Director of Nursing - Behavioral Health Start-Up Hospital
Spokane Behavioral Health Hospital
May 3, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Director of Nursing Opportunity at Start-Up Hospital!
UHS in partnership with Providence Sacred Heart - the largest healthcare system in Spokane, WA is in the process of building a joint venture 100-bed free standing inpatient acute psychiatric facility to serve the Spokane Washington and surrounding areas. The hospital is slated for operation in October of 2018. This facility will serve adolescents through older adults with various inpatient programing and outpatient programming.
The Director of Nursing is a key member of the Spokane BH Hospital Leadership Team 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 hospital’s strategic planning and contributes to the achievement of institutional goals and objectives. The Director of Nursing will focus on 5 key areas: People, Service, Quality, Growth, and Finance
PEOPLE: Creates an environment which supports employee development and teamwork to deliver compassionate patient care in a safe environment.
SERVICE: Creates systems, processes and care standards to support the delivery of patient care in a safe, fiscally sound environment of service excellence.
QUALITY: Provides accessible, timely, efficient, cost effective care by utilizing evidenced -based practice and continuous performance improvement.
GROWTH/COMMUNITY: Fosters an environment that supports growth and community through activities, partnerships and shared goals.
FINANCE: Supports an environment of financial stability to achieve the UHS mission and strategy.
What do our current nursing leaders value at UHS?
That despite our large company design, each facility is run independently, and so our nurse executives have the autonomy to manage their teams with clinical and educational support from corporate. You are never alone, as you are part of a large network of peer nurse leaders that routinely exchange ideas and review current topics within the industry. That we have an active Nursing Council based on shared governance and evidence-based practice. That we offer internal leadership and clinical education, including a generous annual tuition assistance and continuing education allowance designed to keep you at the top of your practice. That we offer and support real career advancement opportunity, including our COO-in-Training program and a variety of regional and national corporate roles designed to support the field and share advanced experience. And, that UHS offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that reflects the work/life needs of our senior leaders.
Benefits for DON include:
Challenging and rewarding work environment
Competitive Compensation & Generous Paid Time Off
Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plans
401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan
SoFi Student Loan Refinancing Program
Psychiatric Nurse Residency Transition-to-Practice Program (Could earn 20 CEUs)
Career development opportunities within UHS and its 300+ Subsidiaries!
If you would like to learn more before applying, please contact Scott Errickson, Program Manager-Nurse Recruitment at (484) 584-2725, or via email at Scott.Errickson@UHSinc.com
One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.
Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.
Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.
To provide superior quality healthcare services that:PATIENTSrecommend to family and friends,PHYSICIANSprefer for their patients, PURCHASERSselect for their clients,EMPLOYEESare proud of, andINVESTORSseek for long-term returns.
RN Licensure: Current license or permit to practice professional nursing in the state of employment.
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.
Three 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.