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Director of Nursing

Date Posted:  Aug 31, 2019
Requisition ID:  14440

Logansport, IN, US, 46947

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Indiana Family & Social Services Administration

The mission of the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration is to compassionately serve Hoosiers of all ages and connect them with social services, health care and their communities.


The Director of Nursing Services is responsible for developing, coordinating, directing and supervising the nursing programs for an inpatient psychiatric facility.  

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Develops, evaluates and changes, as necessary, standards, policies and procedures for nursing services;
  • Analyzes utilization of nursing staff and recommends changes in staff as necessary to agency management;
  • Assesses the effectiveness of orientation programs for nurses and attendant staff and recommends changes as required;
  • Evaluates in-service training programs for psychiatric attendants and rehabilitation therapy assistants and coordinates these program changes with agency management;
  • Serves on the administrative staff of the hospital and represents the hospital at a variety of administrative and professional meetings;
  • Consults with the Medical Director, complex directors, department directors, and executive committee members on a variety of medical, nursing and administrative matters;
  • Works closely with the Human Resources division on the recruitment, selection, promotion, discipline and termination of nursing and direct care staff.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

  • Must possess a license as a registered nurse by the State of Indiana;
  • Broad knowledge of modern principles and practices of psychiatric nursing, mental retardation and developmental disabilities;
  • Thorough knowledge of administration, management and human relations principles and practices;
  • Knowledge of appropriate federal and state laws and regulations and Immediate Care Facility (ICF)/ Mental Retardation (MR)/Developmental Disability (DD) Certification requirements;
  • Knowledge of the State of Indiana personnel management policies and procedures in hiring, promoting, disciplining and terminating employees;
  • Knowledge of the Hospital Affirmative Action program and plan;
  • Complete knowledge of the role of other treatment professionals and therapists and the ability to work with these professionals in providing the best possible individual treatment;
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to conduct effective meetings and training sessions.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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