River Park Hospital, a 165-bed facility and a leader in behavioral health care, located in Huntington, WV has an opening for a Nurse Manager for its Child & Adolescent and Geriatric Units.
Huntington is the second largest city in WV and sits on the scenic Ohio River. It is home to Marshall University and was just recently named America's Best Community. Snow skiing, white water rafting, zip lining, water skiing, boating, fishing, ATV riding, and hiking are some of the activities enjoyed by those who live there.
Huntington is referred to as part of the Tri-State area (WV, KY, OH) and is close to many major cities that are just a few hours away and make a great weekend get-a-way including Lexington & Louisville, KY, Nashville, TN, Charlotte, NC, Pittsburgh, PA, and Cincinnati & Columbus, OH. For the nature lovers, there are 34 state parks in West Virginia, many with lodges and cabins available.
Inexpensive direct flights are provided by Allegiant Air to Myrtle Beach, SC, Tampa/Clearwater, FL, Orlando, FL, Sarasota, FL, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
The Nurse Manager assumes twenty-four hour responsibility for management, delivery and coordination of care for the assigned unit(s). This includes the assessment, planning, provision, and evaluation of patient care and nursing services for assigned nursing units. Consults with the Director of Nursing, staff, physicians, and other members of clinical administration on nursing problems and interpretation of facility policies to ensure that patient's needs are met. Maintains performance improvement activities within the department(s) and participates in hospital wide PI initiatives. Responsible for mentoring RNs, LPNs, MHTs and other clinical staff as needed. Provides coverage as a nursing supervisor or staff nurse as assigned.
Essential Core Functions:
Nurse/Patient Relationship: Develops and maintains a therapeutic relationship throughout the healthcare continuum.
Assuring/Improving Quality Care: Facilitates the patient and family's right to receive safe, quality, and cost effective care. Maintains and protects confidentiality regarding all aspects of patient care and information.
Patient/Staff Education: Demonstrates a commitment to meeting the learning needs of patients, families, and Staff. Utilizes appropriate resources to meet those needs and achieve positive patient or Staff outcomes. Assists in creating an environment that promotes educational growth opportunities for nursing peers and colleagues.
Nursing Process: Demonstrates the use of nursing process as a problem-solving model. Demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills related to patient's mental health and physical health needs
Leadership/Collaboration/Professional Development: Demonstrates respect and understanding for peers and other clinical disciplines and participates as an effective member of the patient care team to formulate an integrated approach to care. Demonstrates leadership behaviors and is committed to the development of self and others. Leads staff by example.