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Nurse Manager Behavioral Health Fowler

Black Enterprise Magazine

This is a Full-time position in Westfield, MA posted November 21, 2021.

Req#: R13300
Category(s): Nursing, Inpatient Direct Care Nurses
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: First

Baystate Noble Hospital (Baystate Noble) is a 85-bed acute care community hospital helping people in the Greater Westfield community.

We offer direct access to world-class technology, diagnostics, and specialists.

Together, we passionately work to ensure that you have access to exceptional healthcare, close to home.

Our skilled and compassionate nurses and medical support staff offer an ideal combination of high tech and high touch, complementing an outstanding team of doctors.The newly-renovated Fowler Unit provides behavioral health services such as suicide screening and assessments.


Fowler Adult Inpatient psychiatric Unit is a 20 bed unit with a Sensory Room with a Somatron Chair, Ligature resistant bedrooms and an attached Patio for fresh air breaks


The Nurse Manager is expected to adhere to system and department compliance policies and any applicable laws and regulations.

The Nurse Manager assumes accountability and responsibility for effectively executing philosophy, objectives, policies, and procedures of the service.

The Nurse Manager demonstrates BHS operating principles and behaviors.

Is a lifelong learner and exhibits continued self development toward achievement of goals.

The Nurse Manager is expected to maintain active membership in a relevant professional organization.

Responsibility is centralized within five major areas: Clinical Practice and Quality Outcomes, Human Resource Leadership, Management of the Environment, Financial Growth and Stewardship, and Strategic Planning.


1) Clinical Practice and Quality Outcomes: The Nurse Manager is accountable for ensuring excellence in the clinical practice of nursing and the delivery of patient
– and family-centered care.

Delivers on our organizational service excellence promise in all unit practices and programs, as evidenced by relevant metrics.

Provides leadership in proactively developing quality driven, cost effective improvement initiatives.

Collaborates and partners with members of interdisciplinary team to achieve outcomes in performance improvement efforts.

2) Human Resource Leadership: The Nurse Manager leads a positive work environment that facilitates the delivery of excellent patient and caregiver experiences.

Staff are highly engaged, as evidenced by relevant metrics.

Individual and collective practices reflect the core principles of Magnet.

Initiates and manages necessary change, providing support and resources to staff.

Seeks opportunities to build working alliances with other professional groups.

Creates opportunities for shared governance in order to effectively solve probems.

Fosters learning and professional growth opportunities for all staff.

Communicates and holds staff accountable to clear performance expectations.

Establishes staffing plans that respond to changing needs of the unit.

3) Management of the Patient Care Environment: The Nurse Manager is a leader who is highly visible on the patient care unit and is responsible for the effective management of patient progress and outcomes of care.

Leads collaborative efforts with other departments and disciplines to meet patient care needs.

Accountable for unit issues, including the adequacy of appropriate materials and equipment, until resolution occurs.

4) Financial Growth and Stewardship: The Nurse Manager is accountable to manage within budget as evidenced by metrics.

Stewards financial resources and promotes growth by developing business plans and budget for their unit per organizational goals and other relevant factors.

Establishes expectations with and holds accountable staff regarding the delivery of high quality, affordable care.

Responds to budget variances in a proactive, timely manner.

5) Operational Planning: The Nurse Manager, in concert with nursing and medical director, sets a progressive pace for performance improvement and.

based on assessment of internal and external influences.

creates and implements plans that have a positive impact on the delivery of patient care and a positive work environment.


  • PPE and Safety
  • Professional development and growth
  • Member of a multi-disciplinary dedicated team


  • First Shift
  • Full-time 40 hours
  • Baystate Noble, Westfield MA


  • MA RN License Required
  • BSN Required, Masters Preferred
  • CPR BLS Required
  • 5+ years RN experience in related field required, supervisor/leadership experience preferred
  • National Certification in Nurse Administration or specialty area preferred

For more information, please visit us online at: or interact with us socially at or on Twitter @BaystateCareers.

All correspondence can be directed to:

Kristine Baptiste

Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

You Belong At Baystate

At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff.

It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong.

It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.





Bachelor of Science: Nursing (Required)


Certified Registered Nurse Other, Registered Nurse State of Massachusetts

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.