Nursing Supervisor Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Supervises and coordinates activities of nursing personnel in the
Student Health Center.
third in a series of three classifications and is distinguished from
the Nurse Senior in that incumbents have administrative and
supervisory responsibilities in addition to the clinical duties.
Examples of Duties:
- Hires, coaches, reviews, supervises, and terminates assigned
employees, or makes effective suggestions and recommendations
that are given particular weight regarding the employment status
of assigned employees.
- Develops and implements plans for the direction and
supervision of nursing services and for the improvement of
existing methods in the care and treatment of the patient.
- Serves as liaison between staff and administrative personnel
by relaying pertinent information, and by discussing and
resolving problems and issues.
- Ensures adequate staffing for daily activities and special
- Reviews and revises current nursing policies and procedures
to improve quality and quantity of services provided.
- Assists in the formulation of budgetary estimates for
- Attends and participates in the development of orientation
and in-service training programs for nursing service personnel.
- Participates in nursing activities to augment nursing staff.
- Plans and conducts lectures for students and other groups on
various medical topics.
- Oversees student practicum program in administrative and
community health areas according to prescribed course guidelines
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of team making management practices.
- Knowledge of nursing principles, practices and techniques.
- Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
- Knowledge of state and agency laws and regulations governing
general professional nursing practices.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
- Skill in leadership.
- Skill in applying professional nursing methods and
- Skill in maintaining effectice working relationships.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program AND
three years of professional nursing experience, which includes one
year of administrative/supervisory experience; OR, Seven years of
professional nursing experience which includes one year of
administrative/supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent
combination of experience and/or education from which comparable
knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Current
licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Arizona.
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