Director of Nursing


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The Brien Center
P.O. Box 4219
Pittsfield, MA 01202
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Company Description:
The Brien Center is Berkshire County’s largest provider of behavioral health and addiction services. We employ over 450 dedicated, compassionate people who work at 26 locations county-wide, in roles including residential and nursing staff, case managers, therapeutic mentors and psychotherapists. Our impact is experienced and appreciated by over 10,000 individuals – including 4,000 children – whose lives are saved, whose illnesses are successfully treated, and who continue on as successful members of our community. We are proud of our comprehensive programs and services for highly-complex problems, and continue to hear from clients, years later, that their lives and families remain intact because of our care.
Director of Nursing
Full Time
Human Services
Some High School Coursework

General Description

Oversee nursing programs at the Brien Center, in conjunction with division directors and other staff.

Essential Job Functions


  • Supervise and/or manage nursing services for divisions and programs
  • Meet regularly with nurse managers and other direct reports
  • Offer additional support when nurse manager positions are vacant
  • Supervise management of MAP (Medication Administration Program)
  • Review caseloads when necessary to ensure that medical and clinical needs are being met
  • Interview nursing applicants, make hiring recommendations and monitor training of new nurses
  • Collaborate with the Medical Director to ensure quality of care
  • Supervise the inventory of medical supplies
  • Establish positive relationships with nursing schools and other community organizations
  • Coordinate the psychiatric orientation of nursing students in the area when requested


  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited School of Nursing, Master’s degree preferred
  • Registered Nurse with current licensure in Massachusetts
  • Minimum of three years experience in nursing or healthcare
  • Experience in performing oversight activities or quality assurance
  • Experience and/or training related to compliance
  • A track record of producing work that is highly accurate and demonstrates attention to detail
  • Computer experience should include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook at the intermediate level, at a minimum

Other Requirements

  • Must demonstrate ability to work with diverse communities and support diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
  • Represent agency in a professional manner in all community contacts
  • Maintain ethical and professional standards
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Agency’s mission and community mental health principles
  • Driver’s license check (RMV)
  • Criminal Offender Record Information Check (CORI)
  • Meets all credentialing requirements


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Flexible and able to adapt to frequently changing standards and priorities



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