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Catholic Health Initiatives Nursing Supervisor -9S Cardiac/Telemetry/Heart Failure- FT .9 (Day/Night) in DES MOINES, Iowa

Nursing Supervisor -9S Cardiac/Telemetry/Heart Failure- FT .9 (Day/Night)


Requisition #: 2019-R0246283

Post Date: Sep 10, 2019

Position Type: Regular

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 72



The Nursing Unit Supervisor provides direct patient care and coordinates nursing activities to facilitate safe, quality patient care at the unit/department level, usually for a defined shift (such asdays, nights, or weekends). Serves as a resource and role model and collaborates with amultidisciplinary team to optimize department operations. Under the direction of theunit/department director, may assist with other management responsibilities as assigned. Overall,management responsibilities comprise less than 50% of the total job role. Works independentlywith limited direct supervision in accordance with the Iowa Nurse Practice Act, Mercy MedicalCenter policies, and patient care standards and professional judgment.



  • Maintains high level clinical competence to assess patient needs, plan patient care, implement appropriate interventions, and evaluate the effectiveness of patient care delivered to defined patient population.

  • Provides front-line leadership as a resource, mentor, and role model in delivering patient care using a team approach.

  • Provides consultation upon request in area of clinical expertise to other nursing staff or health professionals.

  • Serves as a resource or “Super User” for documentation in the electronic medical record.

  • Leads daily huddles and assists with maintaining huddle boards.

  • Monitors safety compliance and contributes to fostering a culture of safety at the unit level.


  • Supervises unit/department personnel, including registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, patient care technicians, department support assistants, and other department personnel, usually for an assigned shift (i.e. days, nights, or weekends.)

  • Facilitates efficient unit/department operations, including staff assignments and patient throughput.

  • Adjusts staffing and prioritizes workload to meet patient/unit needs.

  • Provides support to staff to ensure patients of a positive care experience. Assists with the resolution of patient/family complaints. Escalates issues appropriately to the director or administrative representative.

  • Assists with leading quality improvement activities including performance improvement processes to ensure evidence-based practices are in place..

  • May assist with additional management duties as assigned by the unit/department director, including, but not limited to:

  • Interviewing and hiring of personnel

  • Scheduling of staff

  • Utilization of premium pay

  • Timekeeping

  • Staff performance feedback and discipline

  • Maintaining personnel records

  • Staff performance reviews

  • In the absence of the unit/department director, may represent the director on hospital committees or attend management meetings on the director’s behalf.


  • Plans unit and nursing resource utilization based on established admission, discharge and transfer criteria, initiating appropriate intervention and collaboration to optimize patient care and unit/department operations.

  • Manages Bedboard compliance. Collaborates with Patient Flow department and House Supervisor to optimize patient throughput.

  • Leads or participates in interdisciplinary patient rounds and care conferences, management rounding to patients and staff, and Rounding to Influence (Safety First).

  • Assist nursing and interdisciplinary team in patient/family education and discharge planning.

  • Supports clinical research by assisting staff as needed in collecting data for approved research protocols.

  • Facilitates communication between patient/family, physicians and other caregivers to achieve consensus for the plan of care. Consults with the Ethics Committee as appropriate.


  • Collaborates with Unit Director and Clinical Resource Nurse or department educator for a plan for achievement and maintenance of skills/competencies of team personnel.

  • Understands employee competency documentation requirements.

  • Provides orientation/education for staff, students, and other hospitals and community organizations as assigned.


  • Possession of a current or compact state licenseas a Registered Nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.

  • Bachelor degree in nursing required, or activelyin pursuit of BSN degree (accepted into a BSN Program and/or currentlyenrolled). Expected to take at least six credits per year at Unit Director’sdiscretion for exception.

  • 18 months of RN experience required.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter –Child and/or Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for theHealthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies andcertifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuerand American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0246283

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Market: Mercy Medical Center

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