The Nurse Supervisor, RN is a key associate at Hope Network whose primary responsibilities include: overall responsibility for nursing services as well as:
Provide in-depth rehabilitation nursing and medical management knowledge to the HNNR affiliate in order to expand our ability to serve patients with neuro injuries coming directly from the acute care setting. The Nurse Supervisor, RN will assure smooth medical care during transitions into our program. The Nurse Supervisor, RN will lead the Nursing Department in the development of uniform medical competence and care practices throughout the affiliate and serve as a resource for the program nurses and residential direct care professionals.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of job functions. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The employee is required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as assigned by management.
1. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential requirement of this position.
2. Supervision: Supervise all nursing services, including direct or indirect (in remote locations) supervision of all RN and LPNs working in the residential programs. Manage staffing as program needs dictate. Oversee the quality and the competencies of the nursing staff.
3. Program Development:
a. Assist the Leadership of HNNR programs in implementing directives intended to improve the quality of the rehabilitation program, extend the medical skill set of the program, and expand the identified market.
b. Serve as an extension of the Medical Director for program development and improvement initiatives.
c. Identify and implement new medical technologies or skill sets that further our ability to accept medically complex admissions in our setting. Monitor program initiatives for on-going compliance.
a. Lead the Nursing Department in the regular provision of training to DSP staff in medical and care procedures.
b. Provide “just-in-time” training for Rehab Techs expected to carry out new or rarely-practiced medical and care procedures. Work with Admissions and the Program Nurse to determine the training needs and in partnership with the Program Nurse. Schedule trainings for all relevant shifts prior to the admission of the patient.
c. Serve as a HNNR Trainer for standard trainings provided to insure our team is utilizing the best practices in rehabilitation and care protocols. Look for best practices and emerging practices to share and implement throughout our programs.
d. Test program staff nursing skill competencies on an annual or other scheduled interval.
5. Head Rehabilitation Nurse:
a. Serve as a mentor in the philosophy of Rehabilitation Nursing. Work with RN, LPN, and Case Management staff to increase our knowledge and competency in this area of expertise.
b. When needed, assist the HN internal case manager with medical case management issues that require a depth of medical knowledge beyond their expertise. Leverage your skills to assist in the coordination of care between medical providers, and assure that patient’s needs are met and expectations are exceeded for this area.
c. Fulfill duties in the role of Rehabilitation Nurse, RN. Assist with patient oversight and the direction of Rehab Techs during times of high nursing needs.
d. Serve as part of the on-call Nurse rotation for the HNNR city/location nearest your residence.
6. Clinical Assessor:
a. May serve as an eyes-on Clinical Assessor, with a particular focus on referrals that are considered medically complex. May complete or delegate the initial Plan of Care for submission to the funding source.
b. Determine if the patient can be safely managed in our non-hospital inpatient setting through our current staffing and expertize, and if needed, assist in the securing of medical resources in the community to facilitate admissions where additional resources are needed. Make recommendation to the team for or against admission.
7. Other duties as assigned.
Educational / Talent Requirements:
1. Minimum Education required: Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN). Certification as a Rehabilitation Nurse (CRRN) preferred.
2. Talent/Skill set required: Excellent teamwork skills. Must be able to work with various teams across the organization in order to achieve the program goals. This includes but is not limited to the Sales/Marketing Team, Admissions Team and Nurse Team. Must be able to develop an excellent relationship with the Medical Director and be a trusted partner in extending their leadership to the program.
3. Talent/Skill set required: Ability to quickly and confidently assess the medical acuity of a referred patient and to quickly determine the rehabilitation potential of a patient through a records review and in-person medical assessment. Ability to competently discuss and answer questions of the Medical Director for any referrals that have complex medical concerns that require decision-making and, if admitted, on-going monitoring by the Medical Director.
4. Excellent writing skills and understanding of medical language is required.
5. Talent/Skill set required: Excellent communication skills with physicians, discharge planners, families, and funders. Ability to discuss technical issues with physicians and admission process requirements with funders and discharge planners. Ability to listen to families’ needs and provide education to the family.
6. Talent/Skill set required: Excellent training skills, in both formal and hands-on training venues. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to make team members feel confident in their ability to care for patients.
7. Talent/Skill set preferred: Extensive knowledge of the treatment team process in medical rehabilitation. Ability to set rehab goals and objectives appropriate for our level of care.
Work Experience Requirements:
1. At least 5 years of experience in nursing positions. At least two of those years in an acute, subacute or post-acute hospital setting, with staff supervision experience preferred.
2. In-depth experience with medically complicated neuro rehabilitation patients including spinal cord injury. In-depth understanding of the medical complications that can be seen with brain injury or spinal cord injury patients, particularly issues that arise early in the rehabilitation process and require care and monitoring for the safety of the patient.
3. Previous work experience required: Experience on a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation treatment team for brain injury or spinal cord injury.
4. Previous work experience required: Leadership experience within a team environment.
5. Previous work experience required: Experience working directly with physician leadership on patient care initiatives.