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Director of Nursing

Company: Highland Hospital
Location: Charleston
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Director of Nursing - Highland Hospital - Charleston, West VirginiaJob Summary:$7,500 Sign on Bonus!At Highland Hospital, our mission is to improve the lives we touch. For 60 years, Highland Hospital has served the Charleston, WV community by providing quality mental health care through an educated staff and a safe environment. We currently provide specialized treatment programs for children, adolescents, and adults.We are seeking a Director of Nursing to help us with our mission to serve others. Our facility can provide an opportunity for you to improve lives and continue your professional development.The Director of Nursing is responsible and accountable for providing professional nursing care to patients. Directs, plans, coordinates, monitors and supervises the effective and efficient use of the operations of nursing and the safe delivery of behavioral health/nursing services with a positive, empathetic, and professional attitude. Ensures the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies, programs, and services consistent with the facility's strategic goals and objectives.Job Duties:* Sets the vision for nursing practice in the delivery of safe, timely, efficient, equitable and patient centered care. Manages the daily operations of nursing services.* Develops, maintains and implements nursing services, policies and procedures that conform to current standards of nursing practice and accrediting agencies, facility philosophy and operational policies while maintaining compliance with state, federal and local governmental agencies laws and regulations.* Develops and interprets operational indicators to detect census and acuity changes and increases or decreases in volume that could impact staffing levels, revenues or expenses. Acts to correct undesirable trends. Allocates nursing resources based on measurement of patient acuity/care needed.* Leads a team of highly qualified and engaged department members thru hiring, orienting, performance assessment and management, motivating, training, scheduling, and coaching to meet department and facility goals. Ensures adequate staffing.* Makes nursing diagnosis of the medical and emotional status of patients and recommends treatment options. Consults with psychiatrists and other behavioral health staff in designing appropriate treatment plans for patients. Provides overall supervision of patient assessments and care plans. Coordinates nursing services with all other departments.* Participates in daily or weekly management team meetings to discuss patient's status, identify indicators for reassessment of patient's condition, reaction/responsiveness and involvement of other disciplines. Discusses census changes, patient or staff complaints or concerns.* Establishes, implements and monitors the infection control program and safety. Prepares or reviews infection control surveillance reports to identify trends and to develop effective actions to control and prevent infections.* Collaborates with interdisciplinary treatment teams, other departments and administration to ensure that all patient's physical, biopsychosocial, age, developmental and cultural needs are met.* Develops and implements health care related training that assures the best possible delivery of health-related supports and services.* Assists the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in the preparation and administration of the organization's budget. Manages budget and operates within approved budget while providing excellent quality of care. Actively participate in strategic planning and budget development.* Maintains adequate and appropriate inventory of supplies and equipment for the provision of patient services.* Oversees the maintenance of patient clinical records, statistics, reports and records for purposes of evaluation and reporting of organization activities.* Stays informed about changes in the field of nursing and behavioral health care and uses information to stay compliant and improve performance.* Assists CEO in preparing staff for inspection survey. Participates in the preparation and implementation of the Plan of Correction response to an inspection survey.* Monitors unit/floor functioning by making frequent rounds. Intervenes in crisis situations and investigates incidents. Analyzes, reviews and completes follow up on incident reports related to nursing/patient safety issues in conjunction with Risk Management.* Assists with direct care as needed.Why Highland Hospital?Highland Hospital offers a comprehensive benefit plan and a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Qualified candidates should apply by submitting a resume. Highland Hospital is an EOE.Veterans and military spouses are highly encouraged to apply. Summit BHC is dedicated to serving Veterans with specialized programming at our treatment centers across the country. We recognize and value the unique strengths of the military community in supporting our mission to serve those who have served.Job Type: Full-time

Keywords: Highland Hospital, Charleston , Director of Nursing, Executive , Charleston, West Virginia

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