Administrative Director of Behavioral Health Nursing (Ref#012)

  • Richmond, VA
  • Full-time
  • Published: 2021-05-28 14:51:41Z


The Hospital, a 466-bed acute care hospital located in Richmond, Virginia, is a Level I Trauma Center, which means we can provide fast, skilled care in serious emergencies. That’s why we see more adults and adolescents in our ER and Pediatric ER than any other hospital in the area. We are proud to be the region’s first choice for orthopedics, joint care, behavioral health and cardiovascular care.


The Administrative Director of Nursing for Behavioral Health has responsibility for providing the leadership, direction, and administration of direct patient care activities, nursing practice, and nursing education and development. The AVP of Nursing is responsible for driving, supporting and modeling a culture focused on employee engagement, quality, patient safety, fiscal responsibility, and the overall patient experience.



  • Enhances quality outcomes by collaborating with leadership (including but not limited to the Vice President, Behavioral Health Services) and Quality Department.  Plans, coordinates, manages and monitors comprehensive Behavioral Health quality management program. Facilitates Quality Management Committee Meetings. Serves as an organizational resource for Behavioral Health quality management information
  • Aligns with Behavioral Health Director Capital Division on all clinical initiatives (UoD, HBIPS, orientation, regulatory preparedness/mock surveys, patient satisfaction and safety). Escalate any conflicts between Nursing Agenda and Behavioral Health Agenda to Vice President, Behavioral Health Services
  • Strategizes and partners with the Vice President, Behavioral Health Services to drive process improvements focused on innovative care delivery and/or operational models designed to improve clinical services, outcomes, patient throughput, and patient safety.
  • Ensures patient and family centered care is comprehensive, coordinated, and monitored for effectiveness through the quality improvement model that leads to systematic improvements over time resulting in outcomes measures that outperform benchmark statistic of national database used in patient and nursing sensitive indicators.
  • Collaborates with other disciplines for the implementation of programs, policies, and procedures that address how patient care needs of the patient population served are assessed, met, and evaluated.
  • Promotes interdisciplinary collaboration with clear expectations and direction to all practicing nurses about the importance of partnerships with patient and families, and with all disciplines to ensure a comprehensive care plan is developed and documented
  • Coordinates and directs nursing activities related to Joint Commission, DBHDS, HCFA and other regulatory agencies to promote compliance with all standards and/or to address and resolve any deficiencies. Works collaboratively with Administration, Risk Management and Behavioral Health staff in coordinating risk management activities. Facilitates handling of patient/family/staff concerns. Shared responsibility for directors for  24/7 ownership for staffing of the units
  • Serves as a member of the Company Nurse Leadership Team team, building and supporting effective collegial relationships with applicable internal and external constituents and stakeholders and ensuring optimal operating effectiveness and strategic positioning.



  • Graduation from an Accredited School of Nursing with an MSN Required
  • Previous experience in Behavioral Health preferred
  • 5+ years in a nurse leadership role required
  • Currently licensed as a registered professional nurse in Virginia, in accordance with law and regulation required
  • CPI Certification required



  • Compensation: $135k - 140k, relo as applicable plus up to 15% annual performance incentive plus full benefits

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