes.Performs pro-active risk assessments to identify potential issues. Models the use of High Reliability Organization (HRO) tools in everyday practice and situations and encourages staff to do the same.Assists with development and serves as a resource to others for new system and entity based initiatives. Support ongoing sustainment of these changes.Shared Decision Making; This role provides bedside leadership on a particular unit or units and shift, coordinating patient flow, patient care and assignments. Responsible for assisting the manager/director with human resource management to include evaluations, coaching, mentoring, recruitment, retention, education and orientation. Works with manager/director to control costs and manage department budget and productivity.Facilitates patient/nurse assignments based on volume. acuity and skill mix, and provides coordination of patient care on nursing unit while maintaining productivity standards..Facilitates patient flow for the unit.Provides continuous constructive feedback and completes timely annual performance evaluations to staff, reviews and complete payroll.Participates in progressive disciplinary action process and Manager/Director and staff.Uses Performance Management Guide appropriately.Supports retention strategies and objectives and assists with recruiting and hiring of potential staff.Collaborates with manager and educator to provide staff orientation, education and on-going competency assessment.Participates in the development and monitoring of the budget and seeks opportunities for cost containment and achievement of KPI's.Collaborates with physicians, staff, hospital departments, and outside agencies to provide patient care.Participates in policy development and mentors staff regarding policies and procedures, and regulatory requirements.Gather staff input during rounding, and completes direct report journaling.Patient and Family Centered Care: Effectively communicates with patients, families and other healthcare team members by incorporating the eight (8) caring factors in the Quality Care/Model which include: basic human needs, human respect, and encouraging feedback.Creates shift assignments, initially and throughout the shirt reflecting consideration of the nurses skill level and patient's need. Effectively evaluate the care each shift, on every patient to ensure the patient's needs are being addressed to ensure a high quality experience.Maintain a constant state of awareness for opportunities to address ongoing patient and family needs.Advocate for patients and families to ensure they have a voice in their care decisions.Demonstrates the ability to use available data and critical thing skills to address urgent needs of the patient. (For example: MEWS & SIRS Scores).Fosters an environment to promote patient and family centered care through purposeful hourly rounding, bedside shift report, updated care boards, and leader rounds.Recognizes/communicates ethical and legal concerns through established channels of communicationUses Heart, Empathize, Apologize, Respond, Thank (H.E.A.R.T) -THR's service recovery appropriately to address patient/family concern.Teamwork: Incorporates THR philosophy in working with peers, and other members of the health care team. Partners with physicians to advance physician engagement.Consistently models the THR Promise Behaviors.Actively promotes unit based councils/committee structure and networks with peer to share ideas and conduct mutual problem solving.Participates in huddles, meetings, daily care briefings with other networks with peers to share ideas and conduct mutual problem solving.Demonstrates effective communication skills with families, patients, physicians and other members of the healthcare team.Works in coordination with other staff when unit activity dictates, monitoring patient care and providing direction to staff to promote quality outcomes.Collaborates with physicians and other members of the healthcare team to promote safe and individualized care as well as promoting accountability enhancing the patient experience.Demonstrates advocacy for patients and staff.Facilitates staff members attendance at assigned meetings and projects.Professional Development: Assimilates leadership responsibilities on the unit and throughout the entity and/or system. Promotes a positive image of Texas Health Center or Diagnostics & Surgery Nursing. Commits to autonomous maintenance and continuous improvement of competence and serves as a role model to other healthcare team members. Holds self and others accountable for highly reliable behavior.Demonstrates involvement in a professional organization, including certification in appropriate specialty if applicable. Actively participates in unit based, department, entity and/or system committees and task forces.Consistently promotes a professional image of nursing in demeanor, appearance, attitude and behavior. Is flexible with scheduling to meet the needs of the department. Participates in community outreach activities.Demonstrates accountability and responsibility by independently completing projects/assignments on time.Leads or participates in required meetings.Promotes the Pathways philosophy throughout the organization.Supports and promotes the Nursing Operations Plan.Engages in continuous learning and practice improvement by attending in-services and/or continuing education. Practice reflects current methodology supported by Evidence Based Practice.Complies with THR policies and and procedure in accordance with the Texas Nursing Practice Act and ANA Code of Ethics.Adheres to Performance Standards and Professional Requirements as outlined in the Performance Standards handbook.Other duties as assigned.Utilizes Relationship Based Care by consistently placing personal relationships between caregivers, patients/families and self at the center of care delivery. Every employee of THCDS is a caregiver. Qualifications:Required: Associate's Degree from an accredited School of Nursing; Two (2) years experience as a clinical nurse with previous experience as a charge nurse o similar leadership role (i.e., Charge Nurse, committee chair, preceptor) Preferred: Bachelor's from an accredited School of NursingTwo (2) years exLicenses and Certifications: RequiredRegistered Nurse upon hiringBCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support (prior to providing independent patient care and maintained quarterly)ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialty Certifications: (CNOR, CAPA, CPAN, CMSRN, - please attach all RN approve nurse certificates at THCDS site).

Keywords: Texas Health Joint Ventures, Plano , Nursing Supervisor - Surgical Services, Healthcare , Plano, Texas

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