Alabama DMH / Registered Nurse IV (ADON – Recovery Care)

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JOB TITLE: Registered Nurse IV (ADON – Recovery Care)
OPEN DATE: 5/19/2023
CLOSE DATE: Until Filled
JOB LOCATION: Bryce Hospital Tuscaloosa, Alabama
NUMBER: 23-13
JOB CODE:  N5000
• Minimum Starting Salary:  $70,491.20
Includes Minimum Base Pay of $66,331.20 with additional $2.00 per hour MH Direct Care Premium Pay.
• Minimum Salary will be commensurate with experience. Limitations apply to current State employees.
• 12 paid holidays.
• 1 personal leave day accrued each January.
• 13 sick leave days.
• 13 annual leave days accrued in the first year of employment.
• Longevity bonus annually after 5 years of employment.
• Continuous opportunities for acquiring CEU’s needed for maintaining professional license.
• Very low-cost health and dental insurance through the Alabama State Employee Insurance Board.
• Defined retirement benefit (not impacted by economic downturns) and a pre-retirement death benefit through the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
▪ After 1 year, the minimum amount of the pre-retirement death benefit paid to your designated beneficiary is at least equal to your current or previous fiscal year annual salary.
• Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and six (6) years’ experience as a Registered Nurse, including three (3) years’ experience in a supervisory capacity.
• Bachelor’s degree in nursing and five (5) years’ experience as a Registered Nurse, including three (3) years’ experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity.
• Master’s degree in nursing, including three (3) years’ experience in the mental health field.
• Possession of a current certificate of registration to practice nursing as issued by the Alabama Board of Nursing.
• Functions as the Assistant Director of Nursing for the Recovery Care Program as well as assume the role of Director of Nursing Services in the absence of same.
• Monitors and evaluates the delivery of patient care to ensure appropriate, effective, and efficient treatment services are provided to meet patient care needs.
• Directs, assists, and monitors Unit Nursing personnel on all three shifts and conducts communication meetings to address staffing issues and unit conditions and expectations.
• Participates in the development of nursing personnel.
• Monitors and schedules the utilization of available staffing resources to provide essential care without increased overtime.
• Recommends and/or initiates disciplinary actions and commendations.
• Actively participates in hospital and Nursing Department committee meetings and in-services.
• Communicates pertinent information verbally and by written reports.
• Develops and implements quality improvement monitoring.
• Provides supervision, guidance, and appropriate delegation for unit nursing personnel.
• Ensures treatment plans are written in an individualized, patient-specific manner and are updated as needed.
• Knowledge, skills, and ability to recognize medical and psychiatric emergencies.
• Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
• Ability to interact with various types of people in delicate, frustrating, or tense situations.
• Ability to make independent decisions and take moderate risks in situations not covered by existing procedures.
• Ability to provide care utilizing nursing processes, standards of care, and nursing plans of care.
• Ability to supervise the work of others.
• Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment and training programs and establish priorities.
• Applicants will be rated based on an evaluation of their job-related training, abilities, experience, and education, and should provide adequate work history identifying experiences related to the duties and minimum qualifications as mentioned above.
• All relevant information is subject to verification.
Drug screening and security clearances will be conducted on prospective applicants being given serious consideration for employment whose job requires direct contact with patients.
Only work experience detailed on the application will be considered. Applications should be submitted by the deadline to be considered. Announcements open until filled will remain open until a sufficient applicant pool is obtained. Applications should be submitted  as  soon  as possible to ensure the application will be considered for the position. Copies of License/Certifications should be uploaded with your application. A copy of the academic transcript is required. Appointment of successful candidate will be conditional based on receipt of the official transcript provided by the school, college, or university.

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