The Director, Behavioral Health Units I assumes 24-hour responsibility for the management of a unit or multiple units (1-4) within the same campus. The Nurse Director (PCS) I is accountable for the management of clinical nursing practice and patient care delivery; the management of human, fiscal, and other resources; the development of personnel; compliance with regulatory and professional standards, strategic planning, and the fostering of interdisciplinary collaborative relationships within the areas of responsibility and the hospital as a whole. The Director PCS I serves as a patient advocate and for assuring that all patient needs including physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional are met.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation within areas as assigned.
Manages the overall operations of the units assigned to the individual serving in the capacity of the Nurse Director I, and in accordance with hospital administered policies, standards of nursing practices, and governmental regulations, providing the highest level of care for all patients.
Promotes patient/family focused care as the highest priority and strives to meet customer expectations for quality and satisfaction.
Provides administrative and financial accountability for planning, directing, staffing, coordinating, and controlling functions, and activities, delegating authority as necessary.
Develops and aligns goals with the organizations strategic plans. Champions ideas that add value to the organization.
Manages and meets financial performance targets including revenue performance and controls spending of departmental budget. Prepares and monitors budget in accordance with the anticipated needs of organization. Uses budget and financial tools to measure performance.
Oversees efficient staffing on a daily basis.
Understands regulatory compliance issues which affect the system and department, including OSHA, DCF, JCAHO, EEOC, CDC, ACHA, etc. and ensures that department and personnel maintain compliance at all times.
Oversees all unit/area activities to ensure operations are safe, efficient and effective for both patients/families and customers.
Understands and accepts the continual nature of change associated with the healthcare environment, and the importance of remaining flexible in order to meet changing demands and assists staff to understand change.
Promptly investigates and appropriately responds to patient, visitor, and physician complaints.
Holds staff accountable for adherence to nursing and hospital policies and procedures.
Initiates and implements policies and procedures applicable to the floor/unit/department in order to ensure that standards of care and service are clearly understood and followed by all staff members.
Education, Experience, Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing required.
Master's Degree preferred.
Minimum of 3 years of Behavioral Health RN experience required.
Basic Life Support (BLS Provider) certification from the American Heart Association required.
Licensed as Registered Nurse in the State of Florida.
Specialty certification preferred.
Analytical, motivational, and strategic planning skills required.
Minimum of 2 years of leadership experience required.