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Diamond Healthcare Corporation
Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Manager
Miami, OK 74355 United States
Clinical Nurse Specialist
SUMMARY PERFORMANCE DESCRPITION: The Clinical Nurse Manager is a professional care giver who assumes responsibility and accountability for the nursing functions, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for assigned departments of psychiatry. This position is instrumental for the overall functioning in the delivery of behavioral health care to all patients, is responsible for the clinical management of the milieu and is recognized as a member of the management team. CNM is responsible to adherence to the Hospital policies and procedures and Plans.
REPORTS TO: Hospital Chief Nursing Officer.
Education, training, experience:
EDUCATION: MSN in psychiatric nursing or mental health nursing or its equivalent from a school of nursing accredited by the National League of Nursing.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Ability to effectively assess, plan and implement therapeutic nursing services in a multidisciplinary setting. Particular skill in assessment, considerable knowledge of nursing principles and practice, staffing, budgeting, personnel management, regulatory requirements and medical documentation; ability to mobilize and coordinate resources effectively. Knowledgeable about age specific needs of geriatric and adult populations likely to be served by the program. Knowledgeable and skilled in a wide variety of Behavioral Health theories, modalities, assessments, planning and intervention.
PRIOR EXPERIENCE: Minimum of five years relevant experience in the care of the mentally ill and supervision of paraprofessional staff; assessment, planning, provision and evaluation of psychiatric nursing care to patients. Experience with medication teaching, management of the therapeutic milieu and providing mandatory and voluntary in-service training to all staff.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Location of work is in and around Inpatient Behavioral Health Program of the Hospital. Some hazard potential from physically acting out patients and health related communicable diseases. Travel to speaking engagements or other activities may be required.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS OF JOB: Ability to exercise self-control in potentially volatile situations such as being verbally or physically confronted in a threatening or aggressive manner; must be able to work and concentrate amidst distractions such as noise, conversation and foot traffic; ability to handle interruptions often and be able to move from one task to another; must be flexible and not easily frustrated in dealing with differences of opinions.
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