Registered Nurse Lead, Northern Light Continuing Care
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Mars Hill, ME 04758
GENERAL DESCRIPTION/MISSION STATEMENT: The Supervisor is first and
foremost a clinical expert in the area of practice. He/She is typically
a bachelor’s educated nurse, prepared for the practice across the
continuum of care, within any healthcare setting in today’s changing
healthcare environment. S/he must be adequately prepared by experience
and training to coach, develop, educate and mentor the care team,
including experienced and new staff. The Supervisor meets key
leadership competencies including building trust, promoting safety,
resolving conflict,communicating effectively, demonstrating adaptability
and flexibility, advocating for patients, resource procurement and
allocation, and achieving results. The Nursing Supervisor is often
responsible for developing and implementing policy, assurance compliance
with regulations, completing clinical projects, initiating performance
improvement activities, leading staff development and working
collaboratively with the entire healthcare team. He/She is typically
responsible for administrative decision making in the absence of the
The Nurse Supervisor typically assists the manager with 24/7departmental
coverage, assists with leadership call, and provides clinical support to
the department as needed.
1. Plans, develops and implements education of nursing and clinical
staff, including development of employee orientation, preceptorship,and
2. Leads efforts to assure regulatory compliance with core measures,
best practices, performance improvement initiatives, and data collection
3. Participates in regulatory work (e.g.: accreditation preparation,
state visits, Joint Commission team site visits, mock surveys,etc.)
4. Analyze situations associated with process or system failures,
works through incident reporting and investigation. Assists with process
change to help prevent these situations from reoccurring.
5. Lead and mentor unit specific staff, through patient experience
initiatives, including Interdisciplinary Team Reports, Bed side reports,
Patient Rounding, etc.
6. Works with manager to roll out employee engagement initiatives,
including engagement action plans and staff recognition efforts.
7. Provide formal and informal staff education and assist with
competency development and assessment.
a. Coordinate annual staff competency fairsPlan and develop educational sessions for areas of specialty.
c. Provide various educational offerings as assigned, andb ased on
8. Assist in the research, development, authorship, and
implementation of care policies and procedures.
9. Analyze, evaluate, report, communicate, and implement emerging
10. Age specific standards: The individual in this position must
demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over
the life span of the patient. In addition, he/she must possess the
ability to assess patient data relative to age specific needs and
provide care as described in the department’s policies.
11. Collaborate with the healthcare team (nursing, providers, ancillary
services andenvironmental services) to optimize clinical care.
12. Perform/assist with employee evaluations and competency
13. Maintain clinical expertise in area of assignments; provide complex
patient and family education.
14. Assisting procuring, scheduling, and assigning staff, using
standardized acuity assessments.
15. Be a department leader in documentation, audits, billing, etc.
Participate in Northern Light Health System IS activities in evaluating
order sets, Joint Practice Protocols, and other IS activities as needed.
16. Communicate activities, functions, roles, and projects with key
17. Collaborate with Colleges and Higher education institutions to
develop high quality,effective student rotations.
18. Maintain a safe environment for healthcare workers, patients, and/or
visitors complying with NLH policies and procedures; review, document
and address all incidents and safety violations within area of
responsibility; report all lost time due to reported work injuries
within 24 hours to local HR or Safety contact; support and facilitate
open and non-punitive communication among NLH employees, non-employed
healthcare workers, patients and visitors, reporting and addressing
patient and environmental safety concerns.
1. Build trust- acts with integrity in line with core values and
beliefs. Reliability of character. Leads by example. Tells the truth
2. Resolves conflict: Promptly acts to find alternative solutions
when team members are in disagreement.
3. Promotes safety and health: Ensures a safe environment for
employees, patients, and visitors. Advocates and models healthy
4. Effectively communicates: Listens, speaks, and writes
appropriately using clear language. Communication methods are fitting to
5. Demonstrates Adaptability: Learns quickly when facing new
problems or unfamiliar tasks; is flexible in approach when faced with
changing or challenging priorities and ambiguity. Manages change
effectivelyand does not give up during adversity.
6. Resource Allocation: Understands how to get the most out of
available resources and uses cost-benefit analysis thinking to set
purchasing priorities. Monitors and analyzes resource usage to identify
and eliminate areas of waste.
7. Achieves results: Seizes opportunities and engages others. Is
consistently able to move forward and accomplish tasks that lead to
8. Advocates for patients: Understands quality care, service, and
results as an organizational priority. Connects work to supporting
patient care, and proactively supports change to improve patient
1. Performs other work-related duties as assigned, including
organization/departmental specific projects.
Qualifications: Recognized as a clinical expert by peers; 3 years of
varied nursing experience preferred; must be adaptable, organized,
flexible; must be an effective communicator and collaborator with
demonstrated clinical knowledge and skills in a selected service line.
Experienced in teaching at the bedside, as well as in a formal setting
1. Registered Nurse License.
Typically, this will be primarily a day position, with occasional
weekend, night, and call coverage.
EDUCATION, SKILLS, EXPEPRIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
1. Preferred: Bachelor’s in nursing, education, or
healthcare administration; Those without a Bachelor’s must be
matriculated within 6 months of hire and complete within 5 years of
2. Preferred: Management experience
PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS:
1. Sitting 1-3 hours/day
2. Standing 4-7 hours/day
3. Walking 4-7 hours/day
4. Lifting 25-50 lbs, with proper body mechanics
5. Twisting -frequent (500-1000 twists/day)
6. Bending -moderate (130-480 bends/day)
7. Squatting -1-3 hours/day
8. Endurance -heavy energy requirements (7-9 mets)
9. Wrist position – slight to moderate deviation of wrist
10. Pinching -moderate (130-480 pinches/day)
11. Hand/Wrist repetitions – moderate (1000-2880/day)
12. Manual Dexterity – frequent fine motor skills required
13 Either handedness- 70-100% of the job cycle time
14. Requires accurate near vision 20/20 and 20/40 for far vision
15. Requires both green/red, blue/vi