Job Description

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Job Description:

The Assistant Director of the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) reports to the Behavioral Health Department Nurse Director and works collaboratively with the Medical Directors for Behavioral Health Services. Under the leadership of the department director, the assistant director collaborates in planning, goal setting, developing budgets, and coordinating supplies/equipment, staffing, and care/service for the Crisis Stabilization Unit and Crisis team in the Emergency Department. This role is expected to carry out the department’s responsibilities in an efficient and effective manner to support the Community Hospital strategic plan.

The assistant director is responsible and accountable for assigned tasks such as supervising the CSU and Crisis team daily operations, including but not limited to, being a resource and role model to staff for problem resolution with issues with patient care, service delivery, safety, supplies, equipment, computer software, and customer concerns. The assistant direct ensures staff have the appropriate orientation/training and competence for the care/service provided and that all staff adhere to Exceeding Expectations standards for professional conduct. This is achieved through supportive training, coaching, developing, evaluating staff performance, policy/procedure enforcement, and corrective action, if necessary.

The assistant director plays a major role in supporting quality initiatives through ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, collection and analysis of quality and performance improvement data, assisting with development of future performance improvement targets and quality initiatives, and development or revision of department policies and procedures, as needed.

The assistant director supports financial viability with attention on expenses, revenue, utilization and productivity in assigned cost centers, and tactical execution of Lean concepts.  Direct reports will include staff nurses, social workers, ancillary and support staff.


Must have at least 3 years of acute care hospital experience. Previous experience as an Assistant Nurse Manager and leadership experience is preferred. Serves as a professional role model, coach, and resource for employees. Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills required.


Bachelor’s degree is required or currently enrolled in formal BSN program or enrollment in courses that can be applied to completion of formal BSN program within six months of hire into the Assistant Director position. Must complete BSN within five years of hire.

Must pass orientation and initial competency assessment prior to independent assignment of patients requiring the applicable skill, and must complete and pass all annual competencies.


State of California RN license required. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certification is required. Assault Crisis training must be completed within the first 6 months of hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer


Assigned Work Hours:

Full-time (exempt)

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