Job Application - Alcohol & Drug Council Of Tompkins Co

Job Posting OPEN

Nursing Supervisor (RN)

PCN: 1038 
Classification: Full Time; Salaried Non-Exempt; 12-month 
Department: Residential Programs
Reports to: Director of Residential Programs & Medical Director

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a Registered Nurse in New York State with a minimum of an Associate’s degree in Nursing. At least 3 years prior experience desired with a focus in Substance Use Disorders preferred. Must possess current CPR/First Aid certification. Phlebotomy certificate desired. Familiarity with crisis interventions, working with special populations, medication assisted treatment, and trauma-informed care desired. Knowledge and/or experience in a residential healthcare setting preferred. On-call assistance and weekend availability required to meet the emergent needs of the resident population. Reliable transportation required; valid NYS driver’s license preferred. 

The Nursing Supervisor is part of an inter-disciplinary team and provides direct patient care in addition to maintaining nursing standards under the general direction of the supervising physician. This position is responsible for supervising nursing staff (LPNs, RNs) and provides support in the management of client conditions. The Nursing Supervisor provides education and evaluation to nursing personnel and patient care staff in regard to clinical skills, patient care methods, and best collaboration practices. Successful candidates will have a good understanding of principles and practices of community mental health nursing, problems and concerns as they relate to substance use, principles and practices of supervision, and application of current nursing procedures and techniques.


  • Establish a compassionate environment by supporting the provision of emotional, psychological, and spiritual supports to residents, friends, and families;
  • Administer nursing care and distribution of medications to patients in the program;
  • Maintain patient confidence and protect operations by monitoring confidential information processing;
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings, as needed, to ensure consistent, accurate flow of information, agency policies and safety procedures, and provide relevant perspective and recommendations as appropriate;
  • Maintain a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information, responding to requests, and participating in team problem-solving methods;
  • Ensure that all areas are maintained appropriately for the health and safety of clients, staff, and other visitors;
  • Assure quality of care by developing and interpreting nursing philosophies and standards of care;
  • Maintain nursing guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures which enforce NYS Office of Professions and state nurse practice act requirements and/or other applicable governing agency regulations;
  • Oversee the maintenance of medical and medication records and reports by auditing patient and department records;
  • Monitor overall physical condition of clients to promote a high quality of care;
  • Participate in the training and guidance of staff in regard to department policies, procedures, and best practices to ensure all guidelines are maintained;
  • Manage benefit time approval and performance appraisals of direct reports;
  • Prepare written reports on nursing activities;
  • Lead the development, design, evaluation, update/adaptation, and implementation of the nursing education curriculum based on educational needs;
  • Measure health outcomes against standards and recommend adjustments;
  • Ensure sufficient coverage of units by RN's and/or LPN's, and follow up on work results;
  • Provide input on annual budget;
  • Assist the Medical Director in coordinating the medical services offered at the clinic;
  • Conduct phlebotomy when ordered by a physician or APP;
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and participating in professional societies;
  • Ensure operation of medical and administrative equipment by verifying emergency equipment availability, completing preventative maintenance requirements, following manufacturer's instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, requesting repairs, and evaluating new equipment and techniques;
  • Maintain nursing supplies and equipment inventory;
  • Assist with contraband checks, as necessary;
  • Other duties as assigned.

: Competitive; $85,000-90,000/year commensurate with experience;

Excellent benefits include PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, HSA, Employee Assistance Program, Pet Insurance, Identity Protection, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Short-Term Disability, 403(b) Retirement, 403(B) Employer Matching, and exciting opportunities for professional development.

Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, amnesty status, veteran status, or disability.

Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County, Inc. is a Certified Living Wage Employer, STAR LRP-approved, and Nurse Corps LRP-approved.