Alabama DMH / Registered Nurse V (Director of Nursing)

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JOB TITLE: Registered Nurse V (Director of Nursing)
OPEN DATE: 8/19/2022
CLOSE DATE: Until Filled
JOB LOCATION: Bryce Hospital Tuscaloosa, Alabama
NUMBER: 21-29
• Range 83 ($68,666.40 – $115,804.80 Annually).
• Salary will be commensurate with experience and State of Alabama Personnel guidelines.
• 12 paid holidays.
• 1 personal leave day accrued each January.
• 13 sick leave days.
• 13 annual leave days accrued in the first year of employment.
• Longevity bonus annually after 5 years of employment.
• Continuous opportunities for acquiring CEU’s needed for maintaining professional license.
• Very low-cost health and dental insurance through the Alabama State Employee Insurance Board.
• Defined retirement benefit (not impacted by economic downturns) and a pre-retirement death benefit through the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
▪ After 1 year, the minimum amount of the pre-retirement death benefit paid to your designated beneficiary is at least equal to your current or previous fiscal year annual salary.
• Master’s Degree in nursing.
• 48 months or more experience as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Registered Nurse, including…
• 24 months or more experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity.
• Bachelor’s degree in nursing and a written plan to obtain the Master’s Degree in nursing.
• 72 months or more experience as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Registered Nurse, including…
• 48 months or more experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity.
• Possession of a certificate of registration to practice nursing as issued by the Alabama Board of Nursing.
• Responsible for the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, diagnosing, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
• Responsible for directing and coordinating all nursing care for assigned patients based on unit/program established clinical nursing practice standards.
• Contributes to the provision of quality nursing care through quality enhancement techniques that demonstrate positive outcomes in patient care.
• Collaborates with medical staff to ensure that care delivered is of the highest quality possible.
• Ensures compliance with hospital standards.
• Knowledge, skill, and ability to recognize medical and psychiatric emergencies.
• Ability to act independently, to take charge, and to take moderate risks in situations not covered by existing procedure.
• Ability to provide care utilizing nursing processes, standards of care, and nursing plans of care.
• Ability to supervise as needed to evaluate staff performance.
• Ability to assign workload and ensure completion of tasks as scheduled.
• Ability to address complaints and make decisions as needed.
• Ability to orient new employees.
• Ability to evaluate effectiveness of treatment/training programs and establish priorities.
• Ability to operate medical equipment.
• Ability to provide education to patients.
• Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
• Ability to combine information from various sources to produce new ideas or solutions.
• Applicants will be rated based on an evaluation of their job-related training, abilities, experience, and education, and should provide adequate work history identifying experiences related to the duties and minimum qualifications as mentioned above.
• All relevant information is subject to verification.
Drug screening and security clearances will be conducted on prospective applicants being given serious consideration for employment whose job requires direct contact with patients.

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Only work experience detailed on the application will be considered. Applications should be submitted by the deadline to be considered. Announcements open until filled will remain open until a sufficient applicant pool is obtained. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible to ensure the application will be considered for the position. Copies of License/Certifications should be uploaded with your application. A copy of the academic transcript is required. Appointment of successful candidate will be conditional based on receipt of the official transcript provided by the school, college, or university.


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