Interim Assistant Director of Nursing - Psych

New York, NY 10016

Posted: 02/17/2023 Job Number: 8040

Job Description

Assistant Director of Nursing – Behavioral Health and Crisis – Acute Care Hospital

GHR Search is partnered with one of New York City’s most reputable and largest acute care hospitals to identify a qualified and experience Assistant Director of Nursing for their Inpatient Behavioral Health department. This is a 13 week contract position, with likely extension or opportunity for full time employment.


  • 13 Week Contract to Start
  • 2 Shifts Available:
    • Night Shift, 12:00am-8:00am, 5x8 hour shifts per week
    • Evening Shift, 4:00pm-12:30am, 5x8 hour shifts per week
  • W2 Employment
  • Weekly Pay
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits available
  • Local Rates $70-$85/hr
  • Travel Rates negotiated + Tax Free Daily Stipend

Job Description

Under the direction of the Director of Nursing, the Assistant Director of Nursing is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the quality of care rendered in the Department of Psychiatry. ADON has the authority and responsibility of managing the unit in order to guarantee quality of care for every patient assigned to the unit and is held accountable by the use of the nursing process.


  • Receives reports by making rounds in the various Psychiatric Units.
  • Coordinates patient care by collaborating with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Assesses each patients needs and establishes appropriate plan of care based on Nursing Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Maintains standards of care by ensuring that an individualized Nursing plan of care for each patient is developed and implemented.
  • Evaluates nursing care, the patient's response to the interventions, and makes modifications as needed.
  • Provides adequate staffing for the units by maximizing potential staff based on acuity and daily reports. Able to forecast anticipated coverage for the Department of Nursing in Psychiatry with regards to the fluctuating workload.
  • Ensures that all 1:1 suicidal patients are maintained according to Nursing Policy and Procedures.
  • Completes performance evaluation for assigned staff.
  • Quality improvement monitoring, ensures collection of data for QI and submits monitoring tools weekly.
  • Responds and is an active participant during all Crisis Management Episodes for the Department of Psychiatry and the Medical Department.
  • Ensures safe*and secure environment free of hazards to reduce the risk of injury to patient, staff and visitors including MRI, Fire Safety and evacuation plan.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Licensed and currently registered to practice as a professional nurse in New York State, plus (2) or (3), below.

  1. Masters Degree in Nursing Administration, Education, Clinical Specialty or equivalent field and five years of satisfactory nursing experience, of which three years shall have been in a supervisory or teaching capacity; or a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing and six years of satisfactory nursing experience, four years of which shall have been in a supervisory or teaching capacity.

  1. OR A satisfactory equivalent of education and experience. However, all candidates must be licensed and currently registered to practice as a Professional Nurse in New York State.

Please be advised that proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required prior to hire.

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