Director Of Behavioral Health – Registered Nurse (RN)

Director Of Behavioral Health – Registered Nurse (RN)

Behavioral Health – Administrative Director of Nursing

POSITION TYPE: Behavioral Health Professional

SPECIALTY UNIT: Director of Behavioral Health ( RN)

LOCATION: Covington, LA

SHIFT: Mon-Fri Days No Weekends

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent

$10,000 Sign on bonus Offered

Up to $10,000 relocation

Job Summary:

The Administrative Director of Nursing for Behavioral Health has responsibility for providing the leadership, direction, and administration of direct patient care activities, nursing practice, and nursing education and development.  The Administrative Director of Nursing is responsible for driving, supporting and modeling a culture focused on employee engagement, quality, patient safety, fiscal responsibility, and the overall patient experience. 

  • Enhances quality outcomes by collaborating with leadership and Quality Department.  

  • Plans, coordinates, manages, and monitors comprehensive Behavioral Health quality management program.  

  • Facilitates the company Quality Management Committee Meetings. 

  • Serves as an organizational resource for Behavioral Health quality management information.

  • Escalate any conflicts between Nursing Agenda and Behavioral Health Agenda to Vice President, Behavioral Health Services.

  • Strategizes and partners with the Vice President, Behavioral Health Services to drive process improvements focused on innovative care delivery and/or operational models designed to improve clinical services, outcomes, patient throughput, and patient safety.

  • Ensures patient and family centered care is comprehensive, coordinated, and monitored for effectiveness through the quality improvement model that leads to systematic improvements over time resulting in outcomes measures that outperform benchmark statistic of national database used in patient and nursing sensitive indicators.

  • Collaborates with other disciplines for the implementation of programs, policies, and procedures that address how patient care needs of the patient population served are assessed, met, and evaluated.

  • Promotes interdisciplinary collaboration with clear expectations and direction to all practicing nurses about the importance of partnerships with patient and families, and with all disciplines to ensure a comprehensive care plan is developed and documented.

  • Coordinates and directs nursing activities related to Joint Commission, DBHDS, HCFA and other regulatory agencies to promote compliance with all standards and/or to address and resolve any deficiencies. 

  • Works collaboratively with Administration, Risk Management and Behavioral Health staff in coordinating risk management activities.  

  • Facilitates handling of patient/family/staff concerns.   

Job Benefits:

  • Competitive salary

  • Direct Deposit

  • 401K

  • Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision benefits

  • Employee discount program

  • Excellent room for growth and advancement


  • Active Registered Nurse (RN) license in state of practice.

  • Graduation from an Accredited School of Nursing - MSN Required.

  • CPI Certification required.

  • Previous experience in Behavioral Health preferred.

  • 5+ years in a nurse leadership role required.

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