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Director of Nursing, Rushford

Requisition ID:

21167520

Business Unit:

Rushford

Location:

Middletown, CT

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Description

Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details:

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

Rushford, one of Connecticut’s leading providers of addiction and mental health services, is nationally recognized center for delivering outstanding prevention, treatment and recovery programs. We offer a wide range of programs including Acute Care and Evaluation, Residential Addiction Treatment, Individual, Group & Family Therapy, Intensive Outpatient programs and Community Support Programs. Through the passion of our specialists, we continue to treat every patient with care, compassion and respect, while providing affordable and accessible services.

Position Summary:

The Director leads and ensures that nursing care in Adult Residential Services, Adolescent Residential Services, Mental Health Authority programming, PAS Administration and Acute Care Detox departments meet current best practices and optimizes client outcomes. The Director will shape the nursing and departmental philosophy of substance abuse treatment as it related to client care, staff development, and resource and judgment management to optimize client outcomes. 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Identifies evidenced based opportunities for improvement. Leads regulatory readiness activities and guides staff in ensuring the correction of deficiencies as needed.   Ensures medical documentation meets regulatory requirements of licensing and third party agencies
  • Develops departmental goals, objectives, policies and procedures consistent with medical, administrative, legal, regulatory, and ethical requirements of the health care delivery system
  • Collaborates with members of the medical team regarding treatment protocols/planning to produce positive client outcomes. Ensures that interventions and nursing care plans are timely and accurately documented through chart/record auditing
  • Consults on the process and training of supervised self-administration medication for Rushford programs. Directs Program Managers on effective methods of tracking current staff medication certifications, including date of certification and renewal. Oversees and delegates responsibilities related to annual on-site observation and biennial re-certification
  • Analyzes, identifies and addresses trends in medication errors. Follows up on critical incidents and provides leadership in system redesign to promote a culture of safety
  • Assesses and identifies staff development opportunities. Facilitates training and/or educational opportunities to support staffs professional growth and development goals. Ensures that direct and indirect reports maintain appropriate levels of competency-based practice based on patient population
  • Prepares budget and ensures that assigned areas operate within allocated funds. Leads staff members in achieving the goals and objectives of the department within established budget. Determines future needs, monitors actual progress and allocates resources to meet a changing environment
  • Oversees implementation of and adherence to Infection Prevention Policies & Procedures as well as managing the Infection Control Program

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree is required and Master's Degree is preferred. One degree must be in Nursing
  • Current license in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut
  • Four years plus of progressive management or leadership experience,
  • Ability to assess problems, determine solutions and make decisions within a timely manner
  • Ability to align goals with the strategic goals of the organization, as well as understand external impacts on internal strategy
  • Familiarity with current best practices in integrated health delivery and improvement methodology for practice redesign
  • The ability to leverage the technical expertise of internal and external resources while managing competing demands
  • Utilize consultation and team approaches on program assessment, development and management
  • The desire to effectively serve vulnerable populations with respect and dignity
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to establish relationships, build networks, and generate resources to meet the needs of the organization and the community
  • Superior analytical skills, integrity, and an ethical and fair philosophy

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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

 
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