Hackensack Meridian Health

Assistant Nurse Manager- Acute Care Psych Unit- F/T Evenings

Job ID
CC Acute Behavioral Care Unit
HMH Carrier Clinic Inc
Job Location
US-NJ-Belle Mead
Position Type
Full Time with Benefits
Standard Hours Per Week
Shift Hours
2:45- 11:15
Weekend Work
Every Other Weekend
On Call Work
No On-Call Required
Holiday Work
Two of 6


The Assistant Nurse Manager is responsible for ensuring quality care by managing and leading the staff in a manner consistent with the plan of care, the mission and scope of service of Carrier, program policy and procedure and the regulatory standards of accreditation policies on their respective shifts. Assumes administrative and clinical responsibility in the absence of the Vice President of Patient Care Services and other administrative personnel.


  • Monitors and assures patient care is provided within a safe and healing environment in the least restrictive manner
  • Promotes a culture and environment of safety, respect, and trust for patients, families and staff.
  • Acts as liaison with Access staff on appropriateness of admissions and EMTALA compliance.
  • Directs and/ or coordinates interventions necessitated by emergency situations, responsible for clinical and administrative supervision of nursing staff during the respective shift.
  • Assists with chart reviews and audits to ensure compliance with regulation and standards per policies and procedures.
  • Supervises and maintains a safe, orderly, and therapeutic work/patient care environment.
  • Monitors, investigates and provides feedback on all environmental and safety hazards per policies and procedures with relevant personnel.
  • Acts as an ombudsman for the hospital when responding to inquiries and crisis calls from patients, families, staff and community. Initiates appropriate action and provides documentation for follow-up. Reports relevant concerns to the Administrator on call.
  • Resolves conflicts that may arise with patients, families, and staff in a diplomatic manner.
  • Provides direction and supports staff regarding ethical issues as raised by patients, their families and/or staff, including privacy and confidentiality of information.
  • Ensures that staff have sufficient resources necessary to accomplish their objectives and fulfill their responsibilities.
  • Reviews schedule on shift basis and makes staff adjustments in relation to census and acuity levels.
  • Mentors, coaches and motivates staff regarding performance and appropriate behaviors and conduct, in a timely and positive manner.
  • Sets the example concerning punctuality and presentation of a professional image.
  • Analyzes staff training needs and ensures that staff receives appropriate training, including new hire/ transfer orientation, in services, and computer training.
  • Encourages and coaches staff concerning educational opportunities and their professional growth within the organization.
  • Assists Staff Education to ensure that unit staff are 100% compliant with mandatory corporate training and completes required documentation when scheduled.
  • Ensures that staff competency assessments and performance appraisals are completed in a timely manner.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:


1. NJ State Professional Registered Nurse License.

2. Bachelor's Degree and graduate of an accredited RN program.

3 Minimum of 3 years psychiatric experience and 1 year in a leadership capacity.


Licenses and Certifications Preferred:

1. Psychiatric - Mental Health Nursing or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Certification.

2. IV Therapy.


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