Director of Nursing, RN in LaPlace, LA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 10/29/2019

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Come join our team as the Director of Nursing at River Place Behavioral Health!  If you are passionate and dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those in need through compassionate therapeutic practices while working in a team environment that supports learning and growth, this position is right for you!

River Place Behavioral Health, a service of Ochsner Health Systems, is an 82 bed acute psychiatric hospital located in Laplace and serving the Greater New Orleans area. We provide state-of-the-art psychiatric care for adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other mental health concerns. 

As the Director of Nursing at River Place you will participate in the development and implementation of patients' treatment plan by: 

  • Planning, directing and coordinating nursing services.
  • Directing, supervising and evaluating work activities of all nursing personnel.
  • Providing clinical leadership, strategic and long term goals for the nursing staff.
  • Determining, assigning and assessing performance objectives for nursing department.
  • Organizing, coordinating, developing and reviewing policies, procedures and nursing protocols to meet all regulatory, compliance and quality care standards.
  • Responsible for the quality of care, operational and financial efficiency of the nursing department.
  • Leading and developing the nursing staff within the facility, providing performance goals, feedback and development opportunities.
  • Developing and overseeing the function/departmental budget and reporting.
  • Directing and conducting recruitment, hiring and training of personnel.
  • Providing direct care as needed.

One of the most rewarding aspects of working as the Director of Nursing is supporting the implementation of excellent care, comfort, and security to patients and families you treat, at their most vulnerable times. Having the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance in your career. 


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