Mental Specialty Unit Nurse Manager - Kankakee, Illinois -

Permanent Nursing Job in
Kankakee , Illinois, 60901

  • Employer: Riverside Healthcare
  • Profession: Registered Nurse
  • Specialty: Psychiatry
  • Compensation: $37.00 - 57.35/hour

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The Mental Health Specialty Unit Nurse Manager is foremost among nursing's facilitators. It is the Nurse manager who shares with care providers the primary responsibility to establish and maintain a climate in which professional nursing is practiced, the nursing process is the accepted mode of operation, and the professional staff nurse is an integral part of the multidisciplinary team.

Ability to assess, plan, direct and/or implement care.
Coordinates and integrates services within department and throughout the medical center.
Demonstrates strong knowledge of departmental operations and the skills required to provide appropriate, effective care.
Ensures that patient records are maintained in accordance with regulatory agency standards and Illinois Mental Health Codes
keeps abreast of state-of-the-art therapies related to clinical areas and serves as a resource to staff in providing quality care.
Manages and provides leadership in financial matters regarding budgeting and cost control and revenue generation.
Organizes performance improvement activities for the Mental Health Specialty Unit.
Participates and contributes to assigned committees, teams, task forces, including community service if applicable.
Provides leadership and direction for improving patient/customer satisfaction.
provides orientation, supervision, staff education and development to Mental Health Specialty Unit staff. Reviews referral information and coordinates potential admissions.
Serves as the primary coordinator for UR process regarding precertification, progress recommendations and discharge planning.
Supervises case managers who coordinate discharge planning and linkage through appropriate interface to ensure that the plan is developed in a timely, appropriate and effective manner.

Job Requirements

Graduate of an approved nursing program, BSN required
Progressive experience in nursing field with minimum 2 years experience
Completion of management development program and orientation to management functions preferred


Kankakee, Illinois , 60901

Employment Type



$37.00 - 57.35/hour


Riverside Healthcare

Date Posted

Feb 22nd, 2021

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