Supervising Nurse I Pediatrics

Natividad Medical Center
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted Date:
Feb. 13th 2020
  • Salinas, CA 93906

Job Description

Supervising Nurse I - Pediatrics

Priority Screening Date: 2/21/20 Bring your career to Natividad in this full-time Supervising Nurse I position in the Pediatrics Unit. Requires CA RN license & 2 years of experience as an RN, with at least 1 year in pediatrics. 

Examples of Duties

Significant Duties

  • Participate in three or more of the following: (1) Preceptorship, (2) Teaching In-services, (3) Development of Learning Aids, (4) Development and Review of Policy and Procedures, or (5) Serve on Hospital Committees.
  • Perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassess as per policy.
  • Assess patient pain level and initiates pain management plan per Natividad policy & assess fetal well being using NICHD terminology.
  • Assess for sign and symptoms of abuse and assess educational needs of patient and patient support group.
  • Coordinate and direct patient care to ensure patients' needs are met and hospital policies are followed to include admission, transfer, and discharge.
  • Model effective communication skills, both verbal and written; interact with peers, physicians, other healthcare team members, patients, family and visitors in a safe, effective and therapeutic manner. Uses SBAR to communicate with physicians, residents, and other nursing staff.
  • Provide direct patient care, evaluate outcomes, and recognize emergencies and consults with other specialists as required; adjust nursing care processes as indicated.
  • Interpret data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's age-specific needs and provide care needed.
  • Assist the Nurse Director/Supervising Nurse with overseeing the work of nursing personnel and operational unit activities; develop a written plan of care; update as necessary for positive outcome.
  • Investigate and answer queries from physicians, patients and family about patient care; evaluate the effectiveness of the Quality Council; provide instruction as necessary.
  • Function as the charge nurse as assigned; documents in PCS including SOC.
  • Provide resource information to other staff; including precepting and/orientation to the unit.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training

Minimum Qualifications
License: Possession of a valid Registered Nurse (RN) issued by the State of California or the ability to obtain prior to start. (Please ensure that the name on your license/certification either matches the name on your application or is indicated somewhere on your application, as all licenses/certifications will be verified via primary source)
Thorough Knowledge of:
  • Current theory, principles, techniques and procedures used in professional nursing
  • Medical terminology, medical instruments and equipment
  • Routines typical to an acute-care hospital
  • The uses and effects of medicines and narcotics
  • Federal, State, Local laws and regulations and JCAHO standards that govern the nursing practice and delivery of health care
  • Current treatments, drugs and equipment associated with area of specialization
  • Advance theoretical concepts, principles, techniques and procedures used in professional nursing and health care
  • Mode of action and effects of medicines and narcotics
  • Advance treatments, drugs and equipment associated with an area of specialization
  • Principles and practices of quality assurance
  • Safety policies of quality assurance
  • Safety policies and procedures related to nursing 
  • The various roles and responsibilities of nursing team members
  • Basic supervision
  • Nursing techniques and procedures used in the care of patients treated in the unit
  • Facility policies and procedures. 
Skill and Ability to: 
  • Perform the full range or registered nursing duties and responsibilities
  • Plan and organize nursing plans for patients
  • Prepare and maintain records and reports 
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt and effective course of action
  • Provide excellent customer service and establish and maintain an effective working relationship
  • Communicate effectively with physicians, patients and other hospital staff
  • Perform Specialized and advance nursing tasks
  • Utilize staff effectively in the conduct of patient care, studies and projects
  • Review and edit written reports, policies and procedures, standards of care and quality and duties of the position
  • Keep abreast of developments in area of nursing specialization
  • Supervise the actions and activities of Staff Nurse I, Staff Nurse II, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Nursing Assistant, and Medical Unit Clerk.
  • Demonstrate competency in all patient care skills specific to patients treated in the unit.
  • Interact with physicians, nursing staff, ancillary staff, patients, and the public to resolve issues of concern and promote effective delivery care.  



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