Supervisor position?

  1. Just a quick question...I work in a very small facility..we have charge nurses and a Director. I seen a position at a very large LTC facility for a Shift Supervisor..Does anyone know what this job usually entails?

    Thanks!
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  3. by   CapeCodMermaid
    How small is small and how big is very large? I've worked in several facilities and each one had a different idea of what the supervisor should do. At one facility, the sup. was the medicare nurse as well--that was before the days of PPS. At some facilities, the supervisor and ADNS are one job. Assisting the DNS, monitoring clinical issues, making sure staffing is okay. It really depends on the size of the building and what the DNS wants you to do. Good luck with it.
  4. by   speckleddove
    I worked as a Unit supervisor in LTC for 3 years.
    My duties were as follows:
    1. If any abnormal situation came up I was to settle the problem or issue.
    2. I passed Meds to 25 patients on the west wing & as soon as I had them done I had to pass meds to 26 patients on the East wing.
    3. I did All wound & Peg tube care on those 51 patients after the med pass.
    4. I followed the Dr. on rounds, Recorded , faxed, and Charted all new orders.
    5. If an Admission came in I had to do the full body assesment and admission paper work and record it on the MARs myself.
    6. I had to Chart on every one of the 51 patients I had that evening.
    7. I had to ensure patients were actually offered, encouraged and recorded % of suppliments / snacks and meals.
    8. I had to attend dinning room and feed patients.
    And it was my decission wether or not dinning room was cancelled (usually Never)
    9. I also had to monitor that CNAs charted I&Os, BMs, B/Ps and record the amounts / readings before my shift ended.
    ALL AT THE SAME TIME, I HAD ALL THESE RESPONSIBILITIES.
    I got paid the same as the nurses that only cared for 1/2 of each wing. I did 1/2 of both wings and the nastiest jobs they refused to do, not a one said thank you.
    Worst of all I GOT NOT A CENT MORE FOR ALL THAT RESPONSIBILITY - My advice DON'T DO IT.
  5. by   thsnursluvsgeriatric
    Quote from speckleddove
    I worked as a Unit supervisor in LTC for 3 years.
    My duties were as follows:
    1. If any abnormal situation came up I was to settle the problem or issue.
    2. I passed Meds to 25 patients on the west wing & as soon as I had them done I had to pass meds to 26 patients on the East wing.
    3. I did All wound & Peg tube care on those 51 patients after the med pass.
    4. I followed the Dr. on rounds, Recorded , faxed, and Charted all new orders.
    5. If an Admission came in I had to do the full body assesment and admission paper work and record it on the MARs myself.
    6. I had to Chart on every one of the 51 patients I had that evening.
    7. I had to ensure patients were actually offered, encouraged and recorded % of suppliments / snacks and meals.
    8. I had to attend dinning room and feed patients.
    And it was my decission wether or not dinning room was cancelled (usually Never)
    9. I also had to monitor that CNAs charted I&Os, BMs, B/Ps and record the amounts / readings before my shift ended.
    ALL AT THE SAME TIME, I HAD ALL THESE RESPONSIBILITIES.
    I got paid the same as the nurses that only cared for 1/2 of each wing. I did 1/2 of both wings and the nastiest jobs they refused to do, not a one said thank you.
    Worst of all I GOT NOT A CENT MORE FOR ALL THAT RESPONSIBILITY - My advice DON'T DO IT.
    Well said, wow, allot of work. reminds me of an old job I used to have.

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