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Registered Nurse Director Behavioral Health (RN)

West Palm Beach, FL, United States

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SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Registered Nurse Director Behavioral Health, Days, Full-time
JFK Medical Center North Campus
West Palm Beach, FL


Facility Description:
One family. Same exceptional care with access to a larger network of services. West Palm Hospital is now JFK Medical Center North Campus, an extension of your trusted JFK Medical Center family. By expanding our footprint, we are proud to offer you the best in comprehensive services and care.


Located in the heart of West Palm Beach, JFK North Campus is a 245-bed acute care facility with over 40 years’ experience in providing the highest quality of care to our community. Conveniently located right off I-95, and equipped with large private rooms, soothing environments and technologically advanced medical equipment, our comprehensive service offering not only establishes JFK North Campus as a premiere, full-service hospital but makes certain that our highly trained and caring staff is prepared to address the healthcare needs of those we serve.


The hospital employs over 600 full and part-time employees and over 900 members on its medical staff. With our top-notch specialists, state-of-the-art equipment, highly skilled and compassionate caring staff, we are committed to delivering pleasant patient experiences and positive medical outcomes.

JFK North Campus is accredited by the Joint Commission and holds designation as an Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center. JFK North Campus is proud to be named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). These distinctions are a direct result of our physicians and employees’ commitment to clinical excellence.


JFK Medical Center North Campus is a member of the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services, Hospital Corporation of America. Historically HCA has been named one of Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies. Join our tradition of excellence!


We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program, and student loan repayment.


Job Description:

JFK North’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services (BHS) offers comprehensive services to assess and treat the psychiatric needs of children, adolescents, adults and seniors. Reporting to the Service Line Director, the Nurse Director manages the daily clinical operations for the BHS department which encompasses:

  • The Pavilion, an 88-bed inpatient unit adjacent to the hospital, is the largest licensed Baker Act receiving facility that accepts children in Palm Beach County
  • A 32-medical psych unit in the hospital
  • Services include:
  • Therapy: individual, group, and family
  • Medication Management
  • Aftercare
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (AIOP)
  • A planned 36-bed expansion in the hospital (anticipated completion 2020)
Responsibilities include:
  • Direct daily operations of The Pavilion and the hospital inpatient medical psych unit to achieve quality improvement, fiscal/productivity goals and patient satisfaction
  • Develop procedures for evaluating the effectiveness of the programs’ treatment process to assure the programs’ goals and objectives and patient needs are being met
  • Supervise more than 120 staff including two Nurse Managers
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable quality standards as well as federal, state and local licensure requirements, codes and regulations
  • Communicate programs/services to the general public, staff members, other professionals, and families of patients
  • Oversee the assessment of patients for admission into programs ensuring these services and admission processes operate with a high level of efficiency on a 24/7 basis
  • Integrate Department’s services with the Hospital’s primary function, and facilitate collaborative and positive working relations between staff/physicians and all other non-psychiatric services 

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  • Current FL RN license or
  • Recognized Compact Licensure (subject to Florida State Licensing Requirements, including/not limited to ongoing eligibility and duration provisions)
  • Bachelor’s degree required; MSN preferred in Mental Health Nursing, Psych Nursing or equivalent
  • BLS required, CPI within 3 months of hire
  • Greater than 5 years clinical experience with acute inpatient Behavioral Health Services
  • Minimum 3 years Director level experience in acute BHS inpatient environment
  • Experience with pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric MH/BHS patients

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JFK Medical Center North Campus
Facility: JFK Medical Center North Campus
Job ID: 01331-3895
Category: Directors and Managers
Contract: Full-time
Shift: No Weekends
Job Class: Regular

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