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Company Name : Johnstown Heights Behavioral Health
Company Location : Johnstown, CO 80534
Job Position : Registered Nurse House Supervisor
Job Category : Jobs in Colorado

Job Description :

Our Mission – Improve the life’s we Touch!


Reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer, the Nurse Manager applies hospital epidemiology principles and is responsible for the surveillance, analysis, interpretation and reporting of hospital acquired infections (HAI); and the development of policies and procedures. Provides and coordinates staff education including general orientation, annual skills updates and in-service education. Addresses staffing issues as they arise. Incorporates Infection Control data for Performance Improvement and Risk Management Bench Marking Analysis.

Education / Licensure:

Candidate will possess a nursing degree with preference given to those with two (+) years of behavioral health experience in a supervisor role.

Candidate will possess a valid current registered nursing license (RN) from the Colorado Board of Nursing or from a nurse compact state, where applicable.


1) Comprehensive understanding of the approved scope of nursing practice for advanced practice, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, nursing assistants and non-licensed nursing personnel; 2) Application of nursing standards and practice within an acute psychiatric setting; 3) Ability to apply cultural sensitivity and age specific competency to nursing practice; 4) Thorough knowledge of JCAHO, OSHA, and state and federal regulatory requirements; 5) Participation and membership in an approved Infection Control affiliation, with current and ongoing continuing education credits in Infection Control; 6) Effectively respond and actively participate in a psychiatric crisis to resolution; 7) Prepares documentation that reflects a professional nursing perspective and 8) Coordinate care within a multidisciplinary team framework.

Essential Job Duties:

1. Consults, follows and documents with sufficient detail nursing care according to facility policy and procedures. When policies do not comprehensively cover the nursing/administrative practice, initiates supervision with nursing’s chain of command, medical staff and/or administrator-on-call if afterhours.

2. Effectively communicates with the medical staff, receives verbal/written orders and takes care to minimize abbreviation or other errors.

3. Conducts a comprehensive nursing assessment on all patients admitted within eight (8) hours. Corresponding documentation reflects the medical and emotional status, admitting orders and the initial care plan.

4. Identifies indicators for reassessment of the patient’s conditions, reaction/responsiveness and involvement of other disciplines.

5. Administers medications, observes compliance/safe administration, consults pharmacy when indicated and records effectiveness or reactions to psychotropic and other medications.

6. Safely and accurately performs vital signs, electrocardiograms, phlebotomy/labs and diabetic/glucose monitoring. Interprets results and takes appropriate nursing action.

7. Provides patient education and verifies understanding.

8. Arranges for additional consultations and test, and proactively coordinate transportation when needed.

9. Monitors the work of assigned licensed and non-licensed personnel. When indicated initiates a refresher or recertifies competency in nursing processes.

10. Apply epidemiologic principles and statistical methods, including risk stratification, to a psychiatric population, analyzing trends and risk factors, along with designing prevention and control strategies.

11. Conduct on-going surveillance using Center of Disease Control (CDC) infection criteria, documentation, and investigation of nosocomial infections through review of admission diagnoses, microbiology culture results, physician’s orders, patient records, consultation requests and post-discharge follow-up.

12. Conducts environmental rounds in all inpatient and outpatient care areas.

13. Report all in-house patients with communicable disease to the county and/or state health department and maintain appropriate records. Compile and interpret surveillance reports to Infection Control committee, specialty areas, and executive medical committee on a regular basis.

14. Collects data in problem or suspected areas to determine the source and makes appropriate recommendations to care providers.

15. Participate in quality/performance improvement activities by assessing, monitoring, and measuring nosocomial infections and evaluating outcomes on a continuous basis.

16. Plan, organize, develop and implement educational programs for all hospital employees including administrative and ancillary services which convey specialized knowledge and skills to increase employee awareness of existence of nosocomial infections; techniques for avoidance and preventive measures to provide a safe environment for hospital employees and patients.

17. Maintain compliance with national standards and regulating bodies such as JCAHO, CDC, OSHA, FDA and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services–CMS.

18. Implements an effective facility wide infection control program in keeping with Centers for Disease Control, JCAHO, and other state and federal regulatory agencies.

19. Ensures Infection Control, Safety and Risk Management policies are consistently implemented on the unit.

20. Assists in the evaluation of infection control practices delivered by nursing staff and identifies problems and/or areas requiring improvement, and reports it to the Director of Nursing

21. Demonstrates a professional attitude and works collaboratively with physicians, staff, patients, visitors and allied health providers.

22. Acts as a behavioral model of clinical and procedural expertise to other staff members through demonstration, and mutual consultation.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45.00 – $48.00 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 12 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Johnstown, CO 80534: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Supervising experience: 2 years (Required)
  • Behavioral health: 2 years (Preferred)


  • RN License (Required)

Work Location: One location

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