Nov 20, 2020

Clinical Nurse Supervisor

  • Sheridan Memorial Hospital
  • Sheridan, WY 82801, USA

Job Description


Sheridan Memorial Hospital is a progressive, state-of-the-art facility nestled beneath the Big Horn Mountains in beautiful Northeast Wyoming. Founded over 100 years ago, Sheridan Memorial is licensed for 88 beds with over 60 physicians who provide primary medical care and specialty care in more than 15 areas. We are proud of our more than 700 employees who provide personalized, patient-centered care in a healing environment. When people think of excellent healthcare, they think of Sheridan.


Under general supervision, supervises activities of the Surgical Services department staff, including planning and organizing activities and department operations to ensure patient needs are met in accordance with physician instruction and hospital policy. Act as a physician liaison. Supports and empowers staff to embrace SMH mission and goals. Provides direct patient care as needed. Consults other departments, as appropriate, to collaborate in patient care and provide for an interdisciplinary approach.


Supervisor duties and responsibilities include:

  • Along with department manager, writes and conducts orientation and annual performance appraisals and clinical competency assessment, ensuring regular feedback, coaching, and communication with assigned employees.
  • Ensures high level of performance standards and achievement to meet organization needs and business goals.
  • Provides development opportunities for staff to broaden and enhance skills and abilities.
  • Administers organization policies and procedures.
  • Ensures compliance with safety policies and good housekeeping.
  • Manages initial training of new employees and ongoing training as required.
  • Keeps employees informed about their work assignment, work progress, and opportunities for advancement.
  • Promotes an environment that fosters teamwork and commitment to satisfy customer requirements.
  • With manager, participates in all aspects of employment cycle, including interviewing, hiring, performance evaluation and documentation, and termination.
  • Provides development opportunities for staff to broaden and enhance skills and abilities.

General Duties

  • Provides general direction to Surgical Services staff for daily operations, staffing, clinical activities, huddles, safety, and quality matters.
  • Assigns and coordinates patient flow to deliver safe and effective patient-centered care.
  • Assists in the development of performance improvement/LEAN activities. Educates staff on the PI process. Participates in PI data collection, indicator development, and evaluation criteria, etc. Maintains appropriate quality control programs.
  • Participates in the development, implementation, review, and revision of departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ensures all rules and regulations are observed by employees, to include overall corporate compliance and compliance with JCAHO standards.
  • May participate as a clinical representative on the Patient Safety Committee. Ensures appropriate reports are submitted timely manner and communicates safety concerns as appropriate.
  • Implements and monitors adherence to evidence based clinical nursing practice consistent with Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN), American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN), nursing research, organizational, and national practice standards.
  • Assists in budget preparation.
  • Identifies gaps and collaborates with manager to initiate strategies to improve patient care, patient satisfaction, and employee satisfaction.
  • Identifies needs and sets goals for own growth and development; meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements.
  • Supports orientation and in-service training activities for nursing ensuring compliance with annual educational, safety, and regulatory requirements consistent with hospital policy and procedures.
  • Assigns and delegates patient care tasks as appropriate, considering staff members’ level of nursing experience, competency, and knowledge.
  • Formulates assignments and schedules.
  • Monitors and completes Kronos payroll approval.
  • Will provide direct and indirect patient care in the Surgical Services setting when patient census and staffing require.
  • Takes on-call as assigned.


Education / Experience / License and Certifications

  • BSN, preferred; must be completed within five years of position start
  • Current Wyoming Registered Nurse Licensure without restrictions.
  • BLS certification, required.
  • ACLS certification, required.
  • PALS certification, required
  • Minimum five years’ operating room experience, preferred.
  • Minimum two years’ supervisory experience, preferred.
  • Obtains a national certification in the area of specialty, if available, within 6 [or 12] months of eligibility.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

Specific demands not listed: Possible exposure to blood and or body fluids / infectious disease / hazardous waste requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment. Exposure to odorous chemicals / specimens and Latex products.

Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening is required.