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Responsible for the patient care systems and structures that promote the provision of excellent nursing care on the unit(s). Manages all nursing personnel within the unit(s). Collaborates with support staff to ensure the smooth operation of the units. Provides leadership in the multi-disciplinary care of the patient with behavioral health needs and their family.
Creates and maintains cost effective systems to ensure the availability of adequate staff for unit/program.
Identifies optimal patterns of staffing to meet patient care needs of unit/program.
Ensures unit/program schedule is prepared in a timely manner to meet needs of employees as well as staffing standards for unit/program
Develop systems for daily staffing adjustment within unit/program.
Collaborates with Behavioral Health team to ensure staffing needs within unit/program and across department are met.
Ensures patient care provided by staff in unit/program is consistent with national standards and/or evidence-based practice.
Appoints staff representatives to department clinical practice committees.
Assists staff with development of effective systems to disseminate practice standards within unit/program.
Supervises clinical practice of staff through rounds, assessment of documentation and feedback from families.
Ensures that staff participates in educational and clinical development programs to meet specific requirements of patient population served.
Knowledgeable of clinical standards of care for patient population served by rehabilitation and acute care child development.
Collaborates with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Services (DCAPBS) and Patient & Employee Safety to optimize patient care and safety
Collaborates with other departments to foster interdisciplinary practice and meet the needs of patients and families.
Works with leadership and staff from other disciplines to create collaborative relationships with nursing staff to meet patient care needs.
Works with other departments to ensure that clinical staff have systems and supplies/equipment needed to support patient care.
Fosters collaboration among all Behavioral Health personnel and clinical staff to ensure appropriate communication, consistency, safety, and care of the patient and family
Creates systems for regular family input into care and unit policies.
Uses patient satisfaction data and other forms of feedback to improve systems of care.
Involves family members in unit decision-making where appropriate.
Educates and supports staff to include families in planning and providing care.
Partners with Social Work and outside agencies as needed for patient support and decision making
Develops active quality improvement systems for unit/program and participates in nursing department QI initiatives.
Ensures that unit has at least one active quality improvement initiative per year.
Ensures that unit is represented on departmental QI committee and participates in department QI initiatives.
Actively supports and ensures unit participation in other departmental and hospital initiatives.
Ensures unit staff are educated about and comply with hospital patient safety initiatives.
Implements and supports human resource and financial initiatives that are part of institutional annual goals.
Required Licenses & Certifications
Registered Nursing License in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or in the State of New Jersey, depending on assigned work location
Required Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing
Minimum of two (2) years prior management or leadership experience. Minimum of two (2) years prior Behavioral Health Experience
PreferredEducation & Experience
Masters in Nursing
Additional Technical Requirements
Excellent communication skills, excellent leadership ability, excellent judgment.
To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19. This mandate also applies to workforce members performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates.
CHOP also requires all workforce members who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons.
Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.