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Director of Nursing (DON) – Anaheim Community Hospital

Aliso Ridge Behavioral Health & Anaheim Community Hospital

This is a Full-time position in Anaheim, CA posted January 4, 2022.

Anaheim Community Hospital has an exciting opportunity to be a part of our new behavioral health team in Orange County.

Scheduled to open in 2022, Anaheim Community Hospital is a 98-bed acute hospital that will offer inpatient and outpatient behavioral health programs, as well as medical psychological services.

It will service Med-Psych, Adult, Adolescent and Children patients.

We look forward to bringing on the best candidates possible to help us meet the mental health needs of Orange County and serve our community with a new state of the art facility.

If you want to make a difference in the mental health of your community, we encourage you to apply and join our team.


Organizes and administers areas of Nursing Services to attain the facilitys objectives established by the governing authority.


* Organizes programs, policies and procedures that are developed to assess, evaluate and meet the needs of patients of inpatient psychiatric services, psychiatric outpatient clinics and transitional psychiatric programs.
* Plans, supervises and coordinates care given by RN, LVN, LPT, and other mental health workers.
* Plans and assigns staffing rations based on patient needs, acuity, staff competency and regulatory requirements.
* Implements standards of nursing practice in the behavioral healthcare setting, annually reviewing and revising as necessary to reflect changes in nursing practice.
* Addresses and supports cultural practices as long as such practices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course of therapy.
* Clear, concise and current written policies and procedures are available to assist the staff and minimize risk factors.
* Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
* Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
* Recommends modifications, additions or deletions of personnel policies to ensure reasonable hours and acceptable working conditions to provide patient care coverage.
* Initiates and participates in problem-solving, policy-forming conferences for psychiatric patient care services.

Maintains close coordination with all departments to ensure continuity and collaboration of services.
* Participates with the Governing Body, Management, Medical Staff and Clinical Leaders in the facility’s decision-making process.
* Plans and recommends to CEO new facilities or equipment or modifications thereto needed to provide patient care.
* Serves as a member of professional staff committees in matters pertaining to patient care.
* Participates in the Executive Finance, Board of Trustees and Medical Staff departmental meetings.
* Plans and coordinates with the Vice President of Finance, utilizing the respective service managers for planning the budgeting requirements for staff, performance of work, supplies and equipment.
* Responsible for cost controls to ensure maximum effectiveness of funds expended from approved departmental budgets.
* Implements an effective, ongoing program to measure, assess and improve the quality of nursing care delivered to psychiatric patients.
* Ensures each nursing department’s performance improvement program interfaces with and supports the nursing department performance improvement program.
* Assures that nursing leaders review monthly performance improvement compliance with established indicators and sees that corrective actions are taken when negative outcomes are identified.
* Collaborates with facility leaders in developing, implementing, reviewing, revising and monitoring facility-wide performance improvement activities.
* Facilitates the patient’s access to the appropriate level of care and setting.
* Performs related duties, as requested.
* Upholds the Organization’s ethics and customer service standards.


Knowledge and Experience:

* Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
* Masters Degree in Healthcare Management or Nursing, or related field
* Minimum of five (5) years prior experience in patient care services
* Current CA RN License

Skills and Abilities:

* Maintains confidentiality of patients at all times.
* Sensitivity to, and willingness to interact with, persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
* Proficiency with software and/or equipment (Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
* Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize projects, work relatively independently, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills.
* Strong interpersonal skills.

Ability to work with people with a variety of background and educational levels.
* Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
* Good judgment, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
* Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively as well as possessing the skills to lead, influence, and motivate others.

* Ability to work in a fast-paced, expanding organization.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, this position is frequently required to do the following:

* Use standard office equipment and access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.

Use computer keyboard with manual and finger dexterity and wrist-finger speed sufficient to perform repetitive actions efficiently for extended periods of time.

* Communicate effectively in person or via telephone in a manner which can be understood by those with whom the person is speaking, including a diverse population.

* Give and follow verbal and written instructions with attention to detail and accuracy.

* Perform complex mental functions and basic arithmetic functions; interpret complex laws, regulations, and policies; collect, interpret, and/or analyze complex data and information.

* Vision: see details of objects at close range.
* Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.

* Reach forward, up, down, and to the side.

* Sit or stand for minimum periods of one hour at a time and come and go from the work area repeatedly throughout the day.

* Lift up to five (5) pounds.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law


Health Insurance

Vision Insurance

Dental Insurance

401K Retirement Plan

Healthcare Spending Account

Dependent Care Spending Account

Discounted Cafeteria Meal Plan

Life Insurance (Supplemental Life, Term and Universal plans are also available.)

Short and Long-Term Disability (with additional buy-in opportunities)