Registered Nurse Supervisor

General Summary of Duties: The Nurse Supervisor provides trauma informed supervision and training for Nurses, while overseeing a range of administrative and clinical activities in support of running a safe and therapeutic milieu. The Nurse Supervisor will ensure licensure and training in accordance with KMHS policy as well as associated WACs.

The Nurse Supervisor will work collaboratively with the nursing team to provide support in carrying out treatment plans and objectives from time of admission to discharge. This individual will assist with improving KMHS operations in support of its stated mission, and provide the highest level of customer service to internal and external customers. The Nurse Supervisor will provide supervision to the KMHS nursing staff as part of the nursing leadership team, as well as participate with the Evaluation and Treatment Centers management and treatment teams as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses

Major Responsibilities/Tasks:

  1. Engage with team members and collaborate with the shift supervisors to create, develop and sustain a positive and safe working environment.
  2. As a member of the KMHS Management Team, hire, train, coach, develop, evaluate with timely performance appraisals, discipline and if necessary discharge direct supervisees. Comply with all agency personnel policies and the KMHS affirmative action program.
  3. Work with the Medical Systems Director to ensure that safe, ethical, and evidence based practices are being utilized, giving the clients and visitors of KMHS an exceptional, trauma informed, and healing experience. This may require development, revision and implementation of policies and procedures that maintain quality nursing standards and regulatory compliance regarding the following:
    1. ordering, storing and utilizing medications
    2. utilization of equipment and other necessary nursing supplies
    3. dispensing and administration of medications
    4. 24/7 physical care responsibilities
    5. pharmaceutical and laboratory services
    6. maximize safety standards while monitoring reimbursements and containing costs
  4. Communicate with the Medical Systems Director on a daily basis to ensure that all tasks are addressed in a timely manner. Participate in a supervision with the Medical Systems Manager once per week to discuss pertinent information and foster exceptional professional relationship that will be exemplary to the nursing team.
  5. Support, encourage and implement evidence- based changes while fostering exceptional client care. Positive and encouraging leadership that will carry through in day- to -day decision making from the management team.
  6. Oversee nursing staff schedule management in support of 24- hour services.
  7. Participate as a team member in administrative, treatment, staff, training, and supervisory meetings as required including but not limited to Quality Program Reviews, Quality Assurance, and 24/7 utilization review.
  8. Work diligently to foster open and collaborative communications with all staff as well as other agency departments; IE: Harrison Medical Center, Salish Behavioral Health Organization, and relevant external agencies to ensure continuity of the agencys mission statement, treatment philosophies and care for our clients.
  9. Supervise the day-to-day clinical operations of 24/7 nursing services. Provide hands on training and guidance to foster the leadership qualities in all supervisees to ensure competence in their role of registered nurse and licensed practical nurse. Monitor in-service training for all 24/7 nursing staff.
  10. Assist in the orientation of nursing students who utilize the departments units as a practicum site. Collaborate with the nursing programs instructor regarding scheduling, program description and in obtaining signed confidentiality statements.
  11. Supervise and participate in shift activities including regular attendance in pass-downs, Treatment Team meetings and clinical discussions for 24/7 units. Ensure coordination of nursing services with medical providers. Maintain awareness of activity on the 24/7 units and facilitate continuity of care across disciplines and between shifts according to all recognized department and agency policies and procedures.
  12. Monitor the quality of service provided by pharmaceutical, and laboratory services.
  13. Provide respect and dignity to all internal and external clients.
  14. Ensure the timely and correct recording of all nursing notes via monitoring timeliness reports, medications, vital signs, lab results, physician orders, and other 24/7 nursing treatment issues in patient records.
  15. Ensure agency critical incident procedures followed in a timely and concise manner. Lead and train staff to ensure debriefings routinely follow critical incidents.
  16. Ensure compliance with the Department of Health Facilities and Services standards of care. Provide point of contact assistance with on-site audits. Provide compliance- related correspondence to the Medical Systems Director.
  17. Maintain knowledge of proposed and current WISHA/OSHA regulations, coordinate and provide training for staff as required.
  18. Disclose limited client information as necessary to the position as trained by the Records Dept. Supervisor. Disclosures must adhere to HIPAA privacy and security standards and be logged in detail according to agency policy and procedures.
  19. Complete all required training and annual refreshers.
  20. May cover duties as a supervisor and a subordinate as needed.
  21. In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.

KMHS is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against people regardless of age, genetic information, national origin, race/color, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, disability, or veteran status. KMHS envisions an anti-racist, equitable, inclusive, and collaborative community in which all can feel welcome.

  • Comprehensive and generous health, dental and vision benefits
  • Up to 19 days of PTO and 8 paid holidays your first year (pro-rated for part-time)
  • An incredible team approach that is dynamic and collaborative
  • Loan Forgiveness, training, and extensive education available
  • Multiple locations and opportunities close to home
  • Advancement opportunities available within the agency
  • Free Employee Assistance Program and parking


Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION: Associates degree in Nursing.

EXPERIENCE: Intermediate (minimum 3 years of job-related experience)

Two years experience in one of the following environments: Adult, Adolescent or Child Inpatient Mental Health, and/or Addiction Treatment preferred.

LICENSURE: Active and unencumbered Registered Nurse license in Washington State.

Preferred Qualifications:

EDUCATION: Bachelors degree in Nursing.

EXPERIENCE: Specialist (minimum 5 years of job-related experience)

LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION : Certification as Mental Health Professional.