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RN Psychiatric Clinical Supervisor (EVENING SHIFT)

Company: Masonicare Corp
Location: Wallingford
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description RN Psychiatric Clinical Supervisor (EVENING SHIFT)Masonicare Health Center - Wallingford, CT24hrs/wk EVENING Shift: 2:45pm -11:15pm43 - bed Behavioral Health Hospital UnitCoordinates the daily clinical operations of the unit and directs the delivery of patient care. Oversees the integrated care plan to insure it provides holistic, medical, spiritual and emotional care, encompassing quality, dignity, compassion and confidentiality for each individual. Upholds the standards of nursing practice to achieve optimal clinical outcomes and insures the team utilizes quality customer service principles in their interactions.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Leadership:

  • Acts as role model for staff by promoting professional practice through effective team building, communication, and advocacy.
  • Identifies opportunities for workflow/operational improvement in patient care planning and care delivery and presents to Director, Acute and Psychiatric Services using evidenced-based literature to support case for improvement.
  • Demonstrates and promotes critical thinking skills and effective nursing judgment in patient interactions and role models behaviors for staff.
  • Manages assignment process on a daily basis including: Delegate assignments to appropriate staff on all shifts; Completes patient assignment sheet taking into account patient acuity, staff level, ratio, ability, and medical schedule assignments; Makes appropriate change to assignments as patient/unit needs/acuity changes; Communicates changes in level of care/acuity to staff; Ensures that tasks are carried out as assigned; ensures that all staff arrive to work on time and depart on time; reports variances in a timely fashion, to the Director/and or Supervisor on the off shifts.
  • Acts as liaison between interdisciplinary team members on a daily basis to ensure that behavioral care plans are developed and appropriate to meet the needs of the patients and the nursing care plan is updated and appropriate
  • Attends Team meetings and participates as the clinical representative facilitating the development of behavioral interventions for patients as needed and communicates plans to clinical staff.Includes: Shares appropriate patient information and concerns; Documents and updates treatment plans per unit policy; Coordinates scheduled discharges with the team, and reports plan to assigned staff for preparation; Communicates 1:1 status every shift and if able to D/C 1:1 goal no more than 3 on 1:1 at a time.
  • Participates in the change of shift report for 1st shift (7 am to 3 pm) and 2ndshift (3 pm to 11 pm) and ensures:a timely start to shift report; All staff members have received report, including CNAs and staff on 1:1 assignments; All nursing staff have taped shift report.
  • Rounds with unit staff daily and throughout the shift to assess unit activity with regard to patient flow (admissions, discharges), changes in patient acuity, troubleshoot throughput issues, and mediate other issues/ concerns.
  • Takes lead on incident reporting and ensures that all required documentation and notifications are complete prior to final submission.
  • Updates care plans and patient profiles as patient conditions change.
  • Ensures that inter-shift environmental rounds are completed.
  • Ensures that all immediate concerns related to patient care, staff, the environment, IT, etc. are directly reported to the Director.
  • Manage staffing needs to ensure unit has adequate staffing for shift.Responsible for reaching out to staff to cover callouts and existing holes.
  • Will participate in a rotating on-call schedule to address any immediate needs or crisis related to patient care, environment, staffing, etc.Customer Service
  • Acts as role model to staff for customer service to families and visitors.
  • Acts as unit representative and meets with visitors/ families and answers any questions they may have.
  • Act as first line intervention to resolve any family/visitor complaints or concerns and appropriately notifies Director or nursing supervisor for issues that cannot be resolved.
  • Actively engages families/visitors to promote / educate on the personal belongings campaign.Quality:
  • Participates in unit-wide audits as indicated.
  • Ensures that daily restraint log is accurate and follows-up with individual staff members for completion where indicated.
  • Ensures that established procedures are maintained for tracking and managing personal belongings and takes ownership to follow-up with nursing staff, interdisciplinary treatment team and where indicated, family to maintain accurate records in Meditech.
  • Ensures that nursing staff are appropriately tracking and maintaining hearing aids, eyeglasses and dentures, including labeling, storage, and per shift documentation.
  • Completes the following additional audits weekly for completion and for content:
  • Weekly wound report/ documentation
  • PRN med sheets on MAR for pain scale, pre and post administration
  • All weekly showers and weights documented in Meditech
  • I&O documented in Meditech
  • FSBS documented in Meditech
  • All information required on MAR documented correctly (initials, vital signs, FSBS)
  • Resident profile signature sheet
  • Alarm book
  • Daily assignment sheet
  • Random audit of five resident charts in EMR for CNA ADL flow record – complete for all three shifts.
  • Audits and updates care plans and resident profiles as patient conditions change.
  • Follows up with responsible staff member where indicated to ensure that documentation is complete.Financial
  • Acts as role model to staff and engages in financial stewardship with regard to unit supplies and equipment.
  • In collaboration with Director, monitors unit supply and par levels and makes suggestions for improvements.Professional Growth
  • Seeks opportunities for professional development.
  • Works towards professional certifications.
  • Regularly evaluates professional goals and collaborates with Director to develop a plan to attain goals.Minimum Qualifications:Education: Graduate of school of professional nursing, BSN required or working towards BSN. SAMA certification preferredExperience: Two years acute care clinical experience, with knowledge in financial, regulatory and legal aspects of healthcare preferred.Current Connecticut State RN licensure required.#joinourteam24hrs/EVENINGSEvery other weekend included

Keywords: Masonicare Corp, New England , RN Psychiatric Clinical Supervisor (EVENING SHIFT), Healthcare , Wallingford, Northeast

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