Director of Nursing in Wilmington, NC at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 7/6/2018

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Director of Nursing


Founded in 1984 by a small group of people whose lives had been touched by the disease of addiction, Wilmington Treatment Center is now one of the nation’s premier providers of life-changing treatment for adults who have been struggling with substance abuse, chemical dependency, and certain co-occurring mental health disorders.

Position Summary:

Serving as a key member of the senior management team, the DON is responsible for the administration and operations of the Nursing Department including nursing functions within the facility.

  • Ensures regulatory compliance with regard to patient care/safety
  • Responsible for safety and infection control programs for the facility
  • Utilizes sound patient care and recognized nursing standards of practice in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and models of nursing care
  • Provides leadership with consideration of the organization as a whole promoting an atmosphere of respect and encouragement for professional growth for all nursing staff members
  • Collaborate with other team leaders on all matters relevant to the delivery of quality patient care services 
  • Continually assesses the utilization of the collaborative process among the nursing staff at all levels and other disciplines/departments to ensure organized, comprehensive, efficient, and effective patient care within established company parameters and guidelines 
  • Is involved in the strategic and financial planning process to insure successful completion of the Hospital’s Mission, Vision, Values

Job Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program. Masters Degree in Nursing.
  • Current NC licensure (or compact state licensure with expectation of transferring license to NM within 90 days) and registration as a registered nurse
  • Supervision experience required
  • Behavioral Health experience required
  • American Nursing Association Psychiatric Mental Health Certificate preferred
  • Knowledge of general and psychiatric nursing principles, working concepts and theory, leadership skills, age specific growth and development, limit setting, crisis and behavior management
  • CPR certified


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