Acute & Skilled Care Supervisor

Position Detail 

Functional Area: Acute & Skilled Care
Department: Acute & Skilled Care
City/State: Nevada, IA
Employment Type: Regular, Full Time

Position Description

The Acute & Skilled Care Supervisor assists with accountability for the Acute & Skilled unit's departmental and program responsibilities, staff functions, and staff education. Additionally, the Supervisor assists with professional nursing care given to all patients admitted to the Acute Care/ Inpatient (Swing) Bed unit, incorporating the nursing process. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Assist with overall leadership and direction to the areas of responsibility, maintaining necessary records. 
  • Assist with direction of nursing practice within areas of responsibility, abiding by the parameters of the Nurse Practice Act and the hospital's policies and procedures. 
  • Assist Director with mentoring, coaching, and counseling as needed. 
  • Assist with professional development of staff by providing continuing education, in-services, and other development opportunities. 
  • Assist with the maintenance of departmental policies and procedures, and compliance with regulatory agencies. 
  • Advise the Director of Acute & Skilled Care on potential or actual problems in a timely manner; recommend solutions as appropriate. 
  • Assist staff with patient care on the floor as needed. 
  • Participate in quality improvement and patient experience programs to improve the quality of the services provided. 
  • Assist Director with development of Acute and Skilled unit schedules and coordinate staff with other departments as needed.
  • Maintenance of timecards of staff prior to Director approval. 
  •  Function as a role model, demonstrating competency in clinical judgement.
  • Assist with completion of performance appraisals for staff. 
  • Assist with reviewing/updating job descriptions annually.
  • Investigate and study current and new trends and developments in care for the medical-surgical and skilled care patient, work with providers to approve changes as needed and train staff to implement.
  • Assist with regularly scheduled departmental meetings with staff.
  • Maintain effective communication with department staff, medical staff, and all other hospital departments. 
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all patient, resident, personnel information, and all other hospital information. 

Position Requirements

  • Graduate from an accredited and approved nursing program
  • Current Iowa nursing license
  • Broad knowledge and experience in of Nursing Practice Act and Standards of Care
  • Current BLS, ACLS, and PALS certifications required
  • Previous supervisory experience in a hospital setting or demonstrated leadership ability
  • Able to maintain good interpersonal relationships and public relations
  • Proficient ability to use computer

Required Documents

  • Resume

Benefits: In addition to Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Health Savings Accounts (HSA), Group Accident & Critical Illness insurance, and disability coverage, Story Medical also offers the following benefits to it's employees:

  • Up to $2,000 in Professional Development Assistance
  • Free access to Story Medical's onsite wellness center
  • Generous PTO Accrual Plan
  • Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Onsite Cafeteria
  • Family-Like Environment!


Story County Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pre-employment, post-offer physical and drug screen required.