Behavioral Health Manager – South Campus

Job Category: Nursing Administration
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: South Campus


The Nursing Manager of the Behavioral Health Unit demonstrates the skills, scientific judgment, and leadership in planning care and maintaining a level excellent customer service experience for all patients admitted to the Behavioral Health Units at College Medical center. The Manager will demonstrate clinical knowledge in all areas within the Behavioral Health programming areas. The Manager will supervise assigned Behavioral Health staff, and directs clinical and medical flow of all patient care. The Manager will serve as a resource person and role model for all personnel. He/she will identify problems or potential problems and communicate them to the BHU Director. The Manager is involved in the selection of personnel, their education, discipline and level of expertise. The Manager will be responsible for overseeing clinical care to Behavioral Health patients and to act as the liaison to all clinical disciplines invited to participate in patient care. The Manager is responsible for all clinical operations, quality reporting, statistical reporting and regulatory requirements. The Manager will promote continuity of hospital operations through the interpretation and enforcement of the Medical Center’s Behavioral Health policies and procedures.


  • Current licensure as an RN
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers and CPI within 30 days of employment.
  • 3 years, experience or greater patient care experience to include at least 1 year of Psychiatry experience.
  • 1 year of supervisory experience in a clinical setting required.
  • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
  • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.


· Reporting to the Director of Behavioral Health Services, the Nurse Manager of Psych will be responsible for the daily operations of the Behavioral Health Services. The Nurse Manager will recruit, train, evaluate and manage staff.

· Share the responsibility of maintaining and creating budget for the department.

· Assist with staff development, scheduling, updating policies and procedures and performance improvement efforts.

· Represent the department on various hospital committees and collaborate with department heads to meet the overall strategic objectives.

· Provide clinical and administrative leadership and supervision to nursing staff to include: RN’s, LVN’s, Behavioral Health Workers, and CNAs

· Clearly establish and communicate expectations to associates; monitor and evaluate employee performance, providing effective feedback and coaching; schedule and staff unit within the approved budget.

· Systematically evaluate the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice and nursing services; analyze appropriate internal and external data and information to identify opportunities for improving services and patient outcomes.

· Develop educational programs designed to promote professional development of staff, students and colleagues in an environment of mutual respect and understanding; promote research and integrate evidence based knowledge as well as best practice in the delivery of quality patient care.

· Promote and monitor regulatory agency standards and customer service expectations.

· Collaborate with nursing staff at all levels, interdisciplinary teams, executive team, and others as it pertains to the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services.

· Lead the day-to-day activities of the assigned area(s).

· Provide leadership, direction and growth opportunities to members of the department, performing those responsibilities in accordance with the Medical Center’s policies and applicable laws.

· Will appraise performance, disciplining team members and resolving problems.

· Other duties as assigned or required.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $52.19 – $65.24 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Work Location: In person

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