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Nurse Manager (RN or LVN) - Sierra Meadows & Ascend Behavioral Health

Company: Sierra Meadows & Ascend Behavioral Health
Location: Clovis
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

The Nurse Manager embodies both the nurse and executive roles and is responsible for the safety and quality of the Residential Treatment Center (RTC), staffing, employee satisfaction, budgeting, and patient satisfaction.

Job Purpose: Provide general nursing care to patients in a mental health treatment center. Create an atmosphere of healing, hope and comfort. Care for up to 12 patients in a residential, home-like setting who are recovering from a mental health crisis or substance use disorder. Provide care, treatment and support to patients and assist in providing an environment of healing. Administer medications, lead life skills group sessions, listen to patients and document on patients medical and emotional status. Ensure the environment is safe and patients feel secure. Oversee all nursing functions and manage a team of support staff.

Essential Job Functions:

Responsible for the oversight of all nursing, medication, and patient care assistance systems and processes.

Assumes responsibility and accountability for oversight of all patients.

Provides oversight of nursing, psychiatric, and personal care to patients.

Elicits important information concerning the patient's progress.

Oversight of Nursing staff's monitoring of patients' physical and emotional well-being and report unusual behavior or physical ailments to staff.

Observe and influence patients' behavior.

Oversight of data regarding patient needs.

Documents nursing observations.

Reports symptoms, reactions and progress of patient to the Nurse Practitioner and/or Program Director.

Collaborate with and assist Program Director, Nurse Practitioner and on-duty nurse working with patients in order to treat, rehabilitate, and return patients to the community.

Responsible for ordering required patient labs.

Daily medication audits and documentation.

Responsible for daily chart audits to ensure the required documentation, ordered labs, ordered medications, dispensed medications, and UA's are completed within the required time frames for current and new admits.

Responsible for auditing discharge patient charts to ensure required documentation is completed within the required time frame.

Pursues proper chain of command to attain a satisfactory solution.

Initiates changes to improve patient care; discusses changes with Licensed Prescriber when appropriate.

Utilizes educational opportunities within the facility and other avenues to maintain clinical expertise to promote personal growth and development.

Responsible for knowledge of legal aspects of nursing.

Responsible for communicating effectively with the Program Director and Licensed Prescriber(s).

Required to be available on call 24 hours/day to respond to nurse on duty.

Responsible to ensure compliance with Title 22 and Tile 9 regulations.

Responsible for staffing, labor hours management, replacement of staffing (including overtime) scheduling, and employee management.

Responsible for all new hire training, orientation, and education of nursing staff.

Responsible for nursing staff competencies, ongoing education, and annual training.

Oversight of Kipu training and Hatch compliance.

Flexible schedule required to ensure proper oversight and supervision of staff across all shifts and ability to work uncovered shifts.


We are the Central Valley's premier behavioral health treatment provider. Our portfolio includes the following companies: Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health, providing behavioral healthcare for adults through our 12-bed inpatient program & robust outpatient programs; Ascend Behavioral Health, where we offer a 6-bed inpatient program as well as a high quality outpatient mental healthcare for adolescents, Sierra Meadows & Ascend Psychiatry, providing long-term outpatient psychiatric care, and Touchstone Recovery Center, a thriving outpatient substance abuse program for adults and adolescents, and Sierra Meadows Foundation, our not-for-profit free counseling center and training facility. Founded in 2019, our companies have experienced steady and consistent growth in the Fresno/Clovis area. As we continue to expand services with new ventures, locations, and levels of care, we are seeking true professionals to join our team.

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Experience in mental health or a related field preferred.

Must be currently registered with California Board of Vocational Nursing

Current BLS Certification

Previous experience as an LVN or RN

Previous experience in a supervisory role

Must present a professional demeanor

Must have good interpersonal skills

Must maintain a calm and reasonable attitude during crisis and conflict

Must demonstrate initiative and good judgment

Must respond appropriately to routine and emergency situations

Must be able to set and revise priorities based on changes in the situation

Furthers his/her education by attending staff meetings, continuing education classes and reading of current professional material

Computer literacy in electronic medical records, Microsoft Office, and email required.

Obtain a health clearance form from a medical provider.

Obtain a negative tuberculosis screening

Valid Driver's License.

Criminal Record Clearance required.

A desire to assist those with mental health concerns.

Excellent communication skills.

Ability to multi-task, manage patient care, and maintain company standards.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, supervisors, and medical and mental health professionals.

Ability to positively interact and develop rapport with patients and their families.

Ability to maintain a culture of care that is conducive for maximum benefit of both patients and staff.

Understanding of diverse cultures and gender specific issues, and ability to incorporate the needs of gender and culturally diverse groups into practice setting.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Keywords: Sierra Meadows & Ascend Behavioral Health, Clovis , Nurse Manager (RN or LVN) - Sierra Meadows & Ascend Behavioral Health, Executive , Clovis, California

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