James L. West offers specialized, compassionate, and life-enhancing care at
every stage of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and memory loss. The not-for-
profit James L. West participates in Alzheimer’s research and training, and it
offers a day program, community education and outreach, and mentoring and
training to the medical and healthcare communities.
We are currently searching for an R.N. with an unencumbered license in the
state of Texas to fill a position as Weekend Supervisor. Your availability
makes the difference when considering if this will be a part-time or full-time
The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of supervisory experience and feel
confident handling the following tasks:
Assist the Director of Nursing Services in directing the day to day functions
of the nursing activities in accordance with current rules, regulations, and
guidelines that govern the long-term care facility.
Assist the Director in planning the nursing services portion of the resident’s
discharge plan as necessary.
Meet with the nursing staff, as well as support personnel in planning the
department’s services, programs and activities.
Admit, transfer and discharge resident’s as required.
Complete accident/incident reports as necessary.
Delegate to each Charge Nurse the administrative authority, responsibility and
accountability necessary to perform his/her assigned duties.
Make daily rounds of the nursing service department to ensure that all nursing
service personnel are performing their work assignments in accordance with
acceptable nursing standards. Report findings to the Director.
Monitor absenteeism to ensure that an adequate number of nursing care
personnel are on duty at all times. Report problem areas to the Director.
Review complaints and grievances made or filed by department personnel. Make
appropriate reports to the Director as required or as may be necessary.
Develop and maintain a good working rapport with inter-department personnel,
as well as other departments within the facility to ensure that nursing
services and activities can be adequately maintained to meet the needs of the
Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive
emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and shift.
Meet with your shift on a regularly scheduled basis to assist in identifying
and correcting problem areas and/or to assist in the improvement of services.
Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and
hazardous chemicals in accordance with the facility’s policies and procedures
governing accidents and incidents.
Report known or suspected incidents of fraud to the Administrator.
Ensure that departmental computer work stations left unattended are properly
logged off or the password protected automatic screen saver activates within
established facility policy guidelines.
Develop, implement, and maintain an effective orientation program that orients
the new employee to your shift, it’s policies and procedures, and his/her job
position and duties.
Provide leadership training that includes the administrative and supervisory
principals essential for your charge nurses.
Attend and participate in continuing education programs designed to keep you
abreast of changes in your profession, as well as maintain your license on a
Assist the Director and/or Infection Control Coordinator in identifying,
evaluating and classifying routine and job-related functions to ensure that
task in which there is potential exposure to blood/body fluids are properly
identified and recorded.
Ensure that all personnel performing task that involve potential exposure to
blood/body fluids participate in appropriate in-service training programs
prior to performing such tasks.
Ensure that an adequate supply of personnel protective equipment is on hand
and readily available to personnel who perform procedures that involve
exposure to blood or body fluids.
Ensure that personnel follow established procedures for the use and disposal
of personal protective equipment.
Monitor your shift’s personnel to ensure that they are following established
safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies.
Participate in the development of written preliminary and comprehensive
assessments of the nursing need of each resident as necessary.
Participate in the development of a written plan of care (preliminary and
comprehensive) for each resident that identifies the problems/needs of the
resident, indicates the care to be given, goals to be accomplished, and which
professional service is responsible for each element of care.
Ensure that all personnel involved in providing care to the resident are aware
of the resident’s care plan. Ensure that nursing personnel refer to the
resident’s care plan prior to administering daily care to the resident.
Review nurses notes to determine if the care plan is being followed.
Assist the resident Assessment/Care Plan Coordinator in planning, scheduling,
and revising the MDS, including the implementation of RAPs and Triggers.
Review resident’s medical and nursing treatments to ensure that they are
provided in accordance with the resident’s care plan and wishes.
Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information including
protected health information. Report known or suspected incidents of
unauthorized disclosure of such information.
Monitor nursing care to ensure that all residents are treated fairly, and with
kindness, dignity, and respect.
Other duties beyond the ones listed above.
In addition to the above duties, the ideal candidate must:
possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as an RN or
LPN/LVN in this state.
be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the
age-related needs of the residents served.
be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an example of team work and
possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant
possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family
members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as
laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities.
have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the
willingness to handle difficult residents.
be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to
incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition.
not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the
be knowledgeable of computers and other office machines.