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Director of Nursing-Behavioral Health Services

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Date: Aug 16, 2019

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Company: Parkland Health and Hospital System

Looking for your next opportunity? If so, choose Parkland and discover what a meaningful job feels like. Whether you work directly with patients or use your talent to support our care, you’ll be part of a team that’s providing valuable health services to Dallas County residents. And here, you’ll have the opportunity to put all your skills to work, and the support to grow and advance in your job and your field. Step into a career that will make a substantial difference for our patients—and for you. We blend cultures, talents, and experience into an exemplary health and hospital system.  Parkland has earned distinction as one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S News and World Report every year since 1994.

PRIMARY PURPOSE Responsible for the overall direction and daily operational activities of Behavioral Health Services including planning, budget, personnel, quality improvement, coordinating clinical services, policy development and collaboration with physicians and administration to ensure high quality, patient-centered services.

 

MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS

Education:

- Must have a Master's degree in Nursing with a concentration in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing OR

- Must have a Master's degree in Nursing and a post-master's certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing OR

- Must have a Master's degree in Nursing and is qualified by education and experience in the care of the mentally ill.

 

Experience:

- Must have eight years of progressively responsible nursing experience to include three years of supervisory experience.

 

Certification/Registration/Licensure:

- Must have current RN license or valid temporary permit with the Texas Board of Nursing; or, valid Compact RN license.

- Must have Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) course certification for IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction or obtain within 30 days of placement in role.

- Must have Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) course certification for IS-100.HCB: Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100) for Healthcare/Hospitals or obtain within 30 days of placement in role.

- Must have Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) course certification for IS-200.HCA: Applying ICS to Healthcare Organizations (ICS 200) or obtain within 30 days of placement in role.

 

Skills or Special Abilities:

- Provides care to assigned patient population in accordance with the current State of Texas Nurse Practice Act, established protocols, multidisciplinary plan of care, and clinical area specific standards.

- Must have effective verbal and written communication skills in working with a diverse population of physicians, nurses, and support staff.

- Must demonstrate knowledge and skill in resource management including budget and personnel practices.

- Must have effective leadership skills and be capable of motivating, recruiting and educating staff through department adaptations.

- Must demonstrate knowledge of PHHS policies, structure, procedures and mission.

- Must demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors.

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: Medical, Nursing, Manager, Behavioral Health, Counseling, Healthcare, Management

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