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Nursing Supervisor-Per Diem

NH-United States-Dover Apply View Saved Jobs Job ID 3207846 Date posted 07/23/2022
Nursing Supervisor-Per Diem-(3207846)


Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, a subsidiary of Massachusetts General Hospital, is renowned as one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. At Wentworth-Douglass, we value people who contribute to patient-centered care that enhances community health; we recognize and reward those who share our values and transform our patients' lives. We invite you to explore opportunities, cultivate community wellness and professional growth.

1.Health Care - Oversees the delivery of nursing care throughout the hospital to assure optimal patient comfort and safety.
a.Monitors the implementation of all organizational policies, primarily clinical practice standards by direct observation and interaction with the nursing staff.
b.Collaborates with the nursing staff and other health professionals in diagnosis and treatment of patients.
c.Provides administrative guidance for the procurement of procedural consents.
d.Delegation-Transfer the responsibility for the performance of patient care while retaining accountability for the outcome.
e.Patient Rights Protection-Protects the health care rights of a patient, especially a minor, incapacitated, or incompetent patient unable to make decisions.
f.Technology Management-Uses technical equipment and devices to monitor patient condition or sustain life.
g.Consultative-Serves as a consultative resource to staff providing expert knowledge that positively impact clinical practice and patient outcomes.

2.Behavioral - Provides age-specific, individualized care that supports psychosocial functioning and facilitates lifestyle changes.
.Active Listening-Attends closely to and attaches significance to a patient's verbal and nonverbal message.
a.Emotional Support-Provides reassurance, acceptance and encouragement during times of stress.

3.Safety - Provides age-specific, individualized care that supports protection form harm.
.Responds to all emergencies and disasters within the organization; coordinates associated Joint Commission survey activities
a.Code Management - Coordinates emergency measures to sustain life
b.Fall Prevention - Institutes and monitors special precautions with patients at risk for falling.
c.Infection Control - Minimizes the acquisition and transmission of infectious agents
d.Physical Restraint - Monitors the application, removal and documentation of restraining devices which are used to limit the physical mobility of the patient
e.Surveillance - Collects and analyzes information about the patient and the environment for use in promoting and maintaining patient safety

4.Family – Provides age-specific, individualized care that supports the family unit.
.Family Support – Promotion of family values, interests, and goals
a.Family Involvement Promotion-Facilitates family participation in the emotional and physical care of the patient

5.Professional Development - Provides for guidance and direction to promote the professional education and development of self and others
.Participates in education programs and utilizes the information in areas of practice
a.Participates in leadership development programs to serve the needs of the division and departments as appropriate
b.Acquires knowledge and skills to enhance clinical expertise
c.Maintains a personal portfolio that documents ongoing professional nursing competence
d.Identifies /coordinates, in collaboration with Nursing Leaders and Clinical Educators, educational needs/programs of unit personnel in maintaining clinical competency
e.Seeks constructive feedback regarding his or her own practice
f.Participates in professional nursing activities in the department, hospital, community and professional organization

6.Leadership - Oversees administrative responsibility for the hospital in the absence of department directors and nursing administration.
.Fosters a positive work environment by guiding employees to support the mission of the hospital, providing developmental opportunities and encouraging teamwork
a.Supports and promotes excellence in customer service by promptly responding to concerns from patients, visitors, family members/significant others, physicians, and staff through own action and/or appropriate referral
b.Coordinates, integrates, and provides in services inter and intra departmentally.
c.Demonstrates critical thinking skills and facilitates development of these skills within staff
d.Participates in unit, department and/or organizational activities which promote improvements in patient care or administrative systems
e.Effectively/efficiently manages human & material resources
f.Conducts frequent rounds throughout the organization to ensure appropriate functioning of operations.
g.Assess and responds to the staffing needs of all nursing areas during present and ongoing shifts
h.Assists Leaders in the process of employee counseling and follow up documentation as necessary
i.Informs the administrator-on-call of any anticipated and/or actual issues/problems
j.Maintains knowledge of hospital policies and procedures, PI Plan and Plan for Patient Care.

7.Competency Skills List - Maintains knowledge, functions as resource to staff and ensures compliance to policies for:
.Maintains knowledge of Organizational Chart, Mission Statement and Strategic Plan
a.Maintains knowledge of Nursing Division Organizational Chart, Philosophy & Goals
b.Attends designated department/hospital committee meetings and communicates relevant information to colleagues
c.Ensures processes at time of death are completed: Death Certificate, Record of death, Medical Examiner, Organ Procurement, and Autopsies
d.Initiates and/or participates in the development of plans to mitigate critical census
e.Ensures completion of required reports: occurrence, employee injury, sentinel event
f.Manages process for OR cases after hours (on-call team or add on cases)
g.Ensures compliance with EMTALA documentation requirements by completing concurrent audits on all transfers.

8.Medication Administration - Reviews medication order for: Appropriateness of the drug, dose, frequency and route of administration, Therapeutic duplication, real or potential allergies or sensitivities, real or potential interactions between the prescription and other medications or food, current or potential impacts evidenced by laboratory values, other contraindications, variation from organizational criteria for use, other relevant medication related issues or concerns.
a.Demonstrates the ability to obtain drug information using Formulary One Source, Pyxis Lexi-comp or other references.


Experience Minimum Required
• 3-5 year charge nurse experience in an acute care hospital

Experience Preferred/Desired
• Management/supervisory experience in an acute care hospital

Education Minimum Required
• Completion of an accredited RN program
• Education Preferred/Desired
• Bachelor's in Nursing

Licensure and/or Certifications Required
• Registered Nurse License

Licensure and/or Certifications Preferred/Desired

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
· The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) 

Primary Location

:NH-Dover-WDH Main Hospital

Work Locations

WDH Main Hospital
789 Central Ave




:Wentworth-Douglass Hospital(WDH)


:Per Diem
Standard Hours:1

Employee Status

:Limited Term / Per Diem
Recruiting Department:WDH Nursing Supervisors

Job Posting

:Jul 22, 2022


"The best thing about my job at Wentworth-Douglass is my co-workers; they are like family and I genuinely love to come to work!"

Environmental Services Staff


"I chose to come to WDH for many reasons: the location, the friendliness, and the welcoming environment I was surrounded with when I first entered. Walking into WDH you immediately feel at ease. It's like you aren't even in a hospital; it's clean, calming, and everyone is so friendly and welcoming. My department is a constant learning experience due to the need of radiology throughout the hospital. Anyone thinking of working here…DO IT! You won't regret it. If you're looking for an incredible job, full of wonderful experiences and great staff, don't hold yourself back. "

Registered Nurse


"When I began at WDH I was amazed at the technology and access to resources that are available to me which supports my day to day job function enabling me to be accurate, efficient and collect supportive data to make a difference for the future of the hospital, physicians, staff and our patients. Since being at WDH I have vastly built on my skill set as a Case Manager thanks to the expertise of the physician advisors, my manager and team of seasoned, expert Case Managers. WDH offers, encourages and supports professional growth with a strong team atmosphere. I have been encouraged to become involved in committees that promote positive change within my team. I feel I have a voice and can make a difference for the better.
My career as a Registered Nurse has become a lot clearer since joining my WDH team. I would say to anyone looking to advance his or her career, feel supported and belong to an awesome organization has a commitment to their community health; WDH is the place for you. "

Case Manager


"I chose to come to WDH because of its reputation. I had always heard such great things about the hospital and the staff. Coming here, I have found the teamwork is what I have enjoyed most; the staff have been so welcoming and have treated me like family. I love my job and the management is by far the best I have ever experienced. Anyone thinking of applying to WDH should definitely do it!"

ED Tech


"I did not know what I wanted to pursue as a career, but I knew I wanted to be in the medical field. I took a Phlebotomy course to get my foot in the door and got hired at WDH. Ten years later, I am still here and loving it every day. Not only do I love my coworkers, who have become my close friends, but I love the diversity of my job. Often times I feel people overlook what we do, but not only do we provide compassion and skill in our job to the patients, but we also get to see behind the scenes; working closely with the medical staff ensuring patients are getting accurate results. I feel rewarded at the end of everyday knowing that I have played a role in helping the patients get the proper treatment they need."



- Awards and Recognitions -

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Magnet Recognition Program®

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital has achieved Magnet® recognition, the nation’s highest honor for excellence in nursing, recognizing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

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