UnityPoint Health House Supervisor in Fort Dodge, Iowa

UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge

House Supervisor - Resource Team

FTE: .1 (PRN, as needed)

Shift: 7p-7a

  • Provides overall supervision of the functions of the hospital during assigned shift, taking action as appropriate, reporting as requested and requesting assistance when indicated.

  • Assists staff with management of patient and visitor concerns, staffing issues and problem solving.

  • Handles media calls.

  • Performs bed management/patient placement activities and addresses patient flow/staffing issues in collaboration with unit leadership.

  • Provides assistance with IV site management.

  • Serves as a notary public.

  • Provides after hour coverage for some departments, delivering needed items to units; i.e., Pharmacy, Logistics, Central Sterile, Surgery, Health Information Management, Laundry, Nutritional Services, Physical Therapy, faxing information or receiving and distributing faxes.

  • Coordinates Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure follow-up process in absence of the Employee Health nurse and provides HIV consent counseling as needed for other situations.

  • Counsels employees regarding inappropriate behavior and participates in the disciplinary action process when appropriate.

  • Completes staffing, patient census, acuity report and the House Supervisor Report daily. Enters census into the One Staff program.

  • Assists and supports managers to meet the objectives of Trinity Regional Medical Center by supporting, explaining and reinforcing decisions, policy changes.

  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with unit and department staff, medical staff, managers and senior staff.

  • Responds to all codes and functions per standards, recording, coordinating or assisting.

  • Responds to internal and external disasters and functions per standards.

  • Suggests and coordinates with the manager safer, more efficient methods of performing work.

  • Demonstrates positive customer relations skills.

  • Assumes duties as assigned in the absence of the manager.

  • Possesses an ongoing commitment to improving productivity and assisting with management of resources via One Staff.

  • Participates in performance improvement activities.

  • Facilitates and fosters cooperative relations between all departments of the organization.

  • Assists admitting RN with wound assessment/staging.

  • Ability to retrieve patient medical records from microfilm.

  • Adheres to departmental and hospital policies and procedures.


  • Bachelor Degree in Nursing preferrred. Associate Degree or Diploma required

  • Refer to BSN Voluntary Agreement if new hire.


  • Current RN Licensure in State of Iowa or applicable compact state.

  • Must be licensed in state of residence.


  • Two years of recent experience in a hospital setting with demonstrated leadership abilities and strong clinical abilities.


  • Demonstrates effective communication skills both written and oral. Knowledge of and ability to obtain medication, equipment and supplies requested by the units or departments.

  • Ability to exercise good judgment, maintain effective interpersonal relationships, adapt to change, evaluate critically and think creatively and be able to organize and plan effectively.

  • Ability to be assertive to be an advocate for patients, families and staff.

  • Broad based clinical knowledge. P

  • ossess integrity, initiative and flexibility.


  • Basic Life Certification and MOAB, refer to Job Description Addendum

Requisition ID: 2018-43193

Street: 802 Kenyon Rd

Name: 7020 UnityPoint Health Trinity Regional Medical Ctr

Name: Nursing Float

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 7p - 7a

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org