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Director of Nursing

Location: Anchorage, AK
Date Posted: 04-11-2017
Position:        Director of Nursing    
Location:       Anchorage, Alaska
Pay Range:    $90k+, DOE, possible sign-on bonus
The Director of Nursing is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of all aspects of the RTC nursing care delivery system.  Under the direction of the RTC Administrator, the Director of Nursing will assure quality nursing care, serve actively and constructively as member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team, support the organization and program treatment philosophy; and ensure the safety and well-being of patients.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Working with the Administrator, provides leadership through assessment, planning, implementing and evaluation of direct patient care services provided in each clinical area.
  • Assures compliance with all standards and policies of the Facility.
  • Provides communication of changing clinical or reportable conditions to appropriate administrative personnel.
  • Supports and participates in Quality Improvement activities.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates education programs designed to meet the competency needs of nursing and clinical staff.
  • Ongoing monitoring and documentation of employee compliance with designated aspects of infection control and work safety, in collaboration with the Infection Control Nurse, and the QI /Risk Management Director.
  • Plans and delivers nursing education to both nursing personnel and organization as appropriate.
  • Assumes responsibility for professional development and ongoing education.
  • Serves as a clinical resource person to staff members in their daily activities.
  • Creates and maintains effective communication and integration of services among units/departments/facilities.
  • Directs and participates in the development, implementation and communication of goals, policies, guidelines and standards for the nursing department in accordance with the institutions policies and objectives, and JCAHO, HCFA and licensing standards.
  • Promotes a safe and positive working environment
  • Directs nursing performance improvement activities and nursing competencies
  • Assists HR Department with hiring and selection processes through screening, interviewing and making recommendation for hire.  Anticipates staffing trends and needs and proactively offers staffing solutions.
  • Oversees the productive and efficient staffing of units based on a thorough understanding of the correlation between patient census and FTE standards; ensures RN Manager and Scheduler work effectively together on the staffing function.
  • Provides clinical supervision and assists staff in planning patient care; ensures treatment plans are effective and successful
  • Provides feedback to staff on performance, reinforcing desired behaviors and teambuilding efforts and intervening promptly in deficiencies to reduce turnover rate and formal performance measures.
  • Instructs and guides mental health specialists, and nurses in patient care responsibilities and assignments
  • Demonstrates clinical expertise and sets a strong therapeutic tone for patient interventions; works diligently to reduce the occurrences of physical restraint and seclusion of patients.
  • Reviews safety, risk management, infection control and incident reports to identify and discuss trends with nursing staff.
  • Reviews and analyzes patient chart data for nursing improvement opportunities in the areas of programming and core delivery
  • Coordinates with Intake Dept. to ensure proper documentation exists for insurance reviews; participates in reviews as appropriate.
  • Performs personnel management activities including direct staff supervision, orientation/training/development, performance management and employee relations functions; adheres to HR policies/procedures, and applicable employment laws, standards and regulations
  • Completes performance evaluations for staff in a timely manner, including initial and 90-day competencies, and annual performance evaluations
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
  • Possess current, valid, AK RN license
  • Master’s level or incumbent to Master’s prepared required
  • Experience as a RN in a psychiatric setting required
  • Minimum two (2) years experience in nursing management role required
  • Experience in planning and implementing therapeutic programming required
All qualified candidates who meet or exceed the above Position Qualifications or have relevant experience will be contacted.
AES provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. While working within the parameters of an Alaska Native Organization, hiring preference will be given to shareholders/spouses/descendants and other Alaska Natives in accordance with Public Law 93-638.

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