Published Oct 31, 2004
I noticed that there are many different layers of leadership within nursing...DON, NM, Shift supervisors, Charge nurses, etc. Can someone give me some input of what is expected at these different levels?
Thanks in advance,
At my facility, I have unit managers. They work 7-3 M-F and they are responsible for oversight of a unit. This would include things like dividing up tasks, changing assignments, organizing the unit, follow through on problems, etc. The shift supervisors (3-11 and 11-7) are responsible for managing a shift. They oversee the staff on the shift and organize the shift. This would include things like the shift schedule, dividing up the workload of the shift, oversight and disciplinary action for staff, evaluations. Unit managers do this as well, but with the additional duties of overseeing a unit. Charge nurses are responsible for a particular group of residents ~ meds, treatments, charting ~ while they are on duty. Hope this helps.
It does, thank you.
Create well-written care plans that meets your patient's health goals.
This study guide will help you focus your time on what's most important.
Choosing a specialty can be a daunting task and we made it easier.
By using the site, you agree with our Policies. X