Assistant Clinical Mgr

Summary:
Under the direction of the Nurse Manager assists in the implementation of the Nursing and Patient Care Services Program and the online clinical administration of the Program. Assistant Nurse Manager functions as a member of the Program management team. Performs unit charge RN and hospital-wide relief nursing supervisor roles as assigned. Provides services to children and adolescents.

 

Responsibilities:
Exhibits conduct congruent with the Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Standards of the American Nurses Association (ANA) the RI Nurse Practice Act and Bradley Nursing Management Guiding Principles.



Maintains active RI Registered Nurse License.



Performs all job responsibilities in a professional manner meeting all ethical responsibilities to clients colleagues subordinates employing organization and the profession as described in the ANA Code of Professional Nursing.



Strictly adheres to the Department of Nursing and Milieu Services Management Team Guiding Principles.



Demonstrates clinical and administrative effectiveness providing leadership to the combined staff/patient Program milieu.



Consistently demonstrates high level application of the clinical �nursing process� with patients/families providing direct patient care when assigned.



Demonstrates ongoing administrative expertise in the shift-to-shift nursing/milieu services management of the Program.



Utilizes clinical and administrative expertise to make informed judgments regarding shift-to-shift patient care assignments to online clinical staff.



Intervenes to assertively manage complex nursing care problems utilizing the lease restrictive safe patient care alternative.



Communicates and documents significant clinical/administrative findings to Nurse Manager in a timely fashion.



Supports online staff to develop and maintain patient advocacy role.



Models and supports online staff to resolve conflicts and concerns through direct communication and proactive problem solving.



Strictly adheres to Program policies and procedures Joint Commission acute care standards and Program clinical/administrative protocols.



Prioritizes the maintenance of a safe and dignified patient care setting.



Exhibits clinical leadership excellence through assertive participation in program-based treatment planning/discussion forums.



Demonstrates management leadership excellence through assertive participation in on/off program administrative forums.



Functions as Program Charge RN when scheduled.



Acts as Nurse Manager representative when assigned.



Demonstrates clinical leadership expertise in the supervision teaching and evaluation of online clinical staff. Identifies standards of child psychiatric nursing and milieu therapist performance consistent with Program and Hospital standards of practice and care.



Communicates the expectation that program-based psychiatric nursing and patient care services will be practiced in accordance with Hospital/Program policy.



Maintains a current awareness of online clinical abilities and limitations of staff RN�s Milieu Therapists and Program Clerks.



Provides nursing and milieu therapy supervision to online clinical staff as assigned.



Consistently documents registered nursing and Milieu Therapist performance information in accordance with Hospital policy.



Participates supportively in addressing problematic performance standards of Program-based staff.



Provides effective consultation to Program Nurse Manager in the hiring and evaluation of online clinical staff.



Consistently updates Program nursing and milieu service staff regarding significant policy and procedure changes.



Regularly provides for orientation of assigned staff via preceptorship/teaching and forwards staff orientation record to Nurse Manager.



Arranges and documents ongoing in-service education/certification of assigned Program employees according to Program policy.



Actively supports and/or coordinates Program-based QI conformance.



Acts as staff resource regarding nursing aspects of psychopharmacology seclusion/restraint and the activation of the Emergency Response System.



Demonstrates consistent competence and autonomy in representing Program nursing and milieu services issues in assigned liaison roles. Represents Program in assigned hospital-wide committee forums.



Exhibits awareness of self growth needs and takes responsibility for professional relationship boundaries.



Consistently demonstrates an ability to be flexible and open to constructive criticism with colleagues and supervisors.



Demonstrates an ability to seek help when appropriate and to refer problems to supervisors when indicated.



Respects Hospital organizational chart and consistently maintains appropriate personal/ professional boundaries when working through problematic issues.



Maintains respectful and direct communication with physicians patients families co-workers and other members of the Hospital team



Consistently adheres to Bradley Nursing and Milieu Services Management Team Guiding Principles.



Exhibits competence and autonomy in carrying out job functions. Utilizes nursing process to evaluate clinical and administrative problems and implements appropriate interventions to resolve.



Effectively manages time recognizing and prioritizing urgent issues while assuring assigned work is completed � delegates tasks appropriately.



Follows through on commitments and assigned projects in a timely fashion.



Consistently documents required material keeps records of such and disseminates to appropriate parties.



Consistently follows established job scheduled and required procedure for assuring adequate coverage during absences.



Maintains required Hospital certifications.



Maintains required Program certifications.

- Attends a minimum of 6 Program meetings per year.

- Attends a minimum of 3 non-mandatory in-services per year.



- Maintains current CPR certification.

- Maintains current Crisis Management certification

- Maintains current ERS certification.

 

Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

Current RI Nursing license; BSN preferred



Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.



Must have current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island or in another state that participates in the Nurse Licensure Compact.



EXPERIENCE:

Two years of acute psychiatric nursing experience with one year associated with child psychiatric subspecialty.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: Bradley Hospital USA:RI:East Providence

 

Work Type: Full Time

 

Shift: 4

 

Union: Non-Union