Director of Nursing | Full-Time | Glenwood, Inc.

Full Time
Birmingham, AL

Position Title: Director of Nursing

Location: Birmingham, Alabama


Position Description:

Glenwood, Inc., a progressive multi-site agency provides a full range of services for children and adults with autism and other mental health needs is seeking a Director of Nursing. The Director will oversee the well-being of individuals in residential and educational services. The ideal candidate is someone who wants to make a difference in the quality of life of the people we serve and their families, has experience working with persons with developmental disabilities; strong leadership skills with a proven record of building strong teams, coaching, and mentoring employees, ability to think critically, and adapt to changing situations. This position reports to the Vice President of Clinical Services.

Excellent Pay and Benefits: Include paid vacation/sick leave, BCBS of Alabama vision/dental/health insurance, retirement plan with match, as well as life insurance and flexible spending account and other optional coverages for employees to select from. Glenwood offers a generous leave policy.

Work Schedule: Full-time, Day, Monday-Friday, 8a-4p (with some flexibility). On-call responsibilities for 24/7 nursing coverage, shared with other licensed healthcare professionals will include weekend,night, and holiday coverage on a rotating basis (additional pay provided).


Essential Functions:

  • Directly oversees the delivery of health care to individuals to ensure that emotional, physical, psychological, and safety needs are met through all program services and activities.
  • Participates in treatment teams / Support Team meetings along with other team members.
  • Writes and reviews individual assessments and care plans with appropriate staff.
  • Maintains a positive and professional demeanor toward individuals, visitors, families, and coworkers.
  • Visit residential homes on campus and in the greater Birmingham community.
  • Provides training and leadership to other nursing and care staff as it relates to the health and care of the people we serve.
  • Manages and coordinates the work of all nursing staff, communicating pertinent resident health and safety information.
  • Strives to maintain a safe working environment through the prevention of accidents, the preservation of equipment, and the achievement of safe working practices.
  • Ensures that all Memos and incident reports are completed, filed and that follow-up is conducted appropriately.
  • Ensures compliance with all state regulatory requirements including mandatory reporting to the State.
  • Develops and/or monitors documentation systems to ensure that all regulatory timeframes for review of assessments and service plans are met and that resident needs are met.
  • Ensures compliance for the Nurse Delegation Program sponsored by the Alabama Department of Mental Health. Directly involved with MAC workers and MAS Nurses.
  • Complies with all HIPAA regulations and maintains the security of protected health information (PHI).
  • Delivers care and management of employees in the provision of care and services per professional standards of nursing practice, corporate philosophy, and state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Manages labor costs, supplies, and other line items in the facility’s budget.



Knowledge of Health Care Environment

  • Clinical practice knowledge, specifically developmental disabilities, and other behavior disorders
  • Develop and implement patient care delivery models and determine when new models are appropriate
  • Ability to articulate the organization’s Quality Improvement program and goals
  • Knowledge of Risk Management, ability to identify areas of risk/liability
  • Medication Management / Infection control plan

Communication and Relationship Management

  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff, individuals, and other medical professionals
  • Ability to influence behaviors through mentoring and coaching
  • Make oral presentations to diverse audiences on healthcare
  • Resolve and manage conflict
  • Build trust with staff, peers, individuals and families, and medical staff


  • Evidence-based clinical and management practice
  • Personal and professional accountability of one’s behaviors and actions
  • Motivated to provide best practice and works autonomously.


Licensure & Experience Requirements:

  • A Registered Nurse (RN) from a two-year accredited college; with a minimum of five (5) years of supervisory/administrative experience; OR Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from a four-year college or university; a minimum of three (3) years of supervisory/administrative experience; OR MSN with two (2) years of supervisory/administrative preferred.
  • Experience in working with persons with developmental disabilities is preferred.
  • Current Alabama Board of Nursing License in good standing.
  • MAS Certification or ability to qualify within 3 months of hire
  • All licenses and certifications must be kept current.


Salary is negotiable and will be based on the credentials and experience of the applicant.


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