Assistant Director of Nursing-NMPRC

March 26, 2020

Company Name:
Northwest Missouri Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center

Title of Position:
Assistant Director of Nursing

ASSISTANT NURSE EXECUTIVE Northwest Missouri Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center (NMPRC), a modern 108 bed, Medicare Certified (CMS) and Joint Commission Accredited (TJC) Forensic Psychiatric Facility operated by the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health, provides inpatient psychiatric treatment to individuals adjudicated as Not Guilty by Reason of Mental Disease or Defect or Permanently Incompetent to Stand Trial. The successful candidate for this position will work collaboratively with the Chief Nurse Executive to provide leadership, direction, planning, analysis and coordination of the Nursing Department. The ANE will assist with implementation and oversight of strategic nursing initiatives, department staffing, fiscal accountability, evidenced-based treatment programming, and monitoring of nursing department standards, policies and procedures, and must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities: • Working with hospital and nursing leadership to secure accreditation from TJC and certification from CMS/DHSS • Performance Improvement methodologies (preference will be given to those familiar with CQI Plus and Lean) • The development and management of nursing schedules and acuity systems • Effective strategies for the recruitment and retention of professional nurses and para-professional nursing technicians • Evidence Based Practice in the treatment and rehabilitation of clinical populations with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) as well as Intellectual Disabilities The ideal candidate will possess personal and professional commitment to the treatment of individuals with an SPMI, including values consistent with Trauma Informed Care, Recovery Based Practice, Advocacy and Stigma-Reduction, Client Choice and Empowerment. Requirements: Candidates must be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in Missouri. A Master’s Degree or doctoral preparation in psychiatric and mental health nursing is preferred. Candidates with a BSN who also have four or more years of professional experiences as a Registered Nurse would also be considered. Nursing management experience, preferably in a psychiatric setting, is preferred. We offer a competitive salary and generous benefit package with opportunities for professional growth working with an experienced management team. FAX, Mail or e-mail resumes and cover letters to: Northwest Missouri Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center ATTN: Silva Miller, Regional HR Director 3505 Frederick Ave – St. Joseph, MO 64506 FAX: (816) 512-7415 – E-mail:

Name of Contact:
Lori Porter

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