Keck Medicine of USC includes the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the region’s first medical school; the renowned USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the first comprehensive cancer centers established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States; the USC Care Medical Group, a medical faculty practice; the Keck Medical Center of USC, which includes two acute care hospitals: 401-licensed bed Keck Hospital of USC and 60-licensed bed USC Norris Cancer Hospital; and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, a 158-licensed bed community hospital. It also includes more than 40 outpatient facilities, some at affiliated hospitals, in Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Tulare and Ventura counties.
In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked Keck Medical Center of USC among the Top 10 hospitals in the state and among the Top 50 hospitals in the United States in seven specialties: ophthalmology, urology, cancer, geriatrics, orthopedic surgery, nephrology and cardiology and heart surgery.
Unit Supervisor RN - Geropsych - Full-Time 12 Hour Days
ApplyVerdugo Hills Hospital - Gero PsychiatricGlendale, California
Statement of Purpose: The Shift Supervisor is a Registered Nurse with recognized leadership abilities and sound clinical skills who will actively supervise a designated nursing station on a designated shift. Reporting to the Clinical Coordinator, and working collaboratively with the Coordinator and the Nursing Director, the Shift Supervisor is responsible for staffing, scheduling, problem-solving, performance improvement, job performance evaluation, setting expectations, working with Directors and preceptors in the orientation and training of new employees, and other supervisory responsibilities of a similar nature. Job Summary: LEADERSHIP • Makes appropriate decisions and is able to provide rational explanation. • Investigates issues and incidents and follows- up with director and others as needed. • Ensures Notifications Forms are completed and submitted in a timely manner. • Bases decisions on potential impact to others and the organization. • Listens, remains open-minded, and is approachable • Demonstrates collaborative behavior. • Demonstrates effective problem solving skills. • Follows chain of command. • Manages conflict constructively. • Interacts with others in a constructive manner, encourages expression of ideas, and displays respect for differing opinions. • Role models professional behavior and customer service. • Collaboratively coordinates patient care and services with other departments. • Attends and contributes in Nursing Leadership Council. • Ensures a clean, neat environment, and keeps up with necessary structural/cosmetic repairs, in collaboration with the director. HUMAN RESOURCES • Evaluates staff on clinical performances, provides direct feedback and annual review assessment. • Performs counseling with staff as needed. • Monitors attendance, overtime usage, and missed Kronos punches. • Creates action plans for improvement of clinical care or other administrative areas and monitors staff compliance to same. ORGANIZATION • Manages own time effectively. Able to organize and prioritize responsibilities • Manages organization of staff duties for shift, ensure, all meals periods and rest breaks are taken and staff complete shift duties on time. • Approves overtime when necessary and monitors overtime usage with regular reports to director. BUDGET • Manages the daily staffing per budgeted unit hours per patient day. • Flexes staff as needed for census fluctuations and changes in patient care needs. • Ensures adequate unit supplies are maintained (without excess overstocking) • Monitors equipment needs and repairs in collaboration with the director. REGULATORY AGENCY REQUIREMENTS • Oversees daily environment of care to ensure unit meets regulatory agency requirements. • Monitors staff practice and documentation to ensure regulatory agency requirements are met. Counsels staff as needed. CLINICAL SUPPORT • Monitors staff performance against policy and standards. • Assists staff with interventions and evaluations for care need. • Ensures and assists staff with completion and revision of Plan of Care and Education. • Serves as a resource for staff and provides direction for clinical follow-through. o Is liaison to the Medical Staff o Facilitates MDP rounds o Ensures hourly rounding and walking report. • Participates in audits and other data collection projects, analyzes data and makes recommendations to clinical coordinator for improvement. OBSERVES REGULATORY AGENCY REQUIREMENTS: Stays current with knowledge of the following and coaches staff on non-compliance. • National Patient Safety Goals o Patient identifiers o Unapproved abbreviations o Universal Protocol (Procedural Time Out) o Hand-Off o Medication Reconciliation o Clinical Alarms • Hazardous waste management o Biohazard o Medication o Sharps • HIPAA • OSHA requirements (i.e. no food or drink in clinical areas) • Continuous survey readiness o Critical Values § Write Down § Read Back § Follow up o Telephone order § Appropriate § Documented § Signed, Timed and Dated o Maintains safe practice in the work environment § Correct body mechanics § Electrical safety § Infection Control Procedures § Hand Washing DOCUMENTATION Ensures documentation is complete and correct on all flow sheets and chart forms: • Ensures orders are transcribed and signed off prior to the end of the shift. • Ensures completion of 12h/24h chart checks QUALITY MEASURES • Accurately identifies patients that fit Core Measure criteria. • Identifies items meeting Great Catch definition, reviews with staff and encourages reporting. • Completes Core Measure Documentation • Identifies and participates in data collections and process improvements related to Nurse Sensitive Quality Indicators. STAFFING • Prepares staff schedule with staff input. • Assigns patients based upon patient acuity and staff competence, and adjusts assignments as needed. • Assigns break/lunch times and ensures staff relief. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT • Participates in professional hospital/nursing activities. o Nursing committees/councils o Hospital Teams o Unit Based Projects BONUS POINTS • Preceptor (5) • Professional Certification (5) • More than 8 Non-mandatory CEH (3) • Public nursing recognition (3) PERFORMS OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES AS ASSIGNED. The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.