Nursing Supervisor (RN)

Job Description


As a Nursing Supervisor you are responsible for facility-wide leadership on a specific shift including:

  • Monitoring clinical and ancillary resident care activities
  • Providing supervisory oversight to help ensure staff compliance with established quality care and customer service standards.   
  • In absence of management personnel such as department directors and senior management, serves as house-wide supervisor providing overall direction and guidance as needed to help ensure compliance with operational and clinical systems.     
  • Provides “on the spot” training, guidance, coaching and counseling as needed to correct and improve staff performance.
  • Uses sound judgment and follows established protocol in determining which incidents or situations require immediate notification of Administrator or DON and provides appropriate notification. 
  • Identifies issues that require next day follow-up and communicates with appropriate member of management such as nursing Unit Manager, department director, DON, or Administrator.
  • Implements formal corrective action in compliance with established policy including suspending a staff member and gathering / recording information regarding circumstances that lead to suspension.    
  • Participates in the interview process and selects or makes recommendations for selection of nursing staff.
  • As requested, provides input to Department Manager regarding performance appraisals for C.N.A.s.   
  • Makes regular resident rounds throughout the facility including at least one comprehensive round per unit to identify opportunities for improvement and make recommendations for care plan changes.
  • Assists Charge Nurses as needed with admission / intake procedures for residents admitted during or just prior to assigned shift.
  • Initiates interim care plan upon admission ensuring that each newly admitted resident’s Plan of Care contains documentation regarding diagnosis and behaviors that appropriately support prescribed medications and treatments.
  • Reviews all resident incidents and accidents on the 24-hour report to ensure that all resident care plans reflect current and changing needs as well as significant changes in condition.
  • Remains on duty as required to meet resident care needs until staffing needs on following shift are deemed adequate
  • Provides change of shift report to Charge Nurse on oncoming shift. 


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing in preparation for Registered Nurse.
  • One year previous nursing experience in long term care environment preferred. 
  • Basic knowledge of state and federal regulations governing nursing homes in Virginia.
  • Basic knowledge of MDS and care plan process.
  • Must be a Registered Nurse licensed in Virginia or a compact state or eligible to obtain Virginia license.


 Cambridge Healthcare values your past experience and wishes to review your full work history as part of its consideration of your suitability for the position.  Although we welcome a current resume and invite you to submit it as part of the application process, it is not a substitute for a complete application, including work history.        


EOE – Drug-free workplace

key words

Clinical Director, Health Manager, Nurse Manager, Nursing Director, Charge Nurse, Director of Nursing (DON), Emergency Department RN (Emergency Department Registered Nurse), Oncology RN (Oncology Registered Nurse), Public Health Nurse (PHN), Registered Nurse, Staff Nurse, Staff RN (Staff Registered Nurse)