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The University of Kansas Health System Emergency Department Supervisor- ED (Full-time; Days) in Hays, Kansas

Under the supervision and cooperation of the Director, the supervisor oversees the daily processes of the nursing unit to ensure that safe, evidence based care is provided. The supervisor contributes to the overall corporate objectives by providing leadership to the unit, assisting with financial management and maintaining policies. The supervisor serves as the Critical Care Educator and will assess, implement and evaluate the associate’s education needs to promote quality patient outcomes. The Critical Care Educator implements processes to support evidence based practice in the delivery of quality health care enhancing patient satisfaction and quality goals.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides positive leadership by an environment of teamwork, open communication and customer service.

  • Responsible for human resources processes including interviewing and orientating staff, ongoing performance management and timekeeping/scheduling and required documentation.

  • Assists with financial management by developing and maintaining budget, strives to keep operations within benchmarks and communicates variances.

  • Ensures the compliance of policies and work instructions with regulatory standards to improve the overall operations of the facility.

  • Maintains familiarity with all relevant emergency management policies and procedures; participates in drills and post-event debriefings and provides constructive input to improve the processes.

  • Collaborates with the Director of Critical Care and ICU Medical Director for overall operation of the ICU and care of patients.

  • Assists with the maintenance schedules on equipment and ensures that equipment is safe for patients and personnel.

  • Collects pertinent information related to potential education needs of the staff.

  • Analyzes the assessment data to determine the learner needs.

  • Identifies the general purpose and educational objectives that are measurable for each learning activity.

  • Identifies and collaborates with content experts to develop activities to facilitate learners' achievement of the educational objectives.

  • Provides staff education/coaching, serves as a preceptor and assists with all components of the RN Residency Program.

  • Participates in and utilizes evidence based research for improving staff education activities, nursing practice and staff outcomes.

  • Maintains accurate records of staff competencies by documentation and administration of e-learning modules.

HIPAA:This position will have access to the following Protected Health Information in order to carry out the duties related to their position at Hays Medical Center based on the following criteria:

Primary – required (routine) to do the job;

Secondary – required for the job, but mostly be exception; and

None – no approved access

Description of Information


Patient Demographic Information (information used to identify a person): Name, Date of Birth, Address, Race, Marital Status, Religion


Financial Information/Insurance (information related to insurance, billing and payment): Billing Information, Payer Name, Payer ID, Account Balances, Plan Elements Covered, Payment Information, Payment Rates


Clinical Information (information that describes a patient’s health status): Diagnosis, Reports/Medical Notes, Test Results, Problem List, Procedures, History and Physical


Coding Information (clinical information that is in (alpha) numeric format): ICD-9 Codes, Rev Codes, CPT Codes


Education/Experience: Current Kansas Registered Nurse License, graduate of an accredited school of nursing; Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) required or must have plan to obtain BSN approved by chief nursing officer; in some cases, the chief nursing officer may approve experience or certifications as a substitute for BSN requirement; Masters degree preferred; knowledge of general nursing and practice required. Cardiac Rhythms class required or must complete within six months of employment.

Certificates and Licenses: Current Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in the State of Kansas. ACLS certification required or must complete after six months of meeting base competencies; BLS certification required or must complete BLS certification with in the first two weeks of employment. Certification for Adult, Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Nurse (CCRN) preferred. As of April 1, 2016: Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC), Trauma Care After Resuscitation (TCAR) or six hours of trauma education (pre-approved by the trauma director) within two years of employment. Must maintain current TNCC or TCAR every four years or six hours of trauma education (pre-approved by trauma director) annually.

Requisition ID: 2020-26706

Display Department Title: Emergency Department

External Company Name: The University of Kansas Health System

Street: 2220 Canterbury Dr.