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Assistant Director of Nursing - (34037)

Facility Name
Garland Behavioral Hospital
GARLAND, TX 75042 US (Primary)
Career Area
Administration, Nursing Director, Registered Nurse (RN)
Job Description

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.

Garland Behavioral Hospital (GBH) is a 72 bed facility located inside Baylor Scott & White Medical Center- Garland. We provide a broad range of services for Adult Psychiatric conditions.

Garland Behavioral Hospital is seeking a dynamic and talented Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) is responsible for the clinical practice of nursing which includes assisting the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) in directing all services provided by the Nursing Services Department including the onboarding and ongoing educational and competency processes. As a member of nursing services leadership this position ensures the development, implementation and evaluation of policies, programs and services consistent with the facility's goals and objectives, and actively participates in a leadership role by consulting with facility management in designing and providing total patient care and services and provides an adequate staffing pattern to meet patient needs, based on patient census and as determined by the patient acuity system.  Under the direction of the CNO, the ADON position is responsible for management of the infection control and employee health programs and is an integral component of nursing services performance improvement activities. The ADON will be a part of the Senior Leadership team and will be in the call rotation for the Administrator on Call.

Key Responsibilities

Co-direct the provision of 24-hour nursing services for the facility.

Develop, implement and revise corporate, facility and Nursing Services policies and procedures within the guidelines of the Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the facility.

Develop, implement and maintain Infection Control Plan and Employee Health Program

Provides an adequate staffing pattern to meet patient needs, based on patient census and as determined by the patient acuity system.


Job Requirements


Education:  Bachelor's degree from an accredited school of nursing with both psychiatric and med surge experience preferred.

Experience: A minimum of 2-4 years’ experience in nursing supervisory or leadership experience and/or strong dedicated leadership experience in psychiatric nursing.

Licensure:  Currently licensed to practice by the Texas State Board of Nursing. Certification in Psychiatric- Mental health nursing

Additional Requirements: BLS upon hire/ Handle with Care/ Verbal De-escalation/Seclusion and Restraint within 30 days of employment. A thorough knowledge of TJC, CMS, TDSHS, OSHA regulations and all other state and federal regulatory standards.


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