Interim Director of Psychiatric Support Center

Kirby Bates Associates, a national nursing Search and Consulting Firm, is working in partnership with the prestigious Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO to secure a nursing leadership professional to serve on an interim basis as the Director of Psychiatric Support Center . This is a wonderful opportunity for a seasoned nurse leader in providing leadership within an outstanding organization. This opportunity affords the right candidate to work with a recently appointed CNO in a nationally recognized, ANCC Magnet Designated Academic Medical Center. 

Reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer, the Director of Psychiatric Support Center has strategic, fiscal, operational and educational responsibility and accountability for the standards of care and service within the Department and related areas. 

The Position

The Interim Director of Psychiatric Support Center provides leadership, direction, and administration for psychiatric services including 50 inpatient beds and affiliated areas. Responsible for planning, organizing, developing, and directing the overall operations of the inpatient Psychiatric Support Center in accordance with all applicable regulatory agencies to assure the highest degree of quality and patient safety. Provides leadership and direction. Role models service excellence standards and builds teams that collaborate with others to served and exceed the expectations of patients, guests, and colleagues. Manages and fosters positive physician relations and maintains growth and development for staff of assigned areas. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in Jewish-Barnes Mission, Vision and Values.

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Requirements for the position include:

• Master’s degree required in Nursing Required.
• Minimum of seven (7) years of management experience within a psychiatric settings including inpatient services.
• Current license as an RN in the State of Missouri. MO is a part of the enhanced Nurse Licensure compact. 
• Strongly preferred:
o Nurse Executive Advanced (NEA-BC) certification, Certified in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP) certification, or other nationally recognized national certification.

Selected candidate will be provided with attractive compensation, housing, and travel reimbursement.

Interested candidates or to recommend a colleague, please reach out to Kirby Bates to the attention of:

Cathy O'Tyson
Talent Acquisition Specialist