A Brief Job Description:
Registered Nurse or other medical Qualified Health Professional.
One to three years clinical experience appropriate to program preferred.
Knowledge of the biopsychosocial process of addiction/recovery, self-help group process and principles of counseling.
Sound judgement and cultural competency.
Ability to relate effectively with staff, clients and professional community.
Ability to perform duties independently.
Knowledge of supervision process.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Proficiency with basic computer applications
The Nurse Manager Promotes patients' health by developing day-to-day management and long-term planning of the patient care area; directing and developing staff; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary professional staffs; providing support for patients and their families. Provides services to meet the HIV educational needs, acupuncture and medical needs of clients through coordination of the medical team and to meet the chemical dependency counseling and medical needs of clients. Identifies patient service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements. Maintains nursing guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures. Maintains nursing operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures. Assures quality of care by developing and interpreting SBH’s philosophies and standards of care; enforcing adherence to state board of nursing and state nurse practice act requirements and to other governing agency regulations; measuring health outcomes against standards; making or recommending adjustments. Maintains nursing staff by supervising, orienting, and training nurses. Completes patient care requirements by scheduling and assigning nursing and staff; following up on work results. Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching and counseling patients and their families individually and/or in groups and reinforcing their understanding of disease, medications, and self-care skills. Resolves patient needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies. Maintains a safe and clean working environment by adhering to procedures, rules, and regulations. Protects patients and employees by developing and interpreting infection-control policies and protocols; enforcing medication administration, storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations. Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by monitoring confidential information processing. Maintains documentation of patient care services by auditing patient and department records. Maintains nursing supplies inventory by studying usage reports; identifying trends; anticipating needed supplies, and placing orders. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods. Trains staff, volunteers and students when assigned. Serves as the Health Services Coordinator for the program. Performs Quality Assurance activities. Represents agency to the community. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.