MH Director of Nursing

Joliet, Illinois   |     Regular Full Time    |     Job ID:19205

SUMMARY

Wexford Health

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POSITION: Director of Nursing – Mental Health

SCHEDULE: Full-Time / 8am-4pm/ Weekends off 

FACILITY: Joliet Treatment Center

LOCATION: Joliet, IL 

A Job Should be MORE than just a paycheck.

Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest correctional health care providers.  Over the past 30 years, our team of dedicated clinical professionals has helped literally millions of justice-involved patients receive life-changing medical and mental health services.

The majority of our patients come from marginalized or impoverished backgrounds.  In many cases, our doctors, nurses, and behavioral health professionals represent the patient’s first experience with quality, compassionate health care.

We heal and rehabilitate thousands of incarcerated patients every day.
When you join Wexford Health, you do more than just further your career.
You also become part of a team-a family-whose mission is to care for patients that cannot care for themselves.

You change lives.
You make a difference.
If you are looking for a position that empowers you to do MORE… then look at Wexford Health.

BENEFITS
Wexford Health offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Performance check-ins with annual merit increase
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through BlueCross BlueShield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plan
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account

POSITION SUMMARY
Under the direct supervision of the Site Mental Health Services Director, has the authority, responsibility and accountability for structuring, comprehensive planning and implementing the Mental Health Nursing Services Program that guides the delivery of a quality mental health care program.

  • Provides direct supervision of Mental Health nursing staff including hiring, scheduling, assigning duties, evaluating, disciplining, adjusting grievances and discharging.
  • Provides input on proposals for collective bargaining. 
  • Receives and reviews daily crisis intervention and infirmary reports.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of all Mental Health Administrative Directives.
  • Manages and delegates all mental health nursing functions within the residential care unit.
  • Coordinates and provides quality mental health orientations and in-service trainings.
  • Coordinates and monitors requirements for continuing education.
  • Maintains working knowledge of psychotropic medications, their potential side effects and drug interactions.
  • Provides direction/oversight of mental health nursing staff ensuring proper administration of medications, knowledge of psychotropic medication, their potential side effects and drug interactions, offender care, and maintenance of mental health records according to the standards of quality care.
  • Maintains working knowledge of social and behavioral sciences, particularly as applied to the correctional setting.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

LICENSING: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Illinois.
CERTIFICATION: Certified as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse or obtains certification within 1 year of employment. Health Care Provider CPR certification.
EDUCATION: Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing with minimum of Associate Degree in Nursing.  Bachelors’ Degree preferred.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: 2 years as a practicing Registered Nurse with a minimum of 1 year in Mental Health Nursing.
 
EOE/M/F/D/V

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