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Trinity Health Supervisor, Clinical Nursing in Mishawaka, Indiana

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Day Shift


Why Saint Joseph Health System?

Saint Joseph Health System is a not-for-profit, multi-hospital health system located in North Central Indiana.

Our system includes:

  • Mishawaka Medical Center: 254-bed acute-care hospital located in Mishawaka

  • Plymouth Medical Center: 58-bed acute-care hospital located in Plymouth

  • More than 85 providers in the Saint Joseph Physician Network located across the Saint Joseph and Marshall counties

  • Community Health Centers and additional points of access

  • St Paul's is a 316 suite campus for independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation, memory care, long-term nursing care and numerous senior activities located in South Bend

  • Holy Cross is a 168 suite campus for rehabilitation and wellness and skilled nursing programs located in South Bend

  • Trinity Tower with 84 affordable senior apartments located in downtown South Bend

  • VNA Home Care is our home care agency that helps transition patients from the hospital to home and back to their regular daily activities

  • Saint Joseph PACE provides care and services to seniors with chronic care needs allowing them to maintain their independence in their homes for as long as possible (transportation provided)

At Saint Joseph Health System, our values give us strength. That character guides every decision we make - even when those decisions are complicated, costly or hard. We honor our mission to care for every man, woman and child who needs us by investing in technology, people and capabilities that allow us to set the standard for quality care.


We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing

presence within our communities.


Through this job, incumbents can make an important contribution to our mission:

People: We will be the place of choice for associates, medical staff and community volunteers

Excellence: We will lead the market in clinical and non-clinical excellence and innovation

Growth: We will gain responsible growth in market share - developing highly efficient delivery systems, facilities and services to serve that growth

Stewardship: We will demonstrate high level functioning in all areas of productivity, execution of core processes, and sound financial management to steward resources effectively


Acts as a resource to the Manager, Nursing Staff and Health Team members by coordinating patient care activities and communicating patient information to the appropriate individuals.

Through clinical, educational, administrative and research roles, the Supervisor, Clinical Nursing is accountable for their actions in the delivery of patient care. They provide nursing care to a patient population using the nursing process which entails assessment, diagnostic formulation, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care. Is required to maintain an extensive and diverse knowledge base, flexibility in practice and the need to be adaptable to changes in technology, legislation and nursing practice. Incorporates ethical and legal requirements in their professional practice as a member of the health care team.


  1. Actively demonstrates the organization’s mission and core values, and conducts oneself at all times in a

Manner consistent with these values.

  1. Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety and medical information.

  2. Ensures that within their practice of their assigned unit patient’s physiological, psychological and spiritual needs are met.

Clinical Component

  • Facilitates the RN in advocating on behalf of patients and family/significant others in dealing with difficult, ethical,

  • legal and cultural issues.

  • Facilitates the RN in involving the patient, family/significant others in all stages of the care planning, as

  • appropriate.

  • Facilitates the RN in making clinical decisions and exercising judgment about the care provided to patients.

  • Provides resource support for the RN to initiate, implement, direct and evaluate a nursing plan of care.

  • Acts as a clinical resource contact to the RN for patients, families/significant others, nursing staff, other members of the health care team and external agencies.

  • Collaborates and communicates with the RN, Manager, Nursing Practitioners/specialists and the Clinical Educator.

  • In collaboration with the Manager, makes critical decisions independently and timely.

  • Facilitates the RN to exercise judgment in the implementation of the multidisciplinary plan.

  • Facilitates the RN, in absence of other health team members, to take independent action in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the plan of care. Make changes as needed.

  • Facilitates the RN in initiating referrals to appropriate personnel based on knowledge of the scopes of practice of the health care team, delegating activities to appropriate personnel and evaluating the outcome.

  • Facilitates the clinical team in using concepts of time management, group process, communication, conflict management, problem solving and decision making.

  • Participates in the Quality Assurance program in collaboration with the Manager.

  • Articulates the philosophy of nursing standards of practice and standards of care.

Educational Component

  • Participates in the delivery of educational programs to meet the personal learning needs of their practice and of the patients, families/significant others, students, peers and other health professionals.

  • Collaborates with RNs, Manager, Nurse Practitioners/Specialists and Clinical Educators.

  • Acts as a resource to the RN in meeting education needs of the patients and families/significant others.

  • Identifies own professional growth needs and seeks opportunities to meet their needs as they engage in

  • continuous learning strategies for clinical competence and to advance knowledge.

Administrative Component

  • Demonstrates leadership in the provision of nursing care to ensure quality patient care is maintained.

  • Accountable for their own action completes self-performance appraisals with professional objectives.

  • Participates in setting unit objectives annually.

  • In collaboration with the Manager, performs functions to support the RN in coordination and communication of unit activities.

  • Assists in determining staff based on workload data and clinical judgment to meet patient care requirements.

  • Communicates with Manager and the multidisciplinary team with unit operations.

  • Problem solves regarding unit issues using consultation, communication and negotiation skills.

  • Acts as a resource person to peers and other members of the multidisciplinary team.

  • Contributes to the effective and efficient use of resources and to the maintenance of a safe environment.

  • Collaborates with Manager regarding equipment, supplies and environmental needs.

  • May be required to take a patient assignment depending on unit needs and availability of resources.

  • Identifies unit problems, communicates to Manager and participates in resolving.

  • An advocate of nursing staff and profession of nursing. Provides input on performance of staff members to assist the Manager in evaluating staff performance.

Research component

  • Demonstrates awareness of nursing research literature as it applies to nursing care in their respective unit.

  • Maintains current nursing knowledge by reading relevant nursing research and other literatures.

  • Maintain awareness of protocols that impact patients on unit and identify appropriate research studies for implementation.

  1. May interview applicants for assigned area of responsibility and recommends associate hiring, corrective action,

termination and ongoing associate performance evaluations. May assist in the completion of all required Human

Resource activities related to hiring, promotion/transfer, corrective action, payroll, associate separation processes

and procedures.

  1. Performs other duties consistent with purpose of job as directed.


Education: Bachelor Degree in Nursing.

Licensure: RN Indiana License. BLS certification.

Experience: 3-5 years previous experience in clinical leadership role. Prior experience with Cardiac and ACLS.

Other Job Requirements:

  • Strong written/verbal communication skills.

  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training, design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups for the measurement of training effects.

  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance.

  • Assigned hours within your shift, starting time, or days of work are subject to change based on departmental and/or organizational needs.

    Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.