Director of Behavioral Health Nursing

Job Ref: 18429
Category: Professional & Management
Emerson Hospital, 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, MA 01742

Department: North 5 (Psych)
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day shift
Hours: 8am-4:30p

Job Summary

Reporting to the Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, assumes 24-hour responsibility for management of their unit(s) and allocation of resources. Management includes provision of appropriate staffing and skill mix, and sufficient equipment and supplies to meet the nursing care needs of the patient population. Directs the quality and continuity of patient care on their unit(s) in order to provide comprehensive care appropriate to the type and age of the population served. Responsible to the patient and the family or significant others, medical staff and hospital administration for the quality and cost effectiveness of patient care delivered.

Minimum Qualifications

·         Education

o   Bachelor’s degree in nursing required.

o   Masters degree in nursing or related field such as public health, healthcare administration, or business preferred.

·         Experience

o   Minimum of five years experience in a leadership position required.

·         Licensure and/or Certification

o   Currently licensed to practice professional nursing in Massachusetts.

o   BLS healthcare provider required.

o   Certification in clinical specialty preferred.

·         Skills

o   Demonstrated leadership ability, financial management, and strong interpersonal and communication ills. o Excellent customer service skills.

o   Must be able to read, write, and communicate in English.

o   Computer skills required (including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

o   Ability to maintain confidential information.