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Asst Head Nurse -Behavioral Health Services

Company: NYC Health + Hospitals Kings County
Location: Rochelle
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

About NYC Health + Hospitals Kings County Hospital Center has a rich legacy for its pioneering role in medicine. Today, with over 625 beds, our hospital remains on the cutting edge of technology and provides the most modern procedures with state-of-the-art equipment. Built in 1831 as a one room infirmary for publicly supported care of the sick, Kings County Hospital Center continues to be a leading healthcare facility whose mission is to provide care to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. The hospital provides a wide range of health services, and specialties are offered in all fields of modern medicine. More than 200 clinics provide a wide array of ambulatory care services.Job Description Shift: II (7:00am-7:30pm) PURPOSE OF POSITION Under the supervision of the Nurse Manager/Patient care Coordinator, the Assistant Head Nurse assigned to the Psychiatric division delegates responsibility to nursing personnel for direct/Indirect care of patients on the basis of staff qualifications, competency and patient security levels as delegated by the Head Nurse or In the absence of the Head Nurse. Coordinates the development, implementation and evaluation of the nursing regimen provided to the child, adolescent, adult and geriatric population. AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Determines the level of care required for each patient according to the Classification Criteria for Psychiatric Patients.
  • Schedules and assigns nursing personnel to patient care according to their level of competency.
  • Conducts patient related conferences.
  • Assists the Head Nurse In supervising, guiding, directing and instructing nursing personnel in nursing activities related to patient care.
  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary treatment in formulating, implementing and evaluating the plan of patient care.
  • Provides direct, individualized, safe. Appropriate age-specific nursing care based on physical, psychological, cultural, educational and nutritional needs of the patient to maintain continuity of care.
  • Performs those duties and responsibilities of the staff nurse, as noted in the functional job description for the staff nurse.
  • Submits and completes the supervisor's daily report upon request.
  • Participates in the developmental, review and revision on nursing policies and procedures.
  • Participates In unit/departmental Performance Improvement activities.
  • Completes an annual performance evaluation of assigned staff, according to policy.
  • Plans and conducts regularly scheduled staff meetings to promote open communication, team work, as well as updating the staff of current events, Issues and information.
  • Assists with the orientation of new employees.
  • Serves as a role model and clinical resource person for other nursing personnel.
  • Identifies learning needs of staff and provides recommendations in meeting these needs.
  • Assumes leadership role in managing emergency/crisis situations (I.e. choking, respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest).
  • Maintains the confidentiality and security of data and information in accordance with Patient's Rights Policies.
  • Compiles with KCHC and departmental policies for safety, quality improvement and infection control.
  • Adheres to organizational policy for annual education, annual assessment and In-service education.
  • Maintain professional competency by attending continuing education programs and other activities consistent with area clinical practice and the population served. Minimum Qualifications For individuals holding an unrestricted registered professional nursing license BEFORE July 1,2020 in New York State, another state or United States territory:1. A valid New York State license and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nursein New York State; and2. Valid and current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American HeartAssociation (AHA).For individuals issued a registered professional nursing license on or AFTER July 1, 2020,based on expected implementation of Chapter 502 of the Laws of 2017 and Chapter 380 of theLaws of 2018:1. A valid New York State license and current registration to practice as a Registered ProfessionalNurse in New York State; anda. A Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing or higher (or other nursing degree, as identified by NYSEducation Department including Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor ofPhilosophy Degree in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Science) from an accredited college oruniversity, registered with the NYSED; orb. Obtains a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing or higher, as described in a above, within ten(10) years of the date of initial licensure; and2. Valid and current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association(AHA). Nurse Residency Program: Get the support you need to grow and thrive at NYC Health + Hospitals through our innovativeAll full-time new hires that are recent graduates or new to their specialties are automatically enrolled in our 12-month Nurse Residency Program to assist in the transition to professional nursing practice while delivering patient care in a clinical environment. The Nurse Residency Program features interactive sessions, special educational events, simulations, and group seminars on evidence-based best practices, decision-making, conflict-resolution, end-of-life care, health care quality, patient safety and more. Participants will receive mentorship support, build relationships with nursing peers and develop leadership skills. For more information, log into Preferences
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing.
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLCS).
  • A satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience and training.
  • Demonstrate competence as a nursing practitioner.
  • Minimum of six months experience as a Staff Nurse. How To Apply Please be advised that proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required prior to hire. If you wish to apply for this position, please apply online by clicking the " Apply Now " button.Vacancy Control Board Number VCB #:KIN-02162022-0907

Keywords: NYC Health + Hospitals Kings County, Rockford , Asst Head Nurse -Behavioral Health Services, Healthcare , Rochelle, Illinois

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