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Psychiatric RN House Supervisor Overnight Shift Quail RunBehavioral Health

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Psychiatric RN House Supervisor Overnight Shift Quail RunBehavioral Health

Job Code:  191027
Facility: Quail Run Behavioral Health
Location: PHOENIX, AZ US Western
Region: Western
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
Minimum Education Required: Associate Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, RN
Category: Nursing,Professionals
FTE: .9
Position Summary:

The Nurse Supervisor is responsible for ensuring coordinated delivery of patient care in accordance with the established standards of care, mental health practice and hospital policy, goals and objectives. This position assists in contributing to the hospital's philosophy, objectives, educational and Performances Improvement efforts, while providing supervision to the nursing staff assigned throughout the hospital.
1. Ensure that all staff members deliver care in accordance with the Standards of Care and Practice.
2. Implement the unit policies and procedures and act as a resource to the staff.
3. Responsible for unit compliance with TJC, CMS, state and regulatory standards and patient rights standards.
4. Evaluate program effectiveness and formulates plans for improvement.
5. Ensuring that the units are staffed to Acuity. Any deviations from the Acuity must be staff with DON.
6. Assist in developing staffing schedules in accordance with patient needs.
7. Coordinate the process for determining and maintaining accurate legal processes for patients.
8. Ensure Infection Control, Safety and Risk Management policies are consistently implemented on the unit.
9. Coordinate, maintain and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment planning offered by Nursing Services.
10. Process unusual occurrence reports, conduct investigations and corrective plans when needed.
11. Participate in peer review committee and performance improvement activities and is responsible for the effectiveness of the unit quality improvement program.
12. Monitor medical records for appropriate documentation of care and effectiveness.
13. Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication and flexibility with assigned duties.
14. Collaborate with case management to ensure patients receive timely quality care.

Personnel Management
1. Assist with recruitment and interviewing potential staff.
2. Assist in ensuring all program staff is evaluated according to personnel policies.
3. Provide supervision and direction in accordance with Nursing Department's goals and objectives to all nursing staff and conducts disciplinary actions where indicated.
4. Continually evaluate the activities, morale and interpersonal relationships of the program staff and promote methods to improve these areas.
5. Assist in ensuring that all new employees are oriented to the program.
6. Provide education, orientation and in-services for the program staff when deficits in clinical knowledge are identified.
Treatment Planning
1. Prioritize and formulate a plan of care based on patient assessment and according to policy.
2. Assist in the development of a plan of care with specific and measurable goals, objectives and
interventions defining actions unique to each patient's needs.
3. Update and revise the plan as goals/objectives are met or when the patient's condition changes.
4. Document the treatment plan, nursing interventions and the patient's response to the intervention.
5. Assign and direct personnel in the implementation of the nursing care plans and verifies the patient's
care through direct observation and consistent review of the chart.
1. Provide education to patients and families based on their identified needs and limitations, such as,
communication, interpersonal and social skills as well as basic principles of physical health.
2. Promote learning experiences and provide educational materials to patients and their families.
3. Provide and document discharge instructions including food and drug interactions, diets and
activities as appropriate.
4. Evaluate and document the effectiveness of all patient teaching.
5. Provide opportunities for patients and families to question, discuss and explore their feelings
about prescribed therapies/interventions/diagnosis.
1. Assure patients are adequately oriented to the unit.
2. Monitor unit activity and encourages patient participation.
3. Prescribe, delegate, and coordinate nursing care to patients during hospitalization.
4. Provide structure and maintain a therapeutic environment in collaboration with the patient and other
health care providers.
5. Consistently utilize universal precautions and environmental safety guidelines.
6. Utilize self as a role model to promote health communication.
1. Employ principles of communication, interviewing techniques, problem solving and crisis intervention when performing psychotherapeutic interventions.
2. Interventions are based on knowledge of psychiatric and medical nursing procedures, as well as the plan of care.
3. Safely and accurately administer medication to patients.
4. Transcribe and carry out treatment orders accurately.
5. Use appropriate interventions in psychiatric and medical emergencies.

1. Complete a comprehensive nursing assessment and patient interview according to policy within eight hours of patient's admission to the unit.
2. Document patient information and nursing care.
3. Document and reassess any significant changes in the patient's condition in compliance with facility policy.
4. Make staff/patient assignments based on patient needs.
5. Assess the milieu and determines staffing needs for each shift.
6. Report any signs or symptoms of infection in patients to the Infection Control Nurse.
7. Verify the accuracy of patient records
Education: Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing required or equivalent combination of education and experience in psychiatric nursing management; Bachelor's Degree preferred. Experience: A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a psychiatric health-care facility preferred. Licensure: Currently licensed to practice by the Arizona State Board of Nursing
Additional Requirements: Thorough knowledge of TJC, CMS, OSHA requirements, and state and federal regulatory requirements. CPR certification upon hire. Successful completion of training in Handle with Care within 30 days of employment, and prior to assisting in restraining procedures.

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