Clinical Manager, Behavioral Health


Jacksonville, FL

Industry: Staffing & Recruiting


Not Specified years

Posted 246 days ago

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We are looking for Clinical Manager, Behavioral Health for our client in Jacksonville, FL

Job Title: Clinical Manager, Behavioral Health

Job Location: Jacksonville, FL

Job Type: Direct Hire

Job Description:

  • Shift: Days, No weekends 
  • Nursing Director of Behavioral Health, responsible for the day to day nursing management of the behavioral health units and nursing functions in the outpatient programs.  
  • He or she is also responsible for the supervision of assigned personnel. 
  • The position requires intimate knowledge of both department and hospital policies and procedures relevant to the delivery of nursing care. 
  • Interpretive skills, frequent interactive and consultative associations along with management and supervisory skills are inherent in the position. 
  • The ability to retrieve, communicate or otherwise present information in a written, auditory or visual fashion is essential. 
  • Written, computer, telephone skills and manual dexterity are required. Specific responsibilities include nursing quality improvement, policies and procedures, productivity, staffing and scheduling, program development and special projects. 
  • Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating and supervising all phases of nursing care provided on the behavioral health programs. 
  • Determines staffing requirements and material resources necessary to provide care to the patients on the program. 
  • Provides and ensures education and supervision, assesses and evaluates the competence and performance of the nursing personnel. 
  • Participates in recruitment and community education process.

Essential Duties:

  • Demonstrates expertise in the treatment of mental health and the maintenance of high quality, comprehensive patient care.
  • Assumes responsibility for the counseling and evaluation of nursing and MHT staff in an objective, consistent and timely manner.
  • Anticipates and resolves staff conflict at the program level.
  • Provides direct supervision, guidance and support and ongoing training to nursing staff utilizing effective communication skills to address issues and seek feedback from staff.
  • Schedules and maintains nursing staff assignments for 24-hour coverage on a regular basis.
  • Maintains appropriate staffing patterns with the guidelines for assigned program to ensure optimum patient care and understanding FTE requirements for program and hospital.
  • Works effectively with the Program Director and Medical Director to monitor and evaluate program standards and guidelines.
  • Functions as liaison between physicians and nursing staff to ensure optimum patient care.
  • Demonstrates ability to develop and maintain open working relationships with all hospital employees.
  • Assists with referral development and community education activities as requested by the Program Director.
  • Monitors and ensures compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for maintaining and upgrading knowledge in psychiatric nursing by engaging activities that enhances current knowledge.
  • Is a positive Role model, demonstrating good communication and promoting high morale within the department.
  • Attend required hours of in-services per year.
  • Completes all required competencies in a timely manner.

Required Education:

  • Master?s Degree in psychiatric or mental health nursing or its equivalent from an accredited school of nursing is strongly preferred. 

Required License/Certification:

  • Current Florida RN license.  
  • Current American Heart Association BLS.

Required Experience:

  • Prefer five years of psychiatric nursing experience as a registered nurse in the specialty area of psychiatry, one of which was in a supervisory capacity.

Special or additional competencies or qualifications:

  • Possess a thorough knowledge of current behavioral health concepts, principles and methods of treatment.  
  • Good communication skills a must for this position.  
  • Possess ability to supervise other nursing staff in a healthcare setting.