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Manager, Inpatient Nursing

Company: Polara Health
Location: Prescott
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Full-time position (40 hours weekly) We Value Our Employees By Offering: Medical, Dental, Life, and Health Care Benefits (FT) Up to 3 weeks of paid/sick time off plus 10 Holidays per year (FT) Polara Health, Serving on the front-lines of mental health treatment in Yavapai County since 1966, Polara Health (formerly West Yavapai Guidance Clinic) is uniquely positioned to improve access for people in need of high quality and affordable holistic care. We are a beacon of hope, help and healing for over 7,000 individual and families and 1,300 children annually. Focused on addressing the whole person through a client centered approach, we offer holistic, transformative services that are tailored to address the unique needs of each client, address the social determinants of health and ensure coordination of care with loved ones and other integrated service providers.Responsible for the day-to-day supervision and oversight of services for inpatient nursing staff at Crisis Stabilization Unit and Windhaven Psychiatric Hospital. Includes collaboration and coordination of care with inpatient clinical teams and other department disciplines. Maintains relationships with outside agencies. Ensures that supervision occurs. Coordinates inpatient policies and procedures with the Inpatient Operations Manager, Director of Nursing, Director of Inpatient Services and Medical Director. ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Oversees operations of inpatient nursing staff and paramedic staff to ensure smooth and efficient unit operations. 2. Collaborates with Inpatient Operations Manager, medical and nursing staff to facilitate provision of patient care. 3. Provides immediate supervision to inpatient nursing staff, paramedic staff. 4. Ensures adequate nursing department staffing to provide safe patient care through review of appropriate data, development and maintenance of inpatient unit master schedules. 5. Responsible for billing faxes for medications at the Crisis Stabilization Unit. 6. Oversees inpatient unit logs for CLIA waived testing, and oversees CLIA calibrations for glucometers, pregnancy tests, breathalyzers. 7. Checks for and maintains compliance around expired medications, emergency medical cart, refrigerator logs. 8. Serves as real-time resource and assists with nursing expertise for staff with problem-solving on patient-care, processes and family/patient issues. 9. Oversees and maintains inpatient unit vital signs equipment, ensures I-STAT cartridges are up to date. 10. Ensuring hand-washing practices are being monitored and completed appropriately per policy and procedure. 11. Prepares reports and assignments as directed and required in the management of the Department (under the auspices of the Director of Nursing). 12. Assesses for nursing and paramedic staff skills and effectiveness on an ongoing basis and provides additional training as needed. 13. Ensures nursing groups are being facilitated as scheduled. 14. Completes on-boarding for new nursing and paramedic staff: orientation to the unit, e3 system, and assigning point person for continued orientation. 15. Oversees nursing documentation for patient care to ensure proficiency in compliance with inpatient unit and hospital policies, procedures and regulatory agencies. 16. Ensures that nursing staff follow all agency policies and procedures through providing on-going education and reminders on agency policies and procedures. 17. Leads/co-facilitates and attends regular staff meetings, supervision meetings and trainings. 18. Review of medication incident reports for inpatient units. 19. Represents the agency to external contacts and within the agency. 20. Works with other agency department managers and staff to assure coordination with all other Polara Healthdepartments. 21. Performs other duties as assigned. BACKGROUND: A. Supervision - List the number of persons this position supervises, if any, either directly or indirectly, and describe the degree/extent of supervision. Directly supervises 10-25 staff. Number of direct reports may change depending on the need of the program(s). B. Confidentiality - Describe the exposure level to confidential company or client information. Explain the kinds of data handled. This position carries a high level of exposure to confidential and proprietary information. Includes personnel, business, clinical and other private information. C. Mental Application - Describe the nature of the decision-making ability the position requires versus the degree to which the work is governed by policies/procedures. Position requires a high level of independent judgement, autonomy and responsibility. D. Responsibility - State the extent to which an error in judgment on the job would result in loss of time, expense or public/employee goodwill. This position is a mid-level managerial position with a high degree of responsibility. E. Contacts/Internal and Public - Describe the extent to which this position involves interaction with peers, subordinates, supervisors or other leaders, patients/families, payers or other groups in the community.This position requires a great deal of public, client and collegial contact. It calls for strong public relations skills and problem-solving skills involving diplomacy and sensitivity. F. Special Populations - Check which of the special populations listed below to which this position provides service or regularly interacts: This position is considered Safety-Sensitive by Polara health. EOE/Non-smoking facility. Pre-employment drug screening/background check required. ** All candidates must be able to obtain a DPS Fingerprint Clearance card. It is the policy of Polara Health not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or national origin. This policy shall include, but not be limited to, the following: recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff and termination. PH further agrees to take affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunities. PI185275742

Keywords: Polara Health, Prescott , Manager, Inpatient Nursing, Executive , Prescott, Arizona

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