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Director Of Nursing

Company: The Guidance Center, Flagstaff and Williams
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Job Description:

---ABOUT TGCThe Guidance Center is a not-for-profit Community Mental Health Center with locations serving Flagstaff, Williams, and surrounding Northern Arizona communities. We provide a full range of services, which include everything from general mental health counseling for everyday stressors, to our inpatient psychiatric hospital for acute psychiatric emergencies. We provide care to all ages, from birth and up. Our Birth-5 team specializes in infant development and bonding. Case managers, therapists, program supports and peer supports work together to provide individualized care to children, families and adults. SUMMARYThe Director of Nursing works with all staff, management and leadership to assure high quality, safe nursing practices are conducted at TGC, leading to superior health outcomes of all TGC clients. The Director of Nursing hires and supervises all nurses, manages a 'nursing pool' and assures all areas of the organization have sufficient nursing staff to cover all shifts at all times. The Director of Nursing advises the executive committee on matters involving consumer care. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSAssures high quality care is provided for all clients serviced by the nursing staff at all times.Ensures adherence to Applicable Nursing Standards of Practice.Creates and modifies nursing policy and procedure. Promotes, develops and evaluates processes and systems for client care and initiates systems corrections.Monitors the adherence to policies and procedures as evidenced by results of State Licensure Surveys, CMS audits, Steward audits and Joint Commission surveys.Assists program leaders in achieving QI projects developed internally or through direction of the State or Federal Government, or The Joint Commission.Supervision of the Infection Control program.Evaluates and reports all incident and grievance issues to the QI team.Monitors all medications, universal precaution aids, personal grooming aids, educational tools, etc. required for staff and clients.Maintains an atmosphere of respect and dignity for all clients served and all staff as evidenced by review of the results clients and staff surveys, consumer grievances, ratio of number of staff resignations versus required staff and direct observationProvides excellent customer service to internal and external customers and stakeholders as evidenced by direct observation and review of consumer engagement surveys and supervision logs.Provides training and direction to all staff, on all units including but not limited to:a. Care managementb. Self-administration of medicationc. Medication inventory and distributiond. Waived testinge. Hand hygienef. New Employee Orientationg. Unit Orientationh. Basic Life SupportActs as a member of the Safety Committee. Participates in the development and implementation of the Hospital Emergency Plan.Supervises the Infection Control/Prevention NurseParticipates in the Performance Improvement Processes at TGC as evidenced by review of Training Logs, meeting minutes and supervision logs.Other duties as assigned. EDUCATION/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLSRequired:Must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse in Arizona or a state within the state Nursing Compact licensure agreement as determined by the Arizona Board of Nursing.Masters' Degree in psychiatric and mental health nursing or related field.Minimum of five years nursing experience working in the Behavioral Health field giving skilled nursing care and therapy.A minimum of 3 years supervisory experience directing, monitoring and evaluating the nursing care given by staff.Competent in interdisciplinary formulation of individual treatment plans.Must possess or be able to obtain an Arizona Level 1 fingerprint clearance card. Minimum age 21.Ability to produce and interpret charts, budget, personnel files, and physical data, and able to collect information.Ability to effectively communicate information to peers and clients.Ability to professionally interact with physician's when required.Ability to establish and follow through with plans.Ability to supervise staff in those duties that ensure quality patient care.Demonstrate willingness to Learn.Preferred:Experience in working with culturally diverse populations.Physical Requirements:Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time.This position requires the need to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.The position requires the ability to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.The position requires frequent communication with the Executive team and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.Medium Work; Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Accommodation(s)TGC will provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, unless it would cause undue hardship. We define reasonable accommodation as any change in the work environment or in the way a job is performed that enables a person with a disability to enjoy equal employment opportunities. We will make a good faith effort to list any special requirements in our job descriptions. BENEFITSThe Guidance Center is pleased to offer competitive and comprehensive benefit packages. Packages vary depending on employment status. Benefits include but are not limited to:Health, Dental, VisionCompany provided Long Term Disability and Life Insurance401(k) PlanBereavement LeavePaid HolidaysPaid Time OffShift Differential for specific positionsEmployee Referral BonusLicense/Certification renewal reimbursementTuition Reimbursement**The Guidance Center is an "At-Will" and equal opportunity employer.

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