Position: Clinical Supervisor - Justice Facility
Kern Medical strives to recruit the highest quality candidates, resulting in a high performance workforce that consistently delivers quality patient care.
Career Opportunities within Kern Medical for qualifying positions include many benefits such as:
- New Hire Bonus: For select positions.
- New Hire Premium: +6% of base rate of pay matched up to 6% if contributed to Deferred Compensation Plan.
- Shift Differentials: varies per classification.
- A Comprehensive Benefits Package: includes Holidays, Vacation, Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance.
Under direction, to be responsible for the supervision of nursing services for an inpatient unit or outpatient clinic at Kern Medical including the day to day operational and program activities.
Incumbents in this classification are distinguished by being assigned to the supervision and direction of staff assigned to an outpatient service, inpatient units, a special unit or an assigned area of responsibility.
Correctional Medicine Candidates
Background investigation is required of candidates who wish to be considered for Correctional Medicine assignments. Felony convictions are disqualifying, and some misdemeanor convictions may be disqualifying.
- Coordinates, supervises, and directs the clinical, operational and program activities, inclusive of unit personnel, on a day -to -day basis to meet unit objectives.
- Collaborates with charge nurse to provide appropriate staff placement based on the clinical needs of the patients and ensure delivery of quality patient care.
- Monitors, maintains and adjusts staffing levels according to unit's productivity, staffing goals and patient acuity with rationale for any variances; participates in data collection for unit based on quality assurance indicators.
- Assures staff compliance with regulatory standards, governmental regulations and hospital standards and rules.
- Assists with maintaining fiscal control of assigned hospital cost centers.
- Supervises, trains, evaluates and participates in the selection of staff and initiates and participates in personnel actions in accordance with the department's human resources practices and procedures and organizational philosophy.
- Plans, coordinates, directs and provides patient care orientation and on going education to staff utilizing preceptors, staff development and existing staff members to ensure orientation to patient care philosophy, systems, policies, procedures, established standards of care and practice and to ensure professional development.
- Performs unit specific projects as assigned by the Clinical Director; prepares and maintains reports and records.
- Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with the medical staff, healthcare teams, patients and their family members and the public.
- Acts in the absence of the Clinical Director as assigned.
- Supports and participates in performance improvement and risk management programs; represents the division on interdepartmental and interdisciplinary committees and task forces as assigned.
- Serves as liaison during shift between assigned unit and hospital divisions.
- Provides direct patient care as required based on staffing levels, patient loads and unit necessity.
- Provides coverage as a Nursing Shift manager as required.
- Performs other job related duties as assigned.
Possession of a valid unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of California and a bachelor's degree in nursing OR possession of valid licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of CA, an Associate's degree in nursing AND a national certification in an area of expertise.
Three (3) years (within the last five (5) years) of progressively responsible clinical experience as an RN in an acute care facility
One (1) year of nursing experience in a supervisory or lead capacity
Possession and maintenance of a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) card.
Dependent upon assignment specific certificates or specialized education in nursing specialty areas may be required.
Knowledge of: principles of nursing and personnel management and supervision; modern principles, methods and practices of nursing and hospital organization; healthcare and nursing trends; quality improvement; principles and techniques of effective supervision and staff utilization; applicable Federal, State, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and Title 22 standards and regulations.
Ability to: coordinate administrative, operational and program activities; supervise, train and evaluate professional and non professional employees; work independently; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; prepare and maintain concise and comprehensive written reports, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and other hospital employees, patients and their families.
A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County Hospital Authority employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all Kern Medical employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable following a significant emergency or disaster.