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Keck Medicine of USC

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

Verdugo Hills Hospital - Gero Psychiatric Glendale, 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:
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
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
• 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
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
• 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.
• 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.
• Participates in professional hospital/nursing activities.
o Nursing committees/councils
o Hospital Teams
o Unit Based Projects
• Preceptor (5)
• Professional Certification (5)
• More than 8 Non-mandatory CEH (3)
• Public nursing recognition (3)
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Minimum Education: Eligibility, as defined the California Board of Nursing, to sit for the Registered Nurse licensing examination. BSN Preferred.
Minimum Experience: Five years’ experience in an acute care setting (based on unit definition). Supervisory experience preferred.
Minimum Field of Expertise: - Valid California Registered Nursing license. Specialty certification preferred.
- Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider card from the American Heart Association.
- AB 508 Certification.

As part of Keck Medicine of USC, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital is the only community hospital in the Foothills area of Los Angeles backed by an academic medical center. With its 40-year legacy of personalized care from expert physicians, experience nurses and a dedicated staff the community has come to know and trust, USC–VHH brings patients the latest medical advancements and 24/7 emergency services. Join this world-class team providing highly-specialized care, up-to-the-minute research and innovative clinical trials.

REQ20067260 Posted Date: 12/03/2018

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