Behavioral Health Nursing Leader-FT

Department:Behavioral Health- Inpatient

Immediate Supervisor:CNO

Position Status:FT

Hours per week:40



Job Title: Behavioral Health Nursing Leader
hourly or salaried: salaried
Departments: Behavioral Health
Position Status: FT
Shift: Any
Hours per week: 40
Weekends: Yes

Job Summary:

Performs the primary functions of a professional nurse leader in assessing, planning, directing, and evaluating patient care on the Behavioral Health Unit. Supervises the clinical psychiatric nursing program on a 24-hour basis. Is responsible for meeting the Joint Commission Standards of Nursing Practice and the Illinois Department of Public Health Hospital Licensing Act and Requirements; assuming responsibility for direction of patient care; promoting teamwork with physicians, Behavioral Health staff and personnel of other departments, works with staff as a team to assure the Behavioral Health Unit offers the best in mental health care to our patients.




Education:  Graduate of accredited school of nursing with current licensure in the State of Illinois as a Registered Professional Nurse. BSN. MSN preferred.


Experience:  Minimum of three years’ experience in a recognized psychiatric facility. One year supervisor experience should be included in this time.


Training:    AHA BLS and SECURE training within 30 days of hire


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.