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Nursing/Clinical Supervisor
Summary
Title:Nursing/Clinical Supervisor
ID:1349
Department:Branch
Job Type:Full time Salary
Location:Schenectady, NY
Description
POSITION:                              Nursing/Clinical Supervisor
REPORTS TO:                          Director of Clinical Services
 
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Nursing Supervisor is responsible for the direction, coordination and direct supervision of the agency’s paraprofessional staff and private duty/shift nursing services. This position provides in-field professional supervision and on the job training to home health aides, personal care aides, nurses, therapists and counselors. The Clinical Nurse Supervisor also assists in the agency’s continuing education/ inservice program and field competency testing of all clinical staff.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • NYS Licensed and currently registered as a Registered Professional Nurse.
  • Graduate of an approved school of nursing and holds a Diploma, Associate or Baccalaureate Degree
  • One year experience in the provision of nursing care in an acute care facility. Three-five years satisfactory Nursing experience in Home Care.
  • Thorough knowledge of the scope of practice of professional and paraprofessional healthcare.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.  Ability to speak effectively before customers/patients or employees of the agency.
  • Ability to perform mathematical operations as related to medication calculations, units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.
  • Good Organizational writing, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively communicate information with patients of all ages and socioeconomic levels.

SPECIALIZED SKILLS AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES
Knowledge of:
  • Patient assessment procedure.
  • Patient teaching process.
  • Pathophysiology.
  • Medication, administration, via oral, IM and SQ.
  • Medication interactions (drug-drug, drug-food).
  • Principles of therapeutic diets.
  • Infection control practices, aseptic techniques.
  • Catheter insertion and care.

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