Nurse Manager - Residential | Gainesville | #39880 | 6.20

Location: Gainesville, FL.
Salary: $65,000/year.

Position Summary:

Manages the flow of medical services in the each of the residential programs under the Vice President for Residential Services including the MIST, Bridge House, Recovery Center, SAPP and VetBridge Programs. Responsible for supervising and coordinating activities of nursing services and personnel on each unit, establishing written protocols, flow designs for service delivery and promotes high quality of care; assessing the needs of clients and ensures services are provided that are consistent with patient needs. Position requires on-call duties/notifications.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the supervision of all licensed and non-licensed personnel who provide health care and nursing services for the SAPP unit.
  • Provides supervision for other nursing staff on residential programs under this Department
  • Supervises and implement protocols for medical services for the Recovery Center, VetBridge and the MIST unit. Ensures that clients in these programs are provided proper medical services by the nursing staff.
  • Provides on-call oversight for all medical issues or events requiring management presence while assigned on-call duties for all residential programs/units. You will also be called when not the designated on-call staff to assist with medical issues/emergencies when needed.
  • Creates written protocols and workflow designs to create safe and efficient services to clients.
  • Communicates with management regarding pertinent issues related to each unit.
  • Evaluates, directly supervises, and writes performance plans for designated staff and communicates with the Vice President of Residential Services as indicated.
  • Conducts on-the-job training as necessary for all staff.
  • Participates in client nursing assessments as needed including triaging of patients requesting sick call.
  • Coordinates medical care with the appropriate provider based on assessment during triage.
  • Reviews all pre-admission packets for the SAPP unit and notes any areas of concern prior to forwarding to the physician for approval.
  • Communicates directly with referral sources for the SAPP Unit.
  • Acts as a resource for nursing staff.
  • Conducts staff meetings and attends monthly management meetings.
  • Monitors and ensures that incident reports are completed and reported per policy and procedure.
  • Provides administrative program management for all residential units.
  • Meets with residents on all units as needed to resolve issues and communicates with the Vice President on any concerns related to program functions, staffing, or clinical issues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Other Duties/Responsibilities:

1.  On call for all Medical issues or events requiring management presence unless on approved PTO.


Position Requirements/Preferences:

Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a degree in Nursing. Must be licensed as as Registered Nurse in the State of Florida supplemented with 3-5 years of responsible nursing experience in management - preferable in a Substance Abuse and/or Mental Health setting or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be proficient in the use of computer and programs utilized by the facility. 

Preference given to candidates holding dual licensure as an RN and as a LMHC or LCSW.

Driver Requirement:

Must have a current Florida Driver's License with a clean driving record while meeting company insurance requirements

In order to qualify as a Center Driver, the candidate must at least 21 years of age and have an active Florida Driver's license.  Motor Vehicle Record will be reviewed for eligibility.  No more than 3 moving violations and/or accidents within the past 3 years and no major violations during the past 5 years. Drivers over 65 years old must provide a current doctor's note stating they have no driving limitations.


Meridian is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  We are fully committed to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, marital status, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service or because they are a protected veteran or other non-merit based factors.