As the dyad partner to the Chair of Psychiatry, the Program Director of Inpatient Psychiatry communicates effectively and builds trusting collaborative relationships with all stakeholders to achieve organizational goals and strategic plans. The Director utilizes current concepts in clinical practice, delivery models, healthcare economics, policy, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, patient safety and risk management to promote outcomes-based care and demonstrates financial, human resource, strategic, and information management proficiency. The selected candidate exemplifies professionalism through personal and professional accountability and ethics, promoting evidence-based practice, advocacy, and professional commitment directing a strategic system-wide approach to Behavioral Health patient care and promotes the Division of Behavioral Health and its plans for performance improvement, patient safety, and high reliability. Directs all planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Inpatient Behavioral Health\Screening Crisis service line and ensures the sustainability for Magnet Recognition through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Provides primary operational management and leadership for the Behavioral Health inpatient and crisis services. Participates in the development and implementation of network-wide policies, practices and standards for Behavioral Health to ensure compliance.
Manages effectively and resolves conflicts impeding working relationships and progress toward defined goals. Formulates objectives, goals, and specific strategies that support the organization mission and vision. Engages and supports a Just Culture environment.
Collaborates with physicians (Dyad partner and CMO) to develop patient care protocols, policies and procedures. Designs, develops, and implements a strategic plan that focuses on clinical excellence, financial performance, and business development in collaboration with Dyad Partner and manages Behavioral Health Services towards these goals. This includes effective measures that raise community awareness of services offered by the programs.
Engages staff and others in decision making that promotes an environment that is conducive to opinion sharing.
Understands, articulates and ensures compliance with state Nurse Practice Act, State Board of Nursing regulations, Leapfrog, ISO 9001, Local, state, and federal regulations, and DNV. Articulates and takes action to support National Patient Safety Goals and other standards of practice as applicable. Designs safe clinical systems, processes, policies and procedures.
Envisions and develops new care delivery models when necessary. Utilizes research findings for the establishment of standards, practices and patient care models in the service. Responsible for establishing and implementing a safe working environment that meets all licensure, regulatory and accreditation requirements.
Determines patient care quality improvement goals and objectives utilizing comparison data benchmarks. Exercises discretion and judgement when taking action to correct identified areas of potential risk and liability.
Analyzes financial statements and manages financial resources effectively.
Educates team members on financial implications of patient care decisions. Measures and analyzes performance from learning, growth, business, process, customer and financial perspectives.
Interprets, evaluates, and implements action plans based on feedback from both employee and patient satisfaction surveys.
Creates an environment in which professional and personal growth is an expectation. Integrates high ethical standards and core values into everyday work activities. Advocates use of documented best practices.
Role models perspective that patient care is the core of Capital Health's work. Coaches others in developing career plans. Ensures nurses are actively involved in decisions affecting their practice. Motivates, leads and mentors a high performing team. Recruits and retains required staff with a strong emphasis on employee engagement.
Manages self-development plan and professional goals as evidenced by participation in a professional organization, peer review, continuing education and self-development activities.
Maintains overall responsibility for ensuring the nursing standards of practice are adhered to for all areas of clinical care at Capital Health.
Communicates utilizing written or oral presentations to address nursing, healthcare or organization issues appropriate to the target audience.
Masters of Science in Nursing degree. Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree with relevant Master's degree accepted.
Ten years of nursing experience including three years in a formal leadership role over clinical departments.
Registered Nurse - NJ.
Possesses competency in healthcare operations. Knowledge of regulatory bodies, NJDOH, CMS, NHSN, Laws pertaining to Behavioral Health Practices, STCF regulations, HBIPS requirements, and ANCC Magnet Recognition Program. Ability to learn and navigate various internal and external systems applications and databases.
Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Proficiency in defining problems, data collection, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions. Must have excellent project management skills. Ability to interpret extensive amount of technical instructions, mathematical displays of statistical values. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to simultaneously and effectively manage multiple projects of high importance to Capital Health and respond quickly in fast-paced environment. Develops positive relationships at all levels of organization to facilitate achievement of institutional and departmental goals and objectives.
Capital Health is the region’s leader in providing progressive, quality patient care with significant investments in our exceptional physicians, nurses and staff, as well as advanced technology. Comprised of two hospitals Capital Health is a dynamic accredited health care resource.
A five-time Magnet®-recognized health system for nursing excellence, Capital Health serves as a Level II Regional Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Regional Perinatal Center (including a Level III NICU), and emergency Mental Health screening center. We also offer the region’s first and most experienced Pediatric Emergency Department and most recently, New Jersey’s first Autism-Friendly Pediatric Emergency Department. Capital Health takes great pride in our innovative programs such as our Capital Institute for Neurosciences; nationally accredited Center for Comprehensive Breast Care; Center for Digestive Health; Marjorie G. Ernest Joint Replacement Center of Excellence; award-winning Cancer Center; and our Heart & Vascular Institute, which includes the region’s first accredited Chest Pain Center.