Behavioral Health Registered Nurse Manager - LECOM Health

Behavioral Health Registered Nurse Manager

Millcreek Community Hospital

Millcreek Community Hospital is seeking a full time Registered Nurse Leader. This exempt position is 40 hours per week.

SUMMARY:  Participates in planning, policy development, and priority setting for the Behavioral Health Department.  The Behavioral Health Unit Leader (also known as “Nurse Leader”) directs and supervises professional nursing and all ancillary personnel on all BH units.  Serves as a member of the health care team providing direct patient care as needed.

SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Directly supervises employees in the department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable regulations.  Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and discipline employees; addressing complaints and resolving them.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATION/TRAINING:

Current RN license, CPR certification, Therapeutic Holds Training. Requirement of a of at least two continuing education  trainings annually which specifically relate to   psychiatric disorders as outlined by the DSM-V and the interactions with or treatment of  such disorders.

Education and Experience:

B.S.N. or equivalent ASN with Behavioral Health experience.

Thorough knowledge of unit specific procedures, practices, policies, and techniques.

Managerial and analytical skills to coordinate and direct activities on the nursing unit.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking. Assists with lifting and moving patients, lift supplies/equipment; requires the ability to lift minimum of 50 pounds. There is considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching. .

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

CORE COMPETENCIES IN PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES:

  1. Sensitivity to a patient’s emotional, mental, physical needs.
  2. Strong understanding of psychiatric disorders and symptoms as outlined by the DSM-V,
  3. General understanding of Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Techniques and verbal de-escalation techniques
  4. Awareness of psychiatric care interventions and treatment options to include                                 psychotropic medications and the use of various therapeutic interventions.

Interested, qualified candidates may submit a resume along with an application by clicking the Apply for This Job link below or mail a resume to Human Resources, Millcreek Community Hospital, 5515 Peach Street, Erie Pa 16509. E,O.E.

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