RN Nurse Manager

Discovery Behavioral Health

Job title:

RN Nurse Manager


Discovery Behavioral Health

Job description

Job DescriptionThe RN Nurse Manager is responsible for administrative duties as assigned by the Program Director to include scheduling the other LVNs and ensuring coverage of any gaps in nursing coverage. The Nurse Manager is responsible for completing assigned administrative duties. The lead nurse will be responsible for case management services to include follow up appointments, lab services, arranging for psychiatric services while admitted, arrangement for pharmacy copay coverage, prior authorization coordination, FMLA/Short term disability coordination.Responsibilities

  • Responsible for scheduling permanent nursing staff along with temporary/per diem staff, to ensure all gaps in the schedule have coverage.
  • Responsible for the creation of training materials and conducting training sessions for new hires.
  • Administering and documenting vital signs, CIWAs, COWS, fall assessments/precautions, seizure precautions, suicidal/homicidal assessments, nutritional assessments, pain scales, anxiety scales, craving scales, standard and infection control precautions.
  • Observation, documentation, audit functions, education, and record keeping of all observed/inventoried/destroyed/prescribed medications.
  • Assessment of patients with addiction and mental health conditions, and assisting in ascertaining clinical medication management with other Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Psychiatrist, and Medical Doctor.
  • Administering medications via oral, sublingual, inhalation, auricular, topical, vaginal, and rectal routes and performing scheduled and PRN vitals as appropriate.
  • Manages the Medication Administration Record, documenting administration, efficacy, and first response.
  • Collaborates with staff in assessing patient, family age-specific nursing needs and develops plan of care for complex high-risk patients.
  • Provide assistance to Utilization Review in communicating pertinent nursing information.
  • Designs teaching programs for patients/families and provides assistance to staff in program implementation.
  • Work closely with physicians to provide education and counseling for clients and other organizational health care providers on optimal use of medicines (e.g., proper use, avoidance of over medication).
  • Provide nursing care adapted to the individual patient needs based on the nursing process, which includes assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Direct patient care, including the reporting of observed changes in mental status and/or physical condition, response to emergencies, safety risks.
  • Documents nursing incidents and medication errors.
  • Oversees the medication management system that includes but not limited to, medication planning, storage, ordering and transcribing, administration, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Systemically collect, record and analyze data and other relevant interactive social systems, including mental status, special precautions (suicidality, homicidality, elopement); physical problems/medical acuity (withdrawal and nutritional needs); and ethnic concerns (social, religious, or cultural needs).
  • Initiates/develops a treatment plan with specific goals and interventions unique to the needs of the patient.
  • Intervenes as guided by the treatment plan to implement appropriate interventions that promote, maintain, or restore physical and mental health, prevent illness effect rehabilitation, and restore developmental progression in adulthood.
  • Provides health teaching for adult/family through individual and group interactions.

This is a full-time position that will work the day shift.For a virtual tour of the facility, please visit our website at newhoperanch.com

  • Must be a graduate of an approved nursing program with a current licensure from the Texas Board of Nursing.
  • Current valid and unencumbered RN License in TX
  • Preferred: Experience as a staff nurse preferably in the field of chemical dependency and/or behavioral health.

Not sure if you meet all the qualifications? Apply anyway! To provide truly innovative care, we need to have a diverse team around us. That’s why Discovery Behavioral Health is committed to creating an inclusive environment. If you find yourself meeting some but not all the above, we’d be happy to consider your application.
Additional InformationWe are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.For more information about our company benefits, please visit us at discoverybehavioralhealth.com/careers/Discovery Behavioral Health seeks to build a diverse staff that is reflective of the patients we serve and the communities where we work. DBH encourages multiple perspectives, experiences, and strives to hire and retain a diverse workforce. PandoLogic. Category:Healthcare, Keywords:Nurse Manager, Location:Manor, TX-78653

Expected salary


Manor, TX

Job date

Thu, 20 Jun 2024 07:56:39 GMT

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