Behavioral Health Nurse Supervisor

$68,998.18 - $114,997.17 yr
Mar 12, 2018
Apr 02, 2018
Management, Nurse
Full Time

Works with multidisciplinary team in an outpatient detox setting. Staff is being enhanced and expanded to provide integrated services, while addressing substance use and mental health disorders as well as co-occurring primary care needs. Programming includes Medication Assisted Treatment, detoxification, induction, medication management, case management, and engagement and referral services. Responsible for the clinical, medical, and administrative supervision of behavioral health nursing staff, as well as non-medical staff. Assists with the assessment and monitors of individuals' withdrawal symptoms and side effects from medications. Cmmunicates with medical and clinical staff and others inside the CSB, as well as those in the community. Duties also include writing policies & procedures and maintaining and monitoring adherence to licensure. Ensures nursing coverage for the program, educates the multidisciplinary staff, and clients about medical issues, individually and in group and clinical sessions. Responsible for direct supervision of the Behavioral Health Nurses, LPN, and clinical staff, as well as interviewing and making hiring recommendations. 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.

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NOTE: This position includes a signing bonus of $2,000 for new hires.
The salary offer for this position will not exceed the mid-point of the advertised salary range.

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.

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in nursing; plus three 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.

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.

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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Ability to provide nursing care/assistance, including assisting large adults; sit, walk, stand, bend and write as needed; use key-board to enter data in electronic health record and review data on computer monitor. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Supervisory and extensive experience working with detoxification and medical/surgical and psychiatric conditions.

Panel interview, may include practical test.
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.

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