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  • Director of Nursing, In-Patient Clinical Psych Services

    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Psych Acute Adult
    Hours / Pay Period
    Community Hospital of San Bernardino
    Standard Hours
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Work Schedule
    8 Hour
  • Overview

    Founded in 1910, Dignity Health - Community Hospital of San Bernardino is a 347-bed, acute care, nonprofit, community hospital located in San Bernardino, California.  Known for its programs in maternity care and pediatrics, behavioral health and long-term subacute care for adults and children, the hospital also includes inpatient and outpatient surgery.  The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.  Visit https://www.dignityhealth.org/socal/locations/san-bernardino for more information.


    Position Title: Director of Behavioral Services


    Position Summary: 

    Directs the daily operation, supervision and quality control in the Mental Health Care Services function. Works with administration to develop the budget and make necessary adjustments to meet quality standards and budgetary parameters. Responsible for daily staffing of the functional areas. Works with staff to insure that supplies and services are utilized in a cost-effective manner and that the supplies and support necessary to meet operating objectives are available..

    • Collaborates with staff and physicians to implement and maintain consistently high quality care reflecting up-to-date procedures.
    • Insures efficiency of care by effectively integrating Mental Health Care services with ancillary and other services. As census requires and patient care allows, combines units and implements other procedures which enhance unit efficiency
    • Consistently and pro-actively involves department in measurably improving performance. Sets appropriate priorities for self and staff, establishes and revises action plans with measurable, realistic targets and timetables, and meets deadlines. Consistently communicates objectives and progress to department members to improve quality and achieve goals.
    • Accurately projects expenses, revenues, and labor needs. Operates within budget while meeting program objectives. Monitors and justifies variances, adjusting program objectives as circumstances change. Achieves targeted productivity gains and efficiencies. Identifies and implements measures which improve cost-effectiveness of department operations.



    • Knowledge of organization's budget process and ability to apply policies and practices for planning and administering a budget.
    • Knowledge of healthcare industry's trends, directions, major issues, regulatory considerations and trendsetters; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.
    • Knowledge of applicable laws, rules and regulations governing proper medical conduct; ability to apply these theories to identify, report, deal with and prevent ethical conflicts, ensuring a harmonious and efficient healthcare environment.
    • Knowledge of principles and practices associated with the rights and responsibilities of patients and caregivers; ability to apply these theories to identify, report, deal with and prevent patient rights violations.
    • Knowledge of and ability to manage behavioral health departmental operations, including monitoring the development, interpretation and application of behavioral health services and programs as well as operational policies and procedures.
    • Knowledge of behavioral treatment techniques and procedures; ability to assess, manage and ensure high quality behavioral therapy for diverse mental disorders.
    • Knowledge of theories and methodologies for psychological counseling; ability to conduct a planned counseling interaction and design a counseling process to facilitate clients' progress toward meeting counseling goals and objectives.
    • Knowledge of psychotherapeutic models, theories and methodologies; ability to implement psychotherapeutic programs based on the principles and procedures of mental health and related disciplines to increase an individual's sense of well-being.



    Education and Experience: 

    • Experience: Minimum of five (5) years of clinical experience. Minimum of three (3) years of management experience.
    • Education: Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and/or additional job related experience in lieu of the degree.
    • Licensure: California RN active licensure
    • Special Skills: None specified.
    • Training: Completion of annual safety training. Completes and maintains required unit specific training.



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