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TITLE: Nursing Director Behavioral Health
LOCATION:  Shreveport, Louisiana
Would you be interested in living in an area with a historic downtown district and small town living within 30 minutes Shreveport that is known as the friendliest city in the south
The area offers something for everyone.Great opportunity to have a career where you can have work/life balance.
The medical center is a progressive healthcare organization that provides healthcare services to more than 70K people throughout the region.
The Nursing Director of Behavioral Health is responsible for upholding the standards of care established by regulatory and accrediting bodies.
This person provides oversight and direction to all direct care nursing staff.
The Nursing Director ensures that the unit is staffed safely and according to protocol; providing assistance as needed to the nursing staff with regard to decision making, clinical judgement issues, medical staff communication, as well as providing direct patient care when indicated.
Assumes nursing administrator on call duties when indicated.
Provides direct oversight to the nursing staff.
Participates in the QAPI process with monitoring, tracking and analyzing nursing data.
Ensures the development of the nursing schedule in a timely manner.
Coordinates the performance of nursing care to patients within the scope of practice and in compliance with policies, procedures, and standards.
Collaborates with Human Resources on hiring and termination of employees in the nursing department.
Completes performance evaluations for nursing staff as scheduled.
Actively works with Intake and the Service Development Department to facilitate admissions into the facility in a timely manner.
Maintains knowledge of admission criteria and accurately documents admission criteria for new admissions.
Functions as a member of the Utilization and Treatment Team to participate in the communication of identified patient goals, interventions, and assessment.
The Director acts as a resource for all administrative, nursing, and direct care staff in formulation of policies, procedures, forms, and process that directly affect the nursing department and patient care.
The Director is charged with ensuring survey readiness through regulatory compliance and quality standards of care.
Collaborates on facilities’ projects and program development to oversee the safe accurate, development, and implementation of patient care. Participates as a member of the leadership team within the facility.
Bachelors Degree in Nursing.
RN License through the Louisiana state board of nursing.
3-years management/supervisor experience in mental health nursing.
Registered Nurse for at least 5 years with a minimum of 3 years of clinical psychiatric/mental health nursing care past working experience minimum.
Position reports to to the CNO.
The position has 20-25 RNs, LPNs and MHTs reporting
The position will offer a range between $70K-$85K depending on experience and a full benefit package.