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RN Shift Supervisor- 3194
Indian Rivers Behavioral Health Tuscaloosa, AL

RN Shift Supervisor- 3194

Indian Rivers Behavioral Health
Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Per Diem
Job Description

Registered Nurse (RN/Shift Supervisor)

*******$5000 SIGN ON BONUS***********

Crisis Center

Full-time -12 hour shifts; 7p-7a

- Tuscaloosa, AL -


  • Working knowledge of psychiatric disorders in adult populations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of general and psychiatric nursing care.
  • Effective knowledge of adult clients as related to all intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of their development.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of behavior management, crisis intervention, and interventions common to acutepsychiatric clients as well as to non-violent crisis intervention practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead assigned staff.
  • Knowledge of instruction and teaching tools appropriate to adult populations.
  • Knowledge of cultural diversity.

Essential Functions/Job Responsibilities:

1. Completion of the admission process for clients including: Nursing Assessments, Medication Lists,EMR/MARs and noting physician's orders when assigned.

2. A nursing assessment form is to be completed on admission.

3. Monitor medical, physical, mental and behavioral status of clients.

4. Review all referral and psychiatric consults, update EMR and MAR.

5. Follow-up on lab and medical tests.

6. Transcribe/post all medication orders to the EMR/MAR.

7. Provide medication education to staff including uses and potential side effects.

8. Provide supervision of the flow and processes of the Triage, Temp Obs, and Ext Obs units; take responsibilityfor all processes and staffing patterns of these units while on shift. (charge nurse duties +)

9. Communicate effectively with the Nurse Manager, CRNP and physician regarding the client's physical andmental condition.

10. Monitor clients for potential side effects of medications and report findings to Nurse Manager, CRNP, or physician.

11. Administer medications/treatments, if indicated, observing the Six Rights of Medication Administration.

12. Perform medical monitoring of clients according to the Crisis Center protocols.

13. Provide observation of clients in assigned areas, report any medical or psychiatric issues to the Nurse Manager or CRNP, psychiatrist, and Clinical Manager.

14. Provide emergency care as needed (CPR, PRN medications), according to IR policies and procedures.

15. Demonstrate the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and how to de-escalate or resolve the situation.

16. Perform on-call responsibilities as assigned.

17. Adhere to a professional code of ethics.

18. Ensure that all safety, fire prevention and other procedures are followed by clients at all times.

19. Ensure that all assigned duties are implemented according to Indian Rivers Behavioral Health (IRBH) policies and procedures.

20. Ensure that all assigned duties are implemented according to Department of Mental Health and Medicaid standards.

21. Ensure that a good driving record is maintained at all times, particularly in transporting clients or driving or center related business.

22. Maintain communication and awareness of current events by reading memos, e-mails, bulletin boards, and communication logs.

23. Work independently and/or with teams to complete assigned tasks accurately and in a timely manner with minimum supervision.

24. Support Organizational Code of Conduct, Standards Compliance, HIPAA and Security Programs by ensuring job tasks are performed in a legal and ethical manner, assessing the work area for non-compliance and notifying the supervisor, manager, ExecutiveDirector or designee as appropriate, and maintaining training requirements and understanding that training is a required condition of employment.

25. Maintain the confidential nature of all client and Organization related activities by not divulging information outside the facility, discussing information within the facility on a need-to-know basis, acknowledging policy annually by signing confidentiality statement, and by referring media and general inquiries to the ExecutiveDirector.

26. Adhere to attendance and punctuality policy by allowing adequate time to arrive, clock-in and assume responsibilities at designated time, adhering to meal and break times and making timely requests for annual

leave and reporting the need for sick leave in accordance with policy.

27. Comply with all standards related to safety and health by maintaining current TB Test, CPR/First Aid, CPI, and by reporting infections and on-the-job injuries in accordance with policy.

28. Identify opportunities for improving the quality of services provided by the department and the organization.

29. All other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor or Executive Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1. Must possess a current/active RN license to practice in the state of Alabama and must be in good standingwith the ABN and able to supervise other nurses.

    2. Experience in a mental health setting preferred.

    3. Basic knowledge of medical terminology in psychiatric care required.

    4. Familiarity of psycho-pharmacy and the use of psychotropic medications with the adult population preferred.

    5. Must possess a valid Alabama driver's license and safe driving record as defined by Indian Rivers' insurance policy.

    6. Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.

Working Conditions, HIPAA andOther Guidelines

Job Description: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.

HIPAA: Must be knowledgeable of and abide by HIPAA regulations with regard to protected health information as defined by HIPAA and IRBH. Minimally accesses verbal, written, and /or electronic PHI, usually incidentally to an approved use and /or disclosure as pertains to client's financial, demographic, and/or clinical data.

Working Conditions: Works in general office environment, residential facilities and the community; may require long hours. Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to, computer, copier, multi-line phone and fax machine. Some risk involved in the event of aggressive/out-of-control clients. Must possess a valid Alabama driver's license.

Physical Requirements: The Physical Requirements described herein are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform essential functions.

Physical presence onsite is essential. Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range. Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

Full TimeBenefits:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Insurance
  • Employees Retirement System of Alabama
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • Voluntary Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance

Indian Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer
This Employer participates in E-Verify


Indian Rivers Behavioral Health

Tuscaloosa, AL



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