One of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies.
Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.
Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.
River Oaks Hospital, located in metropolitan New Orleans, Louisiana, is a private psychiatric facility for adults, adolescents and children. Since 1970, River Oaks has established a tradition of excellence in the treatment of acute psychiatric illness, dual diagnosis, alcohol and drug detoxification, trauma based disorders, compulsive behaviors, and eating disorders, River Oaks has provided quality treatment to service individuals suffering from mental illness, and/or addictive disorders. Situated on a 14 acre campus, services are available at all levels of care (inpatient, day or partial hospitalization, outpatient, and intensive outpatient).
River Oaks Hospital is seeking a dynamic and talented NURSE MANAGER for our facility. This is a great opportunity for an RN with previous supervisory experience to work in a free standing, psychiatric hospital with patients suffering from mental illness. Responsibilities include, but not limited to all aspects of supervising staff (scheduling, evaluating and encouraging personal development, etc.), ensures quality patient care and a therapeutic milieu, works with the Program Directors to formulate goals and objectives for their programs and answers directly to the Director of Nursing to ensure policies and procedures are being held as the standard.
Seeking a professional Registered Nurse who has experience in supervision and can direct the staff and activities of the therapeutic program of care to ensure the delivery of quality and appropriate patient care. Provides leadership by working cooperatively with nursing, ancillary staff, and other patient care personnel in maintaining standards of professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. Must evaluate the care for each patient through their oversight of patient care personnel, when appropriate, and on an ongoing basis, in accordance with accepted standards of nursing practice and hospital policy. Evaluation would include assessing the nursing unit needs for success, patient's health status/conditioning overall in the unit assigned, as well as the patient's response to interventions of their care team. This position ensures a high level of quality service to patients, advocacy for their assigned nursing departments, and is accountable for outcomes of patient care. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Maintains hospital and program policies and procedures by direct supervision of nursing staff.
Actively participates in the development of patient treatments plans when called upon by nursing staff for support
Acts as a patient advocate in decision making processes
Provides RN coverage for unit needs when necessary for staffing level safety
Maintains appropriate staffing to meet the needs of the patients/ programs within set guidelines
Promotes an environment in which the treatment team can work cooperatively toward program objectives and quality patient care.
Ensures that all assigned staff are oriented according to the needs of the hospital program and standards of care
Assures high quality of patient care through the development and coordination of QA monitoring activities on the program level.
Works cooperatively with all internal departments to ensure standards are met and escalates issues appropriately to the DON and Risk Manager when necessary
Conducts the initial and on-going evaluation of program nursing staff, probation and annual review, on a timely basis.
Assists the admissions department when necessary by assessing patient care needs, health status, and patient's potential responses to interventions
Evaluates educational needs of staff and coordinates staff development and in-service programs with the Staff Development team
Orient, redirect, and evaluate job performances of staff as assigned;
Acts as liaison between nursing administration and nursing staff.
Rotates as nursing administrator on call.
Participates actively in nursing administrative meetings and committees.
Represents program and hospital when called upon by serving as a speaker or resource to communication.
Works with the DON, Clinical Services Director, and other key stakeholders to assure program planning, goals, and objectives are efficiently and effectively implemented.
Informs DON of pertinent clinical and administrative observations.
Willingly adapts to changes and demonstrates a positive attitude and flexibility in scheduling and in the performance of duties assigned to this position.
Demonstrates professional ethics in the performance of duties, and serves as a role model by supporting and implementing the basic philosophy and standards of the nursing profession.