Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford NX Administrative Nursing Supervisor - (0.001 FTE, Days) in Palo Alto, California

Nursing Management

Unscheduled Relief, 0.001 FTE, 12 Hour Day Shifts

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.

Job Summary

The Administrative Nurse Supervisor represents the Associate Director of Nursing in providing administrative continuity by providing administrative leadership, consultation, and support for patient care services areas of the hospital during his/her designated shift. He/she has the authority to act on behalf of the Associate Director of Nursing and hospital management. The Administrative Nurse Supervisor acts independently to provide crisis management, interpret policy, make timely decisions that directly impact patient care, ensure timely and effective communication and collaboration among departments, and provide operational oversight throughout the hospital. He/she provides administrative continuity to staff, patients, and families while acting as the on-site administrative liaison of the Associate Director of Nursing in support of the hospital's mission and goals to patients, families, hospital employees, and the patient care services management team. In the absence of the Vice President for Patient Care Services, Associate Director of Nursing, or delegate, the Administrative Nursing Supervisor has the authority and responsibility for administrative decisions and appropriate notification of the Administrator On-Call. Administrative Nurse Supervisor is distinguished from Patient Care Manager in that the latter has 24-7 responsibility for one or more assigned inpatient units while the ANS is responsible for serving as the administrator-on-duty for the entire hospital during a single shift and is not directly responsible for the operation of a patient care unit. Administrative Nurse Supervisor is distinguished from Administrative Nurse Manager in that the latter assists top nursing management in the achievement of departmental goals and objectives by performing, coordinating, and/or directing assigned hospital-wide administrative functions.

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrates judgment and self-sufficiency in effective problem solving while serving as the administrative and operational resource for the hospital.

  • Document pertinent information, actions and decisions and communicate pertinent information (verbal and/or electronic) in a timely manner to hospital administration and department leadership.

  • Facilitates on-site problem-solving and consultation through a coordinated hospital wide collaborative approach.

  • Identifies appropriate internal controls for department; provides mechanisms to monitor and enforce compliance.

  • Intervenes in situations involving patients, visitors, hospital staff and other external customers.

  • Monitors and ensures that staff, patients, and families have resources for effective and efficient services; assists and supports the Patient Care Managers, Assistant Patient Care Managers, and Resource Nurses in maintaining the quality of patient care and in the administrative and clinical direction of the patient care units; provides direct patient care, as needed, to assist with workload and to support staff; may coordinate the bed control process, making appropriate bed assignments for scheduled and unscheduled patient admissions.

  • Participates in continuous quality assurance/improvement, safety and risk management, disaster and emergency preparedness and response readiness, implementing and communicating corrective action plans and interventions; supports and coordinates implementation of hospital-wide performance and quality improvement initiatives; participates in hospital/department committees and task forces to facilitate organizational mission, goals and strategic plan.

  • Provide on-site management/leadership of crisis situations to prevent or minimize disruption of services; monitor emergency action procedures and coordinate activities related to patient/staff evacuation as needed; function as on-site coordinator for internal/external disasters or other major events.

  • Serves as an on-site representative/liaison for clinical affairs and nursing management to staff, patients, and families.

  • Supervises the Nursing Department's staffing process to assure compliance with hospital and departmental policies, procedures, and standards and provisions of the collective bargaining agreement(s).

  • Support clinical, operational and facility services throughout the entire Hospital during shift(s).

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or universityExperience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experienceLicense/Certification: CA Registered Nurse (RN)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to anticipate, assess, plan for, and manage physical, psychological, and social needs of the patient and family/caregiver and provide appropriate support, comfort, and reassurance.

  • Ability to apply a professional nursing code of ethics and professional guidelines to clinical practice.

  • Ability to be a resource for all employees assigned area of specialization.

  • Ability to develop, evaluate, implement and, as necessary, modify a patient care plan to meet the needs of individual patients.

  • Ability to integrate patient care with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team and provide direction or guidance to non-licensed personnel in assigned area of responsibility to ensure quality care.

  • Ability to observe changes in the medical condition of patients and effectively communicate these changes to other nursing staff members and physicians.

  • Ability to provide age-specific, quality, patient-centered care to all patients through the nursing process and standards of nursing practice with sensitivity and respect for the diversity of human experience.

  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

  • Knowledge of current theories, principles, practices, standards, emerging technologies, techniques and approaches in the nursing profession, and the health care system, and the responsibility and accountability for the outcome of practice.

  • Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations; standards and guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies; hospital and department/unit standards, protocols, policies and procedures governing the provision of nursing care in the area of assignment.

  • Knowledge of medical and professional nursing ethics and patient privacy rights.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology; principles and practices of health promotion, risk reduction, illness and disease prevention and management; medications and drugs, common dosages, their physical and physiological effects, and possible adverse reactions.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.