Registered Nurse (RN) Director of Behavioral Health


Fort Lauderdale, FL

Industry: Healthcare


5 - 7 years

Posted 151 days ago

  by    Nina Mathews

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We are looking for Registered Nurse (RN) Director of Behavioral Health for our client in Aventura, FL

Job Title: Registered Nurse (RN) Director of Behavioral Health

Job Location: Aventura, FL

Job Type: Direct Hire

Job Description:

  • Start : ?ASAP
  • Terms: Permanent
  • Shift: Full-time 

Job Summary:

  • Behavioral Health Services (BHS) department at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient mental health services that are tailored to the patient.
  • Aventura Hospital and Medical Center provides adult acute inpatient psychiatric care, and is a Baker Act receiving facility that will treat a wide range of behavioral health diagnoses.
  • Reporting to the Administrative Director, the Nursing Director will manage the operations and activities for the BHS units representing 56 inpatient beds.

Job Duties:

  • Manage daily operations of BHS to achieve quality improvement, fiscal/productivity goals and patient satisfaction.
  • Collaborate w/Administrative Director, Hospital leadership and staff to work towards becoming a premier Psychiatric Center of Excellence facility.
  • Develop procedures for evaluating the effectiveness of the programs? treatment process to assure the programs? goals and objectives and patient needs are being met.
  • Supervise 80 employees.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable quality standards as well as federal, state and local licensure requirements, codes and regulations.
  • Communicate programs/services to the general public, staff members, other professionals, and families of patients.
  • Oversee the assessment of patients for admission into programs ensuring these services and admissionprocesses operate with a high level of efficiency on a 24/7 basis.
  • Integrate Department?s services with the Hospital?s primary function, and facilitate collaborative and positive working relations between staff/physicians and all other non-psychiatric services.

Job Requirements:

Required Education:

  • Licensed Registered Nurse in the state of Florida.
  • Bachelor's required.
  • MSN preferred in Mental Health Nursing, Psych Nursing or equivalent.

Required Experience/Skills:

  • Greater than 5 years clinical experience with acute inpatient Behavioral Health Services.
  • Minimum 3 years Director level experience in acute BHS inpatient environment.
  • MUST have short term acute hospital experience (recent/current) in behavioral health or at a freestanding psychiatric hospital.