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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: COMCARE
Job Title: Director of Nursing, COMCARE
Salary: $54082.08 Annually


Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.


Job Description:

Job Objectives:

The Director of Nursing of COMCARE is ultimately responsible for all nursing (psychiatric) care provided to patients.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others. Employee must be able to complete complex tasks by applying standard office policies, authorized instructions, and past precedents to achieve a desired outcome. Employee must quickly recognize emergency or sensitive situations and take appropriate action. Critical decision making and the ability to think through the consequences of a decision are essential in this position.

 

Essential Job Functions:

Staff Supervision  

  • Orient and train all new COMCARE nursing staff
  • Ensure adequate nursing coverage at COMCARE programs
  • Monitor staff performance and conduct employee evaluations
  • Ensure clinical productivity
  • Conduct staff meetings
  • Monitor documentation for billing, medical records and utilization review
  • Identify needs for training and policy changes
  • Provide individual and/or group supervision of staff and document sessions
  • Assure that policies, procedures, and administrative duties are completed by assigned staff according to program specifications
  • Provide training to provider staff on physical health conditions and diseases

Staff Recruitment and Hiring

  • Participate in selection process, interviewing, and hiring activities and paperwork for nursing applicants
  • Coordinate the distribution of nursing students through COMCARE programs

Consumer Related Services

  • Mediate consumer and personnel conflicts involving nursing staff
  • Affirm and celebrates consumer successes
  • Ensure direct patient care is provided; oversee nursing coordination of lab being ordered by COMCARE medical staff as well as follow up when requested by medical staff
  • Serve as COMCARE's Infection Control Officer and oversees training, program ICO's and other activities related to Infection Control
  • Ensure supply of samples and coupons are monitored at all COMCARE sites

 

Competencies:

Leadership:  Communicate a vision and inspires motivation; engages with others (direct-reports and peers) in team process to solve problems; works to find a win/win resolution of differences; is aware of how management style impacts staff productivity and development; modifies leadership style to meet situational requirements; helps team stay focused on major goals while managing within a context of multiple directives

Subject Matter Expert:  The ability to apply the principles and evidence-based practices of behavioral health to contribute to sound clinical practice and exceptional customer service.

Customer Focus/Client Orientation:  Makes customers/clients and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; makes a conscious effort to include diversity of input in all decisions; shows interest in and understanding of the needs and expectations of internal and external customers (including direct reports); acts with customers in mind and strives for continuous improvement in products and services. Gains customer trust and respect; meets or exceeds customer expectations.

Decision Making/Problem Solving:  Makes timely sound, well-informed, objective and appropriate decisions. Compares data, information, and input from a variety of sources to draw conclusions. Takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences

Effective Communication:  Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through the appropriate methods and media for target audiences in a manner that engages the listener and helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback. Ensures appropriate stakeholders are kept informed and that information shared is accurate and timely.  Demonstrates good written, oral, and listening skills.

 

Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:   High school diploma or equivalent.  Graduate from an accredited school of nursing with a degree as a Registered Nurse.

Years of Experience:  5 years clinical experience in psychiatry and a preferably a minimum of 3 years of demonstrated administrative experience as well as experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

License, certifications, etc… License to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Kansas.   Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance. Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and meet driver qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County’s Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy.  Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC licensing standards and pass KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens.  Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE.

Preferred Qualifications

Years of Experience:  Greater than 5 years clinical experience in psychiatry and a preferably a minimum of 3 years of demonstrated administrative experience as well as experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

 

Physical Requirements of Position:

Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and /or negligible amount of force frequently or consistently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects including the human body.
Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time including while driving for out of the area meetings. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.


 

Testing/Screening Requested:

• Background checks including but not limited to KBI & DCF child and adult abuse registry. • Driver’s license check • Pre-employment urine drug screen.

 

Equipment:

Candidates must have basic computer or intermediate skills in word processing and email software and must be able to learn complex software related to an electronic medical record.

 

Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location of work:  1919 N Amidon

May work in adverse conditions. Fast-paced environment and may occasionally work with combative emotional consumers.

 

*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.



Vacancy Number: 20003508

Open Date: 2/8/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 3/8/2019 11:59:59 PM