Registered Nurse Supervisor

Job Title:  RN Supervisor

Reports To:  

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Notice:  4 weeks

Grade:  10

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

The RN Supervisor is responsible for all professional nursing duties as required.  S/he provides training and supervision to other nursing staff, including licensed practical nurses and any on-call or part-time registered nurses.  S/he is responsible for compliance to regulations, policies and procedures.  S/he will ensure the continuity of care within the maintenance medication programs. S/he will maintain clear communication with pharmaceutical contacts to work toward improving medication access.  S/he will oversee and/or coordinate insurance communications to obtain prior authorizations and any other communication as necessary. S/he must be willing to allocate time to multiple clinics.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

The RN Supervisor receives clinical and administrative supervision from the Program Director. 

S/he provides supervision to all other Nurses.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Completes health histories and nursing assessments for each client.
  • Coordinates linkage for medical services as needed.
  • Observes urine sample collection.
  • Offers group sessions on maintenance medication.
  • Provides consultation about HIV/hepatitis screening.
  • Provides training on medical issues to clinical staff.
  • Dispenses IM injections.
  • Supervises all other CD nursing staff within the agency.
  • Audits client charts regularly to ensure compliance to protocols.
  • Obtains prior authorizations from insurances as needed.
  • Seeks and/or provides coverage when other CD nurses are off.
  • Maintain communication with pharmaceutical companies regularly.
  • Communication with venders to ensure receiving best possible outcomes.
  • Schedule and assigned duties are subject to change based on the needs of the program and the clients we serve.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Must have strong knowledge of nursing functions, including mental health medications as well as maintenance medications.
  • Must be knowledgeable on protocols for maintenance medications.
  • Must be knowledgeable about communicable disease transmission. 
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to relate to clients and staff both individually and in group settings. 
  • Ability to speak Spanish desirable.
  • May be required to participate as member of on-call team. 
  • Supervisory experience desirable.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduated from an accredited school of professional nursing, a bachelor's degree preferred, plus a license to practice as a registered professional nurse in New York State or possession of a temporary permit.
  • Four years of experience, at least three of which must have been in mental health, substance abuse treatment, or perinatal health care setting.

AND

  • A valid NYS drivers' license.
  • Automobile in good working order.
  • Must have Accredited NYS Defensive driving course; or obtain within 15 days of hire.
  • Must maintain Active NYS Defensive Driving class every 3 years, upon expiration.
  • If driving one's own vehicle, must maintain valid inspection and automobile insurance.
  • Must provide proof of insurance upon hire and when requested.