Clinical Supervisor

8th Floor- Surgical/Trauma

Full Time

Night - 12 hour


BLS-C through AHA
Valid CA RN license

Providing compassionate, patient-centered care, St. Francis Medical Center is a nationally recognized 384-bed acute care facility and proud home of a state-of-the-art Level II Trauma Center--one of the largest and busiest private emergency trauma centers in LA County. Founded in 1945, St. Francis offers a full complement of medical, surgical and therapeutic services to more than 1.2 million area residents. Our medical center receives ongoing philanthropic support from generous individuals and organizations that align with our service to the community through the St. Francis Medical Center Foundation.



The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for assisting the Department Director in providing overall leadership and direction for the units or areas of responsibility, and for creating an environment that fosters collaboration among the team to achieve operational and clinical excellence.  This will be achieved through the following activities:  Participates in the selection and development of staff to achieve high performance; performs all probationary and annual evaluations; works collaboratively with physicians to develop methods for improving the quality of care; works collaboratively with department leadership to achieve quality, fiscal and patient experience goals and expectations.


The Clinical Supervisor assumes responsibility and accountability for the quality of nursing activities and staff functions during the shift. Effectively directs nursing personnel and utilizes time, equipment and other unit resources to ensure the daily operation of the unit. Continually assesses care, monitors unit operations, and directs staff to make immediate changes to accommodate patient needs. Performs direct patient care, only when necessary, and within scope of practice


This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of St. Francis Medical Center.  It is expected that the associate holding this position will demonstrate behaviors consistent with our core values and will comply with all required standards governing our commitment to Compassionate Care, Exemplary Service and serving our patients.  The associate holding this position will support St. Francis Medical Center's strategic plan and all essential elements of Quality Improvement, Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC), and Financial Stewardship.



  • Assumes responsibility and accountability for unit operations
  • Oversees coordination of patient care, working with the Case Manager;
  • Evaluates clinical performance of all unit staff under oversight of Clinical Director
  • Manages the unit based clinical competency program utilizing appropriate educational resources
  • Ensures floats, travelers, and registry personnel are oriented to unit routine. 
  • Serves as a resource and monitors their compliance with SFMC patient care standards
  • Responsible, with Clinical Director, to assure optimal quality of care and patient satisfaction
  • Assists the Clinical Director to manage the unit communication process
  • Manages appropriate patient care assignment based on the competency of staff, acuity of patient      
  • and continuity of care
  • Serves as a primary communication resource for physician interaction for the unit.  Facilitates the RN implementation of the plan of care for patients through effective communication with the health care team
  • Manages shift productivity every 4 hours including, but not limited to, staffing for ADT, midnight census and sitter utilization.



  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing on hire preferred (or enrollment and completion within 2 years of hire)
  • Current California RN license
  • Life Support (AHA) BLS-C, ACLS, PALS, NRP, (or other, as per unit requirements)
  • Certification in area of specialty desirable

Work Experience:

  • Previous supervisor or charge experience on an acute care unit preferred
  • Strong leadership and verbal/written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Clinical training/competency relevant to unit population