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Nursing Supervisor-PRN

Job Code:  94194
Facility: Springwoods Behavioral Health
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Professional 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, RN
Administration -> Department Level
Category: Healthcare - Rehabilitation,Nursing,Professionals
FTE: 1
Position Summary:

Weekends Nursing Supervisor - PRN

Position Purpose: This position functions as a clinical and administrative resource for the Nursing Department. The Nursing Supervisor is an accomplished nursing leader who is responsible for managing and coordinating the daily needs of the Nursing Department. The Nursing Supervisor receives reports from previous Supervisory staff regarding census, staffing, critical incidents such as falls, restraint and/or seclusion, admissions and discharges, etc.

The position provides an administrative role in the absence of the Director of Nursing.


Position Reports To: Director of Nursing

Position Supervises: Staff: Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Mental Health Technicians (MHT) and other staff as assigned.

Interpersonal Relationships: As a representative of Springwoods Behavioral Health all comments, attitudes, actions, and behaviors have a direct affect on the Facility’s image and perceptions of quality service. Interaction with patients, family members, physicians, referral sources, affiliating schools, visitors, etc. must be in a manner that is friendly, supportive, courteous, respectful, cooperative, and professional. This behavior should promote an atmosphere of teamwork, which is congruent with facility standards and guidelines to promote positive relations.


1. Knowledge of general and psychiatric nursing principles, working concepts and theory, leadership skills, age specific growth and development, limit setting, crisis and behavior management.
2. Excellent organization and time management skills are required to cope with complex schedules and fluctuations in census.
3. Knowledge of The Joint Commission and other federal, state and local laws and regulations that govern healthcare.
4. Effective verbal and written communication skills are required to communicate with patients, families, physicians, and hospital staff. Ability to meet and deal effectively with the public, department managers, and employees.
5. Must be able to exercise good judgment and make recommendations in the best interest of the hospital and its employees. Must be able to demonstrate leadership ability.
6. Maintain all competencies required by The Joint Commission, laws, hospital policies and other regulatory agencies.
7. Required visual acuity to provide observation of patients and physical agility to manage patients. Proficiency in reading and writing.
8. Ability to provide direction, support, and supervision to nursing staff.
9. Good organization and time management skills.
10. Must have skill sets to work in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions.


Weekends Nursing Supervisor - 12 hour shifts, 7p - 7a


Licenses or Certifications: Current licensure and registration by the Arkansas Board of Nurse Examiners as a Registered Nurse. Current CPR and AED certification, or must obtain within 14-days of hire. Successful completion of the American Nursing Association Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse program with credentialing is preferred.

Total education, vocational training and experience: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Minimum five (5) years within the behavioral health field, including two years in a supervisory role. Experience working with children (ages 5-12), adolescents (ages 13-18), and/or adults (ages 18 plus) preferred.

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