Head Nurse - Psychiatric Unit Salary in the United States

How much does a Head Nurse - Psychiatric Unit make in the United States? The average Head Nurse - Psychiatric Unit salary in the United States is $98,784 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $84,198 and $113,912. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Head Nurse - Psychiatric Unit directs nursing service activities for assigned patients in the psychiatric unit. Delegates responsibilities to auxiliary and psychiatric staff nurses; supervises preparation and maintenance of psychiatric patient clinical records, and writes reports on psychiatric staff performance and services rendered. Being a Head Nurse - Psychiatric Unit maintains pre-set inventory standards for solutions, supplies, medicines and equipment, and keeps track of narcotics. Must be graduate of an accredited nursing program with current state licensure. Additionally, Head Nurse - Psychiatric Unit typically reports to top management. The Head Nurse - Psychiatric Unit manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. To be a Head Nurse - Psychiatric Unit typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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