Patient Care Director - Psych 40hrs/Days
The Director oversees the inpatient and outpatient clinical and administrative operations of the department of psychiatry. Such services include: Adolescent Inpatient Unit, Adult Inpatient Unit, Older Adult Inpatient Unit, Acute Partial Hospital Program, Outpatient Clinic, and Psychiatric Administration.
The Patient Care Director also consults with the Emergency department for the care of patient with psychiatric and substance abuse disabilities.
In collaboration with the Chair of Psychiatry, the Patient Care Director ensures that the Psychiatric Consultation Service operates according to the needs of the Organization.
The Patient Care Director is a key management/leadership position within the Organization and operationalizes the core values of the Organization by promoting patient centered care.
The Director has twenty four hour responsibility/accountability for the Department of Psychiatry.
Patient care outcomes are the result of interdisciplinary collaboration coordinated by the Director.
The Patient Care Director is a key leader in moving the Department of Psychiatry towards a Patient-Centered Model following Recovery Principles.
1. Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).
2. Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Current license to practice Nursing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Must obtain 15 hours of Continuing Education annually to maintain license.
Training in Performance Improvement, total Quality Management, and/or Continuous Quality Improvement.