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RN Night Shift Supervisor - NHC Dickson

Company: National Healthcare Corporation
Location: Dickson
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


Supports the mission of NHC. Exemplifies "The Better Way" through leadership and demeanor. Represents the center in a positive manner both in the medical community and in the community as a whole.


Health - Ability to meet performance requirements

Education and Training:

  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
  • Maintains a current unencumbered licensed to practice in the state where employed
  • Seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth. Attends continuing education offerings and through teaching and mentoring, contributes to the ongoing education of partners under his/her supervision

Job Knowledge and Capabilities:

  • Is responsible for maintaining clinical competency as evidenced by application of integrated nursing knowledge and skills, leadership and communication skills.
  • Utilizes the nursing process in assessment, planning and implementing care.
  • Exhibits organizational ability related to work flow, prioritizing to meet the patient care needs
  • Integrates current standards of practice as well as local, state, and federal regulations related to nursing services in the care of patients.
  • Practices continuous quality improvement thinking and problem solving skills.


Physical Demands:

  • Able to be on feet standing or walking 8-12 hours per day
  • Able to lift 60-70 lbs on occasional basis
  • Able to bend, stoop, squat and twist numerous times a day
  • Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests
  • Able to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired
  • Able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity

Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:

  • Working with the interdisciplinary care team, to assure accurate patient assessment and development/revision of individualized plans of care.
  • Maintains open and ongoing communication with patients and families, providing opportunity and encouragement to participate in decision making.
  • Assure that nursing partners have been assigned duties
  • Make rounds, with specific attention to high acuity patients
  • Monitor unit/units to ensure that appropriate nursing care (according to established policies and procedures) is being provided and that doctors and families are being notified of changes in patients' condition
  • Assume responsibility for assisting with meds and treatments as needed (including IV fluids and IV meds).
  • Assist with admitting patients as required.
  • Assist with hiring and in the orientation of new nursing partners
  • Assures the personal dignity and physical safety of each patient. Assist patients to attain the highest level of self-care possible.
  • Assist physician during rounds
  • Supervise LPNs and other nursing partners as assigned. Complete performance evaluations as required (two times per year).
  • Make changes in staffing schedule as indicated by absence and illness and contact additional help to assure staffing levels are maintained in order to meet the care needs of patients
  • Carry out personnel disciplinary action(s) (written, verbal warnings, suspension and termination) promptly and effectively as stated in personnel policies and amendments.
  • Maintain the security of the premises and direct unauthorized persons coming on the premises to leave
  • Participate in ON-CALL Program
  • Attend in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
  • Leads by example and performs hands on care, answers call lights and assist C.N.A.'s in their duties when needed.
  • Perform weekly skin assessments, incident reports, nursing summaries, recording of patient weights, alert charting, daily skilled nurses notes and other documentation as assigned.
  • Relieve other shifts if needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Other Demands:

  • Willingness to work with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for patients.
  • Patience and tact in dealing with patients.
  • Review and practice the promises of NHC's Better Way expectations.
  • Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks.
  • Subject to night, weekend and holiday duty.
  • Able to establish and maintain relationships with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.

If you are interested in joining a leader in senior care since 1971, and share our values on integrity and honesty, apply on-line at


Keywords: National Healthcare Corporation, Clarksville , RN Night Shift Supervisor - NHC Dickson, Other , Dickson, Tennessee

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