House Nursing Supervisor

  • O'Connor Hospital
  • O'Connor Hospital San Jose California 95128 US
  • Posted: Nov 19, 2018
Other Nursing

Job Description


Verity Health System offers a dynamic environment for individuals dedicated to careers in healthcare -- whether you seek a clinical or administrative role.  Created in December 2015, the new Verity Health System team is working to revitalize our facilities to create a more welcoming, healing environment for our patients.  We are investing in new technology to advance our delivery of safe, quality patient care.  If you welcome the challenge of re-inventing healthcare for the patients we serve at our Verity Health hospitals and through our Verity Medical Foundation, this could be the opportunity for you.  With more than 8,000 employees and physicians, Verity Health is a non-profit, non-religious health care system with 1,650 inpatient beds, six active emergency rooms and host of medical specialties including:  orthopedics, transplant surgery, cardiology, maternal/child health and wound care, among other specialties.  We are committed to the Verity Values of Caring, Respect, Integrity, Passion and Stewardship and the goal of serving our communities for generations to come. 


Under the direction of the division director of the service, the House Nursing Supervisor has major responsibility for the implementation of the vision, plans and standards of the organization and nursing services within his/her defined areas of responsibility.  This includes allocation of available resources to promote efficient, effective and compassionate nursing care, input into executive decisions, and communication of those decisions to the nursing staff.  Administrative leadership and expertise is provided within an atmosphere of interactive management which supports the development of collegial relationships throughout the organization.



  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate the Hospital's mission, vision and values, as well as departmental goals, to all staff.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to other leaders and staff in goal setting, problem solving, resource management, and outcome achievement.
  • Defines performance objectives and metrics for the department and assesses the level of competence of staff in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy work environment by modeling the desired behaviors and encouraging those in others.
  • Demonstrates the ability to cope with and manage change, as well as help others do the same.
  • Collaborates with other departments to create systems and problem solve ongoing issues that impact departmental/organizational goals and/or patient care delivery.
  • Demonstrates fiscal accountability for department resources and the ability to achieve outcomes within allocated resources.
  • Incorporates quality improvement data and/or patient satisfaction data into departmental goals.
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of regulations applicable to patient care and/or other department functions.
  • Demonstrates the ability to physically and mentally manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of local, state and federal regulations applicable to patient care and /or hospital/department functions.
  • Responsible for the coaching and disciplinary process up to and including termination.
  • Participates in expediting the admission of patients into the hospital.
  • Advance knowledge of nursing practices through attendance at inservices and participation in seminars and courses to increase knowledge of community-health nursing, as evidenced by attendance logs and CEU certifications.
  • Is responsible for the fiscal management of assigned nursing team and ensures the proper utilization of the division's financial resources.
  • Effectively communicates divisional, organizational, and industrial information to staff.
  • Utilizes appropriate resources within the institution to provide consultation, education, technical, or informational services as needed to self, staff, and patients.
  • Attends all required safely training programs and can describe his or her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, and special job-related hazards.
  • Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of department/unit team inter- and intradepartmentally to facilitate the department's/unit's ability to meet its goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
  • Demonstrates the behaviors and actions that support Verity Health System's Values.




  • Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing preferred
  • Current CA RN license
  • Current BCLS certification through American Heart Association
  • Current ACLS certification through American Heart Association preferred


Work Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years clinical experience as a Registered Nurse
  • 2 years in a leadership capacity

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrate competence in making independent decisions.
  • Demonstrate leadership ability and potential managerial competency.
  • Must have effective communication skills, ability to deal well with people, ability to problem solve, ability to confront/resolve issues, ablility to motivate others, ability to plan organize, and direct the activities of others.
  • Knowledge of JCAHO and Title XXII regulations.
  • Knowledge of scope of practice as defined in Nurse Practice Act.
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate full command, both verbal and written, of the English Language.