Director of Nursing


AbbeHealth Services - is a regional nonprofit organization dedicated to providing mental health and aging services that help individuals achieve their optimum levels of independence and success.

Penn Center Residential Care Facility, is a subsidiary of AbbeHealth Services located in Delhi, Iowa.

This RN would be a compassionate individual who desires to provide support and guidance to individuals in mental health recovery and the team which supports those individuals. The Director of Nursing will be responsible for the overall supervision of direct care services within the facility. Responsibilities include

1. Responsible for the hiring, orientation, ongoing training, scheduling and direct supervision of direct care staff.

2. Participate in the referral and admission process for individuals seeking RCF services and ensure all aspects of the admission process are completed.

3. Implement mental health and primary care services as ordered by primary care provider and/or psychiatrist and consult with either as the need arises.

4. Assist in the development of person-centered plans and ensure implementation of plans to ensure maximum resident outcomes and documentation of outcomes of treatment interventions.

5. Provide support within the scope of practice to residents experiencing psychosocial crisis.

6. Screen residents for suicidal/homicidal ideation and provides appropriate intervention to maintain patient safety.

7. Assist in the discharge planning process for residents. Ensure all required components of discharge are completed.

8. Responsible for adhering to requirements of the Department of Inspections and Appeals and the Department of Human Services as it pertains to RCF services.

9. Oversight of emergency plans and infection control program for the facility.

10. Attend meetings, patient conferences, planning sessions, related to quality assurance, patient care, and other related topics within the facility.

New employees receive extensive orientation and training to assist them in filling these roles.

A successful candidate must possess a current registered nurse license for the State of Iowa with at least two years’ experience in psychiatric care. Previous management experience preferred. Must pass records and driving checks, pre-employment drug screen and have a valid Iowa driver’s license.

AbbeHealth provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

COVID-19 Precautions:

Social distancing measure are taken and face masks are required. Temperatures are taken at the beginning of each day for all personnel; this includes new hires.

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Director of Nursing


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Job ID: 73756

Posted 27 days ago

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