Director of Nursing (DON) - Sierra Tucson in Tucson, AZ at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 7/9/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Tucson, AZ
  • Job Type:
  • Date Posted:
    7/9/2022

Job Description

Overview

Acadia Healthcare is a leading provider of behavioral healthcare services across the United States. Acadia operates a growing network of 230 plus behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 10,200 beds in 40 states and Puerto Rico. With more than 20,000 employees serving approximately 70,000 patients daily, Acadia is the largest stand-alone behavioral health company in the U.S.

Director of Nursing (DON)

Are you prepared for the impact you can make as a Nurse leader at an internationally known behavioral healthcare facility? As our Director of Nursing at Sierra Tucson our 178-bed inpatient mental health facility is accredited by the Joint Commission and dual licensed as both an Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit and Residential Treatment Center. We are internationally known and respected as a leader in the treatment of addictions, behavioral disorders, and chronic pain. The Sierra Tucson campus is set on 160 serene acres north of Tucson, Arizona. With stunning views of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains and the beautiful high desert.

Our supportive work environment is focused on sharing knowledge and expertise to help you get acclimated to your new role. Along with detailed training and continual support, our company will give you the autonomy you need to achieve your career goals. You already are passionate and caring about the patients.  We will provide the same passion and attitude towards you.

We are looking to hire a Director of Nursing; this is a full-time, salaried position and is part of the dynamic leadership team at Sierra Tucson. The DON directs, plans, coordinates, monitors, and supervises nursing and the delivery of behavioral health/nursing services. We are looking for someone that provides a positive, empathetic, and professional attitude toward customers and the nursing staff.  At Sierra Tucson we recognize that patient safety is a top priority.  Our patients are the priority at our hospital.

To learn more please visit: https://www.sierratucson.com/

Responsibilities

Sierra Tucson provides a comprehensive package of benefits for our Nurse Leaders. Current benefits include:

  • Competitive salary and bonus eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Acadia Healthcare 401(k) plan
  • General Paid Time off to include: Vacation, Sick, Personal Days, and Extended Sick Leave
  • Excellent training program
  • Professional growth opportunity that is second to none in the industry. Join a team with defined career paths and a national family of hospitals and facilities

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Sets the vision for nursing practice in the delivery of safe, timely, efficient, equitable and patient centered care.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary treatment teams, other departments and administration to ensure that all residents’ physical, biopsychosocial, age, developmental and cultural needs are met and when they are not met, acknowledges and works to resolve customer complaints.
  • Direct, supervise and evaluate work activities of all nursing personnel.
  • Provide clinical leadership, strategic and long-term goals for the nursing staff.
  • Anticipates and effectively manage changes in census and acuity and allocates nursing resources based on measurement of patient acuity/care needed.
  • Role model expectations related to customer service and demonstrated sense of urgency related to the importance of patient safety
  • Determine, assign, and assess performance objectives for nursing department.
  • Organize, coordinate, develop and review policies, procedures and nursing protocols within the facility to meet all regulatory, compliance and quality care standards.
  • Responsible for the quality of care, operational and financial efficiency of the nursing department.
  • Lead and develop the nursing staff within the facility, providing performance goals, feedback and development opportunities.
  • Set and carry out policies, goals and procedures for their function or department.
  • Evaluate the quality of care, staff's work and the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the function or department.
  • Develop and oversee function or departmental budget and reporting.
  • Provide staff management to include hiring, development, training, performance management and communication to ensure effective and efficient department operation.
  • Provide direct care as needed. Direct and conduct recruitment, hiring and training of personnel.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited school of nursing required. Master’s degree in psychiatric or mental health nursing preferred.
  • Five or more years’ nursing experience.
  • Three or more years progressive managerial experience required.
  • Three or more years behavioral health experience preferred.
  • LICENSES/DESIGNATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Current GA RN license.
  • CPR and de-escalation/restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).
  • First aid may be required based on state or facility.