Clinical Supervisor- PACU

Silver Spring, Maryland
Mar 28, 2017
Aug 25, 2017
Full Time
Position Purpose:This job requires PACU experience

General Summary:

The Clinical Supervisor is responsible and accountable for the operational management, professional development and quality assessment and improvement activities of his/her clinical unit(s). Responsibilities include assessing, planning, initiating, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating patient care activities of young, middle and older adult patient population for whom care is provided. The Supervisor is responsible to assure that the unit operates in a manner that meets organizational goals and objectives and meets standards set by regulatory and accrediting agencies.

Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital.Job Description Details:

Minimum licensure/certification required (if applicable):

Current licensure as a Registered Nurse by the Maryland State Board of Nursing or a Compact State. Specialty or role certification required within six (6) months of hire if applicable. BLS certified

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a related field preferred. 

Minimum three (3) years related clinical experience in an acute/or ambulatory care setting required.  Minimum of two (2) years unit-based supervisory experience in an acute care or ambulatory care setting is required.

Candidate must be capable of:

  • Assessing current unit activities/problems in a clinical setting, evaluating alternative approaches, implementing programs/practices, and evaluating outcomes.
  • Maintaining effective relationships with peers, other departmental staff and physicians.
  • Effectively managing human, material, capital, and financial resources

English language proficient.

Effective communication skills.

Safety Responsibilities:

Responsible for identifying all hazardous materials in the work area and all employees with potential exposure in order to provide them with the necessary personal protective devices and appropriate training.  Responsible for assuring that all employees strictly adhere to all measures necessary for compliance with hospital safety policies and applicable Federal, State, and Agency safety-related requirements and regulations

Working Conditions:

May be required to lift a minimum of 15-50 pounds as determined by the nature of the nursing unit.  Must be able to push, pull, and lift patients up to 35 pounds.  Must be able to push, pull, and lift patient care equipment.  Must be able to bend body downward at the waist and be able to kneel.  Potential exposure to infectious disease in patient care environment.

Reporting Relationships:

Reports directly to a director or senior director.

Directly Supervises:

Nurse in Charge

Patient Care Specialists

Clinical Nurses

Surgical Technicians

Anesthesia Technicians

Health Unit Coordinators

Nursing Assistants

Transport Technicians

Certified Medical Assistant, or other support as assigned

Management Statement:


Management at Holy Cross Hospital involves understanding that we operate within a fiduciary relationship in which we are expected to steward our communities resources in such a way that we produce high quality, safe, efficient, and effective care for both today's patients and tomorrow's patients.  This enables us to become the most trusted provider of health services within our community. 

A Supervisor at Holy Cross has resource monitoring and staffing responsibility for either a specific department function or for a certain shift and number of employees.   Supervisors must have the ability to organize day-to-day work-flow and prioritize, adjust, and redistribute workload as necessary to assure that optimal service and resource use is achieved within the unit being supervised. The supervisor has primary responsibility to ensure that departmental and organizational policies are consistently communicated and that practice within their area of responsibility is aligned with these expectations.  The supervisor is also the primary management contact for staff concerns, and directly oversees the communication of organizational objectives to the staff.  Communication skills and the ability to educate staff are important elements of this job. 

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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