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Nurse Manager, Behavioral Health Unit
  • Job ID: 78364
  • Job Category: Nursing
  • Specialty Area: Management/Supervisory
  • Primary Shift: Day
  • Work Schedule: Day Shift
  • Penn Medicine Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Address: 800 Spruce St
  • Education Required: Per Position Description
  • Experience Required: Per Position Description
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Regular


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Position Description:
Pennsylvania Hospital is looking for a Nurse Manager of Behavioral Health.  This position provides support across all Behavioral Health units. The Nurse Manager assumes 24 hour accountability for the operation of the designated patient care unit(s). This includes the provision of leadership to improve patient care, enhance professional development and achieve nursing goals.

A description of each unit is listed below.

4 Spruce
4 Spruce is a 24-bed secure inpatient unit at Pennsylvania Hospital providing comprehensive, acute, short-term assessment and treatment for adult patients with a wide variety of psychiatric symptoms and conditions. The service works closely with many mental health and social service agencies and private providers to meet the medical and social support needs of patients returning to the community.
The goal of treatment of 4 Spruce is to stabilize patients quickly and to reintegrate them into supportive outpatient communities.

6 Spruce
6 Spruce is an 18 bed secure inpatient unit at Pennsylvania Hospital that provides comprehensive psychiatric treatment for adult patients with mood and anxiety disorders and geriatric patients 60 years and older with all types of psychiatric illnesses. The unit also specializes in treating patients whose psychiatric illnesses are complicated by active medical problems. The goal of treatment on 6 Spruce is to treat and stabilize patients and discharge them to appropriate outpatient care.

Hall Mercer Crisis Response Center
Hall-Mercer Community Behavioral Health Center provides comprehensive outpatient services to Philadelphia residents in need. As part of Philadelphia’s Behavioral Health System, it is one of 11 community mental health centers, and has one of Philadelphia’s five Crisis Response Centers onsite.
As the first outpatient community mental health center in Pennsylvania, Hall-Mercer distinguishes itself from other community based services through its affiliation with Pennsylvania Hospital and Penn Medicine. This special relationship offers immediate access to a wide range of behavioral health programs and some of the area’s most recognized clinicians. It is the only program of its kind connected directly to a teaching hospital in Philadelphia, which facilitates access to a comprehensive spectrum of clinically renowned behavioral health and medical services.

Reflecting the needs of today’s behavioral health consumers, Hall-Mercer provides a range of services for children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness. While Hall-Mercer provides support to a wide range of individuals, it maintains it’s primary mission to care for the under served. It takes this responsibility seriously, and over the years, has moved beyond its original service area in the south-eastern section of Philadelphia to provide care to people across the city and its surrounding areas.

Minimum Requirements:
Currently licensed as a professional nurse in the Commonwealth of PA.
BLS/CPR as a healthcare provider as per the American Heart Association.
BSN in Nursing is required; Master's degree in Nursing required. A minimum of 5+ years of progressive nursing experience required with demonstrated leadership and management skills.

Additional Information:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.


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