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Nurse Manager
Vocational Instruction Project Community Services Inc.
Job Location: BRONX, NY

POSITION SUMMARY: Working under the direction of the Chief Clinical Officer and in collaboration with the Program Director, is responsible for the supervision of the nursing staff (RN, LPN, MA).

POSITION REPORTS TO: Chief Clinical Officer


A. Administrative Responsibilities:

Demonstrate understanding and is able to interpret HRSA and DOH Regulations.

Demonstrate understanding of NYC regulations for facilities with an Article 28 Designation.

Demonstrate understanding of DEA regulation for handling, tracking, and monitoring controlled substances.

Develops short and long-term goals for the FQHC Staff to improve service delivery.

Identify strategies to increase recruitment and staff retention working collaboratively with the human resources staff.

Select and recommend appointment of nursing staff.

Monitor and track staff credentials and have these documents readily available for review.

Develops strategies to improve patient services and patient satisfaction in collaboration with the program directors & clinical supervisors.

Assist in preparing, tracking, and monitoring OTPS for the FQHC/CCBHC expansion.

Develop and update nursing and medication management policy & procedures in collaboration with the Chief Clinical Officer.

Validate staff adherence to facility and department policy & procedure.

Understand and adhere to regulatory agency mandate for incident reporting.

Review, investigate and resolve any patient complaints involving nursing staff or associated with medication observation, in collaboration with the program director.

Provides training and in-service education.

Monitor and evaluate staff job performance and complete competency evaluations.

Provide staff supervision and if indicated, initiates the disciplinary process.

Completes staff probationary and annual performance appraisals within the specified time period.

Track annual maintenance of department biomedical equipment.

Implement CQI activities.

Review and approve staff schedules.

Review nursing staff timesheets and approve for payroll.

B. Assist in the Management of Departmental Clinical Operations:

Disseminate and interpret new policy, procedures, and regulatory agency mandates for staff.

Work with staff in developing strategies that facilitate patient adherence to their patient-centered plan of care.

Monitor medication administration, supervision, and handling to ensure patient safety.

Work with nursing staff to ensure documentation is completed within the specified time frames.

Review nursing documentation to ensure compliance with institutional and regulatory agency guidelines.

Review all inventory reports to ensure compliance with NYSDOH and vaccine for Children Program.

Ensure all reports required by the institution and regulatory agencies are complete, accurate, secured and readily available for review.

Make recommendations to the CCO and Program Director on matters concerning the physical plant, operations, and resources.

All other duties as assigned by the CCO.

May be required to work some weekends and holidays.

C. Meetings and in-service training:

Participate in job training, meetings, and committees.

Participates in educational programs to remain abreast of the changes occurring in the field of Primary Care and Addiction Medicine.


RN license and current NYS Registration.

BSN or BS IBA in related field (MSN preferred).

Minimum five years' experience as an RN, with 3 years preferably in a Residential Program, in-patient/ambulatory detox program or SATP.

Minimum two years' experience in a supervisory/management position.

Current BCLS completion card.

Valid Infection Control certificate current.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Ability to interact effectively with all populations served.

Ability to speak, read, and write the English language.

Proficiency with computers.


Must possess sight and digital senses or prosthetics that will enable the essential functions of the job to be completed.



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