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 Nursing Supervisor - Behavioral Health - Albany, New York, United States

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Posted by: Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Ctr. 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Nursing - Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: uP7CYWKG6EZY6UPo1nL7Mgckq4dphP / Latpro-3796928 
Date posted: Jun-04-2021
State, Zip: New York, 12205



As directed by the Medical Practitioner, promotes coordination and collaboration with the interdisciplinary team to provide effective management of patient care services. Utilizing the nursing process, the Nursing Supervisor is responsible for providing professional nursing care and education while demonstrating excellent customer service. Provides direction and supervision of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Medical Assistants.


  • Provide direction and supervision to the Behavioral Health Nursing staff including coordination of duties and schedules.
  • Carry out the medical orders of the Medical doctor/Program Physician/Nurse Practitioner.
  • Complete a nursing assessment (including mental health, nutrition and a pain assessment) on all patients as assigned.
  • Coordinate and assist the program physician with all medical clearances, physical examinations and follow-up visits.
  • Facilitate the follow up of the program physician's medical orders through consultation with primary counselors.
  • Make and complete all referrals to other community service providers as appropriate.
  • Refer patients to Medical doctor/Program Physician/Nurse Practitioner or other staff when necessary and appropriate.
  • Develop, revise, implement, and monitor nursing policies, procedures, and programs, including standards and outcome measurement.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities and takes the lead on measures relating to the Medical Department of MMTP and FACTS.
  • Adheres to, monitors and reports on infection control and safety standards.
  • Maintains own professional competence through participation in continuing education and other appropriate learning experiences including current evidence-based practice, research and literature in nursing practice. Assist in the provision of staff in-services.
  • Adhere to all state and federal regulations and guidelines regarding Methadone Maintenance treatment program
  • Responsible for the daily maintenance of dispensing methadone and the inventory of logs.
  • Assist patients at FACTS & MMTP in developing an individualized treatment plan, working in collaboration with the interdisciplinary treatment team and other community service providers as appropriate.
  • Provides individual and group counseling and didactic presentations on nursing and other aspects of addiction.
  • Maintains timely, accurate documentation of patient care, communication, medical orders, referrals, progress notes, discharge notes, supplies, inventories and all other patient care related paperwork.
  • Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as defined by the Joint commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; safety standards and infection control protocols; Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center policies and procedures.
  • Attends and participates in all assigned meetings and committees including weekly case review and conference.
  • Assists in providing a safe and respectful environment for treatment.
  • Maintains license, registration and certifications as required.
  • Ensures and/or remains in compliance with local, state, and federal regulation (e.g.: JCAHO, OASAS, NYSDOH, HIPAA, DEA).
  • Understands and is able to effectively communicate HIPAA compliance, corporate compliance and client confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates excellence in customer service.
  • Completes other duties as assigned by the program physician and/or behavioral health director.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an accredited Registered Nursing Program licensed or approved by the State of New York. Current NYS Nursing License and Registration in good standing. 2 years supervisory experience in a nursing environment. CPR certified.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN); 5+years nursing supervisory experience, Registered Professional Nurse; Bilingual; CASAC.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected status.

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