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Nursing Director of Behavioral Health - 1743472

Lawton, OK

Nursing Director of Behavioral Health


Join our team and make a real impact on patient care at our 198-bed facility in Southwestern Oklahoma. The BHS campus, with 92 beds, encompasses an Adult Unit, Children’s Unit, Adolescent Unit, Intake, Outpatient Clinic, and Main Campus.


Opportunity Highlights:

  • Make a real difference in the lives of our patients through exceptional customer service.
  • Be part of a collaborative, professional environment where your opinions and expertise are valued.
  • Enjoy a flexible schedule that respects your work-life balance.
  • Receive competitive compensation, recognizing your skills and experience, with updated pay rates.


Job Responsibilities:

  • The Behavioral Director of Nursing holds 24-hour unit accountability to supervise and provide compliant direct patient care.
  • Develops and maintains clinical competencies through continuing education.
  • Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates team members’ competency through PI projects, patient care outcomes, and customer satisfaction surveys.
  • Motivated to achieve the financial and operational objectives of the hospital.
  • Exemplify leadership ability to work with others through effective verbal and written communication.
  • Proven critical thinking skills utilizing logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problem-solving.
  • Trusted advisor actively listening to what people are saying, understanding different perspectives, asking clarifying questions without inappropriate interruptions.
  • Continually demonstrate exemplary leadership, with a positive attitude and behavior that fosters employee loyalty and engagement.



  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing - Required
  • Three (3) – Five (5) years of experience as a Behavioral Health Director or Manager - Required
  • Expertise with survey processes in an inpatient psychiatric setting (Joint Commission, CMS, Department of Human Services, etc.)
  • Experienced collaborator with multiple department directors and C-suite executives focused on patient care operations.
  • Registered Nurse License for the State of Oklahoma (either single state or multistate)
  • BLS certification *within the first week of hire
  • MAB *within 30 days of hire


Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package:

Relocation Package & Unlimited PTO Available

PPO to include HSA, FSA

Dental and Vision

Life Insurance: Supplemental Life


Perkspot (discount program)

Voluntary Benefits (legal, critical illness, Accident Insurance, Permanent Life insurance, Hospital Indemnity, Auto Home Ins., Identity theft, and Pet insurance)

Quantum Health

Multi-faceted wellness program

Employee Assistance Program

Telemedicine Program

Education Assistance (Reimbursement and Advance)

Career Development

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

Clinical Ladder Program

Tuition Advancement Payback Plan


City of Lawton:

Discover what makes Lawton an ideal place to live here.  The city, nestled in Oklahoma and listed on Forbes’ "Best Small Places for Business and Careers," offers an affordable cost of living, a strong military presence with Fort Sill, and abundant outdoor recreation in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. The diverse economy, close-knit community, quality education options, and convenient transportation enhance its appeal.  

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