The House Supervisor is accountable for all of Nursing Services and Emergency Services
for their shift by providing continuity in decision making and quality excellence in nursing
practice to ultimately assure safe, competent, patient care. The House Supervisor is
authorized to act in the absence of the Director of Nursing utilizing executive assistance
Days & Nights
Assumes responsibility for overall nursing care of patients during their shift.
Collaborates with Nursing Directors for optimal patient care.
Interprets and upholds standards of care and policies when needed.
Plans and maintains a safe staffing pattern for patient care areas, meeting
continuity of care and acuity level needs; collaborates with ancillary staff and
providers, as necessary, to meet this goal.
Assumes the role of patient advocate when necessary.
Is familiar with all nursing departments and is able to assist when necessary.
Assumes the role of clinical resource person when necessary or finds necessary
Coaches and mentors staff in meeting the mission and core values of MHP;
provides a positive role model to all staff.
Expresses concerns to appropriate directors in a timely manner and provides
documentation when necessary.
Provides leadership during code and disaster situations in the absence of
Must be able to perform the physical demands of the job.
Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
A graduate from an accredited school of nursing and currently licensed as a
Registered Nurse in the state of Iowa (or) a graduate from an accredited school of
nursing and currently licensed as a Registered Nurse able to work in the state of
Minimum two years relevant nursing experience required; charge nurse
Required to be current in BLS (Basic Life Support) by the standards of the
American Heart Association.
Required to be current in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric
Advanced Life Support) and NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) within six
months of assuming the position.
Required to be certified in TNCC (Trauma Nursing Core) and complete CCU
training within one year of assuming the position.
Required to show proof of having completed Mandatory Reporter course at time
of hire or attend within 6 months of start date.
Must adhere to all training requirements as mandated by Federal, State, and
Professional licensure and regulatory standards.