Provides direct supervision and coordination of the inpatient acute care services. Functions as the liaison between Administration and staff. Assists in the planning and directing of Nursing and Behavioral Health Technicians (BHT) services and activities to ensure quality patient care. Provides new employee orientation and on-the-job training for all new nursing personnel (BHTs included) in accordance with established orientation program plans. Ensures ongoing program compliance with applicable CARF, AHCA, DCF, and Organizational Standards. including review of client charts for accuracy on a routine basis. Facilitates ongoing maintenance of documentation to demonstrate compliance (e.g., via program procedures, staffing plans, training plans, meeting minutes, clinical records, etc.). Makes rounds on the inpatient unit(s) at least two times daily. Participates in shift report meetings when possible. Assists the DON and the Director of Acute Care Services in establishing performance standards and monitor compliance. Communicate and provide consultation training to staff. Work collaboratively with other professionals and aid in data collection and reporting, when applicable. Lastly, they also address questions or complaints brought forward by patients or their families. Must possess a current unrestricted Florida license as a Registered Nurse and have graduated from an accredited school of nursing. Licensed RN and/or BS in nursing, as well as have board certification in psychiatric mental health nursing desired. Preference of (2) two to (5) five years of clinical experience, preferably in a psychiatric facility or with individuals with similar human-service needs. Additionally, experience in patient care management specifically within the mental health and/or substance abuse arena is desired. Must have working knowledge of the Nurse Practice Act and nursing standards.
Section: Acute Care Services
Location: Broward County