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Nursing Supervisor

State of Massachusetts Boston, MA

  • Employment Type Full-Time

*/The Lemuel Shattuck Hospital (LSH)/**/is seeking/**/an experienced and committed Registered Nurse IV - Nursing Supervisor./*
The Nursing Supervisor is responsible for coordinating the staffing, administrative, operational, and clinical activities of the Nursing Department. The Nursing Supervisor collaborates with Nurse Managers on issues related to a specific unit, personnel, and unit based operations and also collaborates with nursing and hospital administration on issues that affect the entire hospital.
*_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive:_*
* Collaborates with the Chief Nursing Officer, Director of Inpatient Services, Director of Critical Care and Operative Services, Nurse Managers, and fellow Nursing Supervisors to ensure adequate and appropriate staffing to provide safe and effective care.
* Works as the Nursing Supervisor during the week and in rotation on weekends
* Supervises staff on assigned shift by evaluating their job performance and making recommendations to the appropriate Nurse Manager to maintain a high level of patient care.
* Provides counseling to individual staff members in an empathetic and thorough manner and communicates issues to Nurse Manager.
* Initiates initial disciplinary action for staff as needed in a clear, calm manner following the established rules and regulations.
* Establishes a rapport with all patients, evaluating patient's responses, and in conjunction with other team members, adjusting their care in order to ensure the daily needs, dignity of human rights of the patient are met, therefore facilitating a speedy recovery.
* Serves as a role model for staff at all times, by taking initiative in meeting patient needs, demonstrating professionalism and respect in all interactions and working collaboratively with colleagues.
* Responds to, assesses, participates in and evaluates all emergency activities involving nursing staff in order to ensure patient and staff safety, and communicates with appropriate Nursing Director, Nurse Manager, Chief Nursing Officer, and/or Administrator on call.
* Supports and assists with the promotion of staff development.
* Performs initial investigation of incidents and accidents that occur to patients or staff while ensuring proper care is given.
* Ensures appropriate reporting, documentation and follow-up of administrative issues and nursing concerns.
* Serves as a resource in the clinical management of patient care by following all policies and procedures in order to promote effective nursing care and facilitates patient care by assisting nursing staff in identifying and utilizing inter and intradepartmental resources.
* Serves as an administrative role model and resource in the process of resolving individual unit or hospital issues.
* Participates in appropriate committees or activities that formulate nursing and/or hospital policies and procedures.
* Participates in appropriate committees or activities that review quality management issues by actively participating in hospital and performance improvement efforts including data collection.
* Adheres to hospital policy regarding confidentiality of patient information.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
LSH takes pride in helping people recover from illnesses and conditions that are often underserved or difficult to manage in other health care settings. The hospital serves populations that are mostly indigent, often in the care and custody of state agencies, and present with clinical issues that arise from mental illness, homelessness, and substance abuse. LSH provides 260 inpatient beds and 25 specialty medical clinics, including surgical services, to patients and clients referred by private sector providers and state agencies (including the Department of Mental Health-DMH, The Department of Developmental Disabilities-DDS and the Department of Corrections-DOC). We strive continuously to improve the quality of life for our patients through the delivery of collaborative treatment and a patient-focused continuum of care. Teaching health professional from various disciplines always has been a part of the hospital's charge as well.
Shift Hours: 3:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (40 hours per week)
Days Off: Every other weekend. Days off as assigned.
*_Pre-Offer Process:_*
* A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit
* Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines
Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.
For questions, please contact Health Human Resources at 617-971-3087.
*First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.*
Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a registered nurse in a recognized hospital, clinic or medical facility and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory, administrative or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
I. A Graduate degree with a major in Nursing may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.* No substitutions will be allowed for the required (B) experience.
*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL LEVELS IN SERIES:Current and valid registration as a professional nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.*
*Recent graduates from an approved school of nursing must have applied for the first available registered nurse examination. Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's license may be required.
*An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.*
**Job:** **Medical Services*
**Organization:** **Department of Public Health*
**Title:** *Nursing Supervisor*
**Location:** *Massachusetts-Boston-170 Morton Street*
**Requisition ID:** *190003NW*

State of Massachusetts


Boston, MA
02133 USA
Posted: May 20, 2019