REGISTERED NURSE SUPERVISOR - CLINIC 2014
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under general supervision, an employee in this class supervises and coordinates the nursing training activities of community health clinics and special programs. The incumbent is responsible for the service and development of patient-care nursing staffs, and for the evaluation of the nursing program and personnel. Administrative supervision may be exercised over professional and para-professional clinic or special program staffs. Work requires the exercise of professional judgment and initiative, and is reviewed by an administrator by observation, conferences and submission of reports. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Orients and assigns nurses and nursing personnel in clinic staff and special programs; assists in the coordination of medical and nursing services;
Supervises the maintenance of patient nursing records and reports;
May develop studies and surveys to assess existing or needed nursing program services; prepares special monthly and annual reports;
Requisitions and distributes clinic supplies and equipment; approves vouches for nursing personnel;
May establish and maintain liaison with community and groups and health offices and other County agencies to insure proper coordination of services;
Makes recommendations of staffing patterns;
Evaluates performances of nursing personnel;
Carries out nursing policies and procedures, and assists with revision of same;
Participates in programs and activities concerning risk management and quality assurance in the clinic.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional ambulatory care nursing; good knowledge current developments and sources of information in the field of nursing; skill in the application of professional nursing techniques and methods; ability to plan, assign, supervise and evaluate the work the professional nursing staff in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to deal with patients appropriately while carrying out prescribed treatment; ability to instruct assigned personnel and others in basic nursing care; ability to maintain complete and accurate records, and to prepare reports from observations; ability to safely draw intravenous blood; good judgment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Four (4) years of experience as a Registered Nurse, two (2) years of which must have been in ambulatory care.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Candidates must possess a Registered Nurse license issued by the State of New York. Current registration must be maintained throughout the term of employment.