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Nurse Supervisor - Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Date Posted: 
Requisition ID:  27981

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

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About the Indiana School for the Blind & Visually Impaired

The Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired educates and invests in many children that, due to blindness or low vision and addition handicapping conditions, other schools cannot or have difficulty serving. Through its outreach initiates, ISBVI provides services to children and young adults throughout the state who are blind or have low vision who are not enrolled at the School.



This salary for this role starts at $55,484 and is commensurate with experience.

About the Job:

The Nurse Supervisor works in a mental health hospital and serves as an assistant to the Director of Nursing Services for a large nursing department or serves as the overall coordinator and professional consultant for nursing services in a non-departmental hospital.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Organizes distribution of all nursing staff to the various wards and units ensuring adequate 24-hour, 7-day/week coverage;
  • Assists with and makes recommendations regarding the quality of subordinates’ performance, appropriate performance evaluations and appropriate selection, hiring and disciplinary actions;
  • Assumes responsibility of Director of Nursing Services in Director’s absence and/or provides the central coordination of nursing services with hospital;
  • Meets with subordinate registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and attendants to explain policies and procedures, disseminate information and maintain coordination and consistency among the several treatment units/wards/services;
  • Meets with directors, consultants and/or representatives of other treatment and support services to coordinate programs and procedures, to solve problems and to maintain consistent treatment approaches;
  • Serves on a variety of administrative committees representing nursing services;
  • Makes recommendations regarding the purchase of supplies or equipment and physical changes in buildings or grounds to enhance treatment environment;
  • Supervises and/or executes effective orientation, classroom and on-the-job training;
  • Attends and leads interdisciplinary treatment team meetings;
  • Makes recommendations regarding the purchase of supplies or equipment and physical changes in buildings or grounds to enhance treatment environment.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need For Success:

The ideal candidate in this role should minimally have a license to practice nursing in the State of Indiana as a registered nurse.

What We're Looking For:
  • Thorough knowledge of, and ability to direct others in, accepted professional nursing principles and practices;
  • Thorough knowledge of behavioral concepts as they relate to, and affect, mental retardation, mental illness or gerontology;
  • In-depth knowledge of, and ability to plan and change programs and procedures to comply with, state and federal laws, regulations and pertinent standards related to nursing practice, patient care, and patient rights;
  • Practical knowledge of modern methods of organization, supervision and program direction;
  • Ability to plan, execute and/or direct in-service training programs;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with subordinate staff, patients, families and the entire hospital staff as necessary;
  • Ability to organize, reorganize, evaluate and adjust the work of professionals, paraprofessionals and support nursing staff;
  • Ability to work with other treatment service staff and directors to coordinate procedures and enhance overall patient care;
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.

What You'll Get in Return:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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