Greenleaf Center: Assistant Director of Nursing in Valdosta, GA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 5/30/2020

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Job Description


Our organization provides a comprehensive package of benefits for our employees. Current benefits include the following:

          • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
          • Prescription drug coverage
          • Acadia Healthcare 401(k) plan
          • Employee assistance program (EAP)
          • Basic life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) coverage

Assistant Director of Nursing: As an Assistant Director of Nursing at this premier facility, which is part of the nation’s leading behavioral healthcare network, Acadia Healthcare, you will play an essential role in our organization. You will also make a vital contribution to the health and well-being of individuals in crisis and their loved ones.

Our facility provides comprehensive care within a safe, structured, and highly supportive environment. We have earned a national reputation both for clinical excellence and an unwavering commitment to superior customer service. Your contributions in this position will ensure that we maintain the highest standards and retain our position as a recognized leader in the behavioral healthcare space.

As an Assistant Director of Nursing, you’ll work closely with staff and each person who is entrusted to our care. For these individuals, you’ll be a valued source of both medical care and compassionate support. You will also be relied on by the other members of our treatment teams for documentation, information, and insights related to the continued progress of the individuals who are healing with us.

This is a challenging, dynamic, and extremely rewarding position. You will have the opportunity to enhance your current skill set, develop new capabilities, assume greater responsibilities, and become a recognized leader in your field.

Perhaps most importantly, every day that you are with us, you will know that your efforts are directly improving the lives of individuals and families in crisis.

If you’re ready to join a high-functioning team that is providing essential service within a dynamic and challenging field, contact us today.


Assist the CNO/DON with directing, planning, coordinating, monitoring and supervising the effective and efficient use of the operations of nursing and the delivery of behavioral health/nursing services in a positive, empathetic, and professional attitude toward customers. Recognizes that patient safety is a top priority.


  • Work closely with the DON to improve the quality of patient care and services provided by the nursing team.
  • Collaborate with others to ensure that all patients’ physical, bio-psychosocial, age, developmental and cultural needs are met and when they are not met, acknowledges and works to resolve customer complaints.
  • In the absence of the DON, oversee the nursing team to ensure quality patient care, customer service and compliance with all federal, state and local rules and regulations, as well as the policies and procedures of the facility.
  • Assist DON/CNO to provide effective and efficient budget management that ensures the best utilization of resources.
  • Assist in the management of the daily operations of nursing services.
  • Evaluate service needs and staffing requirements to ensure needs of patients are met as assigned.
  • 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 as assigned.
  • Ensure nursing services are provided in compliance with the laws and regulations of federal, state and local governmental agencies.
  • Provide staff management to include hiring, development, training, performance management and communication to ensure effective and efficient department operation.
  • Identify the educational needs of staff and develop educational or training programs.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of organizational policies and procedures for the facility.
  • Help to 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.
  • Intervene in crisis situations and investigate incidents.
  • Prepare reports to inform management of the status and implementation of programs, services and quality initiatives of the unit.
  • Help oversee nursing services documentation to ensure it meets all standards.
  • Provide direct care as needed.
  • Serve on committees as required.


  • Perform other functions and tasks as assigned.


  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing required. Master’s degree in psychiatric or mental health nursing preferred.
  • Five or more years of nursing experience required.
  • Two or more years’ experience in behavioral health preferred.
  • Two or more years’ leadership or management experience preferred.


  • Current RN license as required by state.
  • 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.


We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any person based on race, color, national origin, disability, age, or gender.

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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