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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Director of Nursing DON in West Chester, Pennsylvania


Are you able to lead, influence and direct a team to provide quality care and outstanding performance in the areas of direct nursing care, regulatory compliance and best practices? Do you possess an understanding of operational business and oversight that allows you to ensure fiscal responsibility and management?

If you answered YES, consider joining the Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

Being a Director of Nursing at Devereux has its Advantages

You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. The Director of Nursing serves as liaison with on-call physicians, community medical providers and independent contractors, while assuring the delivery of quality nursing services in accordance with established nursing procedures.

Sign On Bonus= $4,000

What Devereux Offers You...

  • The ability to make a difference in the lives of others.

  • Opportunities to supervise, train and model nursing best practices to a committed workforce.

  • Direct involvement in Leadership decisions that direct operations and program development and allows you an opportunity to showcase your business and operational expertise.

  • Payment for license renewal CEUs as part of our nurse continuing education program.

  • Stable national non-profit employer offering a strong support system and is forward thinking in their clinical practice and research.

  • Benefit eligibility after 30 days of employment (1st day of the first pay period after 30 days).

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Pennsylvania Children’s IDD Services (CIDDS), located in West Chester, PA ,provides a variety of assessment, treatment, and educational services to male and female children and adolescents (6-21 years of age) with diagnoses of intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and concomitant psychiatric and behavioral challenges. CIDDS services include: two Approved Private Day schools, community-based mental health services, community-based employment training and social skills training, therapeutic foster care and a full-time residential program.

What is Devereux doing to support and protect the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Devereux is committed to the health and safety of our staff. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of communicable disease prevention including COVID-19. We adhere to all mandates and guidelines in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization and practice all protocols that protect the health and safety of our staff. To learn more of how Devereux is supporting and protecting our staff during the pandemic, please visit

Keywords: Nurse Administrator, Nurse Manager, RN, MSN, DDNA, ANA, nursing director, director of nursing, DON, nursing supervisor, nurse manager


  • Master's Degree required. Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing, and have a license to practice nursing as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

  • Requires a minimum of three (3) years nursing experience in a healthcare facility, preferably working with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and/or psychiatric illnesses. At least one year of supervisory experience preferred.

  • Valid Driver's License required and must be over the age of 21.

  • Devereux requires all individuals interviewing for a position involving contact with children to complete The Diana Screen, a screening that assesses a candidate’s understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children.

The IDEAL candidate will... Be empathetic, a team player, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, energetic, creative, understand the theories of behavior management and positive reinforcement, and represent yourself as a positive role model. Additionally, you must be able to complete required new hire orientation class, have a strong passion for working with and helping children and adolescents with special needs and possess a valid license.

Physical Requirements: Seldom requires sitting. Regularly requires walking, standing, and stooping/bending (1/2-3/4 of the workday). Often lifts up to 50 lbs (1/4- 1/2 of the workday). Regularly uses of office equipment often requiring repetitive wrist/hand movement. Range of hearing and vision sufficient to operate standard office machines and communicate with co-workers and stakeholders in person and via telephone. Ability to meet 100% mastery of Safe and Positive Approaches.

Work Environment: Regularly works inside areas that are adequately lighted and ventilated. Some fluctuations in temperature. Use of Protective equipment such as latex gloves, facial mask protective eye-wear, and gown. Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Some degree of physical involvement in exercise of Safe and Positive Approaches.

Posted Date 1 month ago (9/22/2021 4:03 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-20121

Category Medical

Position Type Full-Time