Requisition Number: 2019-3016
Type of Position: Full-Time
Location: Washington, DC
If you have a desire to work in an engaging environment with a team of professionals dedicated to the healing and recovery of behavioral health patients, Diamond Healthcare is the place for you!
It takes passion and dedication to meet the behavioral health needs of our community. You have an exciting opportunity to join Diamond Healthcare to be a part of an extraordinary team, committed to making a difference. Bring your compassion for others, expertise and emotional intelligence.
Our Registered Nurses promote and restore patients' health by completing the nursing process, collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members, providing physical and psychological support to patients and families and supervising assigned team members.
Inpatient Adult Behavioral Health & Psychiatry
Our inpatient psychiatric program provides a therapeutic environment through individualized treatment. The treatment we provide is developed by a highly skilled interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, nurse practitioners, expressive therapists, discharge planners and CD counselors.
The Assistant Director of Nursing reports to the Senior Director of Nursing on the Inpatient Behavioral Health Units 2K and 2L and the Executive Director of the Inpatient Behavioral Health Services. This person has accountability for managing resources, (human, material and financial) and to ensure quality, cost-effective delivery of services for the inpatient population. This person is recognized as a professional role model and promotes an environment that supports the goals, mission, vision, philosophy and values of the Division of Nursing and of Medstar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC).
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a Master’s is strongly preferred. At least 8 years of progressively more responsible job related experience, preferably in an Inpatient psychiatric setting; at least 3-5 years of management and/or leadership. Must have a current District of Columbia RN license or be eligible for endorsement. Certification in area of psychiatric nursing and/or certification in nursing administration by a nationally recognized nursing organization is desirable.
Medstar Washington Hospital Center
Is a not-for-profit, 912-bed academic medical center in the center of the nation’s capital. Every day, hundreds of people in the region depend on us for their care. It is the busiest and largest hospital in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area and serve as a referral center and the central hub for the region’s most advanced acute medical care.
The inpatient unit has a capacity of 46 beds (24 on Unit 2K and 22 on Unit 2L). Our services are available to adults (18 years and older) for the treatment of all types of psychiatric, mental and emotional disorders, organic disorders with emotional components; the symptoms of which place the patient at imminent risk of harm to self or others.