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Psychiatric Nurse Manager

Freedom Behavioral Hospital of Minden
Minden, LA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Salary: 85,000- 100,000 depending on experience

Freedom Behavioral of Minden has an immediate opening for a Nurse Manager to lead our nursing team in our psychiatric DPU!   

Freedom Behavioral of Minden offers medical/dental/vision and supplemental insurance to full-time employees. We also have vacation and sick days as well as a matching 401K!  If you have the heart for caring for individuals suffering from a broad range of mental illnesses , this is the place to be! This leadership role is certainly rewarding, especially when you know you have contributed to the improvement in the quality of life of those we serve. If fulfilling your career potential in an environment where you know you have made a difference in the lives of others sounds appealing, this is the job for you!

The Nurse Manager is responsible for upholding the standards of care established by regulatory and accrediting bodies. The Nurse Manager provides oversight and direction to all direct care nursing staff. The Nurse Manager 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. 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 Nurse Manager is charged with ensuring survey readiness through regulatory compliance and quality standards of care. The Nurse Manager 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.


This position requires an RN license in good standing with the State of Louisiana. In addition, to be considered for this role, applicant must have:

Minimum nursing education:  Bachelors Associate Degree in Nursing with five years of nursing experience and three years providing nursing care to the mentally ill; or

 the nurse shall have at least five years of nursing experience, three years of which were providing nursing care to the mentally ill or receiving regular, documented supervision/consultation from a Master's prepared psychiatric nurse. 

Freedom Behavioral is actively responding to the COVID crisis through temperature checks, PPE, masks required at all times, social distancing of staff and patients, and screening protocols.  We offer remote interviewing for candidates.  We care about the safety of our patients and staff!

Freedom provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Freedom Behavioral Hospital of Minden


Minden, LA
71055 USA



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