Georgia Employer NURSING SUPERVISOR in Lovejoy, Georgia

SummarySupervises and evaluates the performance of nursing and clerical staff. Evaluates and provides comprehensive nursing care in a correctional setting while observing and maintaining the requirements of security.Primary Duties and Responsibilities* Maintains a good working relationship with correctional personnel, nursing staff, contract providers, and outside provider agencies.* Utilizes established corporate and correctional policies and procedures in making decisions.* Responsible for staff scheduling and supervision including:- Assisting management in recruiting, orienting, supervising and evaluating the performance of nursing and clerical staff.- Directs the work of other nursing and clerical staff. This includes the selection, hiring, evaluating job performance, employee training/development, promoting and any disciplinary action, including termination* Staff Scheduling:- Ensures adequate coverage on all shif ts.- Fills in as needed during periods of short staffing- Monitors call-ins and use of overtime.* Monitors staff compliance with facility policies and unit directives by counseling employees who violate policies established by the company or the facility, after consultation with management.* Ensures the proper flow of relevant information (policies, procedures, in-service, problems, etc.) to supervisor and supervised personnel.* Monitors and ensures strict staff compliance with all applicable pharmacy laws.* Organizes monthly in-service education. Ensures that staff receives in-service as required.* Arranges for staff participation in off-facility workshops for CEUs and current nursing practice.* Maintains current licensure on all staff requiring such licensure.* Organizes daily activities and ensures adequate staffing for these activities.* Maintains shift assignments.* Reports any staff problems to management on a regular basis.* Ensures adequate supplies and pharmaceuticals to meet the needs of the detainee/inmate population. Reports any over-usage, vendor problems, needs, recommendations and budgetary concerns to management.* Ensures that detainees/inmates arriving at the facility are adequately oriented to services available and procedure for obtaining medical services.* Ensures that all detainees/inmates assigned to work as medical orderlies are trained in the handling of contaminated waste and proper cleaning of contaminated surfaces. Monitors their compliance with instructions.* Performs random audits of medical records, logs, sharps, narcotic counts, outside referrals and sick call, etc. Counsel employees or provide in-service for noted errors. All findings shall be submitted to the management for review and recommendations.* Participates in quality assurance activities. Makes recommendations for monitoring needs and plans activities for correcting deficiencies. Reports problem areas in writing to management.* Monitors the assignments, review of records, and care plans of the chronic disease clinics ensuring follow through per policies and procedures.* Reviews activities of infection control nurse and makes recommendations for containment of infections.* Assists management in monitoring environmental sanitation, safety and health related issues by performing inspections. Generates recommendations based on inspections and review of other inspections to management for further management dissemination.* Responds to informal grievances from inmates to management's designee. Reports any grievance with potential liability to the management for his/her information and consideration of action.* Monitors care of serious medical conditions with the potential for life threatening or liability issues for appropriate follow-through.* Assumes on-call status for staff problems. Assumes on-call status in absence of direct management.* Performs other duties as assigned.Minimum Requirements* Associate's or Bachelor's degree from a NLN (National League of Nurses) approved program; graduate of an accredited school of nurs