Director of Nursing at Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health, North Charleston, SC
Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health is a 108-bed private behavioral health care hospital specializing in the treatment of a wide array of mental health and substance misuse disorders. Our hospital offers a full range of treatment programs for adolescents, adults and senior adults that includes: acute inpatient, substance abuse programs, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization.
The Director of Nursing is a key member of the UHS Leadership Team at Palmetto Lowcountry who will integrate and coordinate a patient centric nursing strategy with a keen focus on patient care; ensuring that delivery of high-quality and cost-effective health care is consistent with the mission, vision, and values of Universal Health Services and in accordance with government regulation, licensing and accreditation requirements. The DON participates in the service line’s strategic planning and contributes to the achievement of institutional goals and objectives.
Licensure: Current license or permit to practice professional nursing in the state of employment.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a CCNE accredited nursing program; Master of Science in Nursing is strongly preferred.
Demonstrated working knowledge of behavioral health nursing clinical practices and management.
Extensive knowledge of principles and practices relevant to nursing and patient care activities.
Demonstrated knowledge of effective management and supervisory practices. Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
Five or more years of progressive nursing management experience in behavioral health setting
Ability to plan, direct, and monitor others’ activities with demonstrated leadership abilities that contribute to a positive work environment
Proficiency with common computer based applications such as electronic mail, word processing and various databases, whether PC, network or mainframe based.
Travel Requirements: Occasional US travel to conferences and UHS management meetings.
Challenging and rewarding work environment
Career development opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries
Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan
Generous Paid Time Off
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