Responsible for assisting the Chief Nursing Executive in supervising the nursing activities and administrative nursing functions of all nursing units in their assigned shift. Assures compliance with established standards, practices, and regulatory requirements by all nursing personnel during their assigned shifts. Interprets policies (as appropriate) standards, and regulations to other nursing management staff, patients, Medical Staff and the public. In the absence of the Executive Management Staff and other Department Managers, is responsible for the supervision of hospital employees during his/her scheduled shift. Provides care appropriate to the age of the patient served.