Nursing Supervisor, Nursing Supervision (Memorial Campus) - Per Diem

Management Worcestrer, Massachusetts


Position at UMass Memorial Medical Center

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Requisition #: 215307

Title: Nursing Supervisor

Department: Nursing

Status: Exempt

Shift: Mixed Shifts / As Needed

Hours: As Needed / Per Diem

Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center – Memorial Campus

Position Summary:

Acts as a resource to the nursing staff throughout the hospital. Has full authority to make decisions regarding nursing practice as outlined in the Nursing Practice Acts of Massachusetts within the framework of established unit, department, and hospital policies. Has authority, in emergency situations, to make decisions of a broader scope within this framework as a member of hospital administration; can assume responsibility and utilize additional resources available on call as needed.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates implementation of the nursing process by providing support and direction and by acting as the clinical and administrative resource person. In emergency situations assumes operational administrative authority.
  • Oversees and coordinates the work of nursing personnel in the absence of the responsible nurse manager or clinical director/associate director of nursing. Assumes responsibility for incoming sick calls and notification of units as required. Assigns/reassigns nursing personnel including critical care and acute care float personnel according to patient acuity/staffing changes. Anticipates patient care needs on the following shifts and takes appropriate action to meet those needs. Directs nursing staff to appropriate resource personnel for management of patient care problems.
  • Assigns one-on-one Observation Assistants and maintains an up to date list of patients requiring one-on-one observation (University Campus).
  • Utilizes non-nursing, on call, personnel as appropriate (Memorial Campus).
  • Responsible for bed management/admission process in the absence of the admission controller and in conjunction with UMMHC, physicians, Life flight, outlying/affiliated health care systems and the admissions department.

Position Qualifications:



  • BSN
  • Current registration to practice nursing in Massachusetts.


  • MSN



  • 2-4 years’ current experience in an acute care/tertiary care facility. Sound knowledge of current general nursing theories and techniques. Knowledge of current management principles and 2-3 years in nursing management. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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