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Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters Retains B.E. Smith in Search for Nursing Director

June 24, 2019

Join a growing Mental Health Services team located in Norfolk, Va., as the first Director of Nursing for Behavioral Health and Psychiatric Services.

As Director of Nursing over Behavioral Health and Psychiatric Services, you will have overall responsibility for daily planning, work scheduling, managing designated service personnel, and coordinating and directing the workflow and functions of the Mental Health acute inpatient unit for Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters.

Reporting to the Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer and to the Vice President for Mental Health Services, you will work to facilitate collaborative partnerships with Mental Health staff to ensure service line development, management, and growth, provide leadership and direction for acute inpatient mental health units, and are accountable for the overall operation, direction and delivery of patient care that promotes safety and well-being of all patients on a twenty-four hour basis.


  • MSN required; may be substituted with a Master’s in Business Administration, Public Health, Healthcare Administration, or related field, provided the candidate also possesses a BSN (Candidates currently enrolled in a Master’s program will be considered; individual must complete program within one year).
  • Minimum of five years of progressive mental healthcare leadership experience.
  • Licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Registered Professional Nurse.
  • Strong background in clinical research and regulatory compliance necessary.
  • Previous experience in managing research grants and clinical contracts.

You can find the full job description and apply for Director of Nursing, Behavioral Health and Psychiatric Services, at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters on the B.E. Smith website.

About the Organization:

The King's Daughters, a women's service organization that has worked to improve the well-being of children in our region for more than a century, established Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Virginia's only free-standing children's hospital, in 1961.

Today, CHKD is a 206-bed teaching hospital with special units for neonatal and pediatric intensive care, cancer care, acute inpatient rehabilitation, medical and surgical care, and transitional care. As a freestanding, full-service children's hospital, every inch of our facility and all members of our medical team are devoted exclusively to the needs of young people, and our patients benefit from the full range of pediatric specialists and support services available only at freestanding children's hospitals.

About the Area:

The city of Norfolk is strategically located in the southeastern Hampton Roads region at the mouth of one of the nation's fastest-growing ports. It is located within the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Founded in 1978, B.E. Smith is the trusted partner in Interim Leadership and Executive Search solutions for organizations and healthcare professionals across the healthcare continuum. Exclusive to the healthcare industry, our personalized placement methodology best matches professionals to organizations enabling them to improve clinical, financial, and operational performance. Since 2000, B.E. Smith has supported more than 6,000 leaders advance their careers.


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