Have a current Michigan license as a registered nurse
Have a minimum of a BSN; Master's degree in Psychiatric or Mental Health Nursing preferred. A BSN is required to be supervised by a psychiatric MSN.
Have three years of psychiatric nursing work experience
Must be qualified by education and experience in the care of the mentally ill
Must demonstrate competence: to participate in the formulation of individualized treatment plans to give skilled nursing care and therapy to direct, monitor and evaluate nursing care furnished to patients.
Demonstrated administrative and supervisory ability.
Demonstrated ability to lead/direct others and to work effectively with persons of varied background and educational experience.
Comprehensive knowledge of general nursing theory and practice including the nursing process with clinical relevancy needed for the specialty area.
Additional education in management principles and teaching is preferred.
Certification in specialty area preferred.
Under general supervision of the Director of Division or Service Line or the Vice President of Patient Care Services. Is ultimately accountable to the Vice President of Patient Care Services for the delivery of nursing care, adherence to nursing standards, and implementation of clinical performance improvement measures on the unit. Functions within approved nursing, medical, and hospital standards and policies.
Directs and supervises the work and activities of the Unit Staff.
AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED
Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:
N eonatal (birth-1 mo) Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs) Infant (1 mo-1 yr) Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs) Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs) Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs) Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs) Geriatric (65 yrs & above) Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs) X All ages (birth & above) based on the ages of the patients in accountable areas. No clinical contact with patients
Supports the mission statement of Munson Healthcare, Munson Medical Center, and Munson Nursing through the following behaviors: 1. Assessment Develops, maintains, and evaluates patient and staff data collection systems and processes to support the practice of nursing and delivery of patient care within their defined area/s of responsibility. Modifies processes as needed to meet the unit's data requirements and needs. Evaluates assessment practices to assure timely, reliable, valid, and comprehensive data collection. 2. Diagnosis Fosters and evaluates an environment that supports the professional nurse in analysis of assessment data and in decisions to determine relevant diagnoses. Facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration in data analysis and decision-making processes for areas of responsibility. 3. Identification of Outcomes Directs, maintains, and evaluates processes that promote desired patient-centered outcomes that are culturally sensitive and inclusive of patient/family needs according to accepted standards of clinical nursing practice. Participates in the design and development of multidisciplinary processes to establish and maintain standards consistent with the identified patient-centered outcomes for areas of responsibility. Assists in the utilization of databases that include nursing-sensitive measures and desired patient-centered outcomes appropriate for the patient population served. Promotes the integration of clinical, human resource, and financial data to support decision-making. Fosters establishment and continuous improvement of clinical guidelines linked to patient outcomes that provide direction for continuity of care, and are attainable with available resources. Facilitates and empowers registered nurses to assume accountability for patient outcomes in their area of responsibility. 4. Planning Provides leadership and direction to nursing staff in developing and implementing appropriate standards of nursing practice. Participates in, as appropriate, the conduct of studies to evaluate present and projected nursing and other patient care services, maintains a knowledge of current developments in nursing and medical care, implementing those that are appropriate to the specific nursing practice realm. Develops patient care programs, policies, and procedures that describe how patients' nursing care needs are assessed, evaluated, and met in areas of responsibility. Fosters interdisciplinary planning and collaboration that focuses on the individuals and populations served. 5. Implementation Directs and implements the plan for delivery of patient care in area/s of responsibility. Participates and facilitates the implementation of systems that integrate policies and procedures with regulations, practice standards, and clinical guidelines. Facilitates staff participation in decision-making and the specification of resources necessary for implementation of the plan. Interviews and selects new staff, assures the provision and documentation of unit orientation. 6. Evaluation Evaluates patient care in relation to attainment of outcomes. Facilitates the participation of staff in the systematic, interdisciplinary, and ongoing evaluation of programs, processes, and desired patient-centered outcomes. Utilizes clinically significant evidence in the development of policies, procedures, and guidelines 7. Quality of Care Embraces and supports the Continuous Quality philosophy of Munson Medical Center: We are committed to the name "Munson" meaning excellence. We will provide services that meet our customers' requirements every time. Provides leadership and direction to the nursing staff in developing and implementing standards of nursing practice that meet the philosophy and goals of the hospital. Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice for patient care services. Identifies opportunities for improving services. Implements an effective, ongoing program to measure, assess, and improve the quality of nursing care delivered to patients in area of responsibility. Provides leadership in establishing a culture of safety. Recognizes and reports any occurrences which might result in liability of the hospital Participates in interdisciplinary teams to improve the quality of care provided to patients. Supports a shared governance philosophy throughout nursing. 8. Performance Appraisal Evaluates own performance based on professional practice standards, relevant statutes and regulations, and organizational criteria. Identifies areas of strength as well as areas for professional/practice development. Provides peer review on a regular basis. Ensures fair and consistent application of personnel policies. Ensures performance evaluation of all staff annually on a timely basis. Provides corrective action according to hospital policy, regulations, and applicable practice standards. 9. Education Assesses and maintains management competencies through a combination of self-directed learning activities that include but are not limited to continuing education, participation in professional organizations, teaching, and mentoring activities. Seeks additional knowledge and skills appropriate to the practice setting by developing and/or participating in educational programs and activities, conferences, workshops, and self-directed learning. Assesses staff continuing education and professional growth needs and plans to assist staff in meeting those needs. Fosters a climate conducive to educational experiences for nurses, nursing students, and other learners. Provides leadership and direction in developing and implementing appropriate levels of education and training for nursing personnel employed on the nursing unit. 10. Collegiality Fosters a professional environment. Develops and role models collaborative relationships between nursing, medicine and other disciplines. Promotes and maintains collegial relationships with members of professional nursing groups and with regional nursing associations and other organizations. Is a member of a professional nursing organization. Supports a climate of effective communication. Adhere to Exceptional Skills with People (ESP) House Rules at all times. 11. Ethics Bases actions and decisions on ethical principles. Utilizes the Code of Ethics for Nurses to guide practice. Advocates on behalf of recipients of services and personnel. Fosters a non-discriminatory climate in which care is delivered in a manner sensitive to sociocultural diversity. Supports the system to address ethical issues within nursing. 12. Collaboration Collaborates with nursing staff at all levels, interdisciplinary teams, and other stakeholders. Participates with other clinical leaders in the organization's decision-making structures and processes. Provides leadership for groups as requested based on area of responsibility, expertise, etc. Collaborates with human resource staff to implement recruitment and retention programs for staff. Collaborates with other providers of nursing/patient care within the delivery system for provision of seamless delivery of services. 13. Research Supports and facilitates the involvement of the nursing staff in evaluation and integration of research into the delivery of nursing care. Utilizes appropriate research methods and findings along with current practice guidelines to improve care processes, structures, and measurements of patient-centered outcomes. Participates and facilitates the identification of suitable nursing research topics. Supports procedures for review of proposed research studies, including protection of the rights of human subjects. 14. Resource Utilization Develops and recommends annual capital equipment and operational budgets. Assumes responsibility for administration of unit budget/s, utilizing resources appropriately. Provides leadership and acts as a resource to nursing staff in adapting or devising techniques and procedures to meet emergency or unusual situations. Monitors and evaluates the appropriate utilization of staff.
Resource: "Scope and Standards for Nurse Administrators"; American Nurses Association, 2010. "Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements"; American Nurses Association, 2010