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Behavioral Health Nursing Director

Columbia TN, TN, United States

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SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

 TriStar Maury Behavioral Hospital, Columbia, TN
Behavioral Health Nursing Director

Do you have the career opportunities you want in your current role? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join the nation's largest provider of healthcare services as an Executive Administrative Assistant.


We are seeking an Nursing Director t for our new behavioral health hospital to ensure that we continue to provide all patients with high quality, efficient care. We are an amazing team that works hard to support each other and are seeking a phenomenal addition like you who feels patient care is as meaningful as we do. We want you to apply now!


TriStar Maury Regional Behavioral Health is a brand new, state of the art hospital opening to patients in Fall 2019. This 60-bed, 49,900 sq. ft. facility will be located at 1001 North James Campbell Boulevard in Columbia, Tennessee. The facility will serve both adult and adolescent patients.

  • 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.
  • We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

The Behavioral Health Nursing Director is responsible for the practice of Nursing at TriStar Behavioral Health by ensuring consistence in the standard of practice across the clinical settings. As a member of the Behavioral Health executive team, the DON supports and facilitates an interdisciplinary team approach to the delivery of care. Maintains 24-hour accountability for clinical, operational, and nursing management oversight for Behavioral Services.  Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating all phases of nursing care provided on the program. Determines staffing requirements and material resources necessary to provide care to the patients on the program. Provides supervision of, assesses and evaluates the competence and performance of the nursing personnel. Participates in the recruitment and community education process. Fosters positive physician relations and facilitates communication of facility and/or corporate initiatives. 

Major Responsibilities:


  • Initiating and overseeing proactive evaluation and redesign of systems to improve care processes (e.g. forcing functions, checklists, error causation thinking, human factors, and applied informatics, culture) to prevent future errors.
  • Monitoring literature and professional organizations for new or revised best practices related to patient safety.
  • Demonstrating expertise in mental health promotion and maintenance of high quality, comprehensive patient care.
  • Working effectively with Clinical and Medical Directors to monitor and evaluate program standards and guidelines.
  • Functioning as liaison between physicians and nursing staff to ensure optimum patient care.
  • Providing leadership and direction for the development of strategies to promote recruitment, retention and recognition of excellence in clinical staff.
  • Participating in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of clinical programs and services, assuring appropriate resources for the delivery of care.
  • Fostering a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, and the coordination of care among disciplines.
  • Effectively reporting, investigating, and analyzing patient safety incidents, medical errors, and potential risks in the facility and presenting findings.
  • Providing proactive and reactive patient safety activities including participation in root cause analysis, failure mode effect analysis and Sentinel Event Alerts in regards to the facilitation of process, planning, implementation and evaluation of effectiveness of process changes.
  • Fostering open communication, facilitating alignment of performance expectations and resources, generating buy-in, and engaging executive leaders, clinical leaders, and the Board in the facility’s patient safety agenda.
  • Assumes responsibility for the counseling and evaluation of nursing staff in an objective, consistent and timely manner.
  • Providing direct supervision, guidance, and support to nursing staff utilizing effective communication skills.
  • Assisting with referral development and community education activities.
  • Maintaining and upgrading knowledge of psychiatric nursing by engaging activities that enhances current knowledge.
  • Maintaining appropriate staffing patterns with the guidelines for assigned program to ensure optimum patient care and understanding FTE requirements for each program and hospital function.
  • Ensuring that all nursing services are provided in compliance with all applicable standards


Education & Experience:

•Master's degree in nursing or another appropriate postgraduate health science degree is required or proof of enrollment with a written plan to advanced degree completion is required

•3- 5 years of experience in management and supervisory nursing role; most recent 3 of the last 5 years of leadership must have been in a direct leadership role in a hospital setting or direct patient care environment required.

•Extensive behavioral health experience in child and adolescent field. 

Licenses, Certifications, & Training:
•Current Registered Nurse license without restrictions

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Personal Characteristics:
•Verbal, interpersonal and quantitative skills typically acquired through management experience and completion of an advanced degree.

•Strong organizational, analytical and communication abilities as well as excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities.

•Exhibits good judgment and emotional stability.

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Facility: Tristar Maury Behavioral Health Hospital
Job ID: 26990-73691
Category: Directors and Managers
Contract: Full-time
Shift: No Weekends
Job Class: Regular

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