Syracuse, NY

RN – Night Supervisor

Night Shift RN Supervisor:

  • Competitive Compensation: Starting at $80,000 per year, potential for higher earnings based on experience.
  • Work Environment: Hospice setting.
  • Permanent Position.
  • Full-time Employment.
  • Flexible Shifts: Choose from 8, 9, or 10 hour shifts.
  • Work Schedule: 4 or 5 nights per week.
  • No Weekend Shifts Required.
  • Overnight Hours.
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package: includes 401(k) with matching, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Employee Discount, 80% employer-paid Health Insurance, Life Insurance, and Paid Time Off.
  • Location: Syracuse, NY.
  1. Join an organization that embraces the core values of compassion, acceptance, respect, and dignity to provide end-of-life care in a comforting environment. As a Night Shift RN Supervisor, you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those in need during their final moments, surrounded by compassionate care.
  2. Registered Nurse License Required.
  3. Leadership Skills.
  4. Experience in Care Planning.

Position Summary:

  • We are seeking an individual with excellent communication and problem-solving abilities who can serve as a "house parent" overseeing the day-to-day operations of the homes. As an extended family member and resident advocate, you will ensure that every person's last days on Earth are as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
  • Responsibilities:
  • Provide administrative supervision and oversee all aspects of resident care during the evening shift.
  • Ensure the safety and security of residents, staff, families, and volunteers during designated hours.
  • Act as the primary contact with medical Hospice, communicating any changes in resident condition or symptom management needs.
  • Supervise, support, and instruct caregivers to ensure that routine care is provided according to established standards and procedures.
  • Assume administrative responsibilities, including overseeing household duties such as laundry, garbage disposal, and equipment sanitation.
  • Assist in maintaining the smooth operation of the homes.
  • Promote core values and mission through interactions with residents, families, and staff.
  • Provide compassionate support to grieving residents and families, addressing any concerns or questions about care.
  • Ensure proper reverence and respect for deceased residents and their families, adhering to established customs and traditions.
  • Serve as a resource for questions related to resident care and house operations.
  • Orient and train care staff to maintain high standards of care.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receive shift report to stay informed about resident status, safety concerns, staffing, and caregiver issues.
  • Produce a concise report for the incoming In House Administrator or designee.
  • Conduct rounds to personally interact with residents and introduce yourself to visiting family members.
  • Supervise, support, and evaluate caregivers, addressing any major concerns with the Director of Resident Care or designee.
  • Complete annual and 90-day evaluations for accountable staff, including competencies.
  • Report any resident care problems or needs to Hospice in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate proper standards of care and mentor staff accordingly.
  • Label and prepare new or changed medications according to policy.
  • Instruct caregivers on new Hospice orders and provide guidance on clinical observations and resident support.
  • Follow medication procedures outlined in the On-Call manual.
  • Notify caregivers of order changes, document them, and encourage caregivers to document resident status post-activation.
  • Ensure accurate documentation in communication books and flow sheets, providing necessary feedback for improvement.
  • Orient new staff and maintain competencies for existing staff.
  • Assist with annual education and training.
  • Arrive at least ten minutes prior to shift start time.
  • Receive notification and attend resident deaths, offering administrative support to family, residents, staff, and volunteers.
  • Facilitate staff attendance and participation in educational classes.

General Information:

  • Familiarity with oxygen, fire, and security systems, as well as evacuation protocols.
  • Knowledge of Core Standards of Care.
  • Collaborate with staff to address caregiver call-offs and ensure adequate coverage.
  • Approve overtime and shift switches as necessary.
  • Adjust staffing schedule or tasks if needed.
  • Assume floor responsibilities if no other options are available.

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Support the organization's mission, vision, and values, with sensitivity to the needs of those in palliative care.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding organizational and client matters.

Equipment Used:

  • Computer, printer, phone, copier, fax machine, calculator.
  • Software: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, electronic referral software, etc.
  • Various medical equipment and instruments, including hoyer lifts, stretcher chairs, wheelchairs, and oxygen systems.
  • Fire and security systems.
  • Safety Equipment: Use latex or vinyl gloves, gown, and mask when necessary due to potential exposure to infectious diseases and unpleasant tasks.

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, use hands and wrists for repetitive motions, and perform various physical activities with moderate strength.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 20 pounds frequently or constantly.
  • Moderate mental and visual attention required to operate machinery, read and document resident information.

Environmental Conditions:

  • Work takes place in a typical medical environment.

About the Area:

  • Syracuse offers a rich cultural scene, with unique shops, restaurants, and lakeshore trails near Onondaga Lake. The city is renowned for hosting the annual New York State Fair and is home to several esteemed universities and colleges. Explore art, theater, music, history, and natural beauty in Rochester, located just a short drive away. Visit historical sites, attend festivals, and enjoy diverse recreational opportunities such as hiking and camping in nearby state and local parks.
  • Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario and is centered around the historic Erie Canal. The city is within proximity to Niagara Falls, the Finger Lakes wine region, and New York City. Rochester boasts world-class events, including the International Jazz Festival and the Highland Park Lilac Festival, attracting millions of visitors each year. The area also features renowned museums like the George Eastman Museum and the National Museum of Play at the Strong.
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