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Job Title: Nurse Manager (RN)

Company: Good Samaritan Hospital

City/State: Suffern, NY

Category: Nursing/Nursing Management

Department: Chemical Dependency

Position: Full Time

Hours: mon-Fri

Shift: Day

Req #: 21793

Job Details:

Job Summary:

The Nurse Manager (RN) for Chemical Dependency has responsibility and accountability for the coordination of clinical activities and individual patient outcomes for a given group of patients. The manager develops and sustains an environment that promotes excellence in clinical practice and customer satisfaction, while striving for optimal efficiency and productivity of all resources. The Nurse Manager utilizes the nursing process, leadership skills and current evidence based clinical knowledge to assess the health needs of patients, collaborate with health team members to coordinate patient care, anticipate outcomes of nursing and clinical interventions, and set criteria for the quality of patient care. Provides patient and staff education, clinical supervision, and participates in unit-based activities (quality assessment, shared governance, scheduling, quality review, staff development competencies, in-services, etc.). Represents the unit as a liaison to internal and external customers.



  • Collaborates with Charge Nurse and Nursing Supervisors and provides direct oversight of clinical care provided in assigned areas of responsibilities. Ensures the planning, maintenance and evaluation of standards of nursing practice for primary areas.
  • Provides daily oversight to chemical dependency unit and behavioral health screeners.
  • Collaborates with other departments to assist in Code Gray, transfer of patients between units, and ensure overall care of the patient is met.
  • Completes monthly schedules timely and per union contracts.
  • Leads interdisciplinary rounds on the unit.
  • Evaluates patient care assignments to provide continuing of nursing and clinical care.
  • Rounds on patients and families to proactively meet the clinical needs and patient satisfaction expectations.
  • Monitors and implements corrective plans to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements (OASAS, The Joint Commission Standards, and CMS, NY DOH).
  • Collaborates with hospital leadership in the development of a personnel and operational budget annually.
  • Monitors expenses and productivity, providing rationale and explanations for any variances.
  • Develops and implements plans and schedules for minimizing the use of overtime and meeting the targeted budget and productivity goals.
  • Monitors the use of supplies and equipment.
  • Orders items as needed for patient care and the function of the unit.
  • Holds staff accountable for time and attendance.
  • Completes accurate and timely payroll.
Human Resources:
  • Maintains unit specific position control according to the hospital approved budget and staffing plan. Completes requisitions for replacement of vacancies.
  • Observes, evaluates, coaches, and mentors staff on the unit.
  • Ensures that the initial and annual staff competencies are completed in a timely manner. Maintains accurate records.
  • Ensures staff maintains the required credentials for working on the unit.
  • Holds staff accountable for compliance with hospital policies and procedures and participates in progressive disciplinary action.
  • Adheres to the Collective Bargaining Agreement and hospital policies.
Staff Development:
  • Maintains a professional level of competence through participation in educational and research activities.
  • Ensures standardization of evidenced based practices through implementation of current policies and procedures.
  • Participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of staff development activities to ensure competency of staff and utilization of evidenced based practices.
Performance Improvement/Quality:
  • Collaborates with the staff to develop and implement a quality plan for the unit.
  • Collects and analyzes data to make improvements for clinical and patient satisfaction outcomes.
  • Communicates quality outcomes with the unit staff and report out at hospital meetings as needed.
  • Holds routine staff meetings and huddles focusing on patient care, safety, and satisfaction.
  • Investigates and follows up with risk management, Justice Center Incidents, and incident reports.
  • Monitors medication administration to ensure safety and mitigate diversion potential.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications / Requirements:


Cumulative experience must be a minimum of 2 years in the appropriate care setting where hired. Must have broad based knowledge of clinical, psychosocial, and pathophysiological theories related to nursing diagnosis and treatment. Possesses the ability to perform the range of nursing techniques found in nursing practice appropriate for the clinical setting where hired. Must have knowledge of demonstrate leadership theories, teaching skills, and understanding group dynamics.


Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Nursing or health related field preferred; if Master’s degree is not already attained will obtain MSN in 5 years.

Licenses / Certifications:

National nursing certification preferred. Must be currently licensed in New York State as a Registered Nurse. Maintains current CPR certification.


If applicable, the individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.