Behavioral Health Training Manager - LECOM Health

Behavioral Health Training Manager

SUMMARY:  Participates in planning, policy development, and priority setting for the Behavioral Health Department.  The Behavioral Health Training Manager, directs, supervises, and holds accountable the professional nursing staff and all ancillary personnel on all BH units.  They are responsible for the training and education needs of all BH affiliates.  Serves as a member of the health care team providing direct patient care as regularly scheduled and as needed.



  1. Scheduled weekly 1, twelve hour shifts dedicated to filling primarily nursing or other staff role as needed, and providing training or education the remainder of available time.
  2. Schedule consistent but flexible shifts that include one weekend day.
  3. Assigns duties and coordinates day to day activities as needed.
  4. Provides training and education in response to unit needs such as patient, staff and physician complaints and incident reports.
  5. Identifies, provides, and coordinates necessary trainings across BH affiliates.
  6. Identifies necessary training resources to meet affiliate needs.
  7. Participates in on call rotation
  8. Evaluates all activities and performance to ensure patient care, staff relations, and efficiency of service.
  9. Participates in monthly staff meetings.
  10. Observes patient care to ensure that proper care is carried out as directed, and treatment administered in accordance with physician’s instructions.
  11. Directs maintenance of patient’s clinical records.
  12. Maintains training records as needed.
  13. Identifies and provides educational opportunities for staff.
  14. Reviews bi-weekly time sheet for accuracy.
  15. Keeps informed of special orders concerning patients.
  16. Participates in interview and training of personnel.
  17. Maintains the standards of nursing practice within the unit and otherwise ensures sound nursing practice.
  18. Assume staffing roles as necessary.
  19. Maintains knowledge of current trends, developments, new technology and standards of care through current literature, seminars, conference and site visits.
  20. Follows BH Credo and leads by example
  21. Other duties as assigned.



Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable regulations.  Responsibilities include leading by example, educating BH affiliate staff, and holding those accountable to the standards of training and policy in conjunction with employee’s direct supervisor.



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.



CPR certification, Therapeutic Holds Training/Trainer. Requirement 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.  If training in specific field, the necessary license or certification required. i.e. RN License to be able to train and RN.


Education and Experience:

Preferred:                                            Master’s degree in Behavior Analysis, Counseling, Therapy, Nursing or related degree.

3 Years Behavioral Health experience working across populations

3 Years Training experience


Required:                                                                                Bachelor’s degree in Behavior Analysis, Psychology, Therapy, Nursing or related degree.

1 Year Behavioral Health experience working across populations

1 Year Training experience


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

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



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. .



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.




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




The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skill required of personnel so classified.