Director of Nursing (RN) in Santa Fe, NM at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 12/5/2020

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Job Description

The Director of Nursing for Life Healing Center is an integral member of the treatment team. The DON is responsible for scheduling and staffing for all RNs, LPNs & BHAs to ensure there is necessary coverage according to census guidelines. The DON is aware of the overall patient needs on each shift and ensures that all staff is appropriately responsive to these needs. The DON actively demonstrates, teaches and models LHC’s strengths-based treatment philosophies.

BENEFITS

Life Healing Center provides a comprehensive package of benefits for our employees. Current benefits include:

  • Competitive salary structure and annual bonus potential
  • 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.
  • 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 models expectations related to customer service and demonstrate a 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.
  • Provide direct care as needed
  • Perform other functions and tasks as assigned.

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 (5) or more years’ nursing experience
  • Three (3) or more years of progressive managerial experience required.
  • Three (3) or more years of behavioral health experience preferred.

LICENSES/DESIGNATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license within the state of New Mexico
  • 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)

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