Director of Nursing-Behavioral Health Hospital

Location: Cleveland Heights Health Center

Biweekly Hours: 80.00

Shift: M-F 8-5

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it. Founded in 1837, Cuyahoga County's safety-net health system operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers.


Ensures the provision of high quality, culturally sensitive, nursing/patient care in accordance with evidence-based practice, current research, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice and the ANA Code of Ethics for the assigned clinical areas. Utilizes clinical and business skills to ensure optimal operating efficiency of assigned clinical areas, including patient care, human resource management, and fiscal effectiveness. Ensures development, ongoing enhancement and implementation of Nursing education programs, performance improvement initiatives, research, and professional development within assigned clinical areas Forms partnerships within nursing and other disciplines to encourage excellence in service and patient care. Upholds the mission, vision, values, and customer service standards of The MetroHealth System.



Graduate of an approved program of nursing and currently licensed to practice professional nursing in the State of Ohio.

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and Master's Degree in a health-related field.

Minimum of seven years progressively responsible nursing and managerial/administrative experience including budget and cost analysis skill.

Minimum of four years of psychiatric nursing experience, as defined by the Ohio Administrative Code 5122-14-12(H)(4)

Proven leadership, clinical competence and interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated evidence of continuing professional self-development.

Magnet recognized certification in clinical specialty or in nursing administration (e.g. CNML or NE/NEA-BC).

Reliable transportation to travel to ambulatory sites.

Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of cultural, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Certification (PMH-BC)

Physical Demands: May need to move around intermittently during the day, including sitting, standing, stooping, bending, and ambulating. May need to remain still for extended periods, including sitting and standing. Ability to communicate in face-to-face, phone, email, and other communications. Ability to read job related documents. Ability to use computer.