Director of Nursing

Northpoint Recovery
Boise, ID, US
Apr 16, 2018
May 08, 2018
Contract Type
Job Description

Job Title: Director of Nursing

Reports To: Vice President, Idaho Market

NorthPoint Recovery is a growing organization dedicated to providing a safe, therapeutic environment where those struggling with addiction can build a foundation for their recovery and gain a clear vision of hope. NorthPoint Recovery provides a unique setting that provides affordable and effective alcohol and drug addiction treatment, with facilities located in Boise, Idaho and Seattle, Washington. Organizational values include humility, heart, inspiration and conviction. Our commitment to excellence means doing good for others and engaging in innovative empirical based treatment. In short, our mission is to help people get their lives back and show them respect and empathy in the process.

Northpoint Recovery has an opening for aDirector of Nursing at our Boise, Idaho inpatient facility.

POSITION SUMMARY: As a key member of the Northpoint team, the Director of Nursing is a registered nurse who is responsible for ensuring that quality medical care is coordinated and delivered to patients through careful management of staff and other resources. This person will lead and supervise a multidisciplinary team in accordance with policies and procedures.


Manage the frontline nursing staff and ensure continual delivery of excellent patient care

Work closely with the Medical Director to coordinate patient care, provider appointments and medication protocols; ensure medical care is in line with established policy and procedure.

Share facility administrative tasks with Program Director

Provide on-call services for facility

Maintain nursing operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures

Familiarity with Joint Commission accredidation requirements; take an active role in maintaining Joint Commission audits and continual readiness within the facility

Participate in recruiting, selecting, orienting and training nurses

Supervise, educate, coach, acknowledge and discipline nursing staff

Manage and develop work based teams for assigned shifts, train new staff, and provide leadership to nursing staff

Create and maintain a comprehensive schedule to meet all shift requirements

Provide information to patients and staff by answering questions and requests

Resolve a variety of patient needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies

Maintain a cooperative relationship among the nursing team and other staff by communicating information, responding to requests, building rapport, and participating in team problem solving methods

Manage Northpoint Recoverys Infection Control Program

Manage Vivitrol education, ordering, insurance claim processing and administration for Northpoint and Ashwood facilities

Manage FMLA and Short Term Disability paperwork for patients

Perform Utilization and Peer-to-Peer reviews as requested by the Billing team

Act as liason for facility-related matters with contracting vendors

Complete medical pre-screen on all potential admissions to facility

Respond to all incident reports

Provide hands on care to patients; perform all duties of a Registered Nurse

Audit charts for procedure compliance

Document information regarding patient care and behavior as required in policies and procedures

Utilize crisis prevention intervention when exposed to volatile patients to maintain personal safety as well as ensuring safety for the patient and other individuals in the unit

Participate in patient treatment planning and implementation

Particpate in the maintenance of a clean, orderly, and safe environment and report needs for repairs and maintenance to appropriate staff

Participate in implementation of unit therapeutic programming

Maintain confidentiality in accordance with established policies and procedures and standards of care

Perform other job related duties as assigned


Bachelors Degree from an accredited program of professional nursing

Must be a licensed RN by the Idaho Board of Nursing

A minimum of two years experience in the field of nursing in a substance use, alcoholism, and/or mental health discipline

At least one of those years must be in an administrative capacity

Proven clinical skills and a strong understanding of management and organizational processes in a healthcare setting

Knowledge and skills in English usage, interpersonal relationships and excellent communication skills


Excellent critical thinking skills

Excellent organizational abilities

Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing

Quickly and effectively identify and resolve problematic situations

Comfortable analyzing information and dealing with complexity

Attention to detail and accuracy

Able to handle confidential material in a reliable manner

Ability to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of organization

Ability to perform several tasks concurrently with ease and professionalism

Ability to effectively prioritize workload in a fast-paced environment

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite


Must hold active RN State Board of Nursing licensure

Must maintain current crisis prevention intervention and nationally accredited CPR/First Aid/AED certification


Direct supervisor for Nursing staff

Responsible for evaluating the performance of personnel in the Nursing Department


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must have reasonable ability to stand, walk, sit, handle, feel, reach, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk, hear, taste and smell.

Must be able to lift up to 20lbs

Environment is a twenty-two (22) bed residential treatment atmosphere with access to an outside patio. Work environment may include exposure to outside weather conditions.

Exposure to disturbed and potentially aggressive patients is possible. Stress ranges from low to intense depending on the situation.


Completion of a tuberculin screening during first week of employment.

Completion of a pre-employment drug screening, post-accident and random for upon reasonable suspicion of use.

Completion of orientation and required paperwork prior to reporting to work.

Demonstrated computer literacy.

Completion of CPR/First Aid Training within first 90 days of employment.

Attendance at all mandatory staff development and training.

Completion of Health and Welfare background check.

This job description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. It is meant to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making fair pay decisions about jobs.

Employees with potential access to protected health information must comply with all procedures and guidelines governed by HIPAA.

NorthPoint Recovery is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NorthPoint Recovery is an At-Will employer. Employment may be terminated at any time by employee, or employer with or without notice.

Northpoint offers excellent compensation and benefits packages. Qualified applicants should submit resumes to

Company Description

+So you want to work here?!

Forget about a boring desk job and get ready to help people change their lives daily! We believe in treating our patients and employees well and having fun while doing it. If you are interested in joining our team, let us know. We can't wait to learn more about you!

Our Core Values are:


-We carry ourselves with a quiet confidence
-We are strong enough to seek support
-Our character defines our legacy


-We have a firm belief in human potential
-Hope - difficult roads lead to amazing destinations


-Committed to the whole, even when it's challenging
-Hard working, genuine, passionate & fun
-Internal drive to go the extra mile


-Unshakeable belief in our treatment philosophy

+Benefits, Retirement, PTO, oh my!

NorthPoint pays 100% of the medical insurance premium for employee level coverage, basic life insurance in the amount of 1x annual salary up to $100,000, access to an Employee Assistance Program, and a gym membership. We even subsidize spouse and dependent medical premiums at 50%! Wait, there's more! We offer voluntary dental, vision, additional life insurance, Flex Spending Account, and short-term disability.Our flexible benefits plan allows employees to savepre-tax dollars for all IRS-allowable medical and dependent care expenses. Plus, we offer continuing education benefits, leaves of absence, paid holidays, and a stellar paid time off plan.

+Retirement Plan w/Company Match

NorthPoint is committed to the long-term success of our employees - and we encourage participation in our 401(k) through a generous salary match. Employees are immediately 100% vested in their contributions. We also provide access to an investment advisor for one-on-one retirement reviews.

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