Director of Nursing
THE GEO GROUP INC - Lawton, OK

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The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) is a world leader of government outsourced services specializing in the delivery of correctional and detention management, medical and mental health rehabilitation services, family and youth services, and other diversified services to federal, state and local government agencies around the globe. GEO's success around the world has been achieved by our highly-trained work force. We employ over 18,000 professionals within our facilities, regional, international, and corporate offices.

Our highly skilled professionals manage approximately 73,000 beds at 101 correctional, detention and residential treatment facilities. With operations in the United States, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom; GEO offers a diversified array of turnkey services which include design, construction, financing, and operations. Our unique approach allows GEO to provide high-quality and cost-effective services with state-of-the-art designs, innovative programs and ground-breaking treatment approaches. Summary This position provides the overall management, delivery, and administration of the facility’s clinical nursing programs including: planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating of all clinical nursing activities, current and long range planning, health care resources, budget compliance and community linkages, and other related duties as required.

In addition, it provides professional development for the nursing and clinical staffs. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Reports to the Hospital Administrator for administrative issues. Reviews and approves policies and procedures relating to qualifications and employment of nursing staff. Revises as needed.

Formulates and interprets nursing policy and procedures. Serves as nursing representative in accreditation process. Coordinates with organizational policy and revises and corrects as needed. Devises formal communication systems and monitors effectiveness.

Represents nursing in hospital planning meetings. Establishes and implements nursing policy and procedures. Provides administrative supervision to the Medical Records, Laboratory, Performance Improvement and Pharmacy departments. Provides overall supervision and direction for nursing services in order to achieve effective and efficient care of persons served.

Ensures the continuous and timely availability of nursing services to persons served. Establishes, develops and maintains performance standards of care of persons served. Designs and evaluates delivery systems. Ensures nursing care objectives are established and met.

Responsible for ensuring quality nursing care throughout facility and initiates corrective action when needed. Serves as liaison between nursing and the medical staff. Serves as nursing representative in Administrative meetings.. Receives and responds appropriately to reports and recommendations of other committees concerned with patient care.

Chairs nursing leadership to conduct nursing service function and review, conducts monthly nursing leadership meetings. Encourages nursing personnel to participate in staff education programs. Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Requirements Associate’s or Bachelor's degree from a NLN (National League of Nurses) approved program; graduate of an accredited school of nursing required.

Must have a current, unrestricted license to practice as Registered Nurse in the state the facility is located. Maintains a current copy of license on file at the facility at all times. Four (4) years of direct work experience with two (2) years in a supervisory capacity. Must possess competence in the performance of the following services: crisis intervention, medical emergencies, physical assessment, medical nursing care, and psychiatric nursing care.

Must have the ability to work without direct, immediate supervision in performing nursing diagnosis, and be able provide appropriate follow through treatment. Excellent communication and team building. Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department. Category: Managerial

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The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) is a provider of government-outsourced services specializing in the management of correctional, detention and...