ABOUT US: Highland Ridge Hospital is an 83-bed psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment facility located in the heart of the Salt Lake Valley. Highland Ridge is owned by Acadia Healthcare, a national leader in the behavioral healthcare industry. We are the oldest specialty treatment program in the state of Utah and are fully accredited by the Joint Commission.
JOB SUMMARY: Manage clinical and administrative operations of a nursing unit within the scope of an RN license as defined by the state and Nurse Practice Act.
Accountable for the standard of care at the facility, providing consultations and expertise in the delivery of care to patient.
Serve as a clinical and service resource to nursing staff and other staff as assigned.
Manage the activities of staff, coordinating safe and appropriate care between departments and disciplines.
Manage and evaluate work activities of nursing, technical, clerical, service or maintenance staff for the unit, work group and other facility staff as directed.
Analyze information/situation to choose the best solution(s) to solve problems.
Responsible for recruitment, hiring and training of new staff.
Identify the educational needs of others and develop educational or training programs.
Assist with the development and implementation of organizational policies and procedures for the facility.
Prepare reports to inform management of the status and implementation of programs, services and quality initiatives of the unit.
Perform administrative or managerial functions such as planning budgets and authorizing expenditures.
Provide direct care as needed.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Four or more years of nursing experience and previous experience with patient population of the facility is preferred. Minimum one or more years' management, charge or administrative experience required.
LICENSES/DESIGNATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS: Current RN license as required by state. CPR and de-escalation/restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility). First aid may be required based on state or facility.
AVAILABLE BENEFITS: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability, 401k, and Paid Time Off.