Alabama DMH / Registered Nurse IV (Assistant Director of Nursing)

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JOB TITLE: Registered Nurse IV (Assistant Director of Nursing)
OPEN DATE: 8/19/2022
CLOSE DATE: Until Filled
JOB LOCATION: Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility Tuscaloosa, Alabama
NUMBER: 22-19
• Range 82 ($63,780.00 – $107,371.20 Annually).
• Salary will be commensurate with experience and State of Alabama Personnel guidelines.
• 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 CE’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.
• 72 months experience as a Registered Nurse, including…
• 36 months experience in a supervisory capacity.
• Bachelor’s degree in nursing.
• 60 months experience as a Registered Nurse, including…
• 36 months experience in a supervisory capacity or administrative capacity.
• Master’s degree in nursing.
• 36 months experience in the mental health field.
• Possession of current certificate of registration to practice nursing as issued by the Alabama Board of Nursing.
• Function as the Assistant Director of Nursing as well as assume the role of Director of Nursing Services in absence of DON.
• Monitor and evaluate delivery of patient care to ensure appropriate, effective, and efficient treatment services are provided to meet patient care needs.
• Assume consistent implementation of DMH/MI facility and nursing service policies and procedures.
• Serve as chairperson of Nursing Services policy and procedure committees as assigned.
• Assist the DON with keeping Nursing Services in a constant state of readiness for The Joint Commission and CMS surveys.
• Recommend and initiate disciplinary action and commendations to promote positive changes in performance.
• Maintain and assist in provision of sufficient staff.
• Approve leave for staff directly supervised.
• Participate in the interview process to fill RN and LPN positions.
• Document, as appropriate, in relation to supervisory and other administrative duties in a timely manner.
• Attend Nursing Service and assigned hospital meetings.
• Conduct communication meetings and promote communication between assigned programs and shifts.
• Assist shift supervisor in improving the nursing staff’s performance and maintaining their level of competence.
• Prepare performance appraisals for staff directly supervised.
• Assist in planning of nursing service budget, staffing plans, and review coverage needs of the facility.
• Attend in-service and continuing education to maintain licensure, ensure competency, and promote professional growth.
• Complete requirements to maintain privileges for psychiatric emergency.
• Perform other related duties.
• Knowledge, skills, and ability to recognize medical and psychiatric emergencies.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Ability to deal with many types of people in delicate, frustrating, or tense situations.
• Ability to act independently, take charge, and take moderate risks in situations not covered by existing procedures.
• Ability to provide client care utilizing nursing processes, standards of care, and nursing plans of care.
• Ability to supervise the work of others.
• Ability to make decisions as needed, evaluate effectiveness of treatment programs, and establish priorities.
• Ability to operate medical equipment.
• Ability to provide education to patients and staff.
• 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.

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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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