Director of Behavioral Health in Martinsville, VA at Sovah Health - Martinsville

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

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Job Description

SOVAH Health - Martinsville

Responsible for carrying through with the planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of clinical practice and associate management functions for assigned periods in the hospital setting.  Supports the goals of Sovah Health, the Department of Nursing, and provides for the continuity and achievement of these goals and objectives.  Establishes standards of practice and performance improvement methods to monitor and achieve hospital and department goals.  Serves as support and resource to hospital managers and hospital personnel on assigned shifts.  Responsible for managing human resources and other resources within budgetary guideline inclusive of Sovah Health standards while maintaining the goals of quality patient care and optimal customer service satisfaction.  Requires flexibility in scheduling with the requirement of being able to work all shift patterns including weekends and holidays in order to maintain continuity of service and provide consistent coverage of nursing supervision to Sovah Health.

Job Requirements

Education:    Current RN licensure from the Virginia State Board of Nursing or Compact State.  Masters degree required. BLS certification required.  PALS if appropriate.
Experience:  Minimum of 3-5 years of demonstrated leadership experience in associated specialty in an acute care setting.
Skills: Sound knowledge base of nursing theory and practice.  Must be assertive and must possess effective skills in oral and written communications.   Must be strong patient advocate.  Requires flexibility in adapting to work demands and priorities.     
Typical Physical Demands:  Requires full range of motion including handling and lifting patients and/or equipment, manual and finger dexterity and eye hand coordination.  Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.  May require lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds.  May require frequent bending, squatting and kneeling.  Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.  Requires ability to work under stressful conditions and/or irregular hours.  Potential for exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids. 
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