RN/Nurse Manager - (N304) Adult Unit/FT Mon - Fri
Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services - Birmingham, AL

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Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services is the only freestanding, full-service psychiatric hospital in the Birmingham area. It draws on a rich tradition while staying on the cutting edge of new developments in treating psychiatric illness and enhancing mental health. We treat mental illness, emotional problems and adults with chemical dependency.

Hill Crest BHS currently has a RN/Unit Manager position available. The RN/Unit Manager is responsible for ensuring the overall efficient operation of the Nursing Department.

Duties and Accountabilities:
  • Assures therapeutic and safe environment, patient rights, and the nursing process.
  • Staff personnel to ensure proper coverage according to patient acuity and census. Utilizes overtime appropriately.
  • Completes daily staffing report each shift; communicates appropriately with other supervisors and managers to assure budget guidelines are maintained.
  • Assists in the orientation, evaluation, supervision and discipline of personnel under the direction of the DON.
  • Identifies problems of department concern and brings them to the attention of the DON with potential suggestions and solutions to the issue(s).
  • Provides documentation necessary for employee performance appraisals, supervisions, counseling, etc.
  • He/She works directly with the new nurses to ensure adequate unit orientation.
  • Attends nursing department management meetings.
  • Participates in development of policies and procedures as requested and in chart audits as needed.
  • Directs activities in emergency situations including medical/psychiatric emergencies, fire, external and internal disasters according to existing policy, job descriptions and in conjunction with administration.
  • Serves as a liaison with physicians to ensure request/concerns are handled in a satisfactory manner; maintains a good working relationship with all hospital staff.
  • Interfaces with members of the community and facilitates transmission of information.

Requirements

Education/Training:
  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
  • ADN or BSN in Nursing.
  • Current status as a RN in the state of Alabama.
Experience:
  • Minimum of one year psychiatric or mental health experience.
  • Management experience preferred.

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