Clinical Manager Inpatient Psych Child & Adolescent
Company: Bradley Hospital
Location: East Providence
Posted on: September 20, 2023
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
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
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
Models and supports Direct Care staff to resolve conflicts and
concerns through direct communication and proactive problem
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
Exhibits clinical leadership excellence through assertive
participation in program-based treatment planning/discussion
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
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
Maintains respectful and direct communication with physicians
patients families co-workers and other members of the Hospital
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
Follows through on commitments and assigned projects in a timely
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
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
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:
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