Director of Nursing (RN) in Riverdale, GA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 10/2/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Director of Nursing for Riverwoods is instrumental in creating an empowering and professional environment. The Director of Nursing is a visionary for the department and how the department integrates into the entire organization. Our Director of Nursing leads and engages employees to provide optimal patient care and achieve the goals of the organization.

BENEFITS

Riverwoods provides a comprehensive package of benefits for our employees. Current benefits include:

  • Competitive salary and bonus eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Acadia Healthcare 401(k) plan
  • 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

DIRECTOR OF NURSING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

  • 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 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.
  • Assist with direct care as needed

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’ experience in nursing practice required.
  • Three or more years of progressive managerial experience required.
  • Three or more years of’ psychiatric/behavioral health experience preferred.

LICENSES/DESIGNATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license within the state where facility is providing service.
  • 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.


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)