Nurse Supervisor

Ramsey County Saint Paul, MN
Basic Function

Depending on area of assignment, to supervise the provision of nursing services at the: (a) Ramsey County Care Center, (b) Lake Owasso Residence, (c) Ramsey County Detoxification Center; or (d) Ramsey County Correctional Facilities; and perform related duties as assigned.

There are current vacancies at the Correctional Health Facilities and the Detoxification Center.

If an internal candidate is selected, salary will be set in accordance with the personnel rules, i.e. promotion, transfer, or voluntary reduction.

You must have a current Minnesota RN license before you can apply. If you do not provide your Minnesota RN license number your application will not be approved.

The eligibility list that is created from this posting will be available to any department seeking to fill a Nurse Supervisor vacancy over a three month period.

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Examples of Work Performed

1. Promote a diverse, culturally competent, and respectful workplace.

2.Supervise designated administrative functions such as: staffing functions (including responsibility for screening job applicants, recommending hires, conducting employee orientation, and in-service training, coordinating and facilitating staff meetings, conducting performance evaluations, and taking disciplinary actions as required); quality assurance review processes; Medicare/Medicaid monitoring; Infection Control processes; or other administrative functions relevant to the facility to which assigned; and may function as the Director of Nursing or Public Health Nurse Clinician as designated in their absence.

3. Monitor provision of nursing care through direct observation and review of medication records, nursing notes, laboratory reports and other pertinent information.

4. Participate in daily meetings with nursing staff to communicate client care needs, activities, special events, documentation issues, and to provide consultation on individual cases.

5. May train and develop staff including assessment of staff skill set, initiating and overseeing the annual employee educational instruction plan to provide training in new areas and ensuring legal educational requirements are met, assisting with development of training policies and procedures, reinforcing existing skills and monitoring job performance.

6. Assist Medical Director or other health care providers through communication of client history, pertinent health data, advising of changes in client condition and current plan of care and through direct hands-on assistance.

7. Ensure provider orders are appropriately transcribed and documented and inform staff of changes in ordered treatments, routine orders, and medications.

8. Provide expertise and consultation to nurses and support staff regarding individual patient care problems.

9. Assist with program management in assigned work area by assessing program effectiveness and providing feedback on service delivery strategies.

10. Assist with budget monitoring and development as assigned.

11. Perform duties specified for RN positions as required.

12. May assume on-call responsibilities as needed to include taking after hours calls from facilities and staff, providing direction over the phone on critical incidents and patient care, and covering shifts as needed.

13. Other duties as assigned.

(The work assigned to a position in this classification may not include all possible tasks in this work and does not limit the assignment of any additional tasks in this classification. Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required.)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Completion of an accredited two-year program in nursing.

Experience: Four years' experience as a registered nurse.

Other: Must be licensed, in good standing as a Registered Nurse in the State of Minnesota and have current CPR Health Care certification or obtain certification within 3 months of hire as required by facility.

Substitution: None

Exam/Screening Process Information

Examination/Screening Process: The examination for Nurse Supervisor will consist of a training and experience rating, comprised of the questions in the attached supplemental questionnaire. The rating on this supplemental questionnaire will depend on the answers provided. A candidate must pass the training and experience rating in order to be advanced in the process.

Eligible List: The names of all applicants who pass the training and experience rating and file a properly completed application shall be placed on the eligible list for employment as a Nurse Supervisor. This list will be certified to the appointing authority which may use this list to fill a vacancy. Candidates will remain on the list for three months or until hired, whichever occurs first. A notice will be sent to applicants at the time the eligible list is posted, informing them that the list has been posted and their rank on the list. The department may choose to interview any candidate on the eligible list.

Veterans' Preference: This is a classified position requiring an open, competitive selection process. Veterans' Preference points will be applied after a candidate passes the examination process. Applicants who are eligible for veteran's preference should update their DD214, and other supporting documents, and submit them as an attachment at the time of application.

Criminal Background Checks: All employment offers are conditioned upon the applicant passing a criminal background check. Convictions are not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered on its individual merits and the type of work sought. However, making false statements or withholding information will cause you to be barred from employment, or removed from employment.

E-Verify Participation

Ramsey County participates in the federal E-Verify program. This means that Ramsey County will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Ramsey County is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants and may not limit or influence the choice of documents you present for use on the Form I-9.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Ramsey County provides equal access to employment, programs and services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex (except when sex is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification), disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, public assistance or national origin.

For further information regarding this posting, please contact Dorothy Jackson at or by phone at (651) 266-2720.