• Nurse Manager (Respite)

    Job Locations US-MA-Marlborough
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Number of Hours Per Week
  • Overview

    Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement.  We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff. 


    The Nurse Manager provides clinical oversight and supervision to a multi-disciplinary team including LPNs and care providers.  The Nurse Manager actively ensures that the program works with individuals in a recovery focused manner adhering to policies and requirements, monitors all medication systems, and liaisons with health care providers of the people using the Respite program. 


    Are you ready to make a difference?


    • Provide supervision and support to all program staff.  Conduct staff meetings and ensure staff is up-to date on all trainings.
    • Review, maintain and update medical information in each file and ensure medication systems in the program are up to agency standards.
    • Promote community inclusion and self-advocacy.
    • Administer over-the-counter and prescribed medication as necessary.
    • Provide emergency support and case management in the case of a medical crisis.
    • Collaborate with agency psychiatrist regarding any medication issues that may arise.
    • Develop and train all staff regarding medical protocols (i.e. medication, monitoring health status following restraint, exercise or other strenuous activities) as necessary and ensure the implementation and follow-through.
    • Provide structured opportunities for workshops for individuals to learn about health related matters.
    • Provide evaluations to facilitate people using the respite program or stepping up to the hospital, and completing all necessary paperwork.


    • Must possess a current, state of MA, registration in nursing and one year of experience in a community health care setting as well as one year of experience in supervising staff.
    • Background in behavioral and/or psychiatric care environment is a plus!
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills with consumers, families, funding sources, consultants, the community at large, and the program and administrative staff.
    • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Must hold a valid driver's license, have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.
    • Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.


    Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.


    Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

    Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening.  We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.


    Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

    Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve.  We put the individual first.


    Keywords: Registered Nurse, RN, supervisor, policy, procedure, respite, case management, behavioral, crisis, psychiatric


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