Director of Nursing

Requisition Number: 2021-3803

Type of Position: Full-Time

Location: Thomasville, GA


DIRECTOR OF NURSING, Behavioral Health Services

Come work with a great team!  Signet Health is currently recruiting for a seasoned Director of Nursing (DON) to manage the psychiatric services at Archbold Medical Center in Thomasville, GA.  The behavioral health program includes both an adult and geriatric unit for a total of 40 beds. 

The Director of Nursing reports to the Director of Behavioral Health at the Facility.  This position has accountability for managing resources, (human, material and financial) and ensuring quality, cost-effective delivery of services for the inpatient population. This person is recognized as a professional role model and promotes an environment that supports the goals, mission, vision, philosophy and values of the behavioral health unit.


Directs quality and utilization standards across the continuum of care to ensure coordinated plans of treatment, patient-focused delivery of services and cost- effective utilization of necessary services. Builds trust with the nursing staff through visibility.

  • Provides for the seamless transition of patients across the continuum of care. Establishes partnerships with Archbold’s leadership groups. In collaboration with medical staff and facility leadership, ensures a superior care experience and a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.
  • Ensures policies, practices and procedures comply with administrative, legal and regulatory requirements of governmental and accrediting agencies.
  • Communicates and interprets policies and procedures to nursing staff and monitors staff practices and implementation.
  • Maintains a state of continuous regulatory readiness.
  • Evaluates the work performance of all nursing personnel.
  • Ensures delivery of compassionate quality care and nursing supervision as evidenced by adequate services and staff coverage on unit, and general cleanliness.
  • Reviews each unit daily to monitor and ensure timely, effective responses to significant changes in condition, transfers, discharges, use of restraints, unexplained injuries, falls, behavioral episodes, medication errors, and environmental issues. Performs rounds to observe care and to interview staff, patients, families or other interested parties.
  • Collaborates with physicians, consultants, community agencies and institutions to improve the quality of services and to resolve identified problems.
  • Utilizes research data to implement clinical changes & the delivery of patient care.
  • Oversees nursing schedules to assure they meet patient needs and regulatory and budgetary standards.
  • Participates in the recruitment and selection of nursing personnel.
  • Requirements/Qualifications


    Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 5 years of professional nursing experience, preferably in an Inpatient psychiatric setting and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in management and leadership with knowledge of data management and analysis, budget, and staff development in order to supervise planning and implementation of care.

    Must be flexible to adjust to the needs of a fast-paced environment, demonstrate effective problem-solving skills, and display proficient oral/written communication skills.   Previous adult behavioral health experience is required.  Candidates must possess an active Georgia RN license or be eligible for endorsement. Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN) is strongly preferred.

    Hospital/Program Description

    Archbold Medical Center is a four-hospital, three nursing-home health system with 540 patient beds.  Archbold employs more than 2,500 people and boast an outstanding medical staff of nearly 200 qualified physician specialists.  The flagship hospital, John D Archbold Memorial Hospital, is a 264-bed hospital located in Thomasville, Georgia.  Archbold has been synonymous with high-quality, compassionate medical care for over 90 years. All facilities within Archbold are accredited by The Joint Commission.  Dedicated staff and exemplary facilities have helped them maintain an excellent reputation.