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Director of Nursing RN

Company: Valley Behavioral Health
Location: Barling
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

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 organization.BENEFITS

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage
  • 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 required.
    • 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 acuity/care needed.
    • Role models expectations related to customer service and demonstrates a sense of urgency related to the importance of patient safety.
    • 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 needed.
    • 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 procedures.
    • 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 development.
    • Oversee nursing services documentation to ensure it meets all standards.
    • Assist with direct care as needed.EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
      • 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 preferred.
      • Five or more years' experience in nursing practice required.
      • Three or more years' progressive managerial experience required.
      • Three or more years' psychiatric/behavioral health experience preferred.LICENSES/DESIGNATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:
        • 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)

Keywords: Valley Behavioral Health, Fort Smith , Director of Nursing RN, Executive , Barling, Arkansas

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