Director of Nursing in Indianapolis, IN at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 8/1/2018

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Job Description

Reports to:  CEO

Position Summary:

 The Director of Nursing/Infection Control provides leadership and oversight for all nursing functions within the facility.  The employee in this position designs and monitors quality systems for nursing care, coordinates care with other disciplines, and ensures compliance with all applicable Federal, State, professional and accreditation standards.  The Infection Control maintains infection control data and trending.  This information is reported to the Performance Improvement Committee monthly.  In addition, this role develops monitors and improves other nursing and programmatic processes as directed by the CEO.

 Works as a salaried employee in accordance with established policies as outlined in the employee handbook.  The employee in this position is expected to give four weeks notice prior to voluntary resignation.  A probationary period of 90 days is required.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Licensed Practical Nurse with five (5) years experience.
  • Must posses a current Indiana Nursing license.
  • Must have experience with psychiatric nursing systems and processes.
  • Must have direct supervisory experience.
  • Working knowledge of JCAHO and other accreditative standards/regulatory requirements.
  • Experience with data collecting and trending.
  • Experience working with troubled children and adolescents with sexually maladaptive behaviors.
  • Experience working in a residential treatment facility.
  • Knowledgeable about childhood development.
  • If LPN, then must participate in regular supervision meetings with an Rn or MSN as required by nursing standards.
  • Minimum 21 years of age.

 Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principals, theories, and practices of nursing.
  • Knowledge of principals, theories, and practices of mental health.
  • Knowledge of agency objectives, structure, and mission.
  • Ability to direct the operation of the nursing program.
  • Ability to develop and/or implement new policies/procedures/standards and or rules/regulations.
  • Ability to supervise others by assigning/directing work; conducting employee evaluations, staff training and development, taking appropriate disciplinary actions.
  • Ability to deal with residents/staff in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism.
  • Ability to follow and apply treatment plans and developed by a licensed professional.
  • Ability to assess physical and mental needs.
  • Ability to identify developmental needs of others and coach, mentor and help improve their knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Ability to review and/or edit documents for accuracy and completeness.
  • Knowledge of various medications used in conjunction with the mentally handicapped
  • Knowledge of infection control practices
  • Knowledgeable of nutrition and diets
  • Effective oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to adhere to safety policies and procedures.
  • Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information.

 Physical, mental, special demands and working conditions:

  • May be required to lift/restrain residents.
  • May have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases
  • May have some risk of injury from assaultive/abusive residents.
  • May be exposed to disagreeable conditions.
  • Ability to work assigned hours per week.
  • Ability to walk, sit, stand, for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to run, squat, and kneel.

Machines, tools, equipment:

  • Telephone, switchboard paging system, walkie-talkie.
  • Copy machines, fax machines.
  • Durable Medical equipment.


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