This is your first job post graduation, and you have been working for a total of approximately 2 months? I see you graduated/ have been licensed for about a year.
Do you feel you have the knowledge and skills to be an effective night house supervisor? The responsibilities and accountabilities for the total population will be resting with and on you. Do you feel you can effectivily supervise and give appropriate instruction(s) to other nurses working when an occurrance arises? Are you completely familar with all poilicies and proceedures that your facility uses?
What additional orientation for this new position would you receive? What additional duties would you be doing? Do you know what the expectations from the Director of Nursing and Adminstrator are? What are your expectations for being a manager?
For example here is what I expect myself as a nursing manager:
My expectations for nursing staff are to provide exemplary Resident care, accurate and precision in the collection of Resident assessments, and technical expertise.
To provide exemplary care, We will work with our residents and the community to ensure the right service is being provided in the right setting at the right time. This care is provided with compassion and without judgment, to assure our Residents are safe and healthy.
I don’t want you to do anything unless you understand:
What you are doing
Why you are doing it
The effect it has on the world around you
This is call safe practice, and it is how we work.
My job is to make sure everyone has what they need to do their job correctly to the best of their ability, and to ensure that the facility is safe and all provide competent quality care. Another part of my job is to actively help you to succeed.
For me to be an effective manager and to be able to promote the goals of residents safety, satisfaction and high-quality care, I must be able to rely on the staff to provide excellant care and to follow the policies and procedures.
What attributes should you have in order to do this job?
•A positive attitude
•The need to control
•The ability to learn from mistakes -Humor
As far as pay rate I would strongly suggest that you do NOT go salary....staying hourly would be in my opinion far better for you. I worked 127 hours in the past 2 weeks... for another example... if I was salary as I was strongly urged to do, my gross would have been $2500 for that time frame. Staying hourly, my gross was $4967 for the same time period.
Before accepting this position, please do a self examination /audit of your skills and abilities, and then make your decision about taking or turning down the offer.