Charge Nurse (Psychiatric RN)
Diamond Healthcare Corporation - Albuquerque, NM

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Overview:
Diamond Healthcare is opening a 26-bed Psychiatric Inpatient Geriatric Program in Albuquerque, NM. There will also be a Structured Outpatient Program (SOP) associated with the Behavioral Health Program. Renovations of a Long-Term Acute Care (LTAC) facility are currently taking place. The program will be opening in May/June 2012.
Psychiatric RN

Responsibilities:
The purpose of the Charge Nurse position is to assist the Clinical Manager in providing nursing leadership to the nursing unit. Provides feedback to the Clinical Manager regarding patient care, budgetary, and strategic planning opportunities for improvement.

Demonstrates advanced level of clinical skills and the ability to support others to achieve the delivery of quality care.
Demonstrates interpersonal skills and competency in leadership, supervision and management of staff.
Demonstrates excellent skills in planning, organizing and managing personnel resources in a cost effective and productive manner for the operational area of the nursing unit.
Demonstrates knowledge and application of the nursing process.
Participates and cooperates in the unit based Quality Improvement processes.
Supports, maintains and provides an environment which is supportive of quality patient care through effective use of resources and personnel.
Practices, develops and endorses customer service skills in relationships with internal and external customers.
Serves as the patient and family advocate with respect to the patients right to privacy by protecting confidential information.
Plans and implements patient care and teaching based on a total assessment and the age of the patient.
Evaluates and documents patient response; monitors and recognizes changes in physiological and psychosocial status; takes appropriate action based on assessment of the patient.
Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, quality of care or the services delivered.

Qualifications:
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED:
3 years Behavioral Health Nursing required
Management experience preferred

EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
Associate Degree, Diploma in Nursing, or BSN required

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
RN License required
BLS within 90 days of hire required

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Diamond Healthcare Corporation is a behavioral health services company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, providing a total continuum of...