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Supervisor Nursing Ortho

Company: CHI Franciscan St. Michael Medical Center
Location: Silverdale
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Job Description:


In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care, including 11 hospitals and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities. 


CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.  


As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits:


  • Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Wellness Program





This job is responsible for daily operations and oversight of nursing practice and patient care delivery within an assigned area, including supervision for clinical staff, as delegated and in collaboration with the Clinical Manager/Director of the department/unit. Responsible for organizing, planning, and directing clinical and management activities in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.  Collaborates with appropriate personnel to ensure standards of care and standards of practice of specific patient populations are current and incorporated into staff practice.  Assists management in maintaining continuity and quality of patient care. Contributes to organizational operations and supports the mission by fostering interdepartmental communication/collaboration.  Provides effective mentoring and acclimation of staff.  Assists with administrative duties, education activities and quality initiatives.  


Essential Duties:


Assists in managing and evaluating the clinical operations, programs and resources of the assigned clinical area/facility to assure the safe and appropriate delivery of diagnostic and/or therapeutic patient care.  Ensures that all activities within assigned shift are conducted in a timely and cost-effective manner and in compliance with organizational values, professional standards, internal policies and applicable regulatory requirements.  Participates in the development of, and implements new clinical systems/programs to enhance existing services and raise the standard of care for the patient population served.  Ensures that work unit activities, productivity, and/or quality indicators are documented in accordance with FHS guidelines.  Collaborates with other departments to address and resolve problems, share information and enhance overall effectiveness/productivity.  Communicates significant information to department Manager/Director and others in a timely and appropriate manner.

Staff Management and Development:

Plans, manages and evaluates the work of clinical and administrative staff in accordance with the content, spirit and intent of applicable internal/external regulations and standards for human resource management.  Ensures that employees are qualified and properly trained to perform assigned job duties.  Holds regular staff meetings and keeps employees apprised of all matters relevant to successful job performance.  Makes employment decisions, provides input for establishing performance standards and evaluates employee performance.  Educates, guides, counsels and develops staff and addresses performance management concerns and technical issues elevated by subordinates as beyond their scope of authority.  

Regulatory Compliance:

Assesses, on a continuous basis, services, patient outcomes, quality control, family/patient satisfaction, staffing needs and operational effectiveness to ensure optimal care delivery. Keeps abreast of and assesses impact of changing regulatory requirements/regulation, clinical/professional standards, changing customer demographics and competitive industry practices impacting assigned functions, as well as organizational initiatives/changes with potential to impact current strategies, programs and resources.  Determines nature/scope of impact on existing activities and determines effective response/solution while maintaining acceptable service levels and work quality.  Ensures that internal controls are sufficient to provide for accurate, complete and compliant programs and processes. Identifies needs for changes in standards, programs and services, and develops recommendations for consideration by the Manager/Director.

Performance/Quality Improvement:

Works with management team to ensure the application of consistent operational and clinical practices.  Assesses the strengths/weaknesses of the assigned shift clinical area/facility to identify opportunities and provide recommendations to Manager/Director for new quality/performance improvement initiatives.  Implements new processes and ensures that performance improvement activities are conducted in a timely and effective manner.  Ensures staff receives the necessary on-site training and consultation to enhance their understanding of quality/performance improvement initiatives.  


Identifies adequate staffing levels for appropriate coverage to meet budgetary and operational objectives.  Monitors work schedules and staffing levels to meet budgetary requirements and control overtime and/or premium pay.  Informs Manager/Director of all issues with potential for budgetary impact.  

Short- and Long-Term Planning:

Participates, as a key member of the management team for the assigned clinical function, in the development of strategies, initiatives and programs addressing matters such as: provision of new services, standardization of procedures across the organization, maximizing resources, improving cost-effectiveness of clinical services provided, enhancing patient outcomes/satisfaction and other issues of similar complexity and consequence.  




Education/Work Experience Requirements

Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.  BSN or Bachelors’ Degree in a related field is preferred. Two years’ experience and clinical knowledge in the same or similar clinical specialty.  One year Charge nurse or equivalent experience required.  Certification in clinical specialty preferred.  



Current licensure as a Registered Nurse by the Washington State Board of Nursing. Certification in specialty area preferred

Current healthcare provider BLS certification.

Keywords: CHI Franciscan St. Michael Medical Center, Seattle , Supervisor Nursing Ortho, Other , Silverdale, Washington

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