Nursing Supervisor Job Description Template

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Nursing Supervisor Job Description Template


Job Brief

We are looking for a qualified nursing supervisor to oversee patients and manage the nursing team of our facility.

Our ideal candidate has solid experience as a registered nurse and is able to handle stressful situations. This position also requires team management skills and a problem-solving attitude. Further training in management or administration would be a bonus.

Ultimately, you should be able to ensure smooth nursing operation at our facility through day-to-day management and long term planning.


  • Schedule nurses’ shifts
  • Assign nurses to patients
  • Ensure nursing operational standards are met
  • Provide reports on productivity, quality and customer service metrics
  • Ensure all nurses follow policies and procedures
  • Train new team members
  • Evaluate nurses’ performance
  • Inform family members about medical procedures and doctors’ instructions
  • Handle complaints or other issues
  • Establish a compassionate environment by providing psychological support to patients, family and friends
  • Keep records of nurses’ files, patients’ cases and procedures


  • Proven work experience as a nursing supervisor
  • In-depth knowledge of hospital procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of legal regulations and best practices in healthcare
  • Team management skills
  • Great communication and people skills
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • BSc or diploma in nursing; training in healthcare administration is a plus
  • Valid nursing license

What does Nursing Supervisor do?

A Nursing Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the nursing staff and ensuring quality patient care in a healthcare setting. On a day-to-day basis, their duties may include:

  1. Managing staff: Assigning and delegating tasks to nursing staff, ensuring appropriate staffing levels, and making schedule adjustments as needed.

  2. Monitoring patient care: Observing and assessing patients to ensure their needs are being met, reviewing and coordinating care plans, and addressing any issues or concerns that arise.

  3. Supervising nursing staff: Providing guidance and support to nursing staff, offering feedback and mentoring, and conducting performance evaluations.

  4. Collaborating with healthcare team: Working closely with physicians, other healthcare providers, and administrative staff to coordinate patient care, resolve problems, and improve processes.

  5. Adhering to regulations: Ensuring compliance with healthcare regulations, organizational policies, and industry standards, such as maintaining patient confidentiality and following infection control protocols.

  6. Handling administrative tasks: Managing paperwork, such as patient records and staff documentation, reviewing and analyzing data, and participating in meetings and committees.

  7. Resolving conflicts: Addressing conflicts and concerns among staff members, patients, or their families, and implementing appropriate resolutions.

  8. Continuing education: Staying up to date with the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in nursing through professional development activities, such as attending workshops or conferences.

The exact day-to-day responsibilities may vary depending on the healthcare setting and specific role of the Nursing Supervisor.

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