Nurse Director - Behavioral Health

Job Locations US-ME-Brunswick
Job ID
2017-2159
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Category
Nursing
Unit
Behavioral Health
Shift
Salaried
Hours per Week
Full time

Overview

The nurse director position at Mid Coast Hospital is a key leadership and management position within the organization. The primary area of responsibility is to ensure optimal patient/family outcomes by maintaining a caring and healing environment. The nurse director provides direction for the overall growth and development of the Behavioral Health unit, incorporating the objectives, policies and procedures of the nursing department and Mid Coast–Parkview Health . The Behavioral Health Nurse Director is responsible for effective leadership, assuring clinical excellence, promoting teamwork and collaboration, supporting professional development and managing the business of the Behavioral Health unit. 

Responsibilities

  • Upholds and consistently acts in concert with the ethical values and principles of the profession and the organization.
  • Promotes a practice environment that honors the professional autonomy of the registered nurse in the management of patient care.
  • Develops and maintains strong professional relationships.
  • Understands the components of cultural competency and assures direct care nurses are competent to care for diverse populations.
  • Manages relationships in a manner that is supportive, constructive and promotes professional growth and development.
  • Manages and oversees the quality of care, ensuring practice standards are met using evidence based practice to guide practice and monitoring clinical competency.
  • Utilizing performance improvement, quality and safety opportunities to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
  • Maintains and demonstrates current knowledge and standards of care in relevant clinical area.
  • Serves as a resource to clinical staff, i.e. patient assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation, resolving conflict and resource allocation.
  • Assures supervision for clinical personnel and students assigned within the department.
  • Models effective communication skills, interpersonal relation skills, and  decision-making skills.

Qualifications

  • Current nursing registration in the State of Maine
  • BSN required
  • MSN preferred

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