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Nursing Supervisor

CHICAGO, Illinois

Post Date: 05/03/2017 Job ID: 1484 Job Category: Healthcare

Our client in Chicago is looking for a Nursing Supervisor to supervise staff engaged in delivering nursing services, such as conducting comprehensive assessments, taking vitals, interviewing prospective clients, and completing client admission forms and medical history.  Responsible for coordinating nursing processes and auditing medical records for accuracy.  Responsible for knowing intake and medical policies and procedures, and assures adherence to the same. Acts as liaison with physicians, psychiatrists and other medical professionals to assure appropriate care.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Interviews, hires, and oversees the training and development of staff.  Schedules, assigns work to, evaluates the performance of and, when necessary, applies appropriate discipline to staff.  Ensures compliance with established personnel policies and achievement of objectives for professional growth and development of staff.
  • Documents and charts client assessment data, medical needs, scheduled appointments, treatment plan, and so forth; transcribes physician orders. Audits medical charts to review comprehensive assessments. Ensures accuracy of diagnosis and care is appropriate to meet clients’ treatment and medical needs. Ensures records meet contractual requirements and comply with all local, state and federal laws.  Identifies and resolves discrepancies. Maintains confidentiality of records in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Assists medical consultants by setting up room and supplies for scheduled procedure, explaining procedure to clients and eliciting their cooperation, passing instruments and supplies, accepting and labeling specimens. Also reports client observations, evaluations of medical problems and potential barriers to achieving functional state of health to support recovery.
  • Serves as professional resource to nursing staff in evaluating unusually complex cases and devising appropriate treatment responses. Responsible for resolving management problems such interdepartmental barriers to delivery of care utilizing appropriate resources.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to medical services.  Interprets and enforces Gateway’ s overall objectives, as well as funding agencies policies and procedures; advises and assures adherence to same.
  • Assists in conducting initial health screenings and assessment of clients’ condition, and contributes information to aid in planning and evaluating care to meet identified medical needs.
  • Responsible for client medical case management which includes determining developmentally appropriate referral sources for clients requiring further medical, dental, or psychiatric diagnoses or treatment, and scheduling appointments; coordinating client transportation to scheduled appointments; conducting follow-up to ensure successful implementation of care plan and completion of necessary exams, tests and treatments; evaluating client response to treatments; instructing clients in self-care; and completing discharge plan summaries.
  • Performs triage of clients presenting symptoms, and performs both complex and routine treatments as prescribed by physician or as warranted by assessed condition, in accordance with established protocols.  Refers more complex injuries or illnesses to appropriate health care professionals
  • Administers or supervises client self-administration of medications as prescribed by physician.  Monitors clients for reactions, side effects, or contraindications; and confers as necessary with physician or pharmacist on withholding or continuing medications.  Contacts pharmacy to order prescribed medications.  Dispenses nonprescription medications as necessary and appropriate.
  • Conducts educational classes and seminars for clients and staff concerning health, treatment of medical issues related to substance abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, infection control, and so forth. Completes required documentation on class participation, progress and attendance.
  • Conducts annual tuberculosis testing, and maintains related records in compliance with all applicable governmental laws and regulations.
  • Maintains and enhances knowledge, expertise, and nursing skills through appropriate educational and organizational activities.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities as appropriate.

  • Advanced knowledge of theories, principles and concepts of nursing in order to contribute to the implementation of effective strategic plans and organization-wide programs at a level normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor’ s degree in Nursing.
  • Extensive knowledge of nursing principles in order to plan, evaluate, and provide expertise in the implementation and management of an effective nursing program.  Requires knowledge of Joint Commission requirements and standards; at a level normally acquired through two to four years of progressively responsible nursing experience, with at least one year experience in psychiatric and/or substance abuse field.
  • Current professional licensure as a Registered Nurse as required by the state. 
  • High level of problem solving and analytical abilities necessary to provide support to department in the development of complex systems and services for use in resolving problems requiring a comprehensive knowledge of nursing practices. 
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge of the principles of physical growth and development and psychosocial development; the ability to assess and interpret client data and identify individual needs; to provide health-related care appropriate to the developmental stage and client population as outlined below:
    • Adolescent Clients: Ability to apply the principles of adolescent growth and development to an individualized treatment plan, e.g. understanding of sexual maturation, and its impact on the client’ s body image and self-esteem, demonstrating sensitivity to client’ s discomfort with aspects of the physical exam, familiarity with common health risks and concerns of adolescents, etc.
    • Adult Clients: Ability to apply knowledge of common health risks in adulthood as related to a history of substance abuse to teach and facilitate preventative health promotion.
    • Geriatric Clients: Ability to apply knowledge of the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial changes associated with later adulthood (e.g. multiple health issues, living with chronic pain, medication interactions, depression, cognitive deficits, etc.) to an individualized treatment plan; and to understand the impact of medications and medication interactions on the cognitive and behavioral functioning of the client.
  • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills necessary to provide leadership.  Ability to resolve frequently complex issues, to coordinate compliance and to successfully implement change.
  • Computer literacy in order to complete required records, reports and correspondence.

Colleen Eddy
Senior Recruiter

Colleen brings high energy and a focus on service to her role as Senior Executive Recruiter at The Steely Group. She believes regard for others begins by actively listening to understand which, in turn, builds trust (the bedrock of relationships). Throughout her distinguished career, Colleen has demonstrated success developing talent; building, leading and managing teams; recruiting, training and mentoring executives; and helping employees embrace change and achieve goals.
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