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Nursing Manager

Job Code:  228219
Facility: Psychiatric Institute of Washington
Location: , US
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's Degree 
Skills:  
Category: Professionals
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

The Psychiatric Institute of Washington (PIW) has a great opportunity for a Manager of Nursing. The Psychiatric Institute of Washington provides comprehensive behavioral healthcare for patients suffering from mental health and addictive illnesses with 130 beds.

PIW is part of Universal Health Services (UHS), one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries behavioral health facilities, acute care hospitals and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries have more than 65,000 employees.

The Manager of Nursing position is an essential member of the management and clinical team and is responsible for leading and directing the delivery of nursing care to our patients that is congruent with the philosophy and standards of practice defined by the Nursing Department. Provides for a continuity of care of assigned patients and uses the nursing process and holistic conceptual framework in the development of nursing care plans that address self-care limitations in behavior and interpersonal functioning. Internally, the Manager of Nursing will interface with hospital management, staff and patients. Externally, the Manager of Nursing will interface with licensing and accrediting agencies, patient's caregivers and healthcare treatment agencies.

 
Requirements

Core Competencies:

Leadership abilities. Critical decision-making skills. Self-directed and self motivated.

Knowledge of nursing care standards, methods and techniques in all areas of psychiatric nursing.

Knowledge of age-appropriate differences related to characteristics, physical growth, cognitive development, psychosocial and spiritual development.

Knowledge of medications, side effects and adverse reactions in order to administer in accordance with the policy and procedures of the hospital.

Ability to establish and maintain a therapeutic working relationship with family members for the purpose of support, guidance and communication in the plan of care.

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop and implement nursing care plans for patients with complex problems. Performs all duties related to the functions of a primary nurse with clinical competence.

Utilize the nursing process in designing a plan of care for patients with complex problems and communicate plan to staff.

Serve as a resource person for staff in providing individual care to patients and in utilizing the structure and the processes of the unit milieu as a therapeutic tool.

Demonstrate and share clinical knowledge with staff by providing input into plans, planning meetings and other staff or patient meetings.

Provide individual teaching to staff in the following skills: documentation, assessing growth and developmental stages, implementing behavior modification techniques, facilitating comfort and cooperation of patient's families and caregivers, participating in or leading groups and other meetings, and assuming responsibility in adapting the milieu for therapeutic purposes.

Provide nursing leadership in modifying clinical programs by teaching and supervising staff in implementing  new programs.

Assess the need for staff on unit training. Plans and organizes in-service programs based on implementing new programs and needs identified.

Delegate teaching responsibilities to staff nurses and provides the supervision for such efforts.

Review critical incidents occurring on the unit through staff discussion and teaching and documents accordingly in the minutes and on training records.

Develop teaching programs for patients in collaboration with other disciplines. Document all teaching activities in the patient's record.

Work in collaboration with the Staff Development Director to assure that the educational needs of the staff are met.

Communicate with other hospital departments and units to obtain services and resources necessary for patient care.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's Level Degree in Nursing required. Master's Level Degree preferred.

Current license to practice nursing in the District of Columbia.

Three years experience in the psychiatric inpatient setting to include previous supervisory experience.

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