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Director of Nursing

Company: Seaside Health System
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Seaside Health System (Psychiatric Hospital) is seeking a Director of Nursing (DON) who provides leadership for delivery of patient care services and ensures coordination of an individualized plan of care for each individual. Successful candidates are motivated team-players with outstanding organizational and communication skills and an appreciation for delivering high quality care with dignity and respect.We offer:

  • Competitive Salaries based on experience.
  • Collaborative community with supportive colleagues.
  • Mentoring by senior nursing staff who are committed to your success and professional development.
  • Established clinical protocols, policies and procedures based on outcomes and evidence-based practice.
  • Medical, Dental, Life, AD&D insurance and generous Paid Time Off (PTO) program.
  • 401(k) retirement plan.Responsibilities may include:
    • Help to hire, train, and monitor nurses and technicians.
    • Prepare daily schedule and planning shifts.
    • Ensure department staff follow departmental procedures and policies.
    • Coordinates nursing orientation, annual competencies, and performance evaluations for each individual.
    • Evaluate the performance of the department and recommend improvements.
    • Schedule staff meetings for patient updates, issues, and recommendations.
    • Ensure compliance with state, federal, local standards, and regulating agencies.
    • Attend required hospital meetings. Requirements:
      • Must have a Louisiana State RN license. Louisiana is a Nurse Compact Licensure State. Visit for details.
      • 5 (five) years progressive acute care or psychiatric care experience
      • 2 (two) of those years in management of Nursing preferred
      • Supervisor/Management experience
      • Military RNs and their families are eligible for expedited RN in licensure in LA and are encouraged to apply.
      • One year or more work experience in a psych/mental health/behavioral health facility preferred but not required.
      • Active listening skills and empathy for patients.
      • Mature, professional, and positive attitude.
      • Strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to set boundaries, use and interpret nonverbal ques.
      • Emotional Intelligence including the ability to manage stress and anxiety, knows when to ask for help and how to be a reliable colleague.
      • Critical thinking including the ability to implement interventions that are proven to result in a positive outcome for patientsInterested candidates may apply online or email a resume to

Keywords: Seaside Health System, Baton Rouge , Director of Nursing, Executive , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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