Registered Nurse Supervisor (Mental Health Center 2Nd Shift)

Waukesha County Waukesha , WI 53186

Posted 7 days ago


Waukesha County is seekinga talented Registered Nurse Supervisor to provide leadership and supervision on second shift at the Waukesha County Mental Health Center.

This position works primarily in an adult psychiatric inpatient setting. The Waukesha County Mental Health Center operates a 16-bed psychiatric hospital for adults. Admissions are on a voluntary or involuntary basis.

The nursing staff are responsible for admissions and discharges from the inpatient setting, including gathering initial referral information, coordinating doctor to doctor assessments for admission, developing the initial plan of care, and providing nursing interventions to patients. After hours nursing staff at the MHC also coordinate with crisis services and provide back up phone consultation in the event crisis staff are unavailable.

The 2nd Shift RN Supervisor provides direction and supervision for a multi-disciplinary team, and occasional direct care for patients in the inpatient setting.

The successful candidate will have experience supervising staff along with work in a mental health or substance use setting.

Work Schedule: primarily Monday through Friday, 3:00 pm to 11:30 pm; some flexibility may be required on occasion for weekend and holiday coverage.

Compensation and Benefits

Waukesha County offers a competitive salary coupled with a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, generous paid time off, participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, amongst many other benefits. Successful candidates will be eligible for performance based merit increases and non-base performance awards.

Employee well-being is promoted through a balanced work-life culture and through an exceptional employee wellness program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote an employee's wellness and health, including an on-site health & wellness clinic.

Example of Duties

Under direction, to assist in the coordination, operation and implementation of nursing activities and services in an inpatient psychiatric hospital; to provide supervision and technical direction to the nursing staff; and to perform other duties as required.

  • Participates with the physicians and nursing administration in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing services to meet the needs of all patients.

  • Participates in facilitating training in psychopathology and nursing interventions related to symptomatology.

  • Ensures appropriate levels of both professional and para professional staff via scheduling to meet the acute care needs of patients.

  • Provides or arranges for pertinent clinical information to insurance companies: HMO's, PPO's, etc., to insure authorization of payment for inpatient days of care and treatment.

  • Participates in selecting, instructing, assigning, supervising, and evaluating nursing personnel.

  • Participates in the formulation, interpretation, and enforcement of institution policies and procedures.

  • Identifies environmental health and safety problems and makes appropriate recommendations.

  • Instructs nursing staff in the use of new equipment, supplies, and forms.

  • Conducts nursing staff meetings.

  • Provides information on patient care issues to other agencies, such as police departments, group homes, and jails.

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with nursing staff, patients, physicians, families, and community organizations.

  • Prepares reports and records.

  • Performs emergency government duties as assigned in event of Waukesha County Emergency Government declaration.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Essential Knowledge and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of modern psychiatric nursing theories, practices, principles, and procedures and how to apply them to patient management problems.

  • Considerable knowledge of applicable rules, regulations and codes such as Chapter 51 and 55 of the Wisconsin State Statutes and Federal Codes such as Title 19.

  • Considerable knowledge of the legal aspects of psychiatric nursing practices and mental health laws and codes.

  • Considerable knowledge of psychopathology, mental health principles, and treatment techniques.

  • Considerable knowledge of alcohol and other drug abuse and disability areas and their treatment techniques and objectives.

  • Working knowledge of electronic health record, computerized department program software, internet access, and database, spreadsheet and word processing programs.

  • Working knowledge of confidentiality statutes and requirements, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.

  • Working knowledge of administrative, managerial, and supervisory principles and practices.

  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and direct the Psychiatric Nursing Services with Mental Health Center activities.

  • Ability to utilize word processing, database and spreadsheet programs.

  • Ability to plan, organize, assign, and direct the work of others.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental staff, patients, community agencies, and the general public.

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

You must meet these minimum Training and Experience requirements:

  • License or eligibility to receive a license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Wisconsin.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in nursing is preferred.

  • Three years of responsible work experience in nursing or education.

  • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a master's degree in nursing or a closely related field may substitute for one year of the required work experience.

Supplemental Information

About Us

Waukesha County prides itself on operating in a business-like manner and is recognized as a leader delivering high quality services with competence and skill. With our vision of "Leading the Way", we value teamwork and collaboration, ethics and diversity, communication, efficiency and cost savings, innovation, and the wellbeing of our staff and the citizens we serve. Employees are provided professional development opportunities and encouragement to learn and practice continuous improvement and LEAN principles as we regularly ask ourselves "Is there a better way?"

Waukesha County is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in employment and adheres to all Federal, State and County Equal Employment Opportunity laws, policies, plans, rules, regulations and ordinances. The County recognizes and accepts its important leadership roleinprovidingforequalemployment/serviceopportunitiesforminorities,women,andpersons with disabilities. It is the express policy of Waukesha County to promote equal employment opportunity among all who are employed by Waukesha County and who seek employment with Waukesha County.

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