Director of Nursing ( Registered Nurse )

General Summary of Duties: The Director of Nursing is responsible for managing all administrative and clinical functions associated with nursing services. This includes ensuring a smooth and efficient operation, inventory control, personnel, and financial management, client relations, client flow, and adherence to agency mission, values, and policies.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Nursing Supervisors

Major Responsibilities/Tasks:
  • Demonstrate excellence in professionalism and collaboration with the aim of creating, developing, and sustaining a positive and safe working environment.
  • Treat clients and families with respect and dignity
  • Hire, train, coach, develop, evaluate with timely performance appraisals, discipline, and if necessary discharge direct supervisees. Comply with all agency personnel policies. Support and comply with the KMHS affirmative action program.
  • Oversee nursing staff schedule management.
  • Routinely interact with and solves problems effectively with staff, clients, and organizational leaders.
  • Work effectively with revenue cycle departments to maximize returns for clinically indicated services.
  • Participate in budget development and monitoring process.
  • Work with the leadership team to negotiate and maintain any pertinent contracts.
  • Provide reporting of metrics, as needed, with recommendations or action plans on any issues of concern.
  • Assist with strategic planning and resource allocation.
  • Participate as a team member in administrative, treatment, staff, training, and supervisory meetings as required including, but not limited to Quality Program Reviews, Quality Assurance, and Utilization Management Committees.
  • Foster open and collaborative communication with all staff, other agency departments, and outside agencies, consistent with the rules and processes of KMHS.
  • Supervise the day-to-day clinical operations of nursing services. Provide hands-on training and guidance to foster the leadership qualities in all supervisees to ensure competence in their role as nursing supervisors. Monitor in-service training for all nursing staff.
  • Assist in the orientation of nursing students who utilize the departments units as a practicum site. Collaborate with the nursing programs instructor regarding scheduling, program description, and in obtaining signed confidentiality statements.
  • Maintain awareness of activity on the 24/7 units and facilitate continuity of care across disciplines and between shifts according to all recognized department and agency policies and procedures.
  • Work with the clinical management team to develop, update and implement policies and procedures that maintain quality nursing standards and regulatory compliance regarding ordering, labeling, storing, utilizing, dispensing, and disposing of medications.
  • Monitor and order all supplies needed by the nursing team as well as the providers.
  • Accurate accounting of all Health Care Entity (on-site medication) supplies. Ordering of all HCE medications as well as maintaining accurate and concise documentation of all HCE medication ordered and administered in compliance with the WAC, DOH pharmacy laws and regulations. Including all reporting to the DEA and the pharmacist in charge.
  • Assist the DOH, DBHR, and other outside entities while on campus for inspections, audits, or other visits. Facilitate clear, concise, and timely corrective actions upon request. Develop and implement protocols for any corrective action needed. Provide compliance-related correspondence to the director of inpatient and Residential Services, Director of Crisis Services, and Quality Assurance Director.
  • Monitor the quality of service provided by medical, pharmaceutical, and laboratory services including the safe labeling, storage, and disposal of medications, inventory management of emergency medications, and supplies.
  • Ensure and report timeliness and accuracy of nurse charting in the electronic medical record.
  • Ensure agency critical incident procedures are followed. Lead and train staff to ensure debriefings routinely follow critical incidents.
  • Provide operational leadership to unit staff during mission-critical times, when program managers or directors are otherwise unable.
  • Disclose limited client information as necessary to the position as trained by the Records Dept. Supervisor. Disclosures must adhere to HIPAA privacy and security standards and be logged in detail according to agency policy and procedures. Complete all required training and annual refreshers.
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.

Our recruitment processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our people regardless of gender identity or orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any aspect which makes someone unique.

  • Comprehensive and generous health, dental and vision benefits
  • Up to 19 days of PTO and 8 paid holidays your first year (pro-rated for part-time)
  • An incredible team approach that is dynamic and collaborative
  • Loan Forgiveness, training, and extensive education available
  • Multiple locations and opportunities close to home
  • Advancement opportunities available within the agency
  • Free Employee Assistance Program and parking
  • Full Time, Part Time and PRN positions along with flexible hours for professional advancement


Minimum Qualifications :

EDUCATION: Associates degree in Nursing.

EXPERIENCE: Expert (established subject matter expert, 7+ years of experience)

LICENSURE: Active and unencumbered Registered Nurse license in Washington State. Mental Health Professional or ability to obtain.

Preferred Qualifications:

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Nursing.