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Hospital Nursing Shift Manager – Nursing Administration – Full time – Shift

Kern Medical

This is a Full-time position in Buttonwillow, CA posted May 27, 2023.

Kern Medical has been a community cornerstone since its founding in 1867. Today, we are an acute care teaching center with 222 beds, offering the only advanced trauma care between Fresno and Los Angeles. Kern Medical offers a range of primary, specialty, and multi-specialty services including high-risk pregnancy care, inpatient psychiatric services integrated with county mental health programs, and a growing network of outpatient clinics providing personalized patient-centered wellness care.  Kern Medical cares for 15,500 inpatients and 125,000 clinic patients a year.

Career Opportunities within Kern Medical include many benefits such as: 

  • New Hire Bonus: $6,000.00
  • New Hire Premium: +6% of base rate of pay, matched up to 6% if contributed to Deferred Compensation Plan.
  • Shift Differential Pay: P.M. shift (7:00 PM – 7:30 AM) = 10% of base pay.
  • A Comprehensive Benefits Package: includes Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement, Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance.

Position: Hospital Nursing Shift Manager – Nursing Administration – Full time – Shift

Job Description

Under general administrative direction,  assumes responsibility for the supervision of nursing practices at Kern Medical during an assigned shift.


Incumbents in this classification serve as manager and resource person for the Nursing and other hospital departments during an assigned shift, providing clinical and administrative leadership to nursing staff. This is an entry-level management position. Assigned shifts could include evening, night and/or weekend shifts.

Essential Functions:

  • Interprets hospital policies and procedures for staff and monitors compliance; ensures that nursing units operate in a manner consistent with policies of the Nursing Department and Kern Medical.
  • Serves as a resource for hospital staff and as a clinical resource for Nursing staff in providing nursing care to patients; advises Nursing Unit Managers on significant issues, concerns and occurrences on the unit.
  • Works closely with members of the medical staff to facilitate inter-departmental communication and problem-solving.
  • Evaluates staffing needs on each unit and adjusts staff assignments hospital-wide as required to meet changing need; assists in evaluation of staff and may recommend disciplinary action.
  • Performs patient care in emergency situations as required.
  • Serves as Kern Medical’s representative with visitors, other providers, media representatives and the general public.
  • May serve on Nursing Department committees or hospital-wide committees.
  • Dependent upon area of practice or department assignments, demonstrates clinical knowledge and skill in the care of the newborn, infant, toddler, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient ranging up to 100+ years of age.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Employment Standards:

Registration: Current California license as a Registered Nurse. AND Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university. AND Three (3) years of paid full-time hospital experience as a Registered Nurse. Qualifying experience must be attained within the past five (5) years. 


Five (5) years of hospital experience as a Registered Nurse, including one (1) year in a charge nurse or leadership role for a specific function, e.g.,  education, safety, quality management, research and/or policy development.  Qualifying experience must be attained within the past seven (7) years.

Depending on assignment incumbents may be required to possess and maintain specific certificates of competency as a condition of employment.

Possession and maintenance of a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) card.  Appointees not possessing the BLS card must successfully complete appropriate training and qualify for the BLS card within 60 days of employment.

Knowledge of:  The principles, practices and methods of patient care delivery systems; principles of effective personnel management; principles of in-service training for professional and allied nursing personnel; development, application and uses of nursing records, reports and statistics; modern hospital organization, practices, supplies and equipment.

Ability to:  Plan, organize, coordinate and assist in directing nursing services for a large general hospital; analyze and respond to crisis situations, decide effective courses of action and work calmly and effectively with individuals and surrounding circumstances in each situation encountered; evaluate and assess professional and allied nursing personnel; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

A background check will be conducted for this classification.

Licenses & Certifications


  • Registered Nurse