HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Nurse Director Behavioral Health: Adolescents in Falls Church, Virginia

Dominion Hospital, the only freestanding mental health care facility in Northern Virginia, leads the region in short-term mental health services for children age 5-12, adolescents age 13-17 and adults age 18 and older, as well as therapeutic programs for eating disorders through our Reflections Eating Disorders Treatment Center . From our convenient location in suburban Falls Church, Virginia, we offer hope, help, encouragement, support and a full range of treatment options with a distinctive focus on crisis intervention and stabilization through our inpatient and partial hospitalization programs , as well as our strong outpatient referral network. Individuals receive the best quality care through specialized services in safe, healthy, confidential and calming environments.

Unit Information:

  • Patient Population is coed and between the ages of 13 to 17

  • The unit has 45 beds and is typically full

  • There are Assistant Nurse Manager for all three shifts

  • There is approximately 40 staff members

    Job Summary: The Director of Adolescent Services oversees the Adolescent Inpatient Program. The Director is responsible for staffing, supervision, risk management, quality improvement, and related activities. The Director is responsible for milieu management, shift coordination, interdepartmental communication and collaboration with the multidisciplinary team. Participates in formulating organization policy, develops and/or reviews procedures essential to the achievement of objectives and the ability to make recommendations to Senior Management. S erves as a role model, organizes respective department services to meet the goals and objectives of the hospital mission.

    Specific Job Functions

  • Ability to use planning, research, foresight and facility goals and needs to analyze and make decisions without delay while involving appropriate parties.

  • Develops, directs and insures the implementation of department services that promote optimum health care delivery and customer service.

  • Promote and continually educate employees on concept of excellent service for all customers of the hospital, to include patients, visitors, physicians and employees.

  • Accountable for creating a system which fosters participation and collaboration in planning, implementing and evaluating standards to insure safe, efficient and therapeutically effective health care.

  • Maintains employee satisfaction score at goal of division/corporate level.

  • Maintain sufficient number of qualified staff by interviewing, hiring and supervising staff.

  • Make cost containment recommendations and see through to approval and implementation.

  • Take initiative to solve problems and recommend improvements for the department.

  • Knowledgeable of professional trends for area of specialty.

  • Knowledgeable of trauma informed care and recovery oriented prinicples.

Qualification Requirements: Education: BSN required, if nursing. Masters of Science in Nursing

Licensure:Current Licensure as RN in Commonwealth of Virginia or Compact State

Certifications: BLS for healthcare providers required. CPI non-violent crisis intervention certification required as a part of orientation.

Experience: Minimal three to five years of management experience in a hospital with focus on psychiatric services.

Administrative Skills: Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills require

Other Skills: Basic computer knowledge required.

Job: *Directors & Managers

Title: Nurse Director Behavioral Health: Adolescents

Location: Virginia-Falls Church-Dominion Hospital - Falls Church

Requisition ID: 08409-14841