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Registered Nurse Supervisor


Supervises nursing personnel and coordinates the daily nursing operations of a specified clinical area. Collaborates with other medical/nursing administrators to develop and implement protocols, policies and procedures.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Provides supervision, consultation, counseling, and guidance to nursing staff.
  • Interprets and reviews policies and procedures for nursing and ancillary staff.
  • Delegates appropriate tasks to lead personnel in achieving unit goals.
  • Assigns personnel in areas of responsibility in accordance with established matrix and budgetary considerations.
  • Participates in development of patient care goals and objectives to ensure appropriate access; establishes/maintains staff performance standards.
  • Participates in budget process; manages unit within budgetary guidelines.
  • Investigates and resolves patient and staff complaints.
  • Provides training and support to nursing staff for clinical systems (i.e. scheduling, call center, electronic charts, lab computerized systems).
  • Interviews prospective and new employees; ensures proper orientation and training for each employee. Establishes competency measures for each position.
  • Participates on various committees to develop and implement procedures, and ensure readiness and training among physicians and nursing staff.
  • Continues personal growth by attending professional conferences, seminars, workshops, and professional memberships.
  • Provides in-services and continuing education opportunities for staff and encourages professional and technical development.
  • Compiles data and develops written summaries, goals and objectives for clinic area, which are submitted to supervisor. Conducts retrospective audit of nursing protocols and procedures and develops summary for review by nursing staff.
  • Manages leave and time policies; reviews and approves leave requests for staff; evaluates staff performance; recommends further action if performance is substandard.
  • Provides quality patient care, performs physical assessments; determines nursing diagnosis based upon data collected, assists physician with special exams/procedures.

Education and Experience

Graduate of a nationally accredited nursing program and three years of directly related professional nursing experience. A master’s degree in nursing or directly related field/discipline may substitute for two years of the required experience.

Licensure and Certification

Licensed as a registered nurse in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statutes.


Provides supervision to nurses and other staff of assigned area.

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