Our client is a large, highly-regarded, teaching hospital system in Dallas, TX. Founded in the late 1800’s, our client is now one of the largest public hospital systems in the country. The hospital sees more than 1 million patients annually. A few of their services include the following: The Second Largest Civilian Burn Center in the U.S., a Level I Trauma Center and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. 20 community-based clinics, including primary care and women's clinics, 12 school-based clinics and numerous outreach and education programs are housed under the systems umbrella.
We are conducting a national search for a passionate, dynamic Director of Nursing to manage the day-to-day operations and drive strategic initiatives related to our client’s Behavioral Health Service line. Primary Responsibilities and Preferred Qualifications are as follows:
- Management of day-to-day functions related to the Behavioral Health Services Division
- Responsible for effective fiscal management of Behavioral Health Services Division
- Manages staffing, mentoring and all functions related to maintaining internal talent
- Responsible for implementing quality management practices in support of patient centered/patient valued services
- Serves as clinical and managerial resource for physicians, faculty, staff, patients/families, administration, other departments and employees.
- Develops, implements and monitors annual goals and objectives for the division that utilize complete and current statistics and data, integrating department projections and experience to ensure that planning supports the organization's mission and customer service objectives.
- Maintains an information database, tracking and trending patient volume/flow, billings, practice outcomes and other data for analysis and incorporation into strategic plan.
- Maintains collaborative work team to ensure positive working relationships with physicians, nurses, ancillary staff, and other departments/units as well as outside agencies.
- Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines such as the Nursing Practice Act Standards, CMS, Texas Administrative Code, and The Joint Commission that impact Behavioral Health. Develops effective internal controls that promote adherence to applicable state/federal laws, and the program requirements of accreditation agencies and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as necessary to ensure proper understanding.
- Responsible for the condition and safety of departmental facilities as measured by cleanliness, proper equipment functioning, and overall environmental safety.
- Participates in hospital wide and interdisciplinary committees to ensure coordination of division functions.
- Identifies and analyzes the design of jobs, work processes, work flows, etc. for the area and implements appropriate improvement.
Master's degree in Nursing with Concentration in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing OR Master's in Nursing and post-master's certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing OR a Master's degree in Nursing and combined experience and education in care of the mentally ill
· Must have eight years of progressively responsible nursing experience to include three years of supervisory experience.
· Must have experience HOSPITAL SYSTEM experience, Academic Health System preferred
· Prefer three years of experience working in an urban healthcare system.
·Must have current, valid RN license or temporary RN license from the Texas Board of Nursing; or, valid Compact RN license.
· Must have Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) course certification for IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction within 30 days of placement in role.
· Must have Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) course certification for IS-100.HCB: Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100) for Healthcare/Hospitals within 30 days of placement in role.
· Must have Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) course certification for IS-200.HCA: Applying ICS to Healthcare Organizations (ICS 200) within 30 days of placement in role.
Skills or Special Abilities:
· Provides care to assigned patient population in accordance with the current State of Texas Nurse Practice Act, established protocols, multidisciplinary plan of care, and clinical area specific standards.
· Must have effective verbal and written communication skills in working with a diverse population of physicians, nurses, and support staff.
· Must demonstrate knowledge and skill in resource management including budget and personnel practices.
· Must have effective leadership skills and be capable of motivating, recruiting and educating staff through department adaptations.
· Must demonstrate knowledge of policies, structure, procedures and mission.
· Must demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors.