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Behavioral Health Nurse Supervisor

Behavioral Health Nurse Supervisor

Be part of the miracle; See Recovery happen!

Join a dynamic multi-disciplinary team and work a regular Monday – Friday daytime schedule. Our treatment philosophy is comprehensive, dynamic, integrated and recovery-based. This position supervises and provides nursing services in state of the art community based residential substance abuse treatment programs. Responsible for the clinical and medical, and supervision of behavioral health nursing staff. Must be able to work as part of a treatment team which consists of substance abuse counselors, mental health counselors, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, and physicians. Provides direct care, medication management, and case management services including biopsychosocial assessment, nursing diagnosis, supportive counseling, psychoeducation programming, nursing interventions, and crisis intervention treatment; Integrates knowledge, skills, and experiences to meet the needs of patients throughout the continuum, to include patient education. Uses an integrated approach toward patient outcomes. Serves as an empowering body to influence patient empowerment, and successful outcomes of clinical quality, through relationships and access-based knowledge. Utilizes standards, guidelines for care delivery. Determines process for delivery of care. This is an excellent position for the nurse who has a strong medical background along with knowledge and skills important in a behavioral health unit.

This position includes a signing bonus for new hires of $2,000 (full-time).

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Illustrative Duties

  • Supervises nurses and/or multi-disciplinary teams of medical and non-medical service providers;
  • Provides supervision and coordination for medication/medical services, including but not limited to delivery of medication, monitoring medication room, and inventorying medications;
  • Supervises and/or provides direct nursing client care in a full range of individual and group counseling and case management services, to include relapse prevention, community maintenance, adaptive behavior change, crisis intervention and stabilization;
  • Performs physical/mental health assessments, including laboratory testing of new clients at intake and to clients on an ongoing basis as case manager;
  • Monitors and assesses clients for risk of harm to self and/or others;
  • Develops treatment plans and adapts treatment interventions and approaches;
  • Documents assessments, treatment plans and quarterly reports on clinical status of clients;
  • Monitors and documents medication trials;
  • Monitors client responses to psychobiological and nursing interventions, medications and other treatments;
  • Develops and implements programs, activities and services, including training and educational activities;
  • Researches and provides liaison for available community, private and government resources and support for clients requiring multiple services;
  • Ensures that program is in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, regulations and statutes;
  • Performs quality assurance reviews;
  • Participates in the assessment and identification of the need to expand services to address emerging issues or service gaps in the Community Services Board’s service delivery system, making recommendations for improvements or changes;
  • Provides staff supervision, assigns, reviews and plans the work of subordinates, including performance evaluations, employee development and selection;

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of nursing standards, theories, principles, practices, methods, processes, and procedures;
  • Knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of the psychological and social development of the individual;
  • Thorough knowledge of intake procedures, social history development, and interviewing techniques;
  • Knowledge of substance use disorders and addiction signs and symptoms, assessment techniques, treatment interventions and approaches;
  • Knowledge of human growth and development, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology (e.g., side effects, contraindications), preventive medicine, epidemiology, and nutrition;
  • Knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, and/or sociological terminology and concepts;
  • Knowledge of clinical supervisory methods and techniques;
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations and guidelines for medication clinics and treatment centers;
  • Knowledge of available County, state, community, corporate and private resources and support for clients with mental and/or co-occurring substance use disorders/physical/mental illness;
  • Ability to conduct mental and physical health assessments and apply treatment approaches/modalities;
  • Ability to assess and monitor the effects of psychotropic and other medications;
  • Ability to identify co-occurring conditions and assess level of risk to self and others;
  • Ability to develop, prepare and conduct programs, activities, presentations and services;
  • Ability to supervise and train service professionals;
  • Ability to conduct performance evaluations and implement personnel procedures;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, co-workers, public and private sector organizations, community groups, and the general public;
  • Ability to work as a supervisor/case manager in a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Employment StandardsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in nursing; plus 3 years of post-licensure experience as a nurse in the specialty area of psychiatric mental health nursing, substance use disorders, intellectual disability, or relevant clinical specialty.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSURE REQUIRED:

 

  • Possession of a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia or a multistate licensure privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in Virginia;
  • Driver’s License (Required upon hire)
  • CPR/First Aid (Required within 3 months)

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, a driving record check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter.

This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience working with individuals with substance abuse and mental health concerns.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to lift up to 40 pounds; to independently drive county vehicle; to observe client behavior/ appearance; and to converse with clients & co-workers. Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, and write as needed to complete duties of the job. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interviewand may include exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.