San Mateo County Health has an exciting new opportunity for a Deputy Director of Nursing Services for Acute Psychiatric Services at San Mateo Medical Center.
Working closely within San Mateo County Health and with the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of San Mateo Medical Center, the Deputy Director of Nursing Services for Acute Psychiatric Services will assess, plan, evaluate and monitor all aspects of nursing care delivery in acute psychiatry to ensure a supportive healing and recovery milieu; partner with and coordinate services with other divisions and departments, supporting a collaborative, effective interdisciplinary team; and work collaboratively with the medical staff, executive management, other San Mateo County Health divisions, and community stakeholders to develop policies and procedures to maintain quality of care and safety for patients and staff. This position may be appointed as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for the San Mateo Medical Center by the Chief Executive Officer.
The Deputy Director of Nursing Services for Acute Psychiatric Services receives general direction from the Chief Nursing Officer, and will exercise direct and indirect supervision over assigned managerial, clinical, professional, technical and clerical staff, and is responsible for all aspects of the design, delivery and execution of Behavioral Health Services, including:
Developing and executing a vision for how to position the Service to best meet the present and future needs of the community
Optimizing the Services coordination with the larger County-wide Behavioral Health System of Care
Overseeing all day-to-day operations in the Psychiatric Emergency Department (PES), the Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, and any other behavioral health programs as assigned
Working closely with the Chief Nursing Officer and the Behavioral Health Nurse Managers and Nurse Educators to optimize nursing care
Working closely with the Medical Director of Psychiatry to optimize physician performance and retention; understanding and optimizing service line financial sustainability with the Finance Department
The ideal candidate will have:
Clinical experience and expertise in Psychiatric Nursing
Interest in advancing Psychiatric Nursing Practice with integration of evidence-based practices
Commitment to enhancing through Nursing Practice a "Recovery" Milieu
Interest in building relationships within the community and within San Mateo County Health with our partners in Behavioral Health Services
Minimum qualifications include a current CA RN license, certification in nursing specialty upon hire or within two years of hire, a Master's degree in Nursing or related health care field (or a written plan to obtain a Master's degree), and 3 years of increasingly responsible nursing experience in an accredited hospital or clinic which must have included at least one year of administrative management experience.
Final Filing Date: March 21, 2019
To learn more about the position and to apply online, visit our website at http://jobs.smcgov.org. Applications are only accepted online. EOE
Internal Number: SR47939
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