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Nursing Supervisor Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Supervises and coordinates activities of nursing personnel in the Student Health Center.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is 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 clinics.
  • Reviews and revises current nursing policies and procedures to improve quality and quantity of services provided.
  • Assists in the formulation of budgetary estimates for nursing services.
  • 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 and objectives.

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 techniques.
  • Skill in maintaining effectice working relationships.

Minimum Qualifications:

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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