Director of Nursing

Requisition Number: 2021-3799

Type of Position: Full-Time

Location: Clinton, MD

Overview

Come work with a great team!  Diamond Healthcare manages the behavioral health services for Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital Center (MSMHC) in Clinton, Maryland and has the following opening:

 

The Director of Nursing is an active member of the Division of Nursing leadership/management team and is responsible for one or more defined areas of organized nursing services (clinical and administrative). This person is responsible for having a current knowledge of healthcare and clinical expertise within the department and contributes to the Division of Nursing strategic plan and goals and is accountable for the implementation and attainment of these goals within Psychiatry.  Reports to the Executive Director of Inpatient Psychiatry.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Responsible for creating and supporting patient-first culture that fosters a high level of patient satisfaction as demonstrated by outcomes data.
  • Creates a professional atmosphere and an environment of coaching and development that supports shared governance/shared decision making and a high level of employee satisfaction as evidenced by outcomes data.
  • Collaborates with physicians and staff to champion patient care and quality services.
  • Assists with patient care by establishing and/or monitoring the techniques, policies and procedures used by those who deliver care.
  • Collaborates with university affiliates to promote nursing and patient care services at MSMHC as a model for patient care, education and research.
  • Utilizing the Performance Improvement framework develops and implements strategies to ensure that clinical and administrative outcomes are achieved and sustained.
  • Participates in workforce planning and employment decisions.
  • Selects top talent, matching organizational needs with appropriate experience.
  • Manages performance through rewards, recognition, coaching and corrective action.
  • Provides mentor-ship and career counseling to aspiring clinicians and leaders so that they may develop required skills (succession planning).
  • Responsible and accountable for annual budget. Synthesizes activities such as assimilation of raw data, compilation of statistics and control of fiscal and production activities for the process of budgetary analysis and development.
  • Establishes and allocates staff resources in accordance with regulatory guidelines utilizing patient acuity and budgetary indicators as primary benchmarks.Understands, articulates and ensures compliance with regulatory agencies.
  • Accepts accountability for services through which direct nursing care is given, including, day-to-day unit operations, staff competencies and standards of care, achievement of clinical and administrative policies, mandates and projects.
  • Promotes a public image of excellence at MSMHC through marketing and promotion of nursing through professional communication, presentations and publication and membership on a local/regional or national committee.
  • Supports, designs and monitors the development and implementation of hospital-wide patient and employee safety initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Negotiates effectively, persuades and articulates issues and ideas to others within the hospital.
  • Resolves very complex problems, such as developing innovative solutions based on extensive cross-functional knowledge of the entire MSMHC organization.
  • Manages several large and complex work groups and is regularly involved in developing and executing MSMHC goals, strategies and plans.
  • Requires considerable judgment regarding the interpretation of policies, development of procedures and selection of appropriate courses of action, because assignments are generally received in the form of broad goals for the department.

Requirements/Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing, Health Care or Business Administration.
  • Ten years experience of progressively more responsible job related experience; at least five years of which are in an upper level managerial/administrative nursing position.
  • Current and unencumbered State of Maryland RN license or be eligible for endorsement. 
  • Certification in area of psychiatric nursing and/or certification in nursing administration by a nationally recognized nursing organization is desirable but not required.

EOE