Job Description

The Position

The Director of Nursing is responsible for upholding the standards of nursing care as established by the Nurse Practice Act, Psychiatric Standards of Nursing, policy and procedures and all other external governing and credentialing bodies. The Director of Nursing directs the staff and operation of the Nursing Department at all facility locations; coordinates, plans and manages nursing activities; formulates nursing program goals and objectives; manages nursing positions; evaluates staff; assists in the management of the nursing budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the department who might impact on program activities; participates in recruitment and retention programs; determines the quality of nursing care; participates in performance improvement programs; collaborates with clinical instructors for educational programs; represents the Nursing Department in professional and/or community organizations; demonstrates age specific and cultural sensitivity. All duties to be done in accordance with Joint Commission, Federal and State regulations,  the company’s mission, policies and procedures and PI Standards.

 

The Company

This hospital is a member hospital of one of the premier behavioral hospital companies in the United States. Located in Western Louisiana this hospital offers a full spectrum of specialized services and programs to patients on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. As a specialized hospital focused on the needs of adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients, they offer an opportunity to work in a fast-paced and friendly work environment within a company large enough to provide world-class resources and leadership, but still small enough for individual leaders to make a noticeable impact in the corporation.

The Successful Candidate

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program and master’s degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in managing inpatient psychiatric programs.  
  • Prior experience managing outpatient psychiatric programs strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal regulations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent management and leadership skills and practices.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and practices; ability to prioritize activities.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent decision-making skills.
  • Ability to synthesize complex and diverse information promptly.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work under stressful circumstances.
  • Demonstrated innovative skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications.

 

Compensation

The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive compensation package, including relocation assistance and opportunity for growth within a rapidly growing, innovative organization.

The Position

The Director of Nursing is responsible for upholding the standards of nursing care as established by the Nurse Practice Act, Psychiatric Standards of Nursing, policy and procedures and all other external governing and credentialing bodies. The Director of Nursing directs the staff and operation of the Nursing Department at all facility locations; coordinates, plans and manages nursing activities; formulates nursing program goals and objectives; manages nursing positions; evaluates staff; assists in the management of the nursing budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the department who might impact on program activities; participates in recruitment and retention programs; determines the quality of nursing care; participates in performance improvement programs; collaborates with clinical instructors for educational programs; represents the Nursing Department in professional and/or community organizations; demonstrates age specific and cultural sensitivity. All duties to be done in accordance with Joint Commission, Federal and State regulations,  the company’s mission, policies and procedures and PI Standards.

 

The Company

This hospital is a member hospital of one of the premier behavioral hospital companies in the United States. Located in Western Louisiana this hospital offers a full spectrum of specialized services and programs to patients on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. As a specialized hospital focused on the needs of adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients, they offer an opportunity to work in a fast-paced and friendly work environment within a company large enough to provide world-class resources and leadership, but still small enough for individual leaders to make a noticeable impact in the corporation.

The Successful Candidate

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program and master’s degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in managing inpatient psychiatric programs.  
  • Prior experience managing outpatient psychiatric programs strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal regulations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent management and leadership skills and practices.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and practices; ability to prioritize activities.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent decision-making skills.
  • Ability to synthesize complex and diverse information promptly.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work under stressful circumstances.
  • Demonstrated innovative skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications.

 

Compensation

The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive compensation package, including relocation assistance and opportunity for growth within a rapidly growing, innovative organization.

Application Instructions

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