Director of Nursing
Cumberland Hall of Hopkinsville - Hopkinsville, KY

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Job Location: Hopkinsville, KY

Cumberland Hall has provided comprehensive mental health services to adolescents and adults for more than 20 years. Since our establishment in 1987, we have been a trusted and respected member of the Hopkinsville, Kentucky, community. Cumberland Hall is located near Fort Campbell Military Base and is 60 minutes north of Nashville, Tennessee, Cumberland Hall currently serves children, adolescents and adults with behavioral and substance abuse issues. Cumberland Hall is a 97-bed facility. Cumberland Hall Hospital is part of the UHS organization and as a result, offers stability, tremendous support and career development opportunities to the selected candidate.

This position serves on the leadership team as a team member in collaboration with other department directors. Participates and attends leadership team functions without prompting. Will direct and be responsible for departments that are assigned and utilize other team members to assist in managing processes and /or staff as appropriate. It is expected that persons holding leadership positions provide an image both within the hospital and in the community that demonstrates professionalism and behavior. A clear understanding of hospital initiatives, vision and mission are supported when presenting to staff to whom the leader supervises. Manages budgets and makes necessary adjustments during periods of census fluctuations. Acts as a conduit between senior team, leadership team and supervisors.

• Understands and reports allegations without delay according to policy.
• Represents ethical practices of hospital
• Ensures documentation is timely as measured by HIM record reviews.
• Maintains 24 hour/ 7 days week availability.
• Maintains and promotes high standards of professional psychiatric nursing in accordance with policy.
• Takes initiative to revise policies in a proactive manner.
• Provides clinical supervision to the Nurse Managers.
• Hold staff accountable.
• Responsible for Infection Control, record management and employee growth and development.
• Determines the number and qualifications of staff needed to provide services.
• Ensures staff are trained per educational expectations.
• Participates in recruitment activities a minimum of once per year.
• Recruits, screens and hires appropriate staff in conjunction of Human Resources.
• Provides documented employee supervision, evaluates, reviews and/or approves employee performance appraisals in a timely fashion.
• Manages FTE's adjusted for the census
• Monitors staff attendance including paid annual time off and sick leave
• Conducts and reviews grievances and terminations in conjunction with Human Resources.
• Ensures all training and education requirements are met within departments of responsibility.
• Prepares reports for leadership team and senior team in a timely manner
• Ensures patient programming occurs without delay
• Ensures documentation is timely as measured by HIM record reviews.
• Ensures a safe work environment.
• Continually survey ready for department/facility with regulatory agencies, i.e. Joint Commission, OIG, DCBS, and CMS.
• Communicates to team in a positive/supportive manner.
• Schedules staff appropriately to provide department services.
• Strategic planning for department/facility.

Experience: Minimum of two years experience in nursing administration or supervision, plus experience in psychiatric nursing.

Education: Masters degree in psychiatry or mental health nursing, or its equivalent from a school of nursing accredited by the National League for Nursing, or a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in nursing.

Licenses/Certificates : License in the state of Kentucky as a registered nurse with no restrictions attached to license.