Asst. DIRECTOR OF NURSING
Company: UHS of Delaware Inc
4 Year Degree
Founded in 1978, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)* is one of the nation’s largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries-acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. With more than 74,000 people employed by UHS subsidiaries, UHS’s business strategy is to continue to grow by building or purchasing healthcare facilities across the country, while continuing to strengthen UHS’s well-reputed franchise with its customary exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success is driven by a service philosophy based on integrity, competence, compassion, and a responsive management style.
UHS has been recognized as a Fortune 500 company and is listed as one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies.
West Hills Hospital is a 95-bed acute care inpatient psychiatric hospital located in Reno, Nevada, specializing in behavioral healthcare and substance abuse treatment options for children, adolescents, adults and seniors. Our facility maintains a full-time medical staff of psychiatrists to oversee programs, patients and care. This ensures you or your loved one will always be in the hands of a professional medical service provider and will receive the most evidence based care available. West Hills Hospital is JCAHO accredited and is the only facility licensed in northern Nevada to treat children and adolescents.
Job Description: Assist the Director of Nursing assumes administrative responsibility for the Nursing Department on a 24-hour basis. Provides support and continuity of effective administrative leadership. Maintains the overall hospital functioning in the absence of the DON. Serves as a resource person and role model by demonstrating professionalism and the ability to use the nursing process in problem identification and problem solving activities. Assists and encourages Nursing personnel in professional growth and development. Maintains continuity of departmental and hospital Policies and Procedures and fosters communications among all departments. Assist the Director of Nursing in contributing to the hospital philosophy, objectives, educational and performance improvement efforts, while providing supervision to the Nursing staff. Ensuring the facility’s Nursing programs are in compliance with all regulatory agencies, JCAHO, and state and federal agencies.
:Education: Graduate from an accredited program of professional nursing required; Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or related field required. Masters Degree preferred.
Experience: A minimum of three (3) years experience as a registered nurse and a minimum of three (3) years experience in a psychiatric health-care facility. Demonstrated emotional stability, dependability, sound judgement, and a professional attitude. Demonstrated ability to manage people effectively and act appropriately in times of crisis and stress. Have proven clinical competency in Psychiatric Program Development and management and treatment of children and adolescents in an inpatient Psychiatric setting.
Licensure: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse with the Nevada State Board of Nursing. Must have a valid driver’s license. Certification as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse preferred.
Additional Requirements: Knowledge of JCAHO, HCFA, OSHA and Patient Rights standards, and any other applicable federal and state laws and regulations governing mental health care facilities. Infection Control certification, optional.
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