Director-Nursing Acute in North Kansas City, MO at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 8/4/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

• 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 healthrelated 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
• Actively participate in strategic planning and budget development.
• Oversee nursing services documentation to ensure it meets all standards.
• Assist with direct care as needed.
• Perform other functions and tasks as assigned.
• 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.
• Current RN license within the state where facility is providing service.
• CPR and de-escalation/restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by
• First aid may be required based on state or facility