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Westborough Behavioral Healthcare Hospital Director of Nursing in Westborough, Massachusetts

Who are we:

Westborough Behavioral Healthcare Hospital (WBHH) provides psychiatric stabilization and dual diagnosis treatments for Adult population in an inpatient settings. Our goal is to ensure patients and their loved ones feel comfortable and are well informed regarding treatment options.

Our state-of-the-art facility is conveniently located in Westborough near the intersection of Route 495 and Route 9. The hospital operates 24/7 with multiple shifts available.

Job Summary

The Director of Nursing is responsible for the clinical practice of nursing which includes directing all services provided by the Nursing Services Department. As a member of senior management 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.

Essential Duties:

  • In conjunction with CEO, define and communicate the organization's mission at the local market level.

  • Assist the CEO in directing the planning and implementation of goals and objectives set forth by the CEO to accomplish mission within the established parameters, procure and allocate the resources to meet these goals and objectives.

  • Works with CEO to ensure financial management produces a desirable ROI: Revenue generation, expense control (I.e., personnel and non-personnel expense).

  • Ensure that all local services meet the industry standards of quality of care.

  • Assist CEO in identifying, developing and motivating the organization's management team.

  • Plans, directs and coordinates services for assigned departments regarding operations, nursing practices, long goals and budgets. Consults and directs Supervisors in regards to staffing matters, problem solving, training, supplies and equipment requisites, human resources management.

  • Ensures compliance with quality assurance, safety, infection control, and environmental procedures in accordance with regulatory requirements.

  • Prepares reports, maintains records, compiles statistics, etc. as directed/required.

  • Carries out personnel management activities associated with direct staff supervision, including screening and selection, orientation training and development, performance management, and employee relations functions.

  • Coordinates programs for the development of nursing staff. Plans and conducts regular specialized in-service training. Develops and implements training and development needs of nursing supervisors. Responsible of integrating nursing services with medical services.

  • Supervises and coordinates work of licensed and unlicensed personnel in a unit. Manages quality and effectiveness of care given by staff.

  • Develops a cost-effective, 24-hour staffing pattern within the unit (s) to meet needs of patients and labor budget.

  • Participates within the department of nursing services in establishing the standards of patient care, policies and objectives of a given unit; communicates such standards, policies and objectives to unit's) staff, patient, family and community.

  • Responsible for carrying out psychiatrists/physicians' orders, and for the accurate reporting and recording of patients' symptoms, reactions and progress.

  • Upholds the Organization's ethics and customer service standards.

  • Performs related duties as requested.


Education and/or Licensure – Bachelor's degree in nursing, Master's degree in health-related field preferred. CPR, Behavior Managing Program (obtained within 30 days upon hire). Valid Massachusetts RN license in good standing required. BLS, ACLS, CPI certifications a plus.

Experience – 5 years of progressively responsible position as head of nursing, managing multiple departments. Acute psychiatric care experience required. Must be 21 years old or older.

Additional Requirements – None