Description:Apalachee Center, Inc. is best known for helping individuals and families of North Florida succeed in recovering from emotional, psychiatric, and substance abuse crises. Apalachee Center, Inc. provides comprehensive behavioral health services across 8 counties (Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, and Wakulla Counties).
Apalachee Center, Inc. offers competitive benefits for our full-time positions to include health, dental, vision, basic life insurance, long term disability, paid time off, and more.
Serves as nursing manager of psychiatric nursing services for all inpatient units. Clinical coordinator / supervisor of all nurses on assigned shift including oversight of unit nursing service provision. Assists in planning, directing and monitoring services, groups and activities to ensure quality patient care and safety and compliance with applicable rules, policies and procedures.
Serves as inpatient nursing manager for all nursing services on all inpatient units on assigned shift in accordance with established procedures and plans under direction from the Director of Nursing. Ensures units operate in accordance with established policies and procedures and medical staff direction. Organizes shift staffing for effective and economical use of time, personnel, and materials. Ensures that work schedules and unit activities are implemented in accordance with established procedures, plans, and protocols.
Provides direct hospital-wide supervision in coordination with the D.O.N. for either 7:30 am – 8:00 pm or 7:30 pm – 8:00 am shift staff including RNs/LPNs/MHAs. Has the authority to enforce all policy and procedures and carry out any disciplinary action as needed.
Provides direction and has authority over all other disciplines (Counselors, Admission/Discharge Coordinators, etc.) when their direct supervisors are not on-site and as assigned by the Director of Nursing.
Provides new employee orientation and on-the-job training for all new unit nursing personnel (staff and contract) in accordance with established orientation program plans as directed by the Director of Nursing.Conducts or arranges for training and continuing education for nursing and other staff regarding treatment protocols, procedures, standards, etc. to ensure unit staff remains informed of Agency, licensing and community standards.
Ensures the regular evaluation and supervision of assigned shift nursing and MHA personnel to promote their growth and development and maintain a high standard of patient care on the unit.
Supports Director of Nursing to ensure ongoing program and unit compliance with applicable Joint Commission, CMS, AHCA, C&F/ADM, and Agency Policies and Procedures.Facilitates ongoing maintenance of documentation to demonstrate compliance (e.g., via program procedures, staffing plans, training plans, meeting minutes, clinical reviews, etc.).
Oversees and/or maintains compliance with applicable medication management, storage and narcotic control policies and procedures.Participates in or conducts monthly Audits to verify compliance with unit procedures and medication storage/handling requirements.
Oversees the proper and accurate completion / update of patient OE/MARs in accordance with procedures.
Assist nursing staff in completing documentation of seclusion/restraint interventions and turns all forms into the Director of Nursing on a timely basis (next working day) for final review.
Reviews and analyzes all applicable adverse incident reports for unit on a daily basis and turns reviewed incident reports into the Director of Nursing on a timely basis (next working day) for review. Implementation of performance improvement or corrective action responses as appropriate or directed.
Shift: Schedule Varies – Multiple shift available
Education and Experience:
- Nurse manager must be a registered nurse with experience in psychiatric or mental health nursing or its equivalent, or be qualified by education and experience in the care of the mentally ill.
- Five years of professional nursing experience preferred. Experience in psychiatric / substance abuse settings preferred.
- Licensure or Certification:
- Licensure as a registered nurse (RN) in accordance with Florida Statute 464.
- Maintain current CPR and CPI certifications.
Apalachee Center, Inc participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires Apalachee Center, Inc to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Apalachee Center, Inc. does not tolerate violence or harassment in the workplace. Apalachee Center, Inc. is an at-will employer. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Drug-free workplace. Apalachee serves Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla counties.