Nurse Director of Behavioral Health: Adolescents


New Church, VA

Less than 5 years

Posted 183 days ago

  by    Nina Mathews

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We are looking for Nurse Director of Behavioral Health : Adolescents for our client in Church, VA

Job Title: Nurse Director of Behavioral Health : Adolescents

Job Location: Church, VA

Job Type: Direct Hire

Job Description:

  • Start : ?ASAP
  • Terms: Permanent
  • ?Shift: All three Shifts

Summary of Responsibilities: 

  • The Director of Adolescent Services oversees the Adolescent Inpatient Program.
  • The Director is responsible for staffing, supervision, risk management, quality improvement, and related activities.
  • The Director is responsible for milieu management, shift coordination, interdepartmental communication and collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Participates in formulating organization policy, develops and/or reviews procedures essential to the achievement of objectives and the ability to make recommendations to Senior Management. Serves as a role model, organizes respective department services to meet the goals and objectives of the hospital mission. 

Specific Job Functions:

  • Ability to use planning, research, foresight and facility goals and needs to analyze and make decisions without delay while involving appropriate parties.
  • Develops, directs and insures the implementation of department services that promote optimum health care delivery and customer service. 
  • Promote and continually educate employees on concept of excellent service for all customers of the hospital, to include patients, visitors, physicians and employees. 
  • Accountable for creating a system which fosters participation and collaboration in planning, implementing and evaluating standards to insure safe, efficient and therapeutically effective health care.
  • Maintains employee satisfaction score at goal of division/corporate level.
  • Maintain sufficient number of qualified staff by interviewing, hiring and supervising staff.
  • Make cost containment recommendations and see through to approval and implementation.
  • Take initiative to solve problems and recommend improvements for the department.
  • Knowledgeable of professional trends for area of specialty.
  • Knowledgeable of trauma informed care and recovery oriented prinicples.


  • Education: BSN required, if nursing. Masters of Science in Nursing
  • Licensure: Current Licensure as RN in Commonwealth of Virginia or Compact State
  • Certifications: BLS for healthcare providers required. CPI non-violent crisis intervention certification required as a part of orientation.
  • Experience: Minimal three to five years of management experience in a hospital with focus on psychiatric services.
  • Administrative Skills: Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills require.
  • Basic computer knowledge required.