Director of Nursing

Position Summary: The Director of Nursing leads organizational population health management initiatives and provides clinical leadership to the RN/Service Coordinators for each team. The position is also accountable for collaborating with members of the health care team to design, implement, and measure safe, cost-effective, evidence-based care strategies; and is responsible for maintaining current professional knowledge and competencies and contributing to the advancement of the practice of nursing at the agency. The position also implements population heath management strategies to identify and address chronic conditions and coordinate care needs.  Maximizes participants’ health and wellness and ability to function safely and independently in the community.

Responsibilities are implemented within the framework of agency policy, professional ethics, legal scope of practice and regulatory guidelines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Nursing Practice

  • Provides clinical supervision of Team Nurses and mentors nurses to acquire new skills, develop their careers and effectively incorporate evidence into practice.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with nursing schools to strengthen the recruitment pipeline, and promote community-based nursing within the housing first model.
  • Assists in the team nurse hiring process and provides clinical training to new nurses.
  • Supports quality improvement initiatives for the teams.
  • Collaborates with others to resolve issues related to patient care, communication, policies, and resources.
  • Creates and revises nursing policies, protocols, and procedures using evidence-based information to achieve outcomes for indicators that are nurse-sensitive.
  • Identifies facilitators and addresses barriers that affect patient outcomes.
  • Collaborates with nurses to develop practice environments that support shared decision-making.
  • Assists the staff in developing critical thinking and clinical judgment.
  • Creates a nursing care environment that stimulates continuous self-learning, reflective practice, feeling of ownership and demonstration of responsibility and accountability.
  • Provides input for staff evaluations.
  • Provides formal and informal education for nurses and other health professionals and health professional students.
  • Leads in the conduct and utilization of nursing research.

Integrated Care Operations

  • Assists in the workflow of services between health clinics, medication assisted treatment clinic and Housing First teams.
  • Ensures timely completion of delegated billing and data collection tasks.
  • Manages inter-agency relationships with integrated care and OUD-COE stakeholders.
  • Identifies opportunities to improve integrated care Participant outcomes and operations.

Essential Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing required (MSN, degree strongly recommended, with a clinical and/or community mental health focus.
  • Minimum 5 years recent clinical nursing experience required.
  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated skills at the level of an advanced practice nurse in leadership, communication, collaboration, supervision, and mentoring.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize evidence to develop, teach, guide, and implement practice standards and policies.
  • Computer skills using various applications: Internet, email, Microsoft Office, presentation, and database.
  • Profound verbal and written communication skills
  • Successful management skills with the ability to multitask.

Success Metrics:

The position includes metric-based key performance indicators that include:

  • Expansion and maintenance of Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence (OUD-COE) Participant volume
  • Percentage completion of annual nursing evaluations for active Participants
  • Percentage of Participants who receive a contact within two days of inpatient hospitalization
  • Percentage of Participants receive a contact within seven days of an inpatient discharge
  • Completion of at least one process improvement initiative that results in metric-based performance improvement.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Clinical supervision and support nursing staff. Direct supervision of the Operations Manager, Integrated Care Program

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Community environment.  Constant interaction with agency clientele. Considerable walking and standing.

The employee is expected to adhere to all agency policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to policies.