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Director & Manager of Nursing, RN Lead and Shift staff

Company: Sana Behavioral Hospital Prescott
Location: Prescott
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTIONThe Director of Nursing supervises and manages inpatient acute psychiatric and physical health services by providing effective leadership and direction to medical/nursing department staff and behavioral health technicians. he Director of Nursing and Health Services will be responsible for ensuring consistencies in the standard of practice across clinical settings and will provide quality management, risk management, and utilization review as required. The candidate will work cooperatively with senior management staff to ensure a safe clinical environment for individuals served, employees and visitors. It is expected that the Director of Nursing and Health Services be readily available by telephone when off-site.DUTIESLead activities related to clinical nursing services ensuring patient needs are met in accordance with professional standards of medical and nursing.Develop, implement, and evaluate nursing/clinical methods to ensure effective and efficient use of staff, facilities, equipment, and other resources while maintaining patient care standards; revise policies as needed.Consult with Medical Director on patient care or nursing problems and interpret hospital policies to ensure patient needs are met.Participate in treatment team meetings providing input or recommendations on clients' medical and psychiatric conditions.Engage in clinical nursing investigations related to improving the delivery of services or lapses in the coordination of care.Lead the Care Management team, and collaborate with the contracted organization to ensure a productive working relationship.Ensure regular inspections and proper safeguards of equipment, supplies, storage of medications, and medical records.Represent the organization in various community forums as designated by the Hospital Administrator.Recruit, hire, and train staff in the Nursing department, overseeing the orientation of new staff to their respective positions and supervises and evaluates the performance of the staff in the department.Administratively and clinically supervise all nursing, behavioral health technician and hospital administrative staff. Encourages continuous development of staff in the department and provides in-service training as required and needed.Ensures nursing personnel provide whole person assessments and treatments (physical conditions, medication, diet, rehabilitative nursing care, activities of daily living, safety, training in self-care, etc.), and ensures that optimal comfort and care is provided to each individual served.Ensure that the system for documenting nursing services provided to individuals served is in compliance with regulations and standardsServe as the Hospital's Infection Control Nurse (while delegating reporting and teaching duties as needed to other nursing personnel) and ensure any incidents of non-compliance are immediately addressed.Perform record audits weekly to ascertain proper documentation of care given and counsels employees on proper documentation.Ensure quality assurance data is maintained and reports are prepared for the Quality Improvement Director and committee.Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team with the implementation of annual emergency training and emergency preparedness training.REQUIREMENTSRequires a MSN degree and must be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Arizona.A minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of experience in nursing, clinical, and operational leadership.Must have clinical management knowledge, data analysis, conflict resolution, and excellent writing skills.Ability to coordinate with a multi-disciplinary team, physicians within an inpatient hospital environment and for outpatient follow up care.Knowledge of sound ethical evidence based clinical practice and principles related to the care of geriatric patients 50+ . A superior communicator, who shares information readily and concisely, listens as well as gives advice and respects the abilities of others.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Excellent computer skills, to include operating Microsoft Office Suite programs.Knowledge and ability to navigate an Electronic Medical Record (EMR), including data entry.Ability to relate to adults 50+ diagnosed with mental health diagnosis and/or behavioral health issues requiring acute inpatient psychiatric and physical health care using knowledge of concepts, principles, and theories related to geriatric behavioral health, integrated care to include additional focus on physical health as needed, mental health and mental illness.Ability to demonstrate respect, compassion and leadership/mentoring to nursing team. Ability to exhibit a high level of organizational skills and ability to prioritize.

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