CODAC Behavioral Health Services, Inc. Nurse Manager in Tucson, Arizona

Job Description

Summary

Under the direction of the Vice President of Nursing and/or Director of Nursing promotes and restores members' health by developing day-to-day management and long-term planning of the member care area; directing and developing staff; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary professional staffs; providing physical and psychological support for members, friends, and families.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identifies member service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual members and other persons in a position to understand service requirements.
  • Maintains nursing guidelines by contributing to the writing, updating and implementation of agency policies and procedures.
  • Maintains nursing operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures.
  • Completes regulatory agency reports, i.e. CIR, Worker’s Compensation, etc.
  • Assures quality of care by developing and interpreting integrated care philosophies and standards of care; enforcing adherence to state board of nursing and state nurse practice act requirements and to other governing agency regulations.
  • Maintains nursing staff by participating in the established agency recruitment process and orienting, and training nurses and auxiliary staff.
  • Maintains nursing staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Ensures that staff supervised possesses required competencies in all aspects of their job duties.
  • Supervises and evaluates staff supervised per CODAC guidelines including but not limited to coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Provides one hour weekly of professional supervision to unlicensed staff supervised.
  • Provides information to members and health care team by answering questions and requests.
  • Resolves member needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
  • Protects members and staff by developing, interpreting & implementing infection-control policies and protocols; enforcing medication administration, storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
  • Maintains member confidence and protects operations by monitoring confidential information processing.
  • Maintains documentation of member care services by auditing member records.
  • Ensures operation of medical and administrative equipment by verifying emergency equipment availability; completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques..
  • Maintains nursing supplies inventory by studying usage reports; identifying trends; anticipating needed supplies; approving requisitions and cost allocations.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Performs other related duties in accordance with agency growth and changes.
Skills / Requirements

Education:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Healthcare Administration or other related field
  • Must enroll in a Bachelor’s degree program within 6 months of hire.* *

Experience:

  • 5 years’ experience in Psychiatric Nursing, two of which were in a managerial or supervisory capacity AND;
  • 2 years management or supervisory capacity.

Certifications:

  • Certified in Health Care Worker CPR and Life Saver First Aid.
  • Certifications kept current and renewed prior to expiration date.
  • Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card

Licensure:

  • Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse, licensed with the Arizona Board of Nursing
  • State of Arizona Registered or Licensed Practical Nurse license must be renewed prior to expiration date and always kept current.

Pay: Depends on Experience