Arlington, Virginia
May 24, 2018
Jun 20, 2018
Management, Nurse
Full Time
Job Title: PSYCHIATRIC NURSE SUPERVISOR Closing Date/Time: Continuous Salary: $67,100.80 - $119,350.40 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2120 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22204, Virginia       Please note:  This is a re-opening to expand the pool of qualified candidates.  If you have already applied for this position, there is no need to re-apply unless you wish to update your application.

The Department of Human Services has an exciting leadership opportunity in its Behavioral Healthcare Division (BHD) for an experienced nurse with a desire to move into an innovative outpatient setting. BHD provides outpatient services to seriously mentally ill adults at several county sites and is part of a collaborative, energetic team committed to deliver recovery-oriented, high quality services to clients. This Nurse Supervisor will partner with the Psychiatric Services Administrator and the Medical Director in the Psychiatric Services Bureau to bring nursing expertise in long-range Divisional program planning while overseeing day-to-day operations of psychiatric clinics at 2120 Washington Blvd, including the Clozaril clinic and Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) clinic. The Psychiatric Nurse Supervisor will direct and provide technical guidance to Psychiatric and Senior Psychiatric Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and contract nurses in BHD and direct client services may be provided as needed.

To learn more about Arlington County's Behavioral Health services, please click here

Duties include:
  • Monitoring and overseeing clinical nursing protocols and community psychiatric nursing services standards of care;
  • Providing consultation to the outpatient substance abuse teams on medication-based treatment modalities and in an advisory capacity around medical care coordination;
  • Conducting needs assessments of BHD client populations to identify gaps in service;
  • Developing and implementing a quality improvement program on psychiatric clinic operations that includes conducting chart reviews and tracking program achievements;
  • Providing health education to individuals and groups; and
  • Planning continuing nursing education for staff, including those required for licensure.

 Selection Criteria: Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Nursing plus considerable experience as a Registered Nurse providing program administration or coordination in general nursing, or community/public health nursing which included experience in a psychiatric setting serving clients with mental health, substance abuse or developmental disabilities.

Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia within 60 days of hire.

Substitution: Additional directly related qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Working in behavioral health, primary care clinics or similar setting
  • Supervisory community or psychiatric nursing experience;
  • Working with consumers who have serious mental illness; and/or
  • Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and Access).

 Special Requirements: Must be certified in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers by the American Heart Association or must successfully complete Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Course immediately after hire.

Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence, or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

This position is part of an alternative pay program that includes pay-for-performance elements.  Entry salary within the band is based on a review of qualifications and experience. Pay potential will be based on performance and employee development. 

A pre-employment background check will be conducted on candidates selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, education, professional licensure and state of Virginia child abuse registry.
 Additional Information: Work hours: 40 hours per week, Mondays through Fridays, flexible scheduling as pre-approved.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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