Forrest City, AR 72335

Employment Type: Full-Time Direct Hire Job Number: 4920

Job Description

A residential psychiatric treatment provider in Forrest City, AR is seeking a Director of Nursing.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Planning, directing, and implementing care for the program.
  • Oversees the planning, budgeting, and evaluation of work and resources of the Nursing Department and provides support to the program.
  • Direct supervision of a staff of 13.
  • Recruits, interviews, and recommends the appointment of qualified and competent nursing candidates.
  • Assures current competency of nursing staff according to the Facility’ s policies and procedures and accreditation standards.
  • Identify and develop quality improvement standards for nursing to improve treatment and expeditated positive resident outcomes.
  • Ensures proficiency and accuracy in completing client records as scheduled and according to the hospital’ s standards.

Qualified candidates must have the following:
  • Prefer a master’ s degree in Nursing, but must have a minimum of a bachelor’ s degree in Nursing and has supervision by a master’ s degree in nursing
  • Two years’ experience in a psychiatric clinical working environment with children and adolescents, nursing management and/or supervision experience
  • Considerable knowledge of children/adolescent growth and development and an understanding of the range of treatment provided by the center and the ability to teach the same.
  • Knowledgeable and/or experience with Joint Commission Standards related to behavioral health standards is preferred.

  • Current and active Registered Nurse License in the State of Arkansas or eligible compact license
  • Current CPR Certification
  • Able to receive CPI certification within the first 30 days of employment

  • Work hours are generally Monday through Friday 8: 00 a.m.-5: 00 p.m. and rotate on a weekly Administrator on Call schedule. May work weekends and evenings to provide continuity of nursing care, communication, or assist in crisis situations.

Employer offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

Meet Your Recruiter

Cheryl Rapier
Senior Recruiting Manager

I enjoy the linking process - making good matches. My job is to listen to the needs of my clients and find the candidate who most closely matches what they are looking for.
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