|* Flexible, fast learner
*Strong Leadership skills
*Sound clinical judgment
* Ability to adapt in crisis situations
*Patient and Family focused
*Responsible and accountable as supervisor of nurses and ancillary staff within an Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Nursing unit.
*Utilizes EPIC EMR system for patient care coordination and continuation of psychiatric care.
*Applies the nursing process to systems and processes at the unit/team and work group level to provide safe and quality care.
*Conduct daily briefs, and debriefing as needed with all nursing staff.
*Promotes personal and professional staff development and growth to advance staff competency ensuring quality patient outcomes and safety.
*Ensure provision of safe, individualized and appropriate delivery of patient care, and treatment.
*Ensure compliance with accreditation requirements, performance improvement and quality assurance.
*Implement and participate in performance improvement initiatives to improve patient outcome, promote safety and risk management.
* Provide individualize quality of care through principles of infection control, quality management, risk management and utilization management.
*Keep Associate Director of Nursing and Nurse manager informed by communicating current activities and problems on the unit.
*Oversee and manage over 10 clinical and ancillary staff in patient care activities to increase unit productivity on a 35 bed unit.
*Delegate staff nursing duties.
*Provide coordinated patient treatment through communication of care plan, and all pertinent information to other members of treatment team.
*Keep abreast of evidence based practice changes to update and maintain skills within psychiatry.
*Perform all staff nurse duties including admission and treatment modalities as needed.
*Perform annual competencies for nursing staff.
*Participates in all mandated training including Preventing and Managing Crisis Situations; Annual competencies, in addition to facility and hospital wide mandates.
*Serve as a Utilization Review Coordinator reviewing patient's medical records for appropriateness of level of care, quality and timeliness of documentation and determination of whether all criteria have been met as determined by government oversight.
*Participates in all surveys including Joint Commission; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); Office of Mental Health (OMH); and Inspection of Care (IOC).
* Created and amended policies based on rules/ recommendations and regulations of HIPAA; Joint Commission; CMS; The Justice Center and OMH.
*Supervised over 90 combined nursing staff assigned to the Outpatient Department.
*Provide evidence based education to all nursing staff as well as patients.
*Supervised 3 Outpatient Residences with a census capacity of 48; 3 clinics with minimum of 100 to a maximum of 450 ; a Family Care Program with census of 75 and a mobile crisis unit whose census was 100.
*Conduct annual facility competencies in addition to annual performance evaluation and scheduling of mandated trainings.
*Participated in yearly OMH Chief Nursing Officers (CNO) conferences and American Psychiatric Nursing Association conferences. Including completing evidence based nursing research posters to complete against sister facilities.
* Responsible for participating and serving on Policy Review Committee, to help implement, evaluate and improve quality performance.
*Participated and assisted in creating a Medication Self-Administration Program for OMH facilities.
*Lean Six Sigma member for performance improvement initiative that aimed at Reduction of Average Length of Stay and readmission rate.
* Served as Outpatient assistant to CNO to assist with accomplishing mission and vision of the facility.
* Performed monthly quality improvement initiatives.
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