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Nursing Supervisor LPN

Company: Genesis Healthcare
Location: Agawam
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The LPN Nursing Supervisor supports the Center Nurse Executive (CNE) with the delivery of efficient and effective nursing care while achieving positive clinical outcomes, and patient/family and employee satisfaction during a designated shift. The LPN Nursing Supervisor serves as a clinical operational liaison between the units and the CNE, ADON, and Unit Managers. He/she is responsible for the clinical operations of the Nursing Units including ensuring compliance with Genesis policies and procedures, practice standards and regulations. Additionally, he/she is responsible for facilitating the implementation of the care delivery model and processes, mentoring staff, coordination and communication with other departments, and ensuring patient and family satisfaction. RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES: 1. Administrative: 1.1 Collaborates with the Center Nurse Executive in maintaining adequate nursing coverage to provide safe nursing care for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; 1.2 Effectively utilizes existing manpower limiting use of overtime and agency personnel; 1.3 Participates in staff recruitment (i.e. Assist in the interviewing and selection of nursing personnel); 1.4 Assesses the work performance of nursing staff (excludes RNs) as it relates to their job description, unit standards of care and goals of the individual; 1.5 Assists with the Individual Performance Improvement Plan for staff whose performance does not meet center expectations, and when necessary, recommends or initiates disciplinary action; 1.6 Recommends and facilitates employee promotions, transfers and terminations; 1.7 Collaborates with other departments to provide timely effective care consistent with individuals' needs, choices and preferences; 1.8 Answers any/all emergencies throughout the shift (i.e., change of condition, starting IVs, pronouncement of death); 1.9 Fosters a strong partnership between the medical staff and the department of nursing; 1.10 Makes recommendations to the Center Nurse Executive regarding nursing care equipment/supplies required to meet the needs of the patients and assures that adequate supplies are available; 1.11 Promotes a culture of safety to ensure a healthy practice and living environment; 1.12 Participates in meetings to address patient care, survey and/or standards of care issues as requested; 1.13 Assures that the building is secure during the assigned shift by checking doors and alarms according to nursing center protocols;

  • Clinical Leadership: 2.1 Works with the CNE to effectively plan, organize, direct and implement a comprehensive center-wide nursing program; 2.2 Provides nursing leadership in order to meet the goals of the Genesis organization and the individual center; 2.3 Ensures patient care assignments are consistent with staff competencies, scope of practice and the needs of the patients; 2.4 Creates an environment that is respectful, team oriented and responsive to the concerns of staff, patients and families; 2.5 Completes rounds on the units to observe patients and to determine if nursing needs are being met; 2.6 Provides patient care when required; 2.7 Monitors nursing care to ensure positive clinical outcomes and minimize rehospitalizations; 2.8 Ensures Point Click Care (PCC) is utilized according to the Business Processes; 2.9 Encourages communication between licensed nursing staff and CNAs during and between shifts; 2.10 Encourages shift-to-shift communication between incoming and outgoing nursing staff; 2.11 Ensures timely and accurate compliance of the MDS process and that it reflects the patient's plan of care; 2.12 Reviews prospective admissions in relation to existing nursing capabilities and ensures readiness to treat; 2.13 Contacts attending physician to obtain orders as indicated (i.e., admission, change in condition, etc.); 2.14 Ensures that Physician Orders are followed as prescribed; 2.15 Oversees medication management to ensure adequate supplies and that all medications are handled in accordance Genesis policy; 2.16 Ensures that patient's attending physician and family or responsible party are promptly notified of any significant change in the patient's health condition; 2.17 Facilitates discharge planning process and provides consultation as needed; 2.18 Investigates patient/family complaints and takes appropriate actions to bring to resolution;
  • Education: 3.1 Identifies educational needs of the staff and communicates needs to the Nurse Practice Educator (NPE); 3.1.1 Conducts education in the absence of the NPE; 3.2 Participates in the evaluation of staff competency (excluding RNs); 3.3 Assists with the orientation of newly hired nursing staff; 3.4 Demonstrates, teaches and evaluates nursing skills utilized in direct patient care of the unit's specific patient population; 3.5 Promotes professional development and career opportunities for nursing staff;
  • Quality Improvement: 4.1 Supports the CNE in employing a strong Quality Improvement (QI) process for the nursing department; 4.2 Ensures that the patients' Care Plans are implemented and periodically reviewed and modified as necessary; 4.3 Ensures that patient's accident/incident, adverse event and grievances/concerns are fully documented, investigated, reported and addressed in accordance with Genesis policies and procedures and the Federal/State rules and regulations;
  • Enhances nursing practice by attending all mandated in-service programs and other GHC and outside professional education programs;
  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive Protected Health Information (PHI) at all times;
  • Stays and works beyond scheduled shift if needed to meet state staffing requirements and/or needs of patients;
  • Performs other duties as requested. NLNS Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited school of licensed practical nursing. At least one year of nurse management experience. Current licensure by the State Board of Examiners of Nurses in the Center's state. Must maintain current BLS/CPR certification. To protect the health and safety of our patients, residents, employees, family members, and the communities we serve, Genesis has implemented a universal COVID-19 vaccination requirement for employees, care partners and onsite vendors. Requisition Number: 423454 Pay Target:Genesis HealthCare, Inc. and all affiliated entities are proud to practice Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. Genesis provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, actual or perceived disability, marital status, genetic information, amnesty, or status as covered veterans in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Genesis takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. This policy is fully supported by the CEO, COO and all members of the leadership team.

Keywords: Genesis Healthcare, Springfield , Nursing Supervisor LPN, Healthcare , Agawam, Massachusetts

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