Director of Nursing

Location: Kearney, NJ

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

Our client is a broad-based healthcare provider.  In addition to running its own clinics our client provides hospital based programs including inpatient psychiatric services, ED evaluations, psychiatric crisis center intervention, medical/surgical floor consults, school-based programs, partial hospitalization programs, residential treatment services and healthcare services for correctional facilities.

Already more than 1,000 employees strong our client offers opportunities for those seeking a rewarding, exciting and challenging career.  Our client offers its employees a diverse array of opportunities to select from as they develop their career path in medical and behavioral health services.

Director of Nursing

POSITION SUMMARY:

Administers and leads the nursing program of the medical unit to maintain standards of patient care.  Advises medical staff, department heads and administrators in matters related to nursing services.  Is responsible for the leadership of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and assigned unlicensed professional staff.

POSITION REQUIRMENTS: 

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Must hold a current and valid Registered Nurses’ license.  Minimum of 8-years experience in the nursing field.   

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: 

  • Creates and implements polices, policies & practices relevant to the nursing staff’s provision of healthcare in the institution’s medical unit
  • Sets goals, establishes priorities, manages resources, develops concepts and approaches, reviews the progress and results of projects and makes management decisions as they pertain to nursing staff 
  • Ensures that the medical unit is in compliance with applicable federal, state and local rules and regulations.  Also ensures that the medical unit is in full compliance with the standards, policies and practices of the institution as well as our client.
  • Assists Senior Management and the Health Care Administrator in establishing the direction, goals and policies of the medical unit. 
  • Supervises subordinate personnel.  This includes:  interviewing, hiring, orienting, training scheduling, determining work, delegating assignment, monitoring and evaluating performance, coaching and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions
  • Recommends, advocates and/or implements new or revised policies, procedures or practices as they relate to the nursing staff’s role in the medical unit
  • Provides consultation, makes recommendations, gives appropriate advice and makes management decisions
  • Conducts or assists in regular staff meetings and provides regular input to the staff   
  • Acts as a resource to members of the nursing staff by effectively providing information and determining the most efficient way to meet the needs of management, staff and patients.      
  • Delivers trainings, presentation and instruction to staff, patients, management, institutional personnel or the general  public
  • All other duties as assigned 
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