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Nurse Manager, Portland, OR

Organization: Albertina Kerr
Category: Nurse Management
Location: Portland, OR
Date Job Posted: August 19, 2021
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Albertina Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential. When you join Kerr, you become part of a team motivated to provide innovative and excellent programs, services and care.

As the Nurse Manager you'll be responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising the effective and efficient use of health and medical related services in our Children's Crisis Psychiatric Care (Subacute) program to ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulations, accrediting bodies (CARF) and nursing practice standards. Additionally, you'll assume the authority, responsibility and accountability for the delivery of nursing services in Subacute. The Nurse Manager collaborates with other programs, medical professionals, consultants and organizations, including government agencies and advocacy groups to develop, support, and coordinate care related to administrative functions and to represent the interests of the organization. This position manages Registered Nurses (RNs).

Education, Experience, Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university.
  • Possess a current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Oregon, and maintain good standing with the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
  • At least two years' professional nursing practice with related experience in the mental health field.
  • At least three years' experience in nursing administration or management.
  • Adept leadership, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of current local, state, and federal regulations, as well as accrediting bodies and nursing practice standards.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, and identify possible solutions.
  • Ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals, internal and external customers.
  • Ability to meet agency driver’s insurance standards and be approved as an authorized driver of agency vehicles.
  • Ability to stand and sit with frequent periods of walking short distances within the organization, with frequent periods of bending from the waist and knees: frequent periods of reaching from the waist to shoulder levels and moderate periods of twisting from side to side at waist, and moderate periods of carrying normal household supplies and small equipment items weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Possess basic reading, writing, and mathematical skills necessary to complete or utilize the records and forms required of this position.
  • Ability to keep accurate and appropriate records/documentation.
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries coworkers as well as with the children and families served.
  • Ability to work in an atmosphere in which people may be hostile or verbally abusive.
  • Ability to perform duties with very little day-to-day direction or supervision given.

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