DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
Assists the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) in the supervision of nursing care provided by nursing staff and others for whom they are administratively or professionally responsible.
- Assists the CNO in planning, developing and supervising the activities of licensed and non-licensed personnel.
- Assists with the development and implementation of nursing services, objectives, policies and procedures in accordance with Federal and state regulations.
- Shares the responsibility for selecting Nursing Department staff, completing employee evaluations, and employee relations.
- Assists with maintaining a safe, orderly, and therapeutic physical environment for all patients.
- Establishes and maintain effective working relationships with physicians and health professional affiliates, patient's facilities and nursing staff.
- Consults and directs Supervisors in regards to staffing matters, problem solving, training, supplies and equipment requisites.
- Ensures compliance with quality assurance, safety, infection control, and environmental procedures in accordance with regulatory requirements.
- Prepares reports, maintains records, compiles statistics, etc. as directed by CNO.
- Helps foster good morale amongst staff, by effective leadership, consultation and communication.
- Assists with investigations of complaints and helps develop systems to monitor and resolve any underlying concerns.
- Works with the CNO to identify and resolve departmental deficiencies with implemented correction plans.
- Supervises and coordinates work of licensed and unlicensed personnel in a unit. Manages quality and effectiveness of care given by staff.
- Participates within the department of nursing services in establishing the standards of patient care, policies and objectives of give unit; communicates such standards, policies and objectives to unit(s) staff, patient, family and community.
- In the absence of the CNO, the Nurse Manager performs the duties of the Director including taking call.
- Responsible for carrying out psychiatrists/physicians' orders, and for the accurate reporting and recording of patient's symptoms, reactions and progress.
- Current Nevada RN License
- ADN / BSN or equivalent (BSN preferred)
- Nursing leadership experience preferred
- Current CPR certification
- CPI completed within 60 days of hire
Knowledge and Experience:
- Demonstrates sound leadership skills
- Ability to organize activities and schedules for medical and/or non-medical tasks for patients.
- Ability to stabilize acute psychotic and non-violent crises by using accepted intervention techniques.
- Basic knowledge of abnormal psychology as typically found in the child or adolescent psychiatric population helpful
- Familiarity of psycho pharmacy and the use of psychotropic medications with child, adolescent or adult psychiatric population preferred.
Skills and Abilities:
- Proven strategic-thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills
- Flexibility and willingness to adapt to change
- Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
- Maintains confidentiality of patients at all times.
- Sensitivity and willingness to interact with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
- Proficiency with software and/or equipment (Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
- Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize projects, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.