The Acute Care hospital is seeking a Director of Nursing to lead an
outstanding nursing department. The DON is responsible for the
development, coordination, and implementation of all aspects of the
acute hospital nursing care delivery system. Primary responsibilities
include but are not limited to the following:
implements, and evaluates education programs designed to meet the
competency needs of nursing staff.
• Constantly monitors
and documents employee compliance with designated aspects of
infection control and work safety, in collaboration with the
Infection Control Nurse and the QI/Risk Management Director.
• Promotes quality patient care and safety consistent with the
philosophy, mission and objectives of North Star Behavioral Health.
• Develop and implement any and all facets of nursing care
including policies and procedures, conceptual framework, etc.
• Directs and participates in the development, implementation,
and communication of goals, policies, guidelines and standards for
the nursing department in compliance with all regulatory bodies
applicable laws pertaining to psychiatric treatments
Plans and delivers nursing education to both nursing personnel and
hospital staff as a whole; directs nursing performance improvement
activities and nursing competencies.
staffing trends and proactively offers staffing solutions; oversees
the staffing of units ensuring compliance with regulatory bodies.
• Manages and mentors nurse managers and all nursing staff in
patient care responsibilities and assignments
Demonstrates clinical expertise and sets a strong therapeutic tone
for patient interventions; works to reduce the occurrence of physical
restraint and seclusions.
The job requirements for this position are:
• Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of
• Must have completed a Master’s of Science
in Nursing degree
• Five (5) years clinical experience
within a psychiatric mental health facility highly preferred
• Three (3) years clinical supervisory experience in an
inpatient psychiatric setting with administrative/management
experience highly preferred
• Minimum of one (1) year
experience or special training in the treatment of children and
• Must possess knowledge of general and
Psychiatric nursing principles, working concepts and theory,
leadership skills, age specific growth and development, limit
setting, as well as crisis and behavioral management
Must be a self motivated, results-oriented individual who is
Universal Health Services - 14 months ago