Evaluates nursing practice in HopeWay. Provides consultation and guidance regarding nursing practice standards; makes strategic decisions regarding nursing practice with significant impact on operations (e.g. scope of practice; nursing staff models). Advances the art and science of nursing practice in a client centered environment through a professional practice model and leadership.
Directs the development, implementation, evaluation, and continuous improvement in clinical and nursing practice. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other senior leaders and regional peers. Directs and manages HopeWay’s Residential department for development and dissemination of educational and quality improvement methods in clinical/nursing practice through programs to optimize client, organizational, staff, and community outcomes. Provide leadership and management to professional and administrative staff who support, design, implement, and evaluate professional practice programs. Supports leadership in the definition and attainment of organizational goals. Partners with team to realize goals for nursing team and residential department.
Partners with Human Resources in recruiting, selecting, on-boarding, orienting, and training the residential staff.
Duties and Responsibilities
Makes policy and strategy decisions regarding nursing and clinical practice programs. Uses knowledge of HopeWay to analyze and anticipate consequences of decisions and impact on the organization.
Directs the development, implementation, evaluation and continuous improvement of the HopeWay clinical/nursing program across disciplines and senior leadership levels for multi-faceted situations.
Responsible for navigating scheduling and staffing needs of the facility with the Directors of Medical Services and Human Resources.
Directs the development and evaluation of evidence based nursing policies and procedures in accordance with regulatory requirements (North Carolina Nurse Practice Act), external laws and professional nursing standards. Hires, leads, manages and terminates the nursing department personnel, as well as disciplines and terminates as part of performance management.
Ensures compliance with all healthcare regulations (e.g., HIPPA, Part 2, OSHA) and adherence to licensing/accrediting agencies (e.g., NCDHHS, TJC) rules and regulations.
Investigates and follow-up on incident reports and client complaints.
Attends daily admissions meeting to provide nursing consultation and leadership.
Head of Infection Control Committee and facilitates monthly committee meetings. Develops and implements infection-control facility-wide policies and protocols.
Member of Senior Leadership Team and Performance Improvement Committee.
Translates and consistently/effectively communicates strategic vision and performance and connects to larger picture. Clearly provides action steps to nursing team.
Influences nursing staff to engage in professional nursing practice and standards. Facilitates monthly Charge Nurse and Staff meetings.
Directs the development of nursing care delivery models to ensure defined roles of team members and align scope of practice.
Directs and supports a nursing culture of compliance, service, ethics, professionalism, compassion, teamwork, patient family centered care, excellence and integrity.
Develops, leads, and evaluates strategies to advance the nurse/client relationship and nurse communication with the client and family through performance improvements that increase positive nursing communication outcomes.
Develops, partners where appropriate, and evaluates the leadership development programs for nurses to move from entry level to nursing leadership roles at HopeWay.
Participates in the successful design, implementation, maintenance and improvement of HopeWay's nursing practice model.
Plans, develops, and/or directs the implementation of initiatives that disseminates best practice, excellence in practice, and standards of care.
Provides leadership for developing and advancing the practice of nursing through implementation of evidence based practice.
Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to clients, friends, and
Promotes client's independence by establishing client care goals; teaching and counseling client, friends, and family and reinforcing their understanding of diagnosis, medications, and self-care
Assists with monitoring and evaluating all nursing activities including staff development, risk and safety management, budget and financial management, compliance with regulatory standards, policy and procedure development and implementation and performance improvement activities.
Conducts audits and seeks to improve care/services based on findings; investigates situations for service recovery opportunities
Directs/oversight for all financial performance for Residential unit and department. Develops and strives for achievement of financial and performance objectives, including appropriate staffing targets and budget management; analyzing variances; initiating corrective
Ensures operation of medical and administrative equipment by verifying emergency equipment availability; completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and
Maintains nursing supplies inventory by studying usage reports; identifying trends; anticipating needed supplies; approving requisitions and cost
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information, responding to requests, building rapport, and participating in team problem-solving.
Assembles and influences diverse key stakeholders to analyze complex issues and when appropriate to support decisions regarding nursing practice.
Acts as a thought partner to the Director of Medical Services.
Education, Experience, and Certification
Valid, unrestricted North Carolina RN license (or in Nursing Licensure Compact state) upon date of hire.
Minimum five (5) years of mental health nursing experience.
Minimum three (3) years of progressive management and supervisory experience. Master's Degree in related field (nursing, health administration, business, public health or management) OR Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing Degree.
Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR and first aid certification.
CPI certification within 30-days of hire.
Additional Salary Information: Bonus Eligible
Internal Number: 1717
Our Mental Health Programs
HopeWay serves its community and clients by offering three distinct treatment programs: Residential, Partial Hospitalization, and Intensive Outpatient.