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NURSING - Psychiatric Nurse Manager - NIGHTS

Company: UHS - River Oaks Hospital
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Job Description:

One of the nations largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the Worlds Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of Americas Top 500 Public Companies. Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. River Oaks Hospital, located in metropolitan New Orleans, Louisiana, is a private psychiatric facility for adults, adolescents and children. Since 1970, River Oaks has established a tradition of excellence in the treatment of acute psychiatric illness, dual diagnosis, alcohol and drug detoxification, trauma based disorders, compulsive behaviors, and eating disorders, River Oaks has provided quality treatment to service individuals suffering from mental illness, and/or addictive disorders. Situated on a 14-acre campus, services are available at all levels of care (inpatient, day or partial hospitalization, outpatient, and intensive outpatient). River Oaks Hospital is seeking a dynamic and talented PSYCHIATRIC NURSE MANAGER NIGHTS to assist in the care of patients; participate in patient and family teaching and work cooperatively with other patient care personnel while maintaining a high level of quality service to patients of all ages found within the scope of services. JOB DESCRIPTION INCLUDES; BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Maintains hospital and program policies and procedures by direct supervision of nursing staff.
  • Actively participates in the development of patient treatments plans when called upon by nursing staff for support
  • Acts as a patient advocate in decision making processes
  • Provides RN coverage for unit needs when necessary for staffing level safety
  • Maintains appropriate staffing to meet the needs of the patients/ programs within set guidelines
  • Promotes an environment in which the treatment team can work cooperatively toward program objectives and quality patient care.
  • Ensures that all assigned staff are oriented according to the needs of the hospital program and standards of care
  • Assures high quality of patient care through the development and coordination of QA monitoring activities on the program level.
  • Works cooperatively with all internal departments to ensure standards are met and escalates issues appropriately to the DON and Risk Manager when necessary
  • Conducts the initial and on-going evaluation of program nursing staff, probation and annual review, on a timely basis.
  • Assists the admissions department when necessary by assessing patient care needs, health status, and patients potential responses to interventions
  • Evaluates educational needs of staff and coordinates staff development and in-service programs with the Staff Development team
  • Orient, redirect, and evaluate job performances of staff as assigned;
  • Acts as liaison between nursing administration and nursing staff.
  • Rotates as nursing administrator on call.
  • Participates actively in nursing administrative meetings and committees.
  • Represents program and hospital when called upon by serving as a speaker or resource to communication.
  • Works with the DON, Clinical Services Director, and other key stakeholders to assure program planning, goals, and objectives are efficiently and effectively implemented.
  • Informs DON of pertinent clinical and administrative observations.
  • Willingly adapts to changes and demonstrates a positive attitude and flexibility in scheduling and in the performance of duties assigned to this position.
  • Demonstrates professional ethics in the performance of duties, and serves as a role model by supporting and implementing the basic philosophy and standards of the nursing profession.
  • Attends all required in-services annually:
    • Fire, disaster, and safety and updates
    • Infection Control and updates
    • Administrative policies and procedures
    • Crisis Intervention and updates
    • CPR
    • Others as assigned Job Requirements MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
      • Graduation from an accredited school of Nursing; current licensure with the Louisiana State Board of Nurses.
      • Previous experience in a psychiatric hospital or related human service field.
      • required 1-3 years nursing experience, minimum one year leadership or supervisoryexperience required
      • Ability to clearly speak, write and understand verbal and written English. Selected skills/credentials as defined by the departments scope of services.
      • Ability to work with others in a team environment.
      • NIGHT SHIFT - 7:00 pm - 7:30 am, 3 shifts per week, alternating weekends. Provide service to all populations while demonstrating the Service Excellence Standards:
        • Treat Everyone As a Guest
        • Demonstrate Professionalism and Excellence in allthings I do.
        • Practice Teamwork This opportunity provides the following: - Challenging and rewarding work environment - Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries - Competitive Compensation - Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan - 401k plan with company match - Generous Paid Time Off ?

Keywords: UHS - River Oaks Hospital, Gulf Port , NURSING - Psychiatric Nurse Manager - NIGHTS, Executive , New Orleans, Mississippi

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