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Deltek Talent Management - DIRECTOR OF NURSING - (11501)

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Facility Name
Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health
NORFOLK, VA 23502 US (Primary)
Career Area
Nursing Director
Job Description

Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health, founded in 1986, is an 82 bed facility within the city of Norfolk, Virginia. Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health offers comprehensive mental health programs in Virginia. We are a Universal Health Services facility that provides psychiatrically and medically managed acute, residential treatment, and partial hospitalization for children and adolescents with significant impairments in their social and emotional development.

We provide quality care to children and adolescents in need using quality, evidence based practice treatments. We are accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), and are licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia and The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS).

Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health is seeking a dynamic and talented Director of Nursing.

Position Scope:    


Provides leadership and management including planning and evaluating the nursing service to ensure 24-hour quality service and coverage.  Supervises and trains nursing staff. Collaborates with other department managers in establishing and complying with resident/patient care standards, policies, procedures and residential treatment goals.  Acts as a resource person for Nursing Department, Clinicians, Physicians and Chief Executive Officer.


Essential Functions:                 


  1. Organizes, manages and supervises departments.

  1. Provides staff development.
  2. Develops, implements and maintains policies and procedures.
  3. Prepares and maintains department budgets.
  4. Plans, organizes and implements infirmary services to provide 24 hour quality nursing services.
  5. Organize and plan workload.
  6. Ensure Service Excellence delivery.


Job Requirements



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise

qualified, to perform the primary functions.




Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with licensure and registration by the Virginia Board of

Nurse Examiners as a Registered Nurse.




Three or more years’ direct patient care experience in medical-surgical nursing, three or more years’

experience in psychiatric nursing, and three or more years’ supervisory experience.



Must possess knowledge of general and psychiatric nursing, as relates to children and adolescents,

therapeutic relationships, therapeutic processes, growth and development, limit setting and behavior

management, crisis management with aggressive behaviors and CPR.  Must possess demonstrated

leadership ability, the ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups and individuals, strong

written communication skills and ability to work statistical data.


Working Conditions


Works in general office environment and clinical areas.  May be required to cover physical exam room,

infirmary and medication room, within RTC setting.  Some risk involved in the event of aggressive/out

of- control  patients.  Must possess physical ability to assist in restraining resident under such

circumstances.  Must possess visual and audio skills to complete job duties.  Schedule may include shift

work, weekends and holidays.  Must possess valid driver's license.


Physical Requirements


The Physical Requirements for this position include being able to stand, squat, kneel, sit and lie on the

floor for long periods of time.  Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. The incumbent must be

physically capable of providing direct total physical care to unpredictable, potentially violent, mentally ill

patients as necessary, including lifting, supporting, running towards or away from areas where problems

are occurring, and pushing and pulling equipment, such as, wheelchairs, stretchers, and beds. Ability to

successfully perform the facility crisis intervention training, BLS/CPR, and First Aid.


This opportunity provides the following:


  • Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health is a challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off

Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health is a Universal Health Services, Inc. property. One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

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