Director of Nursing RN
Company: Valley Behavioral Health
Posted on: January 12, 2022
The Director of Nursing for Valley Behavioral Health is
instrumental in creating an empowering and professional
environment. The Director of Nursing is a visionary for the
department and how the department integrates into the entire
organization. Our Director of Nursing leads and engages employees
to provide optimal patient care and achieve the goals of the
- Medical, dental and vision insurance
- Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
- Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
- Prescription drug coverage
- Acadia Healthcare 401(k) plan
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Competitive salary and bonus eligibility
- Continuing education reimbursementESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Sets the vision for nursing practice in the delivery of safe,
timely, efficient, equitable and patient centered care.
- Manage the daily operations of nursing services.
- Collaborate with interdisciplinary treatment teams, other
departments and administration to ensure that all patients'
physical, biopsychosocial, age, developmental and cultural needs
are met and when they are not met, acknowledges and works to
resolve customer complaints.
- Ensure nursing services are provided in compliance with the
laws and regulations of federal, state and local governmental
agencies. Standards are met for accrediting agencies.
- Serve as a member of the leadership team and on committees as
- Integrate nursing functions with clinical and programs,
ensuring efficient and effective operations.
- Provide leadership to assure compliance with local, state, and
federal regulations, as well as nursing practice standards.
Recognizes that patient safety is a top priority.
- Anticipates and effectively manage changes in census and acuity
and allocates nursing resources based on measurement of patient
- Role models expectations related to customer service and
demonstrates a sense of urgency related to the importance of
- Evaluate service needs and staffing requirements to ensure
needs of patients are met
- Provide effective and efficient budget management that ensures
the best utilization of resources.
- Provide staff management to include hiring, development,
training, performance management and communication to ensure
effective and efficient department operation.
- Develop and implement health care related training that assures
the best possible delivery of health-related supports and services.
Review training at least annually and makes modifications as
- Develop and maintain documentation systems for continuity of
care and record storage that assures compliance with local, state
and federal regulations, as well as facility policies and
- Monitor unit/floor functioning by making frequent rounds.
- Intervene in crisis situations and investigate incidents.
- Develop and implement tools to measure, assess and improve
quality of nursing care, treatment and service.
- Actively participate in strategic planning and budget
- Oversee nursing services documentation to ensure it meets all
- Assist with direct care as needed.EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited school
of nursing required. (Note: May be considered if candidate has
enrolled in a program to obtain the advanced degree within 18
months of hire and meets the other requirement.)
- Master's degree in psychiatric or mental health nursing
- Five or more years' experience in nursing practice
- Three or more years' progressive managerial experience
- Three or more years' psychiatric/behavioral health experience
- Current RN license within the state where facility is providing
service.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals
with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other
manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they
have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the
pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have
access to the compensation information of other employees or
applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot
disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals
who do not otherwise have access to compensation information,
unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or
charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding,
hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the
employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to
furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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