Nurse Manager - Adolescent Services in Philadelphia, PA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 12/1/2022

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Job Description

The successful Nurse Manager candidate for this position will lead a general psychiatric unit providing both administrative and clinical support. The multidisciplinary care teams, consisting of psychiatrists, registered nurses, behavioral health technicians, therapists, teachers, psychologists, and social workers will focus on the stabilization and treatment of patients in crisis. The new units provide an optimal setting for mental health services aimed at meeting the needs of patients and their families. The physical environment promotes a range of activities such as group and recreational therapies, music, quiet space, access to technology to facilitate education, and family visitation.

The Nurse Manager is responsible for the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient care providers in the assigned department(s). This includes functional responsibility for the day-to-day operation of all components of the department(s) and integration into the hospital's network, personnel, planning, budgeting, marketing, clinical review, and committee structure. Assumes leadership role planning for the department(s) including but not limited to personnel, performance improvement, patient safety, regulatory compliance, programs/services, and physical plant issues.

Job Duties And Responsibilities

  • Assumes 24-hour responsibility/accountability for planning, organizing, and supervising care necessary to assure patient safety and meet the needs of patients served by assigned department(s).
  • Performs direct administrative functions for assigned department(s).
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates a short and long-range of performance improvement and operational goals and objectives for the department(s).
  • Implements policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and recommended practices and ensures that clinical practice standards are met.
  • Analyzes and responds accordingly to unit-specific performance, outcome, and financial data.
  • Develops capital and operational budgets in collaboration with Finance, hospital, and Service line leadership.
  • Selects motivates and retains staff; initiates formal recognition plan.
  • Responsible for developing and evaluating staffing based on patient care needs while maintaining costs within budget.
  • Maintains departmental records for administrative and regulatory purposes.
  • Facilitates unit-based councils participate in network councils, leads projects for performance improvement, and organizes monthly staff meetings and committee meetings.
  • Enhances job knowledge by remaining current in trends in the health care industry and specialty areas.
  • Works closely with appropriate medical staff leadership and members in the development and attainment of departmental goals.
  • Promotes an environment that fosters inquiry and creative thought, nursing education, development and application of evidence-based practice initiatives, and maintenance of staffing competencies.
  • Reviews performance of staff, assures staff competency, and initiates remedial actions, when appropriate.


Graduate of a professional nursing program. Registered Nurse with a current license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania or seeking licensure through endorsement. Bachelor of Nursing preferred, enrollment in Bachelor of Nursing Program required upon hire or at time of promotion.

Training And Experience

Minimum of two (2) years of clinical experience with demonstrated leadership abilities required. Sound clinical knowledge in areas to be managed. Strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrates ability in Human Resources and Financial Resource Management. Current BLS certification. Basic computer skills.


Board certification is preferred, but not required. Certification is required to be obtained within 2 years of hire.