Asst Director of Nursing - Behavioral Health

Cone Health   •  

Burlington, NC

Industry: Healthcare


Less than 5 years

Posted 33 days ago


Responsible for daily operations of the department for the provision of effective patient care. Accountable for staff supervision and patient care management for a select program and/or a defined workgroup. Identifies and accomplishes program goals and outcomes. Maintains regulatory and professional standards/requirements. Supports and maintains a cost effective, progressive and customer-focused service.


Bachelors Nursing Required

Additional Information

- All newly hired Assistant Directors - Nursing must achieve their Master's degree (in a health related field

such as MSN, MEd, MHA, MBA) within 5 years of their hire date as an Assistant Director.

- All current Assistant Directors who will retire within 5 years of January 5, 2015 are exempt and do not have to acquire a Master's degree.

- All current Assistant Directors who have at least 20 years of continuous service as an RN or Assistant

Director at Cone Health do not have to acquire a Master's degree.

- All other Assistant Directors who do not meet the above criteria must acquire a Master's degree by January 5, 2020.


3 Healthcare - Registered Nurse Required

Additional Information

3 or more years of nursing experience with leadership activities


RN - Registered Nurse licensed in North Carolina or a Compact state.

BLS (CPR) - AHA Health Care Provider BLS

Certification in a clinical specialty as defined by National Certification requirements is required within two (2) years of hire into Assistant Director position.


Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

Pediatric Advanced Life Support


Supervises and role models the nursing process to assist staff in providing patient care appropriate to the needs of high and low volume patient populations with unpredictable needs. Demonstrates strong clinical skill in assessing subtle changes in patients' condition, recognizes others abilities to do the same. Verifies that the patients' initial assessment is completed based on their condition. Verifies that initial data base and ongoing assessment includes collaboration with the patients, significant others and other health care providers for patients. Verifies that patients consistently have a plan of care based on the assessment data including discharge planning in collaboration with the patient, significant others, and healthcare providers is developed and well documented. Collaborates with staff to assure that a plan of care is initiated on admission based on measureable outcomes with progress monitored on an ongoing basis. Evaluates patient progression toward desired outcomes and takes action by coordinating and communicating alternative actions with staff to promote patient progression and overcome barriers. Verifies ensuring interventions are consistent with plan of care and documented with patient response. Demonstrates skillful responses to patient, family, and colleague's needs based on the specific need and the particular context of the situation. Monitors variances to expected outcomes and identifies any trends, making suggestion of needed changes needed to optimize patient outcomes for patient populations. Assures staff involves patient, significant others, and health care providers in the evaluation process. Provides staff with resources needed to assist the patient and significant others in identifying and securing appropriate services and educational opportunities available to address health-related needs. 25 %

Provides leadership for the department in meeting organizational goals and objectives. Assists in the development of program/clinical goals and objectives and accountable for select outcomes. Monitors program/clinical outcomes. Recommends options to enhance program/clinical outcomes. Monitors/reports compliance with departmental policies and procedures including dress code and attendance. Coordinates departmental orientation, continuing education and clinical development. Initiates, formulates and administers coaching/counseling for employees in collaboration with Director. 25 %

Assists in implementing performance improvement activities. Assists operationalizing the QI/PI program for a defined workgroup. Facilitates staff PI/QI education and participation. Communicates customer satisfaction results. Recommends options and implements plan to enhance customer satisfaction. Communicates and follows up on departmental incidents. 25 %

Collaborates with department director in the selection and management of resources for a defined workgroup/program. Participates in the selection and supervision of personnel. Participates in the completion of performance appraisals. Facilitates and maintains effective workgroups. Ensures the development and maintenance of the departmental schedule. Maintains, approves and documents financial variances to include productivity. Provides input for annual budget process. Monitors and maintains departmental cost-containment activities. Provides staff satisfaction through rounding and Shared Governance activities. 25 %


* Annual flu shot

* Annual TB test (if applicable to your job location)

* Annual HLCs (Healthstream, formerly CBL)-Safety at Work and Corporate Compliance

* Maintain licensure/certification/registry/listing (if applicable to your job)


Cone Health is a state of the art network of facilities providing patients access to the latest developments in medical care from their first moments of life through later years. Our network offers the most breakthrough treatments and technology available in healthcare today. As a teaching hospital, we offer employees the opportunity to become leaders in the industry and continued growth from their first day on. Extraordinary patient care is about being "high-touch" as well as "high-tech". Community service and superior patient care are the cornerstones of our organization, a philosophy that is demonstrated by each and every one of our valued team members. We are proud to be the largest private, not-for-profit employer of choice in the Piedmont, NC area community. Additionally, as one of the region's largest and most comprehensive health networks, Cone Health has more than 100 locations, including six hospitals, three ambulatory care centers, three outpatient surgery centers, four urgent care centers, a retirement community, and more than 100 physician practice sites. Our tagline - "The Network for Exceptional Care" - highlights our commitment to excellence, which is shared by our more than 11,000 employees, 1,300 physicians and 1,200 volunteers.