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Addiction Recovery Care Director of Nursing in Mt.Sterling, Kentucky

Thank you for considering a career at Addiction Recovery Care, LLC (ARC)

We have an exciting opportunity for you!

Would you like to take your career to the next level and join our team, a nationally recognized and rapidly expanding company that is making a difference in the lives of thousands?

The Director of Nursing (DON):   Responsible for the planning, direction, implementation, and evaluation of Nursing Services and Performance Improvement program for the behavioral health facility. In partnership with the Community CEO and SVP Medical Operations (ARC Group) develop operational and capital budgets, long and short-term goals, and policies and procedures for the department. Oversees administrative functions and staff. Is a resource person to nursing staff. Knowledgeable of a wide range of disorders, including cognitive, emotional, developmental, social, and behavioral. Coordinates the performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities

We offer a unique portfolio of employee benefits

We are dedicated to providing employees the support they need and deserve both at work and in their personal lives.  At ARC, we offer an attractive and affordable insurance package for employees and their families, including, health, vision, and dental insurance.  Additionally, we offer a wide array of ancillary insurance products including life, accident, critical illness, and short/long-term disability insurance. Our employees enjoy a generous paid vacation, sick, holiday, and maternity/paternity policies.  For employees who would like to plan for their financial future, an optional employer-sponsored retirement plan (401k) is available with a 3% employer match. All these benefits and more along with the opportunity to work in a safe, friendly, and supportive work environment are available with a career at ARC.



  • Provides supervision and oversight of the Assistant Director of Nursing- Hospital Division 

  • Provides supervision and oversight of the Director of Rural Health

  • Organizes programs, policies, and procedures that are developed to assess, evaluate, and meet the needs of patients of inpatient psychiatric services and primary care needs of the community.

  • Ensures implementation of standards of nursing practice in the behavioral healthcare and primary care settings, annually reviewing and revising as necessary to reflect changes in nursing practice.

  • Ensures compliance of all infection prevention and control monitoring, surveillance, and reporting to the appropriate committees in collaboration with the Director of Infection Prevention and Control (ARC Health).

  • Addresses and supports cultural practices if such practices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course of therapy.

  • Ensure clear, concise, and current written policies and procedures are available and approved to assist the staff and minimize risk factors.

  • Ensures patient care is performed in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.

  • Recommends modifications, additions, or deletions of personnel policies to ensure reasonable hours and acceptable working conditions to provide patient care coverage.

  • Maintains close coordination with all departments to ensure continuity and collaboration of services.

  • Participates with the Governing Body, management, medical staff, and clinical leaders in the facility's decision-making process.

  • Plans and recommends to CEO facilities or equipment modifications needed to provide patient care.

  • Serves as a member of professional staff committees in matters pertaining to patient care.

  • Participates in required meetings within the inpatient psychiatric hospital.

  • Ensures  coordinates of staffing needs with Administration

  • Implements an effective, ongoing program to measure, assess and improve the quality of nursing care delivered to psychiatric patients.

  • Ensures each nursing department's performance improvement program interfaces with and supports the nursing department performance improvement program.

  • Assures that nursing leaders review monthly performance improvement compliance with established indicators and see that corrective actions are taken when negative outcomes are identified.

  • Collaborates with facility leaders in developing, implementing, reviewing, revising, and monitoring facility-wide performance improvement activities.



















  • Master’s level  RN preferred

  • Bachelor’s level RN with at least two years of acute psychiatric administrative experience

  • Rural health or primary care experience preferred

  • Experience managing regulatory and accrediting organizations with reporting and survey management.

  • Knowledgeable about regulatory requirements, including all federal, state, and local regulations and accrediting organization standards. 


  • Master’s level nursing degree preferred or Bachelor of Nursing degree with at least two years of experience in nursing leadership in an inpatient psychiatric hospital.

  • Prior experience in the regulatory and accreditation preparation and survey process associated with nursing care and patient safety preferred   

  • Minimum of 2 years in a behavioral health inpatient/outpatient environment preferred.

  • Ongoing education in behavioral health preferred. 

  • Proficient in information technology 

  • Working knowledge of HIPAA compliance and regulatory and accreditation programs.

    Physical Requirements: 

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

  • Must be able to navigate various departments of the organization’s physical premises.


  • Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time

  • Ability to read detailed health records 

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 10 lbs.

  • Ability to operate computer and other equipment in the office

  • Must have sufficient mobility to move around the office and the community

    What Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) is all about

    Our mission – We create opportunities for people to discover hope and live their God-given destiny. 

    At ARC, our hope is to allow everyone we serve to achieve their full human potential and flourish in all their endeavors.  Our nationally recognized Crisis to Career model is shaping the future of the individuals we serve to prepare them to live a life of abundance and flourish by incorporating the best practices of clinical drug addiction treatment with vocational training programs.  We operate a network of over 30 vibrant and supportive residential, outpatient and online treatment programs. Our recovery programs establish emotional health, physical wellness, and spiritual growth in those we serve. Our hope is to see transformed lives anchored in strong family relationships, social responsibility, and meaningful careers. 

    Addiction Recovery Care, LLC is an equal-opportunity employer.


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