Behavioral Health Nurse Supervisor
Provides clinical and administrative supervision to a behavioral health outpatient and case management multidisciplinary team in collaboration with the behavioral health manager. Provides supervisory oversight of assessment, integrated treatment, nursing, and case management services to the behavioral health outpatient priority population, to include older adults in a recovery centered environment. Conducts nursing assessments, provides clinical support to licensed practical nurses (LPN) and registered nurses, coordinates medical services with primary care physicians and psychiatrists to enhance integrated care, provides coordination of medical laboratories, pharmacy assistance programs, and on site pharmacy. Special Requirement: current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Virginia.
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NOTE: This position includes a signing bonus of $2,000 for new hires.
- 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 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;
- 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.
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 LICENSURES 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.
Valid driver's license.
Masters degree in nursing with experience in treating consumers with serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders. Experience managing a medication clinic. Bilingual. Licensed under the psychiatric services manual which would include : LPC, LCP, LCSW, Marriage and Family Counselor/Therapist, CNS, or working toward licensure registered with the Virginia Board.
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record check, a Child Protective Services Registry, and a check with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to the satisfaction of the employer. Annual TB test.
Work is located in community and office. Ability to observe, process and document clinical information and make clinical interventions. Ability to access, input, and retrieve computer data. Tactile and auditory ability to accurately perform pulse, blood pressure, respiratory, weight, height and nursing assessments. Ability to provide injectable medications, use medical equipment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Ability to lift and transport up to 25 lbs with or without reasonable accommodations.
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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.