AltaPointe Health Systems

Nurse Manager Outpatient (Fairhope)

Job Locations US-AL-Fairhope
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/5/2023 9:23 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
AltaPointe Site
Adult Outpatient Services - Fairhope
Position Type
Full Time
Monday- Friday, 8:00am- 4:30pm


Clinical Responsibilities

  • Direct the clinical nursing services for AltaPointe Outpatient Programs located at Bay Minette AOP & COP, Fairhope AOP, Foley AOP, Franklin, and Washington County
  • Train nursing staff in documentation requirements and monitor for adherence to standards
  • Monitor nurses to ensure completion of AVATAR To Do Lists
  • Ensure nursing staff meet productivity
  • Ensure staff coverage for all clinics
  • Identify and monitor nursing deficiencies (through peer reviews, trainings, chart audits, etc.) in the outpatient clinics and implement corrective measures
  • Administer medications, observing the Seven Rights of medication administration
  • Provides medication education for the patient and family, including uses and potential side effects. Monitor patientss for potential side effects of medications and reports findings to the Provider
  • Ensure completion of the following for clinic appointments: Medical Checklist/Physical Health/Nutritional screening, Medication List/MAR, height/weight, AIMS and vital signs, PHQ-9, Alcohol Use Assessment, Coordination of Care, Psychotropic Consent forms, as applicable, provide Tobacco Cessation information, provide information and/or referral for patients with indications of alcohol abuse
  • Monitors and ensure completion of nursing and Provider documentation
  • Coordinate provision of services by CMA, nurses and Providers
  • Inform staff and implement new and/or changes in policies, procedures, standards
  • Ensure follow up is conducted for missed clinic and injection appointments
  • Ensure coverage for completion of the nursing portion of intakes/aftercares of Baldwin County group home patients
  • Ensure requirements regarding Clozaril are met
  • Monitor laboratory results, UDS results and reports abnormal findings to the Provider
  • Ensure Verbal Orders are printed weekly, signed by Provider, and sent to Scanning
  • Ensure Sample Medications are received, logged, stored, and distributed per standards
  • Order medical supplies
  • Ensure weight scales and medical equipment are calibrated and maintained per standards
  • Ensure compliance with glucose monitor log, medication room checklist, refrigerator log, and AED monthly check
  • Maintain availability for nurses and CMA to staff difficult cases
  • Respond to questions from CarePointe staff in a timely manner
  • Ensure follow up for any psychopharm after hours crisis reports
  • Assist in clinic as needed
  • Provides emergency care as needed in response to Codes 999 and Code 0.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation to include nursing triage services as needed


Administers appropriate personnel functions

  • Interview nursing and CMA applicants when necessary and completes necessary forms as outlined by Personnel Policy and Procedure
  • Provides staff training in the general orientation of the facility, policies and procedures, program operations and specific skill areas
  • Objectively complete employee performance evaluations on program staff (can be with the assistance of the program coordinator)
  • Complete API and Company mileage by noon on Monday of new pay period
  • Provide ongoing consultation and training for nursing staff in outpatient clinics
  • Is knowledgeable and applies personnel policies and procedures on a consistent basis
  • Ensure staff maintain credentialing and licenses
  • Ensure nursing staff receive and maintain all CLIA waived requirements
  • Ensure competence of outpatient nursing staff


Supervision and Consultation

  • Seek clinical supervision and consultation needs
  • Accept and employ suggestions for improvement
  • Actively work to enhance clinical skills
  • Informs supervisor of staff changes, incident reports, issues that arise as needed


Clinical Record Keeping

  • Document in a timely fashion per AltaPointe policy
  • Document in a clear, concise manner, types of patient problems, treatment goals and services provided
  • Documentation shows that forms, notes, logs, and other applicable written information are completed promptly, accurately and updated when appropriate
  • Document legibly


Courteous and respectful towards patients, visitors and co-workers

  • Treat patients with care, dignity and compassion
  • Respects patient’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Is pleasant and cooperative with others
  • Assist patients and visitors as needed
  • Personal values don’t inhibit ability to relate and care for others


Administrative and Other related duties as Assigned

  • Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities
  • Collaborates with Leadership, PI, Assistant Coordinators & Coordinators regarding nursing issues and services
  • Assists in preparation for audits by DMH, Joint Commission, Medicaid
  • Actively participates in AltaPointe committees as required
  • Follows AltaPointe policies & procedures
  • Maintains current State license and requirements for renewals (i.e. CEUs), and attends to required in-services and workshops


Possesses current RN license to practice in the state of Alabama. 


Knowledge in adult and child/adolescent specialty, outlined below, to be attained within six (6) months of employment:

  • Knowledge of psychiatric disorders and serious emotional disturbances
  • Knowledge of general and psychiatric nursing care
  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology especially those terms associated with psychiatric care
  • Familiarity of psychopharmacology and the use of psychotropic medications
  • Knowledge of behavior management, crisis intervention and, interventions common to acute psychotic patients as well as to non-violent crisis intervention practice
  • Knowledge of educational methods appropriate to the populations
  • Knowledge of cultural diversity


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