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Director of Nursing Behavioral Health

Saint Louis, MO, USA | Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    3-5 years
Job Description:
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At SSM Health we know that being a nurse is more than a career, it is a calling. Nurses who are called to SSM Health are different. Our nurses play a critical role in the patient care team and the health and well-being of our patients. To ensure we are continuing the heritage of healing and providing exceptional care to our patients and those we serve, nursing leadership in partnership with practicing clinicians, recently established a system-wide professional nursing practice model. This model provides a framework for guiding and aligning clinical practice, education, administration and research. As an SSM Health nurse, you have responsibility to carry on a ministry our founding Sisters set forth more than 144 years ago by offering hope and healing to our patients. Each one of us brings a special gift to our Mission. And when you join our team, our sacred ministry is in your hands.

Directs services, workflow and resources for assigned nursing area.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES


Develops departmental goals and objectives consistent with medical, administrative, legal and ethical requirements of the health care delivery system.

Directs clinical activities, including patient assessment, care plan development, service level determination, patient visits, and complaint management.

Plans, organizes and directs all activities related to staffing, including hiring, orienting, evaluating and continuing education initiatives.

Prepares and monitors budget(s) and ensures that assigned nursing area operates within allocated funds. Coordinates and directs internal and externally-driven audits.

Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.


Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION


Master's degree in nursing or related field; Bachelor's degree in Nursing if Master's is not in Nursing

EXPERIENCE


Three years' registered nurse experience, with one year in leadership

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS


Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.

Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

Frequent keyboard use/data entry.

Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting and gripping.

Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

Rare climbing.


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