Director of Eating Disorders
Northern VA area

Currently seeking a talented and dedicated Director of Eating Disorders for a great opportunity in the Northern VA area. The ideal candidate will possess 5+ years of current experience working in an acute care hospital and 3+ years of experience working as a head of Eating Disorders or Behavioral Health.

Responsibilities of the Director of Eating Disorders

  • Demonstrates expertise in coordinating, directing and managing all aspects of the treatment program
  • Develops policies and procedures which relate to the organization, management and treatment systems of the program and coordinates with the CNO in the development of policies and procedures which relate to clinical and medical consideration
  • Defines the overall philosophy and objectives of the program in accordance with those of the hospital and interprets same to staff
  • Establishes and maintains an organization plan consistent with the overall hospital organization as evidenced by the organization chart
  • Establishes priorities, schedules task completion and meets scheduled deadlines as evidenced by timeliness of reports
  • Develops and implements improvement to unit methods, systems and procedures
  • Responsible for constituting the treatment team and for conducting or designating for conduct of treatment planning
  • Develops an internal QA program to maintain high quality patient care
  • Makes rounds regularly to ensure that patient care program functions are appropriate and that patient needs are being met
  • Develops and maintains a successful and satisfactory inquiry/call system and education system to train all staff involved with process of receiving and follow-up with patient inquiries

Requirements of the Director of Eating Disorders

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Doctor of Psychology, Master of Psychology or Counseling, or Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Current Licensure as a RN in the Commonwealth of Virginia or Compact State, or current license in psychology, counseling, or social work in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • BLS, CPI non-violent crisis intervention certification required as a part of orientation
  • CEDS Certification
  • 5+ years of Eating Disorders clinical experience
  • 3+ years of Behavioral Health administrative experience
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