Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors

National Occupation Code (NOC): 3011

Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors co-ordinate and supervise the activities of registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, licensed practical nurses and other nursing personnel in the provision of patient care. They are employed in health care institutions such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes, and in nursing agencies.

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Job Duties for Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors

  • Supervise registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and other nursing personnel
  • Evaluate patients' needs and ensure that required nursing care is delivered
  • Set up and co-ordinate nursing services in conjunction with other health services
  • Ensure quality nursing care is provided and appropriate administrative procedures are followed
  • Assist in the establishment of unit policies and procedures
  • Administer nursing unit budget and ensure that supplies and equipment are available
  • Assist in the selection, evaluation and professional development of nursing personnel
  • Collaborate on research projects related to nursing and medical care and multidisciplinary services
  • May provide direct patient care

Working Conditions for Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors

Work is performed in various healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. Workers generally do not provide direct patient care, but working in hospitals and clinics can expose workers to infectious diseases, radiation and chemicals. Violent behaviour from patients, particularly those who are suffering from mental illness or acute drug reactions, is also a potential hazard.

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