Director of Nursing - Behavioral Healthcare in Wesley Chapel, FL at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 11/13/2020

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Come join our team as the Director of Nursing, at North Tampa Behavioral Health!  If you are passionate and dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those in need through compassionate therapeutic practices, this position is right for you!

North Tampa Behavioral Health is the leading treatment program for individuals suffering with mental health & substance abuse issues.  Our expert staff restore hope and provide lasting recovery to adults in the greater Tampa area, through holistic care and comprehensive inpatient & outpatient programs, including a separate inpatient program for senior adults.  Our inpatient program also features specialized tracks for co-occurring disorders and chemical dependency.  North Tampa Behavioral Health is conveniently located less the 20 miles from downtown Tampa, Florida, in beautiful Wesley Chapel, right off I-75 on SR-56.  Our employees describe working at North Tampa Behavioral Health as “being part of a family”, “ability to make a real difference in a person’s life”, “warm and welcoming”, “providing service to those in need”.  Our employees feel they make a difference in each patient they treat.  Learn more at

We currently have an opening for a Full time, Director of Nursing, to join our team of caring professionals.

Purpose of position:  Direct, plan, coordinate, monitor and supervise the effective and efficient use of the operations of nursing and the delivery of behavioral health/nursing services with a positive, empathetic, and professional attitude toward customers.  Recognize that patient safety is a top priority.  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.  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 health-related 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 service.  Actively participate in strategic planning and budget development.  Oversee nursing services documentation to ensure it meets all standards. 

At North Tampa Behavioral Health, we offer competitive compensation, benefits and regular opportunities for development and advancement.

Job Requirements:  

Education: 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.

Experience:  Five (5) or more years’ experience in nursing practice required.  Three (3) or more years progressive managerial experience required.  Three (3)or more years’ psychiatric/behavioral health experience preferred.

Licensures/Certification:  Florida Registered Nurse (RN) licensure, current CPR certification and Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certification (will provide training for CPI).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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