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Nursing Supervisor - Nights Full-Time

Job Code:  107237
Facility: Wekiva Springs Treatment Center
Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL US Southeast
Region: Southeast
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
Minimum Education Required: Associate Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Administrative, RN
Category: Allied Health,Nursing
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

Position Summary:

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion

Wekiva Springs Center is a 68-bed acute behavioral health hospital providing quality care in a gender-specific program for men and women. We provide treatment for mental health, addictions and dual diagnosis concerns in a warm and caring atmosphere near I-95 and J Turner Butler in Southside area. The Night Nursing Supervisor's duties are the following:

Assists in development and implementation of nursing programs and activities on assigned program

Facilitates communication among multidisciplinary staff, including clinical and administrative staff

Determines and implements nursing system of delivery of patient care in conjunction with the Director of Nursing

Organizes, directs and delegates the supervision of nursing personnel assigned to the unit

Meets regularly with the Director of Nursing to provide consistency with the nursing department and communicate pertinent issues on the units

Assists in orientation and staff development activities for assigned shift

Organizes and facilitates the daily operations of the nursing department

Participates and provides input to nursing and facility-wide committees

As needed, schedules staff on an 8-hour basis keeping in mind budgetary restraints while maintaining quality of patient care. Assumes responsibility for adequate staffing coverage

Manages FTE ratios in correspondence with unit’s patient census and adheres to FTE grids

Facilitates therapeutic milieu and implementation of nursing interventions consistent with individual needs of the adults and staffing patterns. Assists in clinical resolution of issues.

Demonstrates knowledge of nursing department philosophy and assumes responsibility for maintaining standards of nursing practice and standards of care for all patients

Provides for ongoing evaluation and training of assigned staff.  Ensures competency checklists are properly completed. 

Demonstrates knowledge of clinical department philosophy and assumes responsibility for maintaining best practice standards of care for all patients

In consultation with Director of Nursing and the Human Resources Director, may assist in interviewing of potential staff, evaluates designated staff and conducts performance reviews for assigned staff. Appropriately disciplines assigned nursing personnel in agreement with the Director of Nursing and the Director of Human Resources.

Maintains environment in which employees are motivated and morale is high

Assists in ensuring all staff is in compliance with orientation and in-service education programs

Demonstrates full level of awareness of unit milieu, prioritizes and provides appropriate guidance to staff

Effectively utilizes PRN/Part-time employees when scheduling to minimize overtime

Observes and interprets behavior, which demonstrates an understanding of psychiatric concepts, diagnoses and developmental stage

Assists in assessing and the admission of new patients

Assists with family issues of patients and intervenes when necessary on behalf of the unit’s nursing staff

Formulates and assists nursing staff in nursing diagnosis/problem statements

Assists unit nursing and clinical staff in identification of normal and abnormal/problematic physiological, psychological and social factors; supervises integration of findings into assessment of the patient(s)

Prioritizes nursing care interventions according to individual patient and overall unit milieu needs

Collaborates with the Medical Director and Director of Nursing as pertains to patient care issues

Provides or directs skilled nursing care in complex clinical situations with adults

Ensures the implementation and maintenance of nursing and clinical policies and procedures specific to the designated shifts and units

Assists in development and review of current nursing practices and theories that apply to designated unit

Effectively utilizes the Nursing Process as the basis for nursing care

Plans and organizes nursing assignments/interventions according to patient needs and assures integration into the multidisciplinary treatment plan(s)

Demonstrates knowledge and expertise in administration of psychopharmacological, physiological and psychotherapeutic interventions

Utilizes knowledge of actions; indications; contraindications; side effects; correct dose/routes; and nursing implications of all medications and in the supervision of nurses

Consistently directs administration of medication according to hospital policy and procedure

Intervenes with good judgment in medical and psychiatric emergencies

Consistently demonstrates ability to communicate with client in establishing favorable attitudes and motivating him/her to reach desired cooperation and effort in rehabilitative development

Demonstrates knowledge of legal implications of clinical practice

Assists in the coordination and evaluation of student and visitor education on the unit

Consistently provides/directs patient and family education that is developmentally appropriate

Assists in treatment planning, revision of treatment care and reassessment of patient along with physicians and multidisciplinary staff

Collects data for performance improvement monitoring activities

Professionally collaborates with all staff members to facilitate the coordinate contribution to patient care and implementation of corrective action plans

Assures continuity of care and effective communication with families and referral sources

Maintains and monitors conduct of route inspection/check for patient and unit safety

Corrects/reports hazardous conditions/equipment in the environment of care

Notifies Director of Nursing and/or Administration for any unusual problem or occurrence on the unit. Ensure completion of all report forms

Completes administrative report for Director of Nursing

Reports illnesses of staff to Employee Health Nurse

Monitors attendance of designated staff

Determines appropriate critical issues and contacts the Administrator on call when needed


Qualified candidates must be meet the following qualifications:

* Must be a Registered Nurse within the State of Florida with a valid license

* Must have at least a minimum of 3 years of Nursing experience, preferably in a Psychiatric/Mental Health inpatient setting

* Must have at least 1-year supervisory experience as a Nurse

* Must be willing to work 11p to 8a Monday through Friday

* Must be able to manuever throughout the hospital

* Communicate effectively with all staff, patient and family members

* Able to assist with verbal de-escalation and physically assist with patient restraints if needed

* Must have good critical thinking and able to deal with stressful situations well

* Must have valid CPR certification

* Familiar with Microsoft Office and Outlook


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