Registered Nurse (Head Nurse)

START Treatment and Recovery Centers
New York
Oct 22, 2017
Nov 19, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Chief Medical Unit/Physician and/or physician assistant in the absence of , administers and supervises the administration of nursing services of the medical department in the clinic, including the dispensary and medical unit. Report directly to the Director of Nursing.


  • Assures the adequacy of nursing deployment for the dispensary, medical unit and interdisciplinary team meetings (IDT). This includes the provision to the physician of the monthly schedule by day, hour and assignment area of all nurses in the medical department at least ten working days in advance.

  • Evaluate with the approval of the clinic physician, all requests from nurses for time off, vacations, etc. and forward copy to the Nursing Supervisor, Medical Director and Vice President of Medical Services, Evaluation and Research.

  • Assure the adequacy of medication and supplies in the dispensary and medical unit by performing biweekly inventory assessments.

  • Provides for the orientation, training, supervision and perfor??mance evaluation of all nurses.

  • Provides for the daily listing of patients to whom medication was provided, the weekly intro???clinic reconciliation and the monthly re??conciliation report of medication dispensed.

  • Assists and supervises the provision of nursing assistance to the physician and physician assistant in the delivery of medical care and services, including new admissions, annual physical examinations, med??ical follow???up and methadone related medical activities.

  • Supervises the maintenance by nursing of the appointment book, the timely entry of medical evaluation data and the maintenance of the daily logbook of medical unit visits.

  • Provides the Division of Medical Services, Research and Information Technology with the daily visit logbook sheets on a weekly basis and serves on one of the Committees of the Division.

  • Responsible for the regular maintenance and inspection of dispen??sary and medical unit equipment and the emergency medical kit.

  • Reports any deviation from dispensing and medication accountabi??lity procedures immediately to the physician (or physician assistant) and nursing supervisor.

  • Perform any and all tasks necessary to improve the quality of care, to improve the productivity of medical staff, and to improve patient satisfaction with the medical/nursing care they receive.

  • Perform any and all tasks necessary to enhance reimbursement and reduce denials for services rendered.

  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisory staff.


  • Current New York State Licen??sure
  • Bachelors or Masters Degree preferred for a certified nursing program.
  • Five (5) years experience required.
  • Proven capacity to supervise and manage team objectives.
  • Must be competent in the use of computerized word-processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation programs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Bilingual in any language a plus.

Physical Requirements

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the position which are reviewed on each individual case.

While performing the responsibilities of the role, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Limitations and Disclaimer

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

Company Description START is a not-for-profit organization which uses a comprehensive approach that is designed to service the in the inner-city communities of New York. Its objective is to assist individuals lead healthy, independent and productive lives allowing them to become responsible citizens who engage in a variety of meaningful activities.

START is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. START encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.

START undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.

We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: .~Correspondence sent to this email address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.