State of Oregon Mental Health Supervising Registered Nurse (Butterfly 2) in Salem, Oregon

Mental Health Supervising Registered Nurse (Butterfly 2)



Mental Health Supervising Registered Nurse (Butterfly 2)


$69,936.00 - $98,064.00 Annually


Salem, OR

Job Type



Oregon Health Authority-Oregon State Hospital

Job Number



12/17/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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The Oregon State Hospital, a division of the Oregon Health Authority has a fantastic opportunity for a MENTAL HEALTH SUPERVISING REGISTERED NURSE to join an excellent team working to help people recover from their illness and return to their lives in the community.

What you will do!

You'll direct and provide nursing care and treatments in accordance with established standards of nursing practice, unit, program and hospital policies and procedures during your shift. You'll be responsible for directing, supervising, monitoring and evaluating the performance of staff working on your shift. You'll work in collaboration with unit and program management to establish and operationalize policies, procedures and protocols to guide patient care/treatment and maintain compliance with state and federal law as well applicable regulatory and accrediting agency standards.

What's in it for you?

Collaboration in a modern psychiatric hospital with a team of bright individuals to work with and learn from. We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year.

This position is management service and is not represented by a union.

The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity.

Duties & Responsibilities

The primary duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:


  • Directs, supervises, monitors and evaluates nursing personnel performance on his/her shift

  • Ensures adherence to established nursing standards of practice, as well as unit, program and hospital policies and procedures. Counsels staff regarding work performance issues as needed

  • Serves as a role model for nursing staff.Works to establish and maintain an environment conducive to clinical excellence, creative thought and innovation.Conducts self in a professional manner, performing duties in an organized, timely manner

  • Supports and appropriately utilizes established organizational structures and lines of communication

  • Identifies and evaluates nursing-related problems/issues, explores options and takes action toward resolution as appropriate. Monitors unit environment for safety, security and cleanliness and takes action as needed to address problems


  • Provides or delegates and supervises aspects of nursing care to nursing personnel in accordance with their licensure/certification, scope of practice and position description, hospital, program and/or unit policies and procedures

  • Identifies and assesses changes and trends in patient condition, both physical and mental, and initiates appropriate action

  • Ensures that nursing documentation, including assessment and progress notes, is complete, accurate, timely and congruent with patient's treatment care plan and all applicable hospital, program and nursing service policies/ procedures

  • Ensures RN development of an individualized nursing care plan and integration with master treatment care plan

  • Participates/consults with other treatment team members in developing individualized treatment care plans


  • Facilitates and ensures orientation of nursing service personnel

  • Participates in providing education/training for staff/students

  • Identifies, coordinates and facilitates clinical training needs

  • Encourages, schedules and monitors staff participation in continuing educational activities

  • Monitors and completes annual mandatory proficiency training

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills


Two years of nursing experience including some experience equivalent to that of a Charge Nurse. Knowledge of nursing techniques and therapeutic interventions used in care and treatment of mentally, emotionally or behaviorally impaired patients; organizational skills, ability to assign, direct, and evaluate the work of others, as well as plan and provide staff training.

At the time of application, applicant must possess a valid Oregon Registered Professional Nurse's license; which will be verified with Oregon State Board of Nursing.

Additional Information

IMPORTANT NOTICE: E-mail addresses are REQUIRED, the State of Oregon requires ALL applicants have a valid e-mail address.

Oregon Health Authority will communicate with all applicants via e-mail.

If you are offered employment, the offer will be contingent upon the outcome of an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check and the information shall be shared with the Oregon Health Authority, Office of Human Resources. Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.

Candidates who are offered employment at the Oregon State Hospital must satisfactorily pass a pre-employment drug test.

If you are an eligible veteran and wish to claim veterans' preference points AND you also meet the minimum qualifications for this position, the points will be added to your score. To receive veterans' preference points you MUST attach to your electronic application the following required documentation:

A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; OR a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating you receive a non-service connected pension for the five (5) point preference.

A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; AND a copy of your veterans' disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans' Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.

For more information on veterans' preference points visit, and select veterans' preference.

Pay Equity

The Oregon Health Authority is committed to fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class (race, sex, veteran status, disability, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation) in the payment of wages or screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. We determine salary by completing a review of your application materials to evaluate your related education, experience and training for this position.

Applicants can review the Oregon State Hospital's anti-retaliation notice at

If you need assistance to participate in the application process you are encouraged to call Michael Lewis at (503) 945-2816 or the Office of Human Resources at (503) 945-2815 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday.


The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) includes most of the state's health care programs, including Public Health, Health Policy and Analytics, Health Systems Division, and Oregon State Hospital. Incorporating the state's health care programs within one agency gives the state greater purchasing and marketing power to begin tackling the issues of cost, quality, and access to care.

OHA strives to create inclusive environments that welcome and value the diversity of the people we serve. OHA fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion to create workplace environments where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, physical stature, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political affiliation and any other factor applicable by state or federal law.

Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

  • $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

  • Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

  • Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

  • Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

  • 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

  • Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

  • Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

  • Long-term and short-term disability

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.