The function of this position will oversee patient care and unit safety functions, implementation and maintenance of non-professional nursing care, therapeutic interventions, the maintenance of a therapeutic environment, and safety practices and procedures in a forensic hospital setting. Responsible for direct supervision of Unit Forensic Security Assistants who provide unlicensed nursing care to mentally ill adult patients including issuing corrective and/or disciplinary action to subordinate staff. This position will also ensure safety for the hospital’s staff, visitors, the community and property of the State of Michigan. Employees are responsible for ensuring the safety of the Center in a therapeutic inpatient hospital setting and are subject to the volatility of psychiatric forensic patients. The work involves a significant chance of incurring a disabling or life threatening injury. Requires physical agility in order to respond to a variety of nursing and security related situations. This employee will be a role model, promoting a professional atmosphere through courteous communication, cooperation and respect for patients, visitors and staff. The employee will represent the Nursing Department in various workgroups and committees.
Required Education and Experience:
Completion of 21 semester (32 term) college credits including 15 semester (23 term) credits in one or a combination of the following areas: counseling and guidance, psychology, sociology, social work, human services, social services, criminal justice, criminology, family relations, pastoral counseling, nursing, occupational therapy, and
Three years of experience equivalent to a Forensic Security Assistant including one year equivalent to the Forensic Security Assistant E10.
Alternate Education and Experience:
One year of experience in the supervision of security staff in a law enforcement, correctional, or mental health setting may be substituted for the required experience.
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