Nurse Manager - Psych Intensive (Isolation)

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Nursing Administration
Hours / Pay Period
St Josephs Behavioral Health Center
Standard Hours
As defined by business needs.
Work Schedule
8 Hour


St. Joseph's Behavioral Health Center is a member of Dignity Health. The word "dignity" perfectly defines what our organization stands for, showing respect for all people by providing excellent care.
St. Joseph's Behavioral Health Center is a licensed, not-for-profit facility, providing comprehensive behavioral health services for psychiatric and chemical dependency disorders. We offer a 35-bed inpatient hospital, day treatment, and outpatient services. Our specially trained staff of board certified psychiatrists, physicians and licensed professionals are committed to providing compassionate, quality care, and creating an atmosphere that fosters communication, trust, and personal growth.#RN-DH


Position Summary:
The Nurse Manager is a Registered Nurse (RN) who assumes a visible leadership role and is responsible for overseeing patient care and administrative activities in their respective department(s)/unit(s). The Nurse Manager will continually evaluate quality and effectiveness of patient care practices and care delivery. Psych/Medical/clinical knowledge, technical skills, clinical judgment, interpersonal skills and communication skills as indicated in the current Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals (CAMH) are essential components of nursing management. Promotes staffing compliance and insures safe staffing assignments. Monitors staffing to achieve productivity and budget standards. The Nurse Manager performs within the scope and standards of practice for Registered Professional Nurses in the state (as set forth by the current State Board of Nursing regulations, the American Nurses Association, and any professional organizations specific to specialty to guide practice and standards within the work place). The Nurse Manager demonstrates leadership skills with the ability to hire, coach, counsel, evaluate, discipline and terminate others. He/She has the responsibility and authority to assign work, duties and responsibilities, to direct staff, and exercise independent judgment. The Nurse Manager develops, revises and ensures compliance with hospital/departmental policy and procedures, standards of care, and professional practice acts. Serves as a model by providing leadership expertise, and serves as a clinical and administrative resource to others.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Two (2) years acute psychiatric clinical experience as a Registered Nurse.
  • One (1) year or greater current (within 5 years) experience as charge nurse or nursing management.
  • Completion of a nursing program from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or health related field. Masters preferred, or a plan to obtain a masters in nursing or related field (Will consider candidate currently enrolled in Bachelor's program with anticipated completion date within 18 months of hire).
  • Current and unencumbered California Registered Nurse (RN) license.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and leadership abilities. Demonstrates proficient nursing skills in specialty area Demonstrates ability to organize and prioritize work efficiently. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with others across the department lines. Reacts calmly and effectively in emergencies. Demonstrates leadership and management skills. Demonstrates skills necessary to coach/counsel, discipline and manage labor/employee issues.
  • Working knowledge of the RN Scope of practice in the State of California, current state requirements, CMS Conditions of Participation, EMTALA, Patient Bill of Rights, and other federal or state regulatory requirement as specific to professional nursing practice and clinical patient care Demonstrates proficiency in nursing process, problem solving and the performance improvement process. Maintains current knowledge in basic health care economics, trends, and reimbursement methodologies and applies knowledge to daily activities. Meets all the unit based competencies annually. Certification in BLS. Knowledge of documentation in Meditech, and the related clinical systems supporting patient flow and department operations as well as clinical care. Basic understanding of desk top computers and work related software.


  • Certification in related clinical specialty area.
  • Previous experience in organized labor environment.
  • Experience managing productivity, time and attendance and employee performance issues.
  • Current ACLS certifications.
  • Previous training in Just Culture, Crucial Conversations, Managing under a Collective Bargaining Agreement.


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