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Director of Nursing

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Forrest City, AR
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
We has an immediate opening for a Director of Nursing in Forrest City, Arkansas. This position reports to the Facility’s Chief Executive Officer
Our facility in Forrest City offers residential services to adolescents ages 12 to 17 years of age. Our mission is to obtain the best staff and utilize state of the art, evidence-based treatment protocols, resulting in the best outcomes for our patients. We are a residential certified facility certified as a PRTF, licensed by State of Arkansas, and is Joint Commission accredited. Apply today and join our leadership team.
The responsibilities of the Director of Nursing include the following:
• Plans, directs, implements, and improves quality of care within the Nursing Department and the milieu within the Facility’s units.
• Oversees the planning, budgeting, and evaluation of work and resources of the Nursing Department and providing support to the Milieu.
• Collects and analyzes statistical data and provides reports to the Chief Executive Officer and the leadership committees.
• Formulates departmental policies with input from the nursing and other departments and in accordance with the accreditation, federal and state regulatory standards.
• Schedule, lead, direct and supervise the nursing staff. Develop and maintain proper staffing patterns for nursing according to safety needs, state regulations, budgetary guidelines, and supervisory needs of the residents.
• Recruit, interview and recommend appointment of qualified and competent nursing candidates.
• Assure current competency of nursing staff according to Facility’s policies and procedures and accreditation standards.
• Identify and develop quality improvement standards for nursing to improve treatment and expeditated positive resident outcomes.
• Ensure proficiency and accuracy in completing client records as scheduled and according to hospital’s standards.
• Maintain a professional and productive work atmosphere by interacting and communicating in a manner that promotes cooperation and teamwork with co-workers.
• Help to support a safe work environment by following safety practices within the center and immediately reporting any concerns/issues to the Safety Risk Management Administrative.

Qualified candidates must have the following:
• Prefer a master’s degree in Nursing, but must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and has supervision by a master’s degree in nursing
• Two years’ experience in psychiatric clinical working environment with children and adolescents, nursing management and/or supervision experience
• Considerable knowledge of children/adolescent growth and development and an understanding of the range of treatment provided by the center and the ability to teach the same.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office especially Excel
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Displays excellent service excellence to everyone
• Knowledgeable and/or experience with Joint Commission Standards related to behavioral health standards is preferred.
• Current and active Registered Nurse License in the State of Arkansas or eligible compact license
• Current CPR Certification
• Able to receive CPI certification within the first 30 days of employment
• Work hours are generally Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and rotate on a weekly Administrator on Call schedule. May work weekends and evenings to provide continuity of nursing care, communication or assist in crisis situations. Must be able to flex schedule to meet Milieu needs.

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Forrest City, AR