JOB SUMMARY: Provides professional psychiatric nursing care, via own task functions and supervision of the task of other nursing personnel on their shift.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES: The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification with or without an accommodation. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Ensures all members of on his/her team provide quality and effective nursing care.
Assists the Nurse Administrator(s) to improve inpatient nursing services care delivery systems
Plans, organizes, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates client care provided by staff under his/her supervision
Accurately assesses clients needs and prioritizes care
Develops effective client care plans
Utilizes knowledge to facilitate psycho-educational groups
Oversees and manages unit
Effectively supervises those employees assigned to the unit
Documents service provision in an accurate and timely manner
Facilitates the maintenance of a therapeutic milieu with the cooperation of other disciplines Ensures client activities take place as scheduled
Functions as a member of the multi-disciplinary team which develops and implements treatment plans and goals for all clients assigned to the unit
Administers medications as ordered by the physician
Interacts with clients to establish a therapeutic relationship and facilitates achievement of treatment plan goals in accordance with the nursing directives contained therein
Provides direction and supervision to RNs, LPNs, and Behavioral Technicians
Advises Nurse Administrator(s) in matters of concern to nursing care and clients needs.
COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Motivation (KSAM) required for an employee to be successful.
Serving Our Consumers: Effectively meeting consumer needs, building productive consumer relationships, and taking responsibility for consumer satisfaction and loyalty.
Consumer Focus: Building strong consumer relationships and delivering consumer-centric solutions.
Values Differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
Effective Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
Manages Conflict: Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.
Continuous Improvement: The ongoing process of achieving positive changes in service and processes in order to improve efficiency and quality.
Resourcefulness: Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.
Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
Expertise: Demonstrating proficiency of an employee's skill or knowledge within their field of practice.
Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
KNOWLEDGE AND JOB SKILLS: Good verbal and written communications skills are fundamental to satisfactory job performance. Excellent time management skills are vital to satisfactory job performance. Legible hand writing and good documentation skills are helpful. Must be assertive and have a tenacious work ethic. Must be honest, dependable, well-organized, detail oriented, and self-directed. Must be able to work with a minimum of supervision. Must be able to work cooperatively with a variety of disciplines. Demonstrates leadership and is able to encourage and influence others in a positive, proactive manner. Must be flexible, patient and remain calm in crisis situations. Must demonstrate the ability to interact cooperatively with multiple disciplines and personalities. Collaborates with other personnel to ensure a therapeutic environment. Assists with the performance evaluation of staff under his/her supervision.
SPECIAL QUALITIES: Clinical skills in psychiatric and basic medical/ surgical nursing and are fundamental to this position. Good assessment skills are key to this position. Knowledge of comprehensive or holistic approach to client care is helpful. Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team is vital to satisfactory job performance. Must have a functional knowledge of the Baker and Marchman Acts. Demonstrates skills that ensure safe and effective client care. Excellent crisis intervention and conflict resolution skills are key to this position. Managerial or supervisory skills are necessary.
JUDGMENT/DECISION MAKING: Accurately assesses staff and clients needs and then is able to prioritize teaching of skills and standard of care. Makes knowledgeable decisions in psychiatric or medical emergency situations and guides staff to be able to assess a potential crisis, intervene effectively and teach proper skills to the staff. Able to recognize and intervene in conflicts between staff or with clients and assist them to move toward resolution. Keeps client information confidential and knows when to share essential information with staff involved in care.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing. Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Florida. Bachelors Degree in Nursing preferred. Additional education and experience may be substituted at the discretion of the Clinical Director of Nursing. Requires thorough understanding of the principle of adult learning, preferably with experience developing and implementing educational programs. Supervisory or management experience preferred.
At least three years nursing management experience in a mental health facility and minimum of one year in a supervisory position
TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: Completes all requirements according to Individual Training Plan within the first six months of hire and annually. Other training and/or professional development may be assigned due to evolution of programs.
Lifestream Behavioral Center