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Weekday RN Clinical Leader for Acute Psychiatric Facility
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  Job posted:   Tue Apr 17, 2018
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Weekday RN Clinical Leader for Acute Psychiatric Facility
**Weekday RN Clinical Leader for Acute Psychiatric Facility**
_Full Time Monday - Friday 7:00am-3:30pm
Medical, Surgical & Geriatric experience required_
*Primary Responsibilities:*
* Coordinates total nursing care for the patients, administers direct treatment, participates in patient and family teaching, provides leadership for staff.
* Under the direction of the Director of Nursing, holds responsibility and accountability for the operations of the nursing unit to which they are assigned.
* Oversees patient care management and ensures that professional nursing is practiced in accordance with the established standards, policies and procedures of the Nursing Department and the hospital.
* Is responsible for the development and management of personnel, supplies, equipment and maintenance of a safe environment.
* Demonstrates a commitment to the standards of professional nursing practice as developed by the Nursing department.
* Is responsible for coordinating nursing care within their respective unit.
* Demonstrates knowledge of nursing process and an understanding of the nursing department philosophy.
* Assists the Director of Nursing Services with compliance relative to policies and procedures in order to ensure compliance with federal, state, TJC, and hospital standards and regulations.
* Provides patient care directly and oversees students and orientees as they provide care.
* Monitors and evaluates nursing care provided to patients by staff through continuous assessment.
* Acts as a clinical resource, teacher and mentor to the staff, students and interns.
* Ensures confidentiality of all patient and employee issues.
* Provides a safe environment for patients, families and hospital staff.
* Assesses and communicates to administration any space, equipment and other resource needs of the department.
* Provides leadership and direction to staff in emergency situations, evaluates staff performance and communicates to the Director of Nursing or designee.
* In the absence of the Director of Nursing, the Clinical Leader will assist the Assistant Director of Nursing with nursing department responsibilities on an as needed basis.
* The Clinical Leader demonstrates accountability for efficient utilization and development of personnel in meeting patient care needs.
* Projects staffing needs for provision of care to the patients based on acuity and census and communicates appropriately to staffing, admissions and the DON/ADON.
* Communicates unit acuity and other information needed for the appropriate staffing of the unit.
* Assures that orientation and educational programs are developed and implemented to assure competency of the nursing staff.
* Monitors staff provision of care, identifies educational needs and plans to address those needs with assistance from the Clinical Nurse Educator.
* Will assist the Director of Nursing Services with provision of clinical performance information so that staff evaluations may be conducted or disciplinary action taken when appropriate.
* Graduated from an accredited registered nursing program.
* Holds current RN licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
* BSN preferred.
* Minimum of two years of experience in mental health.
* Medical, Surgical & Geriatric experience required.
* CPR certified.
* Knowledge of psychiatric concepts and principles, growth and development across the lifespan.
*Location:* Haverhill, MA - The Whittier Pavilion
*Category:* Nursing

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