RN - Nurse Manager Mental Health & Psych Services (Neurodevelopmental/Psych Med)

  • Norfolk, VA
  • Children's Pavilion
  • Mental Health Administration
  • Full -time - Days
  • 31107
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Summary

GENERAL SUMMARY
The RN – Nurse Manager of Mental Health and Psychiatric Services is responsible for managing designated nursing personnel, coordinating and directing the workflow and functions of the department assigned to facilitate safe and efficient workflow and clinical practices. Has overall responsibility for designated service operations with 24-hour accountability. Reports to the Director, Patient Care Services- Mental Health and Psych Services.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•    Supervises assigned staff including development of schedules and ensuring that quality patient care is delivered.
•    Resolves patient needs by using multidisciplinary team strategies.
•    Participates in hiring process to include interviewing and selecting applicants, and orienting new staff, conducting performance evaluations and recommending corrective action when needed.
•    Ensures that nursing policies and procedures are implemented.
•    Communicates and interprets policies and procedures to nursing staff.
•    Collaborates with physicians in the proper treatment of patients.
•    Contributes ideas and suggestions to improve methods and productivity within the assigned unit(s) while maintaining high quality patient care.
•    Mentors and coaches nursing staff to ensure continued professional development.
•    Provides emotional and psychological support to patients and their families.
•    Ensures operation of medical and administrative equipment by verifying emergency equipment availability, preventive maintenance and other measures.
•    Ensures nursing supplies are maintained by reviewing usage reports, identifying trends and anticipating needs; submits supply orders as necessary.
•    Seeks guidance from the Director and/or upper management for unusual or unanticipated circumstances that require deviation from financial/operational policies and standards of practice.
•    Maintains documentation of patient care services by auditing patient and department records.
•    Protects patients by carrying out infection-control policies and protocols, enforcing medication administration and storage procedures and controlled substance regulations.
•    Participates in budget development process as directed.
•    Performs other duties as directed.


LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS
•    Current Virginia state license as a Registered Nurse or Registered Nurse holding a valid Compact State license.


MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
•    Bachelor’s degree in nursing required. Master’s degree in Nursing or related field preferred.
•    Supervisory experience required. Healthcare/management experience preferred.
•    Pediatric experience preferred.
•    More than one year of psychiatric experience required.
•    Possesses excellent leadership, communication, and analytical skills with the ability to plan, establish and maintain a professional work environment.
•    Ability to identify problems and implement solutions for operational and organizational functions.
•    Interpersonal skills necessary to direct subordinates and delegate tasks.
•    Professional knowledge of nursing theory and practice.
•    Technical and professional knowledge unique to the business and/or clinical operations of the designated services (Nursing, Financial, Human Resource, Information Systems, Risk, Governance, Regulations, Planning and Marketing).
•    CPR Training required and/or must be obtained within 45 days of hire.


WORKING CONDITIONS
Expected to work in a patient care environment with minimal exposure to environmental hazards such as, but not limited to, excessive noise, dust, or extremes in temperatures. Exposure to communicable diseases and moderately adverse working conditions due to the need to perform certain patient care activities can be expected.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This role directly manages the 4-bed neurodevelopmental and 8-bed psych-med unit(s). Familiarity with this patient population is ideal. 
  • The Neurodevelopmental unit services pediatric patients with developmental or intellectual disabilities
  • Our Psych-med unit works with patients who are in need of immediate medical treatment, along with mental health care.
  • This position offers a sign-on bonus, along with relocation assistance for those who qualify.
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