Director of Nursing - Mental Health

Less than 5 years experience  •  Patient Care

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17
Oakland, CA
Less than 5 years experience
Patient Care
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17


DON is responsible for activities and functions related to the administration of patient care systems and patient care in nursing areas and departments.


- Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and: four (4) years of experience - two (2) in psychiatric nursing and two (2) years in a supervisory capacity OR a baccalaureate degree in nursing or a related field, (2) years of experience and one (1) year in a supervisory capacity. 
- Current valid licensure as an RN in the state of California is required. 
- If employed at Inpatient Program: 
 - Ability to assist with restraint of clients in the event of assaultive behavior 
 - Ability to pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training 
 - Ability to pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training 
-  CPR, ProAct or CPI and First Aid, must receive training within 30 days of employment and remain current on those trainings throughout employment 
- All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. If the position requires driving, valid driver license, a motor vehicle clearance and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual or local requirements may apply

- A MSN degree and administrative experience in long term care preferred. 
- CPR certification is preferred.

- Demonstrate the Telecare mission, purpose, values and beliefs in everyday language and contact with the internal and external stakeholders 
- Plans, organizes, directs and controls nursing services. 
- Develops departmental goals, objectives, standards of performance, policies and procedures; and organizes the department to meet legal, organizational and medical staff guidelines; functions in an advisory capacity to the administrator in evaluating procedural changes as they relate to care of persons served. 
- Makes use of management practices that include empowerment of staff, the provision of clear and concise expectations regarding duties assigned employees, frequent feedback focusing on both positive and problematic aspects of work performance and other management practices that are consistent with Continuous Quality Improvement. 
- Promotes and maintains professional and effective relationships and communications within the department and with other departments. 
- Collaborates with other administrative staff in strategic planning activities with the goal of ensuring ongoing effectiveness of the facility. 
- Is available to assist at other Telecare facilities, which may involve travel. 
- Establishes staffing requirements and recommends to administration the numbers and classifications of personnel to be employed. 
- Directs the recruitment, selection and when necessary disciplinary action within the Nursing Department. 
- Implements the safety program and actively participates in reducing Workers Compensation. 
- Establishes standards for procurement of supplies and equipment for the department. 
- Manages the Nursing Department within allocated budgetary parameters and participates in the development of the fiscal budget. 
- Ensures that the nursing department is in compliance with all related state, federal and local licensing regulations and requirements. 
- Oversees and ensures medication management and infection control standards. ? Collaborates with leadership team and all department on quality initiatives. 
- Coordinates nursing services with other clinical and ancillary services. In the process of accomplishing this, promotes the cost effective use of personnel, supplies and equipment. 
- Participates and encourages participation from staff in activities, including professional and trade organizations, that promote mental health services.
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of management.


- Establishes and defines standards which ensure safe and therapeutically effective care. 
- Assesses the quality of care rendered by the Nursing Department and ensures sound practice. 
- Establishes and maintains a comprehensive Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement program within the Nursing Department which includes frequent collaboration with other departments, employee education and a focus on monitoring departmental standards and actively removing barriers to the provision of high quality care. 
- Is a member of all committees involving persons served safety, nursing policies, practices and procedures. 
- Assumes responsibility for her/his professional growth and the ongoing professional development of the nursing staff.


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