At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Behavioral Health team and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
This Senior Nursing Director of Behavioral Health will be responsible for:
Overseeing all Behavioral Health services at Boston Children’s Hospital which includes Inpatient Psychiatry, the Behavioral Response Team (BRT), Ambulatory Psychiatry and our Community Based Acute Treatment (CBAT) facility.
Collaborating with senior nursing leadership, patient care administrators and key physician leaders to define and implement shared goals and evaluate outcomes for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health programs and services.
Playing an integral role in developing and implementing strategies which create the cultural change necessary to fully realize our vision of participation in Behavioral Health and the continuum of care.
Ensuring continuous compliance with all regulatory bodies, including and not limited to The Joint Commission, CMS, Department of Public Health, Department of Early Education and Care and the Department of Mental Health. Developing and ensuring compliance with nursing policies and procedures, standards of patient care and nursing practice.
Creating an environment which fosters excellence, sensitivity and leadership.
Collaborating with ACNO (Associate Chief Nursing Officer) and other senior leaders to lead quality improvement programs to enhance nurse/patient care sensitive outcomes, patient and family satisfaction, quality and safety, and efficient patient flow and patient acuity/complexity.
To qualify, you must have:
10+ years of RN experience with at least 8 years of progressive management/leadership experience.
Behavioral Health experience required, pediatric experience preferred.
MSN required, Doctoral degree in nursing or a closely related field preferred.
Certification in Psychiatric – Mental Health Nursing (RN-BC) and nursing leadership certification (NE-BC/NEA-BC) is strongly preferred.
Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 404-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Boston Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. (Our services can begin interventions at 15 weeks gestation and in some situations we also treat adults.)We have approximately 25,000 inpatient admissions each year and our 200+ specialized clinical programs schedule 557,000 visits annually. Last year, the hospital performed more than 26,500 surgical procedures and 214,000 radiological examinations.Our team of physicians and nurses has been recognized by a number of independent organizations for overall excellence, and we're proud to share some notable examples with you here.