Director of Nursing

Oceans Healthcare   •  

Opelousas, LA

Industry: Business Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 355 days ago

Responsibilities: Essential Functions

The Director of Nursing is responsible for upholding the standards of nursing care as established by the Nurse Practice Act, Psychiatric Standards of Nursing, policy and procedures and all other external governing and credentialing bodies. The Director of Nursing directs the staff and operation of the Nursing Department at all facility locations; coordinates, plans and manages nursing activities; formulates nursing program goals and objectives; manages nursing positions; evaluates staff; assists in the management of the nursing budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the department who might impact on program activities; participates in recruitment and retention programs; determines the quality of nursing care; participates in performance improvement programs; collaborates with clinical instructors for educational programs; represents the Nursing Department in professional and/or community organizations; demonstrates age specific and cultural sensitivity. All duties to be done in accordance with Joint Commission, Federal and State regulations, Oceans' Mission, policies and procedures and PI Standards.

Qualifications: Experience Desired:

Graduation from an accredited Nursing program with at least five (5) years of nursing experience and at least three (3) years of psychiatric nursing experience.

Skills Requirements:

Must be flexible with work schedule. Involves discretion and independent action within prescribed limits. This position requires a sound knowledge of nursing practice and leadership abilities. Should demonstrate the ability to solve practical problems and utilize appropriate steps for problem resolution, ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form, and ability to exercise sound judgment. Must be competent in the areas of interpersonal communications, excellent verbal and written skills, knowledge of Medicare and regulatory and credentialing criteria standards, knowledge of safety standards, spread of organisms, and the adult learning process. Must be competent in the provision of nursing care.

CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Must have a valid Driver's License. Must possess a current Registered Nurse license in the Texas for Texas Locations or Louisiana for the location in Louisiana. CPR certified.

Job Type: Full-time


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