Nursing Supervisor - RN


The Nursing Supervisor - RN supervises nursing staff and oversees admissions on an assigned shift in accordance with company standards and federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.



Operations Management

  • Confirms staffing at the beginning of the shift.
  • Completes a focused mid-shift round checking in with Charge Nurses and following up on unresolved issues, etc.
  • Remains visible to families acting as a point person and addresses family when they are present.
  • Confirms results of lab reports have been received and sends them to the physician.
  • Maintains availability for Nurse Wound Consultant rounds.
  • Remains active on the floor during resident/patient meal times to assist with feeding, serving, etc.
  • Maintains availability during breaks and lunches to fill in for staff as needed.
  • Coordinates resident and patient care with other departments, including Culinary, Housekeeping, Laundry, Maintenance, Therapy, Activities and Social Services, to ensure the continuity of care.
  • Fills in as a Charge Nurse and supports Admissions Nurses as needed.
  • Attends all-employee and departmental meetings and in-service training as scheduled or as directed.


Quality, Compliance, and Risk Management

  • Performs a nursing competency review and skill audit.
  • Prepares and distributes wound reports.
  • Audits State Tested Nursing Assistants (STNA) to monitor various tasks as determined by the Director of Nursing (DON).
  • Creates risk event reports as needed and keeps DON and Unit Managers informed.
  • Audits medical refrigerator, crash carts, and medical carts to ensure they are clean and stocked.
  • Maintains a state of readiness for survey by regulatory bodies.
  • Checks documentation for accuracy to support RUG and Medicaid scores.
  • Works with DON and/or Unit Manager to help reduce hospital readmissions.
  • Reviews and responds to complaints and grievances from residents/patients and staff members regarding all areas of responsibility.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of resident information and honors the residents’ personal and property rights.


People Management and Development

  • Supervises a designated area of the Nursing Department at a life plan community.
  • Fosters a positive work environment that attracts, retains, and motivates employees.
  • Interviews, selects, and orients new direct reports.
  • Defines, establishes, and promotes performance expectations so direct reports understand and demonstrate excellence through high quality and consistent performance.
  • Evaluates job performance of direct reports in accordance with the company policy and procedure and provides developmental guidance to staff for improved performance and growth.
  • Monitors accountability with organization requirements prescribed by the Employee Handbook.  Documents and engages employees who are routinely not observing these requirements in an effort to achieve compliance.  Works with Human Resources when circumstances arise that necessitate further documentation and intervention.
  • Participates in the development, planning, scheduling, conducting, and monitoring of in-service training programs, on-the-job training, and orientation programs for departmental staff.
  • Ensures that there is a reasonable and sufficient plan for staffing should a direct report be absent or a direct reporting position be vacant.
  • Responds timely and thoughtfully to questions, requests, and work product from departmental staff that has been provided for review and approval.


All other duties as assigned.




  • Nursing degree from an accredited college, university or vocational school required.
  • Current unencumbered license for the state of Ohio to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) required.



  • One year experience as a supervisor in a hospital, long term care facility, or other related health care facility required.
  • One year experience working as a nurse in a hospital, long term care facility, or other related health care facility required.
  • Proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and the internet required.
  • Proficiency with electronic medical records (EMR) preferred.


Other Requirements

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.