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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care & Medicine
Clinical Supervisor
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Work Experience
5 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 5 years of nursing experience. Demonstrated experience in a charge nurse role in a comparable setting. Minimum of one year recent pediatric experience in a comparable setting. Minimum of 1 year of demonstrated nursing leadership experience.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

  1. Encourage and share new ways of making the right work easier to do
  2. Recognize and share incremental improvements in operations
  3. Monitor and promote efficiency in the team’s operations
Professional Practice/Research
  1. Participate in/support Shared Nursing Leadership.
  2. Contribute to the sustainability and advancement of Magnet designation.
  3. Ensure that nursing is based on evidence of best practice.
  4. Accountable to support/participate in the Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement process.
  5. Participate in community activities.
Implement Nursing Process
  1. Responsible for 24/7 assessment and supervision of clinical care and unit work flow.
  2. Accountable for establishing collaborative relationships with all members of healthcare team.
  3. Ensure patient throughput efforts are maintained by unit personnel.
  4. Function as a resource in the delivery and documentation of clinical care.
  5. Consistently evaluate care delivery incorporating patient satisfaction data to improve processes.
Develop Effective Communication Channels with staff and patients/families
  1. Demonstrate advanced communication skills in dealing with staff, patient/family and all members of the healthcare team.
  2. Provide constructive, sensitive and timely feedback to staff concerning their performance in verbal and written form.
  3. Effectively manage conflict and assist others to understand their behavior and their effect on the work environment.
  4. Communicate and escalate clinical issues as appropriate to Director and MUD.
Provide supervision for unit organization related to staff education and overall unit function
  1. Facilitate learning opportunities for all staff.
  2. Ensure regulatory requirements are met and unit is in a constant state of readiness.
  3. Responsible for upholding overall safety standards on the unit.
Demonstrate management and leadership skills
  1. Accountable to plan for staffing 24/7; continuously monitor and adjust staffing based on unit needs.
  2. Monitor Kronos reconciliation and ensure schedule and timecard accuracy.
  3. Responsible for all aspects of performance appraisal for staff.
  4. Participate in the hiring of staff by conducting interviews and making recommendations for hire.
  5. Assume coverage of unit in absence of Director and make decisions within authorized scope.
  6. Demonstrate initiatives and leadership through involvement in projects and committee.
  7. Establish collaborative relationships and network across the organization to ensure effective patient outcomes.

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.