Facilitates culturally sensitive patient care from pre-admission to post discharge by managing, coordinating and monitoring resources to achieve optimal clinical and financial outcomes, resource utilization and quality service. Assists Administraive Director, Behavioral Health Services in planning, directing and supervising the overall operation of the assigned nursing unit on a 24-hour basis. Functions as a clinical resource and educator to unit/department staff members in area of expertise. Works within the department and as a part of CentraState's management team to operationalize the patient care and service goals and objectives established by senior management. Bases clinical decisions on evidence-based practice in nursing to achieve desirable outcomes. A patient focused care model utilizing a multidisciplinary approach is used as the method to deliver patient care in the department.
Bachelor’s degree in nursing required.
Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology or Mental Health-related field.
At least 3 years of supervisory experience in acute Behavioral Health setting required.
Licenses and Certifications:
RN license/NJ required.
BLS certification required.
Successful completion of the NJDMHAS-sponsored screener certification course and passage of the proficiency exam within six months of date of hire.
Must maintain an active NJ state license in good standing with requisite CEUs.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team. Must be fluent in working with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Works in a normal hospital environment with frequent exposure to sick or injured patients.
Daily potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.
Sitting - Occasionally
Standing/Walking - Frequently
Kneeling/Stooping - Rarely
Bending/Climbing - Rarely
Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist - Rarely
Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds - Rarely
Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds - Occasionally
Typing/Filing - Occasionally
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.