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Clinical Manager Inpatient Psych Child & Adolescent

Company: Bradley Hospital
Location: Riverside
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

The Clinical Nurse Manager reports to the Clinical Nurse Director. Under general direction and within Bradley Hospital policies and procedures assists in the implementation of the Nursing and Patient Care Services Program and the online clinical administration of the Program. Functions as a member of the Unit management team. Performs unit charge RN and hospital-wide relief nursing supervisor roles as assigned. Provides services to children and adolescents. Actively collaborates with interdisciplinary team.

Has 24-hour responsibility for ensuring a safe and therapeutic milieu. Directs and coordinates the unit nursing milieu therapy and clerical staff to ensure that the delivery of care to patients and families is in accordance with their prescribed treatment plan. In collaboration with the Clinical Nursing Director is responsible for coordinating the selection and hiring of new nursing and milieu therapy staff as well as arranging for their clinical supervision and training. Ensures that all staff members abide by hospital policies and procedures.

Exhibits practice ethic 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.

Assures appropriate delegation of tasks and accountability for patient care

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 least restrictive safe patient care alternative.

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

Supports Direct Care staff to develop and maintain patient advocacy role.

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

Strictly adheres to Program policies and procedures JC 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 Clinical Nurse Director representative when assigned.

Demonstrates clinical leadership expertise in the supervision teaching and evaluation of Direct Care 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/Unit policy.

Maintains a current awareness of online clinical abilities and limitations of staff RNs 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 Unit-based staff.

Provides effective consultation to Unit Clinical Nurse Director in the hiring and evaluation of online clinical staff.

Consistently updates Unit 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 Clinical Nurse Director.

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

Actively supports and/or coordinates Unit-based QI conformance. Supports the development and implementation of parent satisfaction initiatives that meet or exceed hospital goals. Utilizes results of quality measures and measure of patient satisfaction when evaluating unit-based compliance with hospital standards of care and practice.

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 Unit nursing and milieu services issues in assigned liaison roles. Represents Program in assigned hospital-wide committee forums.

Is accountable for the creation and support of a workplace culture of safety including team approaches to patient safety an atmosphere which promotes reporting of safety incidents and which places focus on staffing communication and prevention of adverse outcomes.

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 Unit certifications.

- Attends a minimum of 6 Unit meetings per year.

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

- Maintains current CPR certification.

- Maintains current Safety Care certification

Other information:

Must have current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island. BSN in BSN Program or active matriculation. Masters Degree 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.


Two years of acute psychiatric nursing experience. Three to five years of nursing experience psychiatric preferred with supervisory experience required.


Supervisory responsibility for up to 20 FTEs.

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: Shift 1

Union: Non-Union

Keywords: Bradley Hospital, East Providence , Clinical Manager Inpatient Psych Child & Adolescent, Executive , Riverside, Rhode Island

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