Behavioral Health Nurse Supervisor - Behavioral Health Outpatient & Case Management Services

Fairfax, Virginia
$72,752.58 - $121,254.64 Annually
Jul 24, 2021
Aug 14, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

An exciting opportunity exists to be part of a state-of-the-art clinical treatment team where integrated treatment in behavioral health care is on the cutting edge. Under general supervision, serves as a nursing supervisor, providing administrative and clinical supervision to professional staff, which may include therapists, counselors, nurses, and psychiatrists in the provision of direct care management, medication management, and case management services to medically compromised individuals with acute mental illness, substance use disorders, and developmental disorders in a community-based mental health outpatient setting. Provides behavioral health nursing services to assigned caseload as a nurse case manager, provides supervision and coordination for medication/medical services, and performs related work as required. Functions independently as part of a large inter-disciplinary and multicultural team. Must be computer literate and familiar with electronic health records. Timely, electronic documentation that meets state, local, and federal performance contract expectations is essential. Duties also include working a minimum of one evening per week.

This position will include a sign-on bonus for new employees in amount of $2,000 for full-time and $1,000 for part-time positions.

Note: This is a 40-hour merit position for a Behavioral Health Nurse Supervisor, located at the Merrifield Center. This ad may be used for multiple locations in the future.

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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 Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: 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. (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")

  • 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.
  • CPR/First Aid (required within 3 months)
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional - Adult (QMHP-A) (required within 1 month)
  • Qualified Mental Health Case Manager (QMHCM) (required within 1 month)
Some positions within this classification will require additional certifications and licenses, as defined by the position description and posted in job announcements.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, 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).

  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience in working with severely mentally ill, substance use, and co-occurring disorder individuals.
  • Strong commitment to program development and implementation.
  • Knowledge and experience with ICD10, psychotropic medications and their effects.
  • Bilingual

Work is located in the office and community. Ability to lift up to 40 lbs; provide injectable medication and use medical equipment; s it, walk, stand, bend, and write as needed to complete duties of the job; and independently transport self and clients and fulfill duties at various sites. Ability to access, input, and retrieve computer data. Have visual, tactile, and auditory capacity for assessing blood pressure, pulse, and respiration. Ability to observe, process, and document clinical information and make clinical interventions. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran 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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