Charge Nurse-Nursing Supervisor (Manager III)

Location US-KS-Shawnee
ID 2023-2039
Healthcare, Welfare, and Social Services
Benefits Category
Full Time - Regular (Full Benefits)
Salary Min
USD $37.63/Hr.
Salary Max
USD $56.45/Hr.
Organizational Unit
Mental Health
Work Schedule
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm (with an ability to periodically be flexible outside of these hours to meet client’s needs)
Driving Status
Occasional (less than 5%)
Additional Locations


A career with Johnson County Government is more than just a job, it is an opportunity to serve a diverse and expanding community in meaningful ways. We challenge ourselves to be a different kind of government because we care deeply about our community and each other. Committed to our shared values, we provide excellent public service, seeking always to improve ourselves and our organization. We offer wonderful benefits, retirement plans, wellness incentives, a great organizational culture, and much more! If you’re searching for something more than just a job, something akin to a calling, then consider the challenge and opportunity of being a member of Johnson County Government!  Johnson County Mental Health is looking for qualified applicants to fill the position of Charge Nurse-Nursing Supervisor (Manager III).  The Mental Health Charge Nurse directs and oversees the medical services at either the Shawnee or Olathe clinic and provides clinical supervision as well as staff development and engagement along with providing direct psychiatric services to inmates in a correctional setting.  The schedule will start as Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm and will include rotating holidays.  This position will remain open until filled.

Job Description

Job duties includes:

  • Assesses psychiatric symptoms, psychosocial issues, likely side effects from medications, potential medical problems, mental status, and possible need for change in treatment regimen through in-person (R.N. Medication Reviews) or phone contact with patients/collateral historians; consults with the psychiatrist in-person or by phone; verifies psychiatric provider orders; explains any ordered changes to patient/family; coordinates changes in treatment with other providers/pertinent personnel (e.g. case managers, pharmacists, Jail Health services staff, residential substance dependence program staff, etc.); monitors response and gives feedback as indicated; administers intramuscular injections as ordered by the psychiatric provider; identifies and coordinates the patient's clinical needs with other members of the treatment team (e.g. therapists, case managers); tracks and makes available for the psychiatrist necessary lab and other investigative results that have been complete; administers and tracks clinically necessary rating scales (e.g. AIMS to monitor for development of tardive dyskinesia), and refer to the psychiatric provider to evaluate. 
  • Supervises the systematic and efficient work flow for nurses within the clinic on a day-to-day basis including coordination of nursing coverage; delegates assignments and provides direction for the nursing staff in accordance with their level of training and the patients acuity; works in cooperation with medical providers and other MNH staff to ensure the best quality of patient care; provides quality review of documentation and general psychiatric nursing practice of nurses; responsible for monitoring of adherence to policies set forth by NCCHC to maintain accreditation; works with leadership and the providers to develop the weekly schedule, attends the monthly meetings, and coordinate with outside providers.  
  • Consults with other MHC staff regarding clinical and medication issues; discusses medical/psychiatric/medication concerns as noted by other staff (e.g. therapists, case managers, correctional facility personnel)
  • Provides education to patients/families/others; accesses, maintains, and makes available educational materials; educates patients and families directly and by phone about psychiatric illnesses, medication expectations and potential side effects, basic wellness and medical issues; develops and provides mental health and medication education to others both informally and formally.

Job Requirements

Successful completion of education program in Nursing that meets the requirements for the Registered Nurse license; licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Kansas; two years of nursing experience; and valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record are required. 


Two (2) years of behavioral health direct patient nursing or relevant experience and two (2) years leading, directing, supervising, or coordinating the work of others are preferred.

Johnson County Government requires reference/background screening for all positions.  Specified criteria may vary by Department/Agency.


Physical, Environmental, and Special Working Conditions:
All County employees may be called upon to assist other departments/agencies in a declared emergency situation.


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