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RN Supervisor (On-Call) - Behavioral Health 103

San Leandro, California, United States

RN Supervisor (On-Call) - Behavioral Health 103

San Leandro | California | United States

TELECARE CORPORATION

POSITION DESCRIPTION


RN SUPERVISOR


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

We exist to help people with mental impairments realize their full potential.


MISSION STATEMENT

Telecare will deliver and manage excellent services and systems of care for persons with serious mental illness.


Employment Status: On-Call

Shift: Variesas needed

Days: Varies as needed


POSITION OBJECTIVE

The Unit Supervisor supervises activities that are performed by professional and paraprofessional nursing personnel. This involves coordination of all care provided clients with a focus on maintaining the quality of services rendered.


QUALIFICATIONS

Two (2) years of experience providing direct nursing care to mentally impaired individuals in a psychiatric facility and two (2) years of experience in a supervisory role are required. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, a Bachelors Degree in nursing or a closely related field and current licensure as a Registered Nurse by the State of California are also required. A valid CPR Certificate is also required. A Masters Degree is preferred. Experience may be considered in lieu of some of the above. Current knowledge of psychiatric illness and its treatment, and the laws and regulations governing the delivery of mental health care are essential. The ability to work independently, but effectively within a multidisciplinary system is crucial. Criminal background clearance and education verification are required.


KEY RESULT AREAS

MISSION, VALUES AND BELIEFS

  • Operationalizes the overall philosophy and objectives of the Nursing Department in accordance with the corporate and program mission, and interprets same to the staff.


MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

  • Plans, organizes, directs and controls nursing services on assigned shift and unit.
  • Promotes and maintains harmonious and effective relationships and communications within the department and other departments.
  • Makes use of management practices that include empowerment of staff, the provision of clear and concise expectations regarding duties assigned employees, frequent feedback focusing on both positive and problematic aspects of work performance and other management practices that are consistent with Continuous Quality Improvement.
  • Assigns tasks to available staff each shift.
  • Responsible for the administrative functioning of the nursing staff.
  • Consults with other team members regarding client 's progress and the development of treatment plans.
  • Supervises the ordering of supplies for the unit
  • Supervises the administration of medications and treatments in accordance with applicable policies and procedure.
  • Coordinates nursing subgroups of the treatment team to address urgent client issues that require additional or immediate attention prior to regularly scheduled Treatment Team meetings; assures updating of treatment plans.
  • Assures appropriate and timely follow-through on all medical problems and appointments as indicated.
  • Coordinates all Special Treatment and Behavioral Plans related to nursing care, assigns and supervises nursing staff care and documentation.

PLANNING

  • Collaborates with other administrative staff in strategic planning activities with the goal of ensuring ongoing effectiveness of the facility.
  • Availability to assist at other Telecare facilities which may involve limited travel. QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF WORK• Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with clients and acts as a role model in maintaining a hopeful and positive attitude in problem-solving and coping with the disabilities associated with mental illness.
  • Attends and participates in community meetings and groups.
  • Provides safe, effective and efficient implementation of direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care.
  • Reviews and maintains the amount, accuracy and quality of documentation included in the medical records.

  • ORGANIZING AND IMPLEMENTATION

  • Establishes staffing requirements and recommends to administration the number and classification of personnel to be employed. Directs the recruitment, selection and when necessary disciplinary action within the facility.
  • Actively participates in Treatment Team Meetings, focusing on the development and review of client ITP’s.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Professional Assault Response Training (PART) principles and uses PART concepts to manage aggressive behavior.
  • CONTROLLING

  • Manages the nursing department within allocated budgetary parameters.
  • Assists with compliance with all related state, federal and local licensing regulations and requirements.

  • CUSTOMER AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

    • Demonstrates an understanding of Telecare’s customers including clients/clients, families and governmental agencies in all interactions and conduct.
    • Actively participates in meeting customer needs and adapting to changing customer needs at all times.
    • Participates and encourages participation from staff in activities, including professional and trade organizations, that promote mental health services.


    TEAM MEMBER PARTICIPATION

    • Participates as a team member and provides input via reporting observations, concerns and asking appropriate questions.
    • Reviews and implements client treatment plans.
    • Actively participates in multidisciplinary team meetings and treatment planning meetings.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of Professional Assault Response Training (PART) principles and uses PART concepts to manage aggressive behavior.


    ASSESSMENT

    • Observes, records and reports client social and psychiatric behavior.


    JUDGMENT, DECISION MAKING AND INITIATIVE

    • Demonstrates knowledge and proper use of equipment and supplies.
    • Promotes and assists clients in developing self-help skills.


    RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS

    • Demonstrates a good rapport and cooperative working relationships with all members of the team; responds to co-workers with concern and promotes group morale.


    QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

    • Continually focuses on assigned tasks and seeks and implements improvements as necessary.
    • Understands and demonstrates the safety program in all activities.
    • Protects clients from behavior that could damage themselves or others.


    CUSTOMER AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

    • Demonstrates a knowledge of Telecare’s customers including clients/clients, families and governmental agencies in all interactions and conduct.
    • Acts in a professional manner, always demonstrating respect and understanding of the community and neighborhood when representing Telecare in the community.


    QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

    • Establishes and defines standards which ensure safe and therapeutically effective care.
    • Assesses the quality of care rendered by the each unit and ensures sound practice.
    • Maintains a comprehensive Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement program within the unit/shift which includes frequent collaboration with other departments, employee education and a focus on monitoring departmental standards and actively removing barriers to the provision of high quality nursing services.


    PLANNING AND TIME UTILIZATION

    • Completes and follows through with tasks and assignments, meeting expected deadlines.


    ATTENDANCE AND RELIABILITY

    • Understands and demonstrates knowledge of all policies associated with attendance.


    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    • Assumes responsibility for her/his professional growth and the ongoing professional development of the nursing.


    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    Seebelow for requirements

    Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of management.




    POSITION PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    ACTIVITY

    (Hours per day)

    NEVER

    0 hours

    OCCASIONALLY

    up to 3 hours

    FREQUENTLY

    3 - 6 HOURS


    CONSTANTLY

    6 - 8+ HOURS

    Sitting




    X

    Walking



    X


    Standing




    X

    Bending (neck)


    X



    Bending (waist)


    X



    Squatting


    X



    Climbing

    X




    Kneeling


    Infrequent



    Crawling

    X




    Twisting (neck)


    X



    Twisting (waist)


    X



    Hand Use: Dominant hand





    Is repetitive use of hand required? YES




    X

    Simple Grasping (right hand)




    X

    Simple Grasping (left hand)




    X

    Power Grasping (right hand)


    Infrequent



    Power Grasping (left hand)


    Infrequent



    Fine Manipulation (right hand)




    X

    Fine Manipulation (left hand)




    X

    Pushing & Pulling (right hand)


    Infrequent



    Pushing and Pulling (left hand)


    Infrequent



    Reaching (above shoulder level)


    Infrequent



    Reaching (below shoulder level)


    Infrequent





    LIFTING
    CARRYING


    Never

    0 hrs.

    Occasionally

    up to 3 hrs.

    Frequently

    3 - 6 hrs.

    Constantly

    6 - 8+ hrs.

    Height

    Never

    0 hrs.

    Occasionally

    up to 3 hrs.

    Frequently

    3 -6 hrs.

    Constantly

    6 - 8+ hrs.

    Dis-

    tance

    0-10 lbs.


    X





    X




    11-25 lbs.


    X





    X




    26-50 lbs.


    X





    X




    51-75 lbs.


    X





    X




    76-100 lbs.


    X





    X




    100+ lbs.


    X





    X







    OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:

    YES

    NO

    a.

    Driving cars, trucks, forklifts, and other equipment?


    X

    b.

    Working around equipment and machinery?


    X

    c.

    Walking on uneven ground?


    X

    d.

    Exposure to excessive noise?


    X

    e.

    Exposure to extremes of temperature, humidity or wetness?


    X

    f.

    Exposure to dust, gas, fumes, or chemicals?


    X

    g.

    Working at heights?


    X

    h.

    Operation of foot controls or repetitive foot movement?


    X

    i.

    Use of special visual or auditory protective equipment?


    X

    j.

    Working with bio-hazards such as: blood borne pathogens,

    X



    sewage, hospital waste, etc.



    EOE AA M/F/V/Disability

    Equal Opportunity Employer Description
    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
    Pay Transparency Policy Statement
    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.