A Los Angeles based Acute Psychiatric Hospital and Community Mental Health Center Seeks a Director of Nursing
The individual must have strong leadership skills.
Excellent Nursing Skills
Compassionate Advocate for patients
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Demonstrate excellent team building and communication skills.
The Director of Nursing is responsible for the day-to-day operations of in-patient nursing services which include: planning, organizing, directing, controlling, coordinating, evaluating, and personnel/payroll of assigned staff etc.
The Director of Nursing reports directly to the Chief Nursing Officer for administration of nursing care and maintenance of standards consistent with Federal, State and local laws, JCAHO and the professional nursing organization.
The Director of Nursing has administrative responsibility for personnel, administration of nursing policies and for coordinating activities with other departments which overlap with nursing services.
Communicates the philosophy and objectives to all nursing staff members and other health care workers to ensure their implementation in the delivery of nursing service.
Communicates and interprets nursing service philosophy and objectives to administration, medical staff and other Center departments.
Determines the kind and amount of nursing care needed to meet the goals of the Center by:
a. ensuring that adequate nursing coverage is provided consistent with the acuity of the respective units;
b. establishing and implementing standards which ensure safe and therapeutically effective patient care;
c. carrying out continuous analysis and evaluation of patient care in the milieu in which it is accomplished. Identifies problems in achievement, obtains data for planning and forecasting through nursing audits and peer review; and authorizing improved methods for patient care and directs their implementation.
Arranges for joint planning of patient care between Center health personnel, Medical Staff and other disciplines.
Participates daily in the clinical functioning of the units.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION:
A Master's Degree in psychiatric nursing or community mental health nursing or related field with experience in administration; or a Baccalaureate Degree in nursing or related field with experience in psychiatric nursing and two years of experience in nursing administration; or four years of experience in nursing administration or supervision, with experience in psychiatric nursing (Title 22).
A valid or current license in Nursing in the State of California.
Previous supervisory experience in a psychiatric healthcare environment preferred.
Proficiency in HRIS/Payroll, MS Word, Excel computer software systems.
Must be organized, detail oriented, the ability to handle confidential information, and to interface effectively with all levels of management.
The ability to work additional hours/days and on special projects as needed
Internal Number: 180701
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