RN Clinical Supervisor (Orthopedics Clinic)

Washington, District of Columbia-Washington
Aug 19, 2020
Sep 23, 2020
Full Time
The RN Clinical Supervisor assumes shift responsibility and accountability for the planning and provision of direct and indirect nursing care to our pediatric orthopaedic patients. Coordinates multi-disciplinary team members, directs and facilitates nursing staff in obtaining safe, optimal health care outcomes. Supports activities that meet Children's National Mission and Vision. Provides professional leadership and support to the healthcare team.

At Children's National Hospital, we are proud to have one of the most experienced pediatric orthopaedic practices in the nation. Our expertise attracts families needing expert orthopaedic care for their children from the across the Mid-Atlantic region.

Advanced care and treatments available at Children's National are improving quality of life for the children we treat and the families we serve. Our program is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 20 pediatric orthopaedic programs in the country.

Our orthopaedic surgeons are leaders in a wide range of subspecialties, including spinal deformities, bone health, and hip preservation. We consistently offer innovative treatments, meaning your child receives the most effective care. This includes the most effective medications, least invasive procedures, and care that is more efficient. Our expertise, coupled with a depth of experience from treating more than 5,000 patients per year, helps us consistently achieve excellent outcomes.

Our program specializes in helping children who have conditions affecting the structure or function of their joints and skeletal system, from head to toe.

Children's National Hospital, based in Washington, D.C., has been serving the nation's children since 1870 and is ranked among the top six pediatric hospitals in the country. Children's National is #1 in Neonatology for a second consecutive year and is ranked in every specialty evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, including placement in the top 10 for: Cancer (#7), Neurology and Neurosurgery (#5), Orthopaedics (#8), Pulmonology(#9), Nephrology (#6) and Diabetes and Endocrinology (#10). Children's Hospital has been designated as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. Children's National offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children's Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children's National is one of the nation's top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. Children's National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels.


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Work Experience
5 years

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Nursing experience. Demonstrated experience in a charge nurse role in a comparable setting. Minimum of one year recent pediatric experience in a comparable setting. Minimum of 1 year of demonstrated nursing leadership experience. (Required)

Functional Accountabilities

1. Encourage and share new ways of making the right work easier to do
2. Recognize and share incremental improvements in operations
3. Monitor and promote efficiency in the team's operations

Professional Practice/Research
1. Participate in/support Shared Nursing Leadership.
2. Contribute to the sustainability and advancement of Magnet designation.
3. Ensure that nursing is based on evidence of best practice.
4. Accountable to support/participate in the Division of Nursing's Performance Improvement process.
5. Participate in community activities.

Implement Nursing Process
1. Responsible for 24/7 assessment and supervision of clinical care and unit work flow.
2. Accountable for establishing collaborative relationships with all members of healthcare team.
3. Ensure patient throughput efforts are maintained by unit personnel.
4. Function as a resource in the delivery and documentation of clinical care.
5. Consistently evaluate care delivery incorporating patient satisfaction data to improve processes.

Develop Effective Communication Channels with staff and patients/families
1. Demonstrate advanced communication skills in dealing with staff, patient/family and all members of the healthcare team.
2. Provide constructive, sensitive and timely feedback to staff concerning their performance in verbal and written form.
3. Effectively manage conflict and assist others to understand their behavior and their effect on the work environment.
4. Communicate and escalate clinical issues as appropriate to Director and MUD.

Provide supervision for unit organization related to staff education and overall unit function
1. Facilitate learning opportunities for all staff.
2. Ensure regulatory requirements are met and unit is in a constant state of readiness.
3. Responsible for upholding overall safety standards on the unit.

Demonstrate management and leadership skills
1. Accountable to plan for staffing 24/7; continuously monitor and adjust staffing based on unit needs.
2. Monitor Kronos reconciliation and ensure schedule and timecard accuracy.
3. Responsible for all aspects of performance appraisal for staff.
4. Participate in the hiring of staff by conducting interviews and making recommendations for hire.
5. Assume coverage of unit in absence of Director and make decisions within authorized scope.
6. Demonstrate initiatives and leadership through involvement in projects and committee.
7. Establish collaborative relationships and network across the organization to ensure effective patient outcomes.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

Children's National Health System is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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