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Psy Hosp Nurse Unit Manager-082918-170167

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State Of Tennessee Memphis , TN 38103

Posted 5 months ago

Minimum Qualifications Benefits Supplemental Questions


Education and Experience: Qualified applicants must be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse and have experience equivalent to at least three years of full time work as a registered nurse, including at least one year of mental health nursing work experience.

Substitution of Graduate Education for Experience: A master's degree or higher in nursing may substitute for one year of the required work experience, there being no substitution for the required one year of mental health nursing work.

Other Requirements:
Necessary Special

Must be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Tennessee or hold a privilege to practice in the State of Tennessee under the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC).

Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview:
Under direction, is responsible for professional nursing management/supervisory work of average difficulty within a state psychiatric hospital; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: An employee in this job classification is responsible for the management and supervision of a patient unit within a state psychiatric hospital. This includes the direct supervision of registered nursing staff, as well as other patient care and support staff within assigned patient unit.

Competencies (KSA's):Competencies:

  • Problem solving

  • Delegation

  • Fairness to direct reports

  • Conflict management

  • Directing others

  • Informing

  • Time management

  • Confronting direct reports

  • Integrity and trust

  • Listening

  • Composure

  • Managing diversity


  • Basic knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, statistics, and their applications relevant to medication administration

  • Basic knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques, and coordination of people and resources

  • Intermediate knowledge of the human body, including tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment

  • Basic knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, government regulations, and agency rules relevant to nursing practice and patient care

  • Intermediate knowledge of the Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) standards relevant to the care of psychiatric patients

  • Basic knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo, including uses of chemicals and their interactions and danger signs

  • Basic knowledge of principles and processes for providing services to customers (e.g., patients, families, and the community), including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer service

  • Basic knowledge of principles and methods for training, teaching, and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects

  • Basic knowledge of medical equipment and tools, including their uses and maintenance

  • Intermediate knowledge of the information and techniques needed to assess and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures

  • Intermediate knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions

  • Basic knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, and personnel information systems

  • Intermediate knowledge of the relevant information and techniques needed to provide/direct nursing care, including best practices and standards of care

  • Basic knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders

  • Basic knowledge of relevant policies, procedures, and strategies to promote safety/protection of people, data, property, and institutions

  • Basic knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins

  • Basic knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology


  • Intermediate skill in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times

  • Intermediate skill in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience (e.g., patients, families, clinicians and other support staff)

  • Intermediate skill in understanding of the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making

  • Intermediate skill in selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things

  • Intermediate skill in the operation of medical equipment or systems (e.g., CPAP, nebulizers, glucometers, Oxygen concentrators, pulse oximeters)

  • Intermediate skill in managing one's own time and the time of others

  • Intermediate skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

  • Intermediate skill in monitoring/assessing performance of oneself and/or other individuals to make improvements or take corrective action

  • Intermediate skill in understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

  • Intermediate skill in using scientific rules and methods to solve problems

  • Intermediate skill in talking to others to convey information effectively

  • Intermediate skill in adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

  • Intermediate skill in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions

  • Intermediate skill in conducting tests and inspections of patient environment/equipment to evaluate for quality and safety standards

  • Basic skill in determining causes of errors and determining corrective plan of action

  • Intermediate skill in considering the relative impacts of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

  • Intermediate skill in determining how a system/unit should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes

  • Intermediate skill in identifying measures or indicators of employee performance and unit operations and the actions needed to improve or correct performance/operations, relative to the goals of the facility/hospital

  • Intermediate skill in motivating, developing, and directing people as they work and identifying the best people for the job

  • Intermediate skill in using mathematics to solve problems.

  • Intermediate skill teaching others how to do something

  • Intermediate skill in bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences

  • Intermediate skill in persuading others to change their minds or behavior

  • Intermediate skill in obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed for unit operations

  • Basic skill in actively looking for ways to help people

  • Intermediate skill in being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do

  • Basic skill in performing routine maintenance on office equipment (e.g., printers, copiers, fax machine) and medical equipment (e.g., suction machine, nebulizer, glucometer) and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed


  • Intermediate ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong

  • Ability to identify and understand the speech of another person

  • Intermediate ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences

  • Ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down as necessary to perform comprehensive crisis management techniques and/or lift/move patients

  • Ability to quickly respond (with the hands/body movements) to a signal/event (e.g., emergency/crisis situation)

  • Ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time (e.g., as necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or physical holds on patients)

  • Ability to speak clearly so others can understand

  • Intermediate ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events)

  • Basic ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules

  • Intermediate ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand

  • Intermediate ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem

  • Intermediate ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences when comparing things at the same time or one after the other

  • Basic ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted

  • Ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with one's body, arms, and/or legs as necessary to perform comprehensive crisis management techniques

  • Ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs as necessary to perform comprehensive crisis management techniques and/or lift/move patients

  • Ability to coordinate the movement of arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion as necessary to perform comprehensive crisis management techniques and/or lift/move patients

  • Ability to keep or regain body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position as necessary to perform comprehensive crisis management techniques, lift/move patients, or provide patient care

  • Ability to exert muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry patients and/or objects

  • Ability to see details at a distance

  • Ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness

  • Ability to see details at close range (within a few feet)

  • Ability to see under low light conditions (e.g., in patient rooms during the night)

  • Ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead

  • Ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated

  • Ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness

  • Ability to quickly and/or repeatedly adjust the controls of machines (e.g., medical equipment)

  • Intermediate ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense

  • Intermediate ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic

  • Intermediate ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem

  • Intermediate ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures

  • Basic ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly

  • Basic ability to know one's location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to oneself

  • Basic ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information

  • Intermediate ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing

  • Intermediate ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand

  • Ability to keep one's hand and arm steady while moving arm or while holding arm and hand in one position as may be necessary in providing patient care

  • Ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects such as medical devices/equipment

  • Ability to quickly move hand, hand together with arm, or two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects such as medical equipment/devices

  • Ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds

  • Ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away, or to judge the distance between oneself and an object

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Psy Hosp Nurse Unit Manager-082918-170167

Expired Job

State Of Tennessee