Portsmouth Regional Hospital is a 209-bed acute care hospital located in Portsmouth, NH, and is part of HCA, the nation's largest provider of healthcare services. Portsmouth Regional Hospital serves the seacoast region's residents in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts and is also one of the area's largest employers.
Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center on the Seacoast and one of only three in New Hampshire to earn this important distinction. We are looking for highly motivated and passionate leaders who strive to make a positive impact on the health of their community to join the Portsmouth Regional Family.
Position Title: Nursing House Supervisor (RN)
Department: Nursing Administration
Under the supervision of the Director of Patient Care Operations, a registered nurse who assumes responsibility for personnel, management, and coordination of nursing service activities for the scheduled working shift. Demonstrates critical thinking skills, scientific judgment, and leadership in planning for the care of the patient. The Administrative Supervisor is responsible and accountable for the planning, directing, and provision of nursing care to patients in accordance with the NH Nurse Practice Act, recognized nursing techniques, and both clinical and administrative policies.
SPECIFIC ELEMENTS & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Demonstrates sensitivity and respect to the patient, family and/or significant other(s) as an individual and family unit.
Assists staff in identification of cultural and religious needs, language barriers, ADA, etc., as well as modifying plan of care as necessary to accommodate these needs.
Demonstrates understanding of end of life decisions and provides appropriate support for Advanced Directives, and DNR decisions.
Serves as advocate for patients, family, and significant other(s) in regard to decisions affecting the plan of care and dealing with institutional policies and procedures.
Serves as a resource for the process for referral of cases in which there is ethical conflict.
Provides for the privacy of patients/family to the degree possible.
Assures that nursing activities are conducted ethically.
Maintains confidentiality when sharing employee information.
Assists staff with assessment and reassessment in accordance with unit standards and/or patient condition.
Based on assessment, helps plans and implements care when needed.
Includes the patient/family/significant other(s) in plan of care whenever possible.
Collaborates with staff regarding appropriate utilization of ancillary services.
Ensures compliance with ADA
Ensures maintenance of Facility Scheduler, i.e. edits, census and scheduled staff every shift.
15. Facilitates the appropriate us of seclusion and restraint in accordance with hospital policy and serves as resource for hospital staff.
16. Maintains Sitter Data.
17. Assists staff with the recognition and reporting of signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect.
18. Provides for monitoring/assessment of the patient receiving conscious sedation in accordance with policy.
19. Maintains clinical competence and is able to provide nursing care as needed.
20. Demonstrates professional a supportive style and clear communication in dealing with patients/families/significant others, staff, physicians and the public.
21. Promotes ongoing patient/family education in collaboration with hospital staff .
22. Supports QI/QA process.
EXPERIENCE: (Minimum relevant work experience for successful job performance)
2 year/ Associate Degree
NH RN License or valid compact state RN license.