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Director of Nursing- Adolescent Girls

Company: North Star Behavioral Health
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

ResponsibilitiesDirector of Nursing (DON) OpportunityNorth Star Behavioral Health is one of Alaska's premier mental health facilities offering hope and healing for children, teens and adults who struggle with psychiatric or substance abuse issues. We also offer military-specific care to first responders, service members, veterans and dependents at the Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital. We provide an environment that puts patient care first through excellent care, comfort, and security to the patients and families we treat, at their most vulnerable times. When you work at North Star Behavioral Health, you are never alone, as you are part of a large network of peers and leaders that routinely exchange ideas and review current topics within the industry. With us, you have the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance in your career through robust continuing education opportunities and career advancement with UHS.The Director of Nursing is a key member of the Northstar Behavioral Health Team who is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of all aspects of the RTC nursing care delivery system. Under the direction of the RTC Administrator, the Director of Nursing will assure quality nursing care, serve actively and constructively as member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team, support the organization and program treatment philosophy; and ensure the safety and well-being of patients.JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working with the Administrator, provides leadership through assessment, planning, implementing and evaluation of direct patient care services provided in each clinical area.
  • Provides communication of changing clinical or reportable conditions to appropriate administrative personnel.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates education programs designed to meet the competency needs of nursing and clinical staff.
  • Ongoing monitoring and documentation of employee compliance with designated aspects of infection control and work safety, in collaboration with the Infection Control Nurse, and the QI /Risk Management Director.
  • Plans and delivers nursing education to both nursing personnel and organization as appropriate.
  • Directs and participates in the development, implementation and communication of goals, policies, guidelines and standards for the nursing department in accordance with the institutions policies and objectives, and JCAHO, HCFA and licensing standards.
  • Assists HR Department with hiring and selection processes through screening, interviewing and making recommendation for hire. Anticipates staffing trends and needs and proactively offers staffing solutions.
  • Oversees the productive and efficient staffing of units based on a thorough understanding of the correlation between patient census and FTE standards; ensures RN Manager and Scheduler work effectively together on the staffing function.
  • Provides clinical supervision and assists staff in planning patient care; ensures treatment plans are effective and successful
  • Provides feedback to staff on performance, reinforcing desired behaviors and teambuilding efforts and intervening promptly in deficiencies to reduce turnover rate and formal performance measures.
  • Demonstrates clinical expertise and sets a strong therapeutic tone for patient interventions; works diligently to reduce the occurrences of physical restraint and seclusion of patients.
  • Reviews safety, risk management, infection control and incident reports to identify and discuss trends with nursing staff.
  • Coordinates with Intake Dept. to ensure proper documentation exists for insurance reviews; participates in reviews as appropriate.
  • Performs personnel management activities including direct staff supervision, orientation/training/development, performance management and employee relations functions; adheres to HR policies/procedures, and applicable employment laws, standards and regulationsQualificationsREQUIREMENTS
    • This position requires a current, valid Alaska RN license with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (Master's Degree preferred).
    • Minimum two (2) years experience in nursing management role required.
    • Experience in planning and implementing therapeutic programming required.BENEFIT HIGHLIGHTS
      • Challenging & Rewarding Work Environment
      • Competitive Compensation & Generous Paid Time Off
      • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Plans
      • 401(K) with Company Match & Discounted Stock Plan
      • SoFi Student Loan Refinancing Program
      • Career Development Opportunities within UHS and its 300+ Subsidiaries!
      • Tuition AssistanceOne of the nation's largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, annual revenues exceeding $11 billion in 2019. In 2020, UHS was again recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune on Fortune 500; and recognized in Forbes ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has over 90,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 26 acute care hospitals, 328 behavioral health facilities, 42 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network, and various related services located in 37 US states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom.If you would like to learn more about the Director of Nursing position before applying, please contact Samantha Cathey by email at samantha.cathey@uhsinc.comEEO StatementAll UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.NoticeAt UHS and all subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates with matching skillset and experience with the best possible career at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail etc. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by contacting us at: or 1-800-852-3449

Keywords: North Star Behavioral Health, Anchorage , Director of Nursing- Adolescent Girls, Executive , Anchorage, Alaska

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