RN Charge Nurse - Extended Acute Philhaven - Days

Mt Gretna, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 60384

Position Summary:

General Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager, provides additional supervision of daily operations on assigned unit. Oversees the successful delivery of quality patient care. Coordinates with the Administrative Coordinator on patient placement. Provides direct patient care at an experienced practitioner level as needed.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Coach, mentor and role model for the team
  2. Attend first and second shift report and ensure daily management huddle is being completed
  3. First and second shift contact and task assignments
  4. 3-4 patient assignment and help with tasks as needed
  5. Increase patient and task assignment as needed based on staffing
  6. Administer medications as needed
  7. Manage the referral process for the Extended Acute Unit
  8. Manages projects as assigned by unit leadership
  9. Participates on unit-based council
  10. Assist unit in transitioning towards primary nursing
  11. Other responsibilities as assigned
  12. This position will directly supervise staff


Required Skills
  • Leadership and professionalism 
  • Facilitate difficult conversations
  • Ability to be a coach, mentor and a role model
  • Help teams come to consensus
Required Experience
  1. BSN preferred
  2. Minimum of 2-3 years inpatient psychiatric nursing experience
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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Know, Respect, Include

WellSpan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected and valued, while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)